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Year in review – part 2 – february

Black History Month KAWARTHA LAKES: This month, across Canada, people are celebrating Black History Month.During a budget session, on Tuesday, February 2nd, Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham talked about the importance of recognizing Black History Month, and how Kawartha Lakes is looking to change, to be more inclusive. This year’s Black History Month theme is “The future is now.”

Brock sends Region a letter BROCK: The Township of Brock has sent a response to the Region of Durham regarding the controversial supportive housing project in Beaverton. Last week, Brock council voted to send a formal response letter to the Region about the 50 unit supportive housing development slated to be created in Brock Township. The letter is signed by Township CAO Dean Hustwick, and is addressed to Durham Region CAO Elaine Baxter-Trahair.

Colour system back DURHAM/KAWARTHA: The Ontario provincial government is letting the provincial emergency declaration expire, on Tuesday, February 9th, and will gradually transition health units into a revised colour coded system.

Branching Out gives back SCUGOG: For Valentine’s Day, Branching Out Florist in Port Perry, is looking to give back to long-term care workers and residents.The local business ran an initiative, called Heart 2 Heart, where people can make a donation of at least $2, and have a carnation delivered to a long-term care resident or healthcare worker.

March Break becomes April break DURHAM/KAWARTHA LAKES: The Ontario provincial government has decided to postpone the usual March Break until April. On Thursday, February 11th, education minister Stephen Lecce announced the break will now occur on the week of April 12th. The break was previously scheduled for the week of March 15th.

SIU determines police gunfire killed one-year old KAWARTHA LAKES: Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has determined Ontario Provincial Police gunfire was the cause of the death of a one-year-old, in an incident in Kawartha Lakes, in late November. An earlier SIU release explained the late November incident occurred when “the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) [were] made aware that a father had abducted his son from the Municipality of Trent Lakes.”Officers then located “a pickup truck, in the City of Kawartha Lakes on Sturgeon Road.” “On Pigeon Lake Road, the truck became involved in a collision with an OPP cruiser and a civilian vehicle. At that time, an OPP officer was standing outside of the cruiser and he sustained serious injuries. An interaction ensued, between the 33-year-old vehicle driver and officers, and three officers discharged their firearms. The man was struck and airlifted to the hospital in grave condition. Inside the pickup truck was a one-year-old boy. He had sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” read the SIU press release.

Schmale changes shadow minister portfolios KAWARTHA LAKES: Local MP Jamie Schmale will return to a familiar portfolio as part of a Shadow Cabinet shuffle announced Wednesday, February 10th, by the Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada. The move coincides with a renewed focus on getting Canadians back to work, rebuilding Canada’s economy, and securing our future.Schmale will move from his current role as Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development to Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations.

Kawartha Lakes approves tax increase KAWARTHA LAKES: The City of Kawartha Lakes council has approved a municipal tax increase of 1.5 percent. At a special council meeting on Tuesday, February 16th, council members deliberated and approved the 2021 operating budget. The municipality was facing a potential 2021 tax increase of 3.84 percent going into the meeting.

KLPS officer has COVID-19 KAWARTHA LAKES:A police officer in the Kawartha Lakes has tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, February 16th, the Kawartha Lakes Police Service (KLPS) announced that an officer assigned to the Support Services Division tested positive for the virus in a press release.The infected officer and three additional officers are currently self-isolating and following health guidelines.

CT scanner campaign launches SCUGOG: The Port Perry Hospital Foundation has launched a new fundraising campaign to raise enough funds to bring a Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner to the local Scugog hospital. The campaign is being called ‘Here for You.’ This campaign aims to raise $4 million, and it is reportedly already off to a promising start.

Brock launches engagement portal BROCK: The Township of Brock has launched a new online tool to get public engagement, called ‘Let’s Talk Brock.’“It is a complete suite of listening, information, analysis, reporting and relationship management features that will allow the Township to match the right online tools with our specific community engagement objectives. Specifically, the interactive platform provides project information, including team members, background details, documents, key dates and opportunities for public input,” a Township press release explained.

