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Another $680 million for better internet connectivity

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“In the 21st century, connectivity is not a luxury – it is a necessity."

Today Mayor Andy Letham joined Mayor Brent Devolin, Mayor of Minden Hills, at the Haliburton County Public Library in Minden Hills for a Provincial announcement regarding investment in broadband connectivity.

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Ontario adding new hospital beds in Kawartha Lakes

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Laurie Scott stands with staff of the Ross Memorial Hospital near a podium

The Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay will be receiving more than $1.1 million in funding to help alleviate hospital capacity pressures and reduce wait times.

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Kawartha Lakes will see about $390,000 for long-term care, education, more

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There's up to $100 million for long-term care projects to be identified and administered by the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

Kawartha Lakes is being allocated more than $390,000 through combined federal-provincial funding through the new COVID-19 resilience infrastructure stream. This stream seeks to build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and for municipalities.

The funding is part of the federal government’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and reinforces the commitment of both the federal and provincial governments to protect the health and well-being of individuals and families during the pandemic.

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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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Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition calls for better staffing levels in long-term care

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Karen Vaughan, a long-term care nurse, speaks at Victoria Park Thursday. Zac Miller, co-chair, KLHC stands to her right. Photo: William McGinn.

Joining their provincial and national counterparts to demand action on the state of long-term care, the Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition (KLHC) said staffing levels must improve.

The KLHC joined the Ontario Health Coalition in a “Day of Action” for long-term care across Canada, and demanded the Ford government take immediate action.

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More than $4.8 million announced by Scott for Kawartha Lakes’ pandemic support

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Today, MPP Laurie Scott announced more than $4.8 million dollars in provincial assistance for Kawartha Lakes in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

“This is new money for our communities that will provide municipalities with the support they need to protect the health and well-being of Ontario residents,” said Scott in a media release.

“This assistance will continue to deliver needed public services as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth and economic recovery.”

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Missing Sudbury woman had Lindsay ties; sister pleads for any local tips

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A Sudbury woman who has been missing since Tuesday Aug. 4 knew some people in the Lindsay area — and her sister is pleading for anyone in Kawartha Lakes who may have heard from her to let police know.

Shantel Amos reached out to the Advocate today by email about her sibling, 26-year-old Constance Richards, who also goes by Connie.

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Kawartha Lakes receives over $1.4 million to support tourism recovery

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Kawartha Settlers Village is one of many draws in the city. Photo: Madelaine MacDonald.

On July 9, Lisa MacLeod, minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries joined Laurie Scott, minister of infrastructure and MPP for Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock, in Bobcaygeon to announce over $1.4 million in tourism recovery supports across the Kawartha Lakes region.

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Class action: Court to decide if there’s ‘legitimate claim’ for basic income suit

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Court to decide if there’s ‘legitimate claim’ for class action over cancelled basic income project
Mike Perry, left, with members of the Toronto law firm of Cavalluzzo LLP.

A class action lawsuit initiated by four people from Lindsay who were once on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot moves one step further along this week. The court will decide over June 24-25 in Lindsay if there is “legitimate claim” for such a lawsuit to proceed.

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RMH to receive 5 per cent increase in funding from province

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Ross Memorial gets new CFO

Ross Memorial Hospital will higher annualized funding, according to a press release from the province.

“This investment provides a five per cent increase of over $3.7 million in funding for Ross Memorial Hospital and a two per cent increase of more than $199,000 for Haliburton Highlands Health Services Corporation,” says MPP Laurie Scott in the release.

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