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Hop to it! Spring break activities available at Kawartha Lakes Public Library

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Kawartha Lakes Public Library is excited to offer spring break events and activities that will keep families busy and engaged all week long.

With children off school the week of April 12–16, the Kawartha Lakes Public Library is offering amazing programs for families and children of all ages, says a media release.

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Bobcaygeon in final four for Hockeyville contest

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Bobcaygeon has been shortlisted to the final four contenders for the Kraft Hockeyville contest.

Impact 32, a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers, reported on their Facebook page today that the village has made the Kraft Hockeyville top four.

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Better cell service coming with investments by province, feds

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Residents in Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough County will now have more reliable cellular services as a result of Ontario’s $71 million investment, says a media release from local MPP  Laurie Scott.

The governments of Canada and Ontario, Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus and the Eastern Ontario Mayors’ Caucus were all involved in making the cell gap project happen. Rogers Communications has been selected as the successful bidder.

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Time to fight city hall on unneeded municipal water, says local reader

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In 2018 a number of home owners in Kawartha Lakes serviced by their own wells and/or septic systems, received a letter from the city stating that because their property was adjacent to or close by a city water line they would still be charged a flat water rate of approximately $400 for the year.

Those affected protested to council and after council discussion Councillors Pat Dunn, Ron Ashmore and Emmett Yeo agreed that it was wrong to charge people who had their own wells and charge for City water simply because they were near a city water line. However, Mayor Andy Letham and the five remaining councillors voted to keep this charge for city water in place.

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Province invests in Extendicare, Lindsay, creating 160 long-term care beds

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Province invests in Extendicare, Lindsay, creating 160 long-term care beds

The Ontario government is expanding Extendicare in Lindsay, one of  80 long-term care homes province-wide.

According to a media release, these spaces are part of the government’s delivery of 30,000 long-term care spaces over 10 years.

Extendicare Lindsay is being allocated 96 new spaces and 64 upgraded spaces. This project will result in a 160-bed home in Lindsay.  Keep Reading

COVID-19 isn’t a pandemic — it’s a syndemic with social origins

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By Dr. Helen Scott

As we approach 2.5 million deaths globally from COVID-19 as I write this, we must begin to address the reality that we are not taking a broad enough approach to managing the outbreak.

Up until now, we have mostly viewed the cause of this global crisis as an infectious disease. Government interventions have focused on stopping viral transmission to control the spread of the virus. We are relying on measures like social distancing, hand-washing and lockdowns. Epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists are guiding governments by approaching COVID-19 in the same ways that we dealt with the plague more than 100 years ago.

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Wetlands need our protection, says reader, not MPP’s tabled bill

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Wetlands enrich our lives. They are places where we can observe and learn about a diversity of plants and animals while enjoying a quiet, natural environment.

But wetlands accomplish much, much more. They are crucial in preventing climate change through carbon storage which takes place in vegetation, sediment and dead plants. Complementing our efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuels, removal of carbon from the atmosphere is essential to avoid a climate crisis.

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Drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the LEX

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Starting Thursday, March 18, Ross Memorial Hospital, with the support of the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, will be operating a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Lindsay Exhibition (LEX) located at 354 Angeline St S.

As per the province’s vaccine distribution implementation plan, at this time only individuals born 1941 or earlier are eligible to be vaccinated.

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City’s ATV task force must put health of citizens ahead of everything else

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Public shares differing views on off-road vehicle bylaw changes

It is outrageous that the Kawartha Lakes ATV task force wants to open up essentially all roads in the City of Kawartha Lakes to ATV and Side by Side use as can be seen when one views the last task force meeting of March 4.

What is most troubling is the fact that the committee members have not consulted the local health unit for an opinion on what effects such a move would have on the health and safety of area residents. Public Health Ontario released a report on the epidemiology of ATV-related injuries in Ontario in 2019 and found that the Haliburton-Kawartha Pine-Ridge Health Unit (to which our city belongs) had the fifth highest rate of Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations of the 34 health units in the province.

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Province to move local health unit to ‘yellow’ as local cases decline

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Province to move local health unit to 'yellow' as local cases decline

Declining new coronavirus cases in recent weeks means COVID-19 restrictions will be eased somewhat starting Monday in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and Kawartha Lakes.

As of 12:01 am on Monday (March 8), the Ontario government will move the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) region to its Yellow COVID-19 colour category. This is the second lowest level in Ontario’s five-colour COVID-19 Response Framework, and one step below the current Orange category that the area has been in for the past three weeks since the provincial Stay-at-Home order was lifted in mid-February.

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