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School board sending COVID testing kits home for the holidays

School board sending COVID testing kits home for the holidays

The Trillium Lakelands District School Board will be sending COVID-19 rapid screening kits home with all their elementary students the week of Dec. 6 as one of the many measures both the board and the province are implementing to ensure a safe return to school after the Christmas holidays.

Benns' Belief: Public school board’s delay in getting back to normal semesters hurts students

Benns’ Belief: Public school board’s delay in getting back to normal semesters hurts students

There’s not much that Education Minister Stephen Lecce says these days that is widely supported. But when he announced a return to normal semesters in time for Feb. 1 – the traditional time when a new semester would begin – students, parents, school boards, and even unions were largely happy with the idea.

Back to normal semesters quickly for Catholic Board – but not necessarily for TLDSB

In another sign that the provincial government believes they have the pandemic under control, the ministry of education announced last week, to wide-based support from parents, students, teachers and school boards, that high schools will have the option of returning to the regular semester system in February 2022 if local COVID numbers allow.

The Green Resilience Project to explore links between climate change, income security

A series of 25 to 35 conversations is set to happen across the country – including in the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock – which will explore the link between climate change, income security, and community resilience.

Single, unified digital health records getting closer for area hospitals

On Dec. 3, seven partner hospital organizations, representing 14 hospitals in Central East Ontario, will introduce Epic – a new, digital clinical information system (CIS) that will provide a single, unified personal health record for each patient.

Kawartha Wholesale Bakery: Local business has been enduring success story

Jeff Strybosch says the day at the bakery starts at about 3 a.m. Photo: William McGinn.

Trevor’s Take: Cry Freedumb

As we enter what many call the last mile of our vaccination efforts to achieve herd immunity, and eagerly await vaccination for kids aged 5 to 12, the vocal minority of conspiracy theorists and selfish individualists is getting louder and more aggressive in its efforts to derail our progress.