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TORONTO — With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve and the provincewide vaccination rate surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is moving the province into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.
“Thanks to the tireless efforts of our frontline heroes, and the ongoing commitment of Ontarians to get vaccinated, we have surpassed the targets we set in order to enter Step Three of our Roadmap,” said Premier Doug Ford. “While this is welcome news for everyone who wants a return to normal, we will not slow down our efforts to fully vaccinate everyone who wants to be and put this pandemic behind us once and for all.”
In order to enter Step Three of the Roadmap, Ontario needed to have vaccinated 70 to 80 per cent of individuals 18 years of age or older with one dose and 25 per cent with two doses for at least two weeks, ensuring a stronger level of protection against COVID-19. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Ontario’s health care partners, as of July 8, 2021, over 77 per cent of the population in Ontario ages 12 and over have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and over 50 per cent have received their second dose. More than 16.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered provincewide.
The province also needed to see continued improvement in other key public health and health care indicators, including hospitalizations, ICU occupancy and the weekly cases incidence rates. After entering Step Two, during the period of June 29 to July 5, 2021, the provincial case rate decreased by 23.3 per cent. As of July 8, the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs is 202, including three patients from Manitoba, as compared to 286 two weeks ago. The province expects these positive trends to continue over the coming days before entering Step Three.
“Ontario has continued to see improvements in key health indicators, allowing the province to move to Step Three of the Roadmap and safely resume more of the activities we’ve missed,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “While this is exciting news, we most still remain vigilant and continue to follow the public health measure we know work and keep us safe. Vaccines remain our ticket out of the pandemic so if you haven’t booked your appointment yet, please do so today.”
Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. This includes, but is not limited to:
Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place throughout Step Three. This is in alignment with the advice on personal public health measures issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada, while also accounting for Ontario specific information and requirements. Face coverings will also be required in some outdoor public settings as well.
Please view the regulation for the full list of public health and workplace safety measures that need to be followed.
“Thanks to the continued efforts of Ontarians adhering to public health measures and advice, as well as going out to get vaccinated, we have seen most key health indicators continue to improve,” said Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “However, the pandemic is not over and we must all remain vigilant and continue following the measures and advice in place, as the Delta variant continues to pose a threat to public health.”
The province will remain in Step Three of the Roadmap for at least 21 days and until 80 per cent of the eligible population aged 12 and over has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 per cent have received their second, with no public health unit having less than 70 per cent of their eligible population aged 12 and over fully vaccinated. Other key public health and health care indicators must also continue to remain stable. Upon meeting these thresholds, the vast majority of public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings and limits for social gatherings, will be lifted. Only a small number of measures will remain in place, including the requirement for passive screening, such as posting a sign, and businesses requiring a safety plan.
Ontario’s epidemiological situation is distinct from other jurisdictions and the Delta variant is the dominant strain in Ontario, which is not the case with some other provinces. As a result, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, face coverings will also continue to be required for indoor public settings. The Chief Medical Officer of Health will continue to evaluate this need on an ongoing basis.
Bobcaygeon, June 25 - With Stage 2 of the Provincial Re-Opening comes an exciting new option for audiences looking for their fix of summer theatre. Because of the ongoing provincial restrictions that prevent live theatre from happening indoors, Globus Theatre at the LAB is pivoting slightly from its original summer season plans to bring audiences a Patio Theatre Series!
Spanning from July 2nd to July 18th, this newly established patio at The Lakeview Arts Barn will host a variety of performances, from play readings to concerts and beyond! From July 2nd to July 3rd, audiences can enjoy a play reading of Norm Foster’s Here on the Flight Path, starring James Barrett, Sarah Quick, Anna Silvia-Broks and Rebecca Anne Bloom. On July 8th and 9th, the stage will showcase the world premiere of Broken Glass, a modern reimaging of the Tennesse William’s classic: The Glass Menagerie. This play reading features live musical accompaniment and contemporary dance alongside a story of despair, resilience, and hope!
Audiences can escape the heat for a night of friendly competition during Globus Theatre’s Trivia Night on July 10th or join in on the laughs provided by some of Canada’s greatest improvisers during the Improv Comedy All Stars! on July 18th. If concerts are more your vibe, Globus Theatre has you covered there too! Enjoy classic Beatle’s tunes performed by fan favourites The Maple Beats (Rick Johnson, Terri Crawford and Randy Read) on July 4th, or songs from the Great American Songbook sung by Leisa Way and members of the Wayward Wind Band in Happy Days are Here Again from July 15th to 17th. Of course, we couldn't forget even the youngest audience members! For parents looking for some new kid friendly entertainment, gather up your little ones for Globus's Patio Theatre Series for Kids! in the mornings of July 4th, 10th and 18th
There is so much to do at Globus Theatre this July, so come relax on the patio, enjoy a drink, a bite to eat and some soul warming entertainment. For more information visit the Globus Theatre website: www.globustheatre.com
Tickets are $25 per person (seating available starting at 5pm) for evening performances and $12.50 for kids shows.