COVID variants in Kawartha KAWARTHA LAKES: Cases of the COVID-19 Variants Of Concern (VOC) have been confirmed in the Kawartha Lakes area by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR). [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]

February

Black History Month KAWARTHA LAKES: This month, across Canada, people are celebrating Black History Month.During a budget session, on Tuesday, February 2nd, Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham talked about the importance of recognizing Black History Month, and how Kawartha Lakes is looking to change, to be more inclusive. This year’s Black History Month theme is “The future is now.”

Brock sends Region a letter BROCK: The Township of Brock has sent a response to the Region of Durham regarding the controversial supportive housing project in Beaverton. Last week, Brock council voted to send a formal response letter to the Region about the 50 unit supportive housing development slated to be created in Brock Township. The letter is signed by Township CAO Dean Hustwick, and is addressed to Durham Region CAO Elaine Baxter-Trahair.

Colour system back DURHAM/KAWARTHA: The Ontario provincial government is letting the provincial emergency declaration expire, on Tuesday, February 9th, and will gradually transition health units into a revised colour coded system.

Branching Out gives back SCUGOG: For Valentine’s Day, Branching Out Florist in Port Perry, is looking to give back to long-term care workers and residents.The local business ran an initiative, called Heart 2 Heart, where people can make a donation of at least $2, and have a carnation delivered to a long-term care resident or healthcare worker.

March Break becomes April break DURHAM/KAWARTHA LAKES: The Ontario provincial government has decided to postpone the usual March Break until April. On Thursday, February 11th, education minister Stephen Lecce announced the break will now occur on the week of April 12th. The break was previously scheduled for the week of March 15th.

SIU determines police gunfire killed one-year old KAWARTHA LAKES: Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has determined Ontario Provincial Police gunfire was the cause of the death of a one-year-old, in an incident in Kawartha Lakes, in late November. An earlier SIU release explained the late November incident occurred when “the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) [were] made aware that a father had abducted his son from the Municipality of Trent Lakes.”Officers then located “a pickup truck, in the City of Kawartha Lakes on Sturgeon Road.” “On Pigeon Lake Road, the truck became involved in a collision with an OPP cruiser and a civilian vehicle. At that time, an OPP officer was standing outside of the cruiser and he sustained serious injuries. An interaction ensued, between the 33-year-old vehicle driver and officers, and three officers discharged their firearms. The man was struck and airlifted to the hospital in grave condition. Inside the pickup truck was a one-year-old boy. He had sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” read the SIU press release.

Schmale changes shadow minister portfolios KAWARTHA LAKES: Local MP Jamie Schmale will return to a familiar portfolio as part of a Shadow Cabinet shuffle announced Wednesday, February 10th, by the Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada. The move coincides with a renewed focus on getting Canadians back to work, rebuilding Canada’s economy, and securing our future.Schmale will move from his current role as Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development to Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations.

Kawartha Lakes approves tax increase KAWARTHA LAKES: The City of Kawartha Lakes council has approved a municipal tax increase of 1.5 percent. At a special council meeting on Tuesday, February 16th, council members deliberated and approved the 2021 operating budget. The municipality was facing a potential 2021 tax increase of 3.84 percent going into the meeting.

KLPS officer has COVID-19 KAWARTHA LAKES:A police officer in the Kawartha Lakes has tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, February 16th, the Kawartha Lakes Police Service (KLPS) announced that an officer assigned to the Support Services Division tested positive for the virus in a press release.The infected officer and three additional officers are currently self-isolating and following health guidelines.

CT scanner campaign launches SCUGOG: The Port Perry Hospital Foundation has launched a new fundraising campaign to raise enough funds to bring a Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner to the local Scugog hospital. The campaign is being called ‘Here for You.’ This campaign aims to raise $4 million, and it is reportedly already off to a promising start.

Brock launches engagement portal BROCK: The Township of Brock has launched a new online tool to get public engagement, called ‘Let’s Talk Brock.’“It is a complete suite of listening, information, analysis, reporting and relationship management features that will allow the Township to match the right online tools with our specific community engagement objectives. Specifically, the interactive platform provides project information, including team members, background details, documents, key dates and opportunities for public input,” a Township press release explained.

COVID variants in Kawartha KAWARTHA LAKES: Cases of the COVID-19 Variants Of Concern (VOC) have been confirmed in the Kawartha Lakes area by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR). [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]

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