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City to receive $1.75 million in ‘social services relief fund’ from province

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L to R: Deputy Mayor Patrick O'Reilly, Hope Lee Manager Human Services (Housing), Mayor Andy Letham, MP Jamie Schmale, Karen Round – President APCH, MPP Laurie Scott, APCH Executive Director Dave Tilley.

MPP Laurie Scott has announced that Kawartha Lakes will receive $1,750,249 as part of Phase 2 of the social services relief fund to expand and renovate A Place Called Home in Lindsay. The renovation includes building a new 19-bed shelter along with five new affordable housing units, one four-bedroom house and four one-bedroom apartments.

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New Medical Officer of Health for the local health unit

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Dr. Bocking, Medical Officer of Health at HKPRDHU
Dr. Natalie Bocking, incoming Medical Officer of Health for the HKPR District Health Unit

The local health unit will soon have a new leader at its helm.

The Board of Health has announced the appointment of Dr. Natalie Bocking as the new Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit.

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Trash talk: Could cooperation be the answer?

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Recycling programs across Canada have been a failure. Canada recycles just nine per cent of its plastics, while the rest is dumped in landfill, incinerated, or ends up as litter. In 2000, when Kawartha Lakes first started a city-wide recycling program, all seven types of plastics were recycled.

Now almost none are eligible. Additionally, takeout coffee cups, Styrofoam, and aerosol cans are no longer permissible under the city’s new waste contract with Canada Fibers Ltd.

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An international journey and an incredible recovery for local man

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Photo, left to right: Lorna Bogar, Occupational Therapist; Dawn McNeil, Rehab Assistant; Neil Pearson; Ange Allard, Rehab Assistant; Alison Rees, Physiotherapist.
Photo, left to right: Lorna Bogar, occupational therapist; Dawn McNeil, rehab assistant; Neil Pearson; Ange Allard, rehab assistant; Alison Rees, physiotherapist.

In February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had not yet hit close to home, and Neil Pearson and his wife, Ellen, took their annual trip to France to visit their daughter.

As they were enjoying their holiday, Neil developed what he felt was a sinus infection, but was able to manage with rest and medication. As their return date approached, Neil noticed weakness and an inability to grip objects with his hands.

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More jobs needed before new Fenelon Falls housing complex, reader says

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Shovels in the ground this spring for housing development in Fenelon Falls?

Your headline “Neighbours oppose handful of geared-to-income apartments in Fenelon Falls” sold the sizzle — a deep dive into the full issue might have given your readership a full view of all the opposition.

I do not abut the land in question but do reside in the surrounding area. All residents of Fenelon Falls should be concerned with the lack of transparency that has occurred with this pending project.

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Growth phase for law firm: New associate at Staples & Swain has Lindsay roots

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Waylon Skinner, Heather Richardson, Angus McNeil. Photo: Erin Burrell.

Waylon Skinner has always gotten fired up over injustice.

As a young lawyer who has just become an Associate at Staples & Swain in Lindsay, he’s certainly in the right place. Skinner graduated from Queens University last year and did his articling in Cambridge – but he’s no stranger to Lindsay, where he was born and raised.

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Schroter strums to appreciative audience – on other side of wall

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Well, so much for feeding off a live audience that’s hootin’ and hollerin’ their approval in front of you.

But the absence of a crowd – well, a crowd that you can actually see – doesn’t deter local musician Craig Schroter. He just keeps on strumming, happily and enthusiastically, delivering old-time country and light pop songs of yesteryear – towards an open window at Caressant Care’s Mary Street location in Lindsay.

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RMH COVID-19 assessment centre shifts to ‘by appointment only’

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Today’s line-up to get tested for COVID-19 in Lindsay stretched down Kent Street West, east onto Adelaide Street, then north all the way back to Colborne Street today.

To respond to the heavy demand for testing, RMH is now shifting to an a “appointment only” model as of Oct. 5.

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Workplaces must screen workers, volunteers for COVID-19 or else face stiff penalties

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A new COVID-19-screening law has been in effect for workplaces in Ontario for the past five days — but not all employers may realize it.

By order of Ontario health officials, starting Sept. 25, all workplaces in Ontario must screen all workers, contractors, volunteers and outside service providers for COVID-19 as a condition of entry.

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