Varied dinner menu and a fully stocked bar available to select from!
All prices subject to HST and a $2.00 per ticket fee.
To see all of what Step Two entails head to: https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario#roadmap-step-2
TORONTO — Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.
“Thanks to the ongoing success of Team Ontario’s vaccine rollout and the ongoing improvements in public health trends, we are able to enter step one of the Roadmap and begin to safely and cautiously lift restrictions,” said Premier Doug Ford. “The only reason we’re able to do so is because of the enormous sacrifices made by individuals, families and communities across Ontario. As we begin to enjoy the benefits of the first step in our roadmap like meeting friends on a patio or visiting your favourite local store, please do so safely by continuing to follow all public health guidelines.”
In order to safely enter Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen, Ontario needed to have vaccinated 60 per cent of adults with at least one dose for two weeks or longer, ensuring the first dose offers a strong level of protection against COVID-19. As of June 6, 2021 at 8:00 p.m., 72 per cent of the 18+ population in Ontario had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with over 10 million doses now having been administered.
Before entering Step One, the province also needed to see continued improvement in key public health and health system indicators. During the period of May 25 to 31, 2021, the provincial case rate decreased by 35.1 per cent. As of June 6, the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs is 497, including 31 patients from Manitoba, as compared to 687 two weeks ago. The province’s situation is currently exceeding the best-case scenario presented in recent modelling, which indicated the province would reach below 1,000 new daily infections by June 30, 2021. The province expects these trends to continue over the coming days before entering Step One.
“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of every Ontarian, beginning June 11 we will be able to cautiously lift public health measures in the settings we know are safest,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “While this is exciting news, as we move to enter Step One of Ontario’s Roadmap it remains critical that all Ontarians continue to follow public health advice and roll up their sleeves to receive the vaccine.”
Step One of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities with smaller crowds where risk of transmission is lower. It will also permit more limited indoor settings to be open, all with restrictions in place. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government has amended Step One to also permit indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies, including wedding and funeral services limited to 15 per cent capacity.
Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to:
In addition, to support students who have worked incredibly hard throughout the pandemic, the government is enabling school boards for public and private elementary and high schools to invite students back for brief outdoor end-of-year celebration. Any in-person school year celebrations will need to meet specific requirements.
The province will remain in Step One for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If at the end of the 21 days the province has vaccinated 70 per cent of adults with one dose and 20 per cent of adults with two doses and there are continued improvements in other key public health and health system indicators, the province will move to Step Two of the Roadmap.
All public health and workplace safety measures currently in place will remain in effect until the province moves to Step One on June 11, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. During this time, the government will continue to work with stakeholders on their reopening plans, including targeted measures for specific sectors, institutions and other settings to ensure that they have full awareness of when they can begin to safely reopen and how.
“While we have reached the point where we can safely move into Step One, now is not the time to get complacent,” said Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “We must all remain vigilant, as the fight against COVID-19 is not over. By continuing to follow public health advice and measures we can continue to reduce transmission, safeguard health system capacity and save lives.”
As originally published by the Office of The Premier
TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY 2021 NAVIGATION SEASON
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO, MAY 26, 2021 – Parks Canada advises that the Trent-Severn Waterway is scheduled to re-open for navigation on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9 a.m.
As part of Parks Canada’s ongoing effort to combat COVID-19 and in the interests of the health and safety of all Canadians, visitors, and Parks Canada team members, all visitors (boaters and land-based) are required to adhere to the following while visiting our sites:
Also, please be advised that operation of the Peterborough Lift Lock will be available on a modified basis starting on May 28, 2021, with an anticipated return to full operation by the end of June 2021. In order to transit as many vessels per day as possible, lockages will scheduled, allowing for one complete transfer up and down per day. Boaters will be asked to disembark their vessels while the transfer is underway.
Boaters wishing additional information to aid with trip planning can contact us via email at email@example.com
For the most up-to-date information regarding our facilities and services, please visit us online at www.pc.gc.ca/trent or follow us on social media @TrentSevernNHS
VOIE NAVIGABLE TRENT-SEVERN – SAISON DE NAVIGATION 2021
PETERBOROUGH (ONTARIO), 26 MAI 2021 – Parcs Canada annonce que la réouverture de la voie navigable Trent-Severn ouvrira à la navigation est prévue pour le vendredi 28 mai 2021 à 9 h
Dans le cadre de ses efforts continus de lutte contre la COVID-16 et dans l’intérêt de la santé et de la sécurité des Canadiens, des visiteurs et des membres de Parcs Canada, l’Agence exige des plaisanciers et visiteurs terrestres qu’ils respectent les mesures ci-dessous :
Par ailleurs, veuillez prendre note des changements suivants à l’écluse-ascenseur de Peterborough à partir du 28 mai 2021 : les éclusages se feront selon un horaire fixe, à raison d’un transfert complet vers l’amont et vers l’aval, afin de favoriser le transport du plus grand nombre d’embarcations par jour. L’écluse-ascenseur devrait être de nouveau pleinement fonctionnelle à la fin de juin 2021. Sachez que les plaisanciers devront débarquer pendant l’éclusage.
