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Parents urged to get youth vaccinated against COVID-19

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The time is right for area youth to get vaccinated against COVID-19, says a media release from the local health unit.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is encouraging youth aged 12 to 17 years to get vaccinated against COVID-19 during the month of June. Based on the province’s schedule for second doses, youth vaccinated this month will be eligible to receive their second dose in August, ensuring they are fully vaccinated when school resumes in September.

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About 4,000 Bobcaygeon homes, businesses to get natural gas expansion option

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Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock announced that nearly 4,000 homes and businesses in Bobcaygeon will be able to connect to natural gas for the first time through the province’s Natural Gas Expansion Program.

Under Phase 2 of the program, Ontario will allocate $68 million to support new connections to the natural gas distribution system and help make life more affordable in Bobcaygeon.

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Health unit encourages caution with move to reopening

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As the province lifts a number of COVID-19 restrictions for some stores, services and activities in coming days, the local health unit asks people to continue staying safe every step of the way. 

As of 12:01 am on Friday (June 11), Ontario will enter Step 1 of its Roadmap to Reopen. In this first step, non-essential retailers will be able to reopen for limited in-person shopping, limited outdoor dining on restaurant patios will be allowed, more outdoor activities like camping, fitness classes and religious services can resume, and outdoor gathering sizes will double to up to 10 people.

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ORVs and backyard chickens in Lindsay? No thanks, says reader

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ORVs and backyard chickens in Lindsay? No thanks, says reader

The recent Kawartha Lakes City Council approval for the operation of recreational off-road vehicles (ORVs) on Lindsay’s paved streets and trails has exposed a serious flaw in the administration of this municipality.

The City of Kawartha Lakes was cobbled together by the provincial government in 2001 without the initiative or support of most of the population.

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Fifty backyard chicken coop pilot applications now available

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Applications for the 2021 Backyard Chicken Coop Pilot Project are now available. The two-year pilot project will allow for residents in residential areas to have chicken coops under certain conditions with a maximum of four chickens at any one time.

“Following direction from Council, staff have updated the Kawartha Lakes Animal By-law to permit the Backyard Chicken Coop Pilot Project to proceed,” said Aaron Sloan, manager of municipal law enforcement and licensing.

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Mayor says a Friday re-opening for more businesses is ‘great news’

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Today the Province announced that based on the Ontario-wide vaccination rate and key public health indicators, the province will move into Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01am on Friday, June 11.

“This great news is due to the sacrifices and cooperation by each of us individuals and businesses from Kawartha Lakes right across Ontario,” said Mayor Andy Letham in a media release.

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New Family Health Team leader for Kawartha Lakes

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Aasif Khakoo will be joining the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team next month as its new executive director.

“The City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team Board of Directors wish to extend a sincere welcome to Aasif. We are very happy to have him join our Family Health Team and we look forward to working with him.” said Dr. Peter Anderson, FHT board president.

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Fire chief announces retirement

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Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2021, after more than 32 years of exemplary service to public safety.

Pankhurst has been in his present role for 10 years and has been with the city, and the former Mariposa Township, for more than 28 years in various positions within the Fire Service. He started his career in 1989 with Ajax Fire and Emergency Services, before assuming the role of Fire Chief with Rama Fire in 2001, and then coming to Kawartha Lakes full time in 2009.

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RMH reaches 25,000 inoculations of vaccines

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Today, Ross Memorial Hospital celebrated 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine being administered to members of the community at the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Katie Richardson, of Bethany, received the 25,000 dose on Friday morning. Richardson, 29, and her fiancé Alex Gambino, 29, were given their vaccines by Ross Memorial’s Lorah Otter, a Registered Practical Nurse.

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Virtual workshops available for artists and artisans

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Pinnguaq is presenting “Painting Your Digital Landscape: Digital Promotion for Artists and Artisans,” a new series of four virtual workshops, aimed at enhancing know-how in mobile photography, graphic design with Canva, social media promotion and website building on WordPress.

This collaborative educational opportunity offers Kawartha Lakes Arts Council members a boost in their digital skills, according to a media release.

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