Si vous avez besoin de renseignements supplémentaires pour vous aider à planifier votre voyage, écrivez-nous à firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pour obtenir l’information la plus récente concernant nos installations et services, consultez notre site Web www.pc.gc.ca/trent ou suivez-nous, @LHNTrentSevern, sur les réseaux sociaux.
Temporary Measures in Place at Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
May 27, 2021, Peterborough, ON – As previously communicated on May 7, the completion of the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge project has been delayed due to a variety of factors.
In preparation for the summer operational season of the Trent-Severn Waterway, Parks Canada is working with the contractor to put in place temporary and interim measures to allow for pedestrian, boater and vehicular use of the site and bridge in Bobcaygeon.
Vehicular Use of the Bridge
Vehicular use of the Bobcaygeon Bridge will commence the end of July, with a temporary measure in place to complete bridge swings. Please be advised that the bridge is anticipated to operate slower than normal under this temporary measure. To ease congestion and avoid delays, it is strongly recommended that the current detour route be utilized if possible.
The lock will be fully functional and the current pedestrian bridge will be removed in time for the opening of navigation. There will be no impacts to navigation associated with the continuing bridge work throughout the season.
Pedestrian access will be provided across the lock gates.
The current, temporary pedestrian bridge will be removed and will not be available as of May 27, 2021. An enhanced crossing with wheelchair access ramps will be available in mid-June.
Lock station grounds
Areas currently gated due to construction will remain so until construction is completed. Safe access to the lower north island mooring area will be provided – please see onsite signage.
Parks Canada is thankful for your patience and understanding during this delay.
The Government of Canada is investing over $615 million to support infrastructure work on the Trent-Severn Waterway as part of the largest federal infrastructure plan in the history of Parks Canada.
To learn more about Parks Canada’s infrastructure work, please visit www.pc.gc.ca/tswInfrastructure, or contact email@example.com.
Parks Canada released information on May 7 stating that the completion of the project to rehabilitate the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge would not be completed that month as originally scheduled. This was due in part to delays associated with the fabrication and delivery of hydraulic and mechanical components, as well as some components of the bridge being in worse condition than originally anticipated.
The overall project includes rehabilitation of the steel superstructure and the concrete foundations, as well as replacement of mechanical and electrical operating systems. Finally, the steel deck is being replaced with a new wooden deck. A wooden deck is in keeping with the original heritage structure, and will also facilitate the community’s ability to host parades featuring livestock.
TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released its Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. In response to recent improvements to these indicators, Ontario will allow more outdoor recreational amenities to reopen, with restrictions in place, effective May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
“As a result of the strict public health measures we introduced to stop the spread of COVID-19 variants, we are seeing a steady improvement in our situation as ICU and hospital numbers begin to stabilize,” said Premier Doug Ford. “While we must remain conscious of the continued threat the virus poses, with millions of Ontarians having received at least their first dose of vaccine we can now begin the process of a slow and cautious re-opening of the province in full consultation with our public health professionals.”
Roadmap to Reopen outlines three steps to easing public health measures, guided by the following principles:
The province will remain in each step for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If at the end of the 21 days, the following vaccination thresholds have been met, along with positive trends in other key public health and health system indicators, then the province will move to the next step:
Based on current trends in key health indicators, including the provincial vaccination rate, the government expects to enter Step One of the Roadmap the week of June 14, 2021. The province will confirm closer to the expected start of Step One.
“While we know that now is not yet the moment to reopen, Ontarians deserve to know the path forward on what we will carefully reopen and when, starting with the settings we know are safest,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Brighter days are ahead and we believe this Roadmap represents a path out of the pandemic and will encourage Ontarians to get vaccinated and to continue following public health advice.”
The provincewide emergency brake restrictions remain in effect while the province assesses when it will be moving to Step One of the roadmap with the Stay at Home order expiring on June 2, 2021. During this time, the government will continue to work with stakeholders on reopening plans to ensure full awareness of when and how they can begin to safely reopen.
Due to the continuing success of Ontario’s vaccine rollout and the collective efforts of Ontarians in following public health and workplace safety measures to date, effective May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. the province will reopen outdoor recreational amenities with restrictions in place, such as the need to maintain physical distancing. These amenities include but are not limited to golf courses and driving ranges, soccer and other sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, and skate parks. No outdoor sports or recreational classes are permitted. Outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people, which will allow these amenities to be used for up to five people, including with members of different households. All other public health and workplace safety measures under the provincewide emergency brake will remain in effect.
At this time, publicly funded and private elementary and secondary schools in the province will continue to operate under teacher-led remote learning. Data will be assessed on an ongoing basis and medical experts, including the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and other health officials will be consulted to determine if it may be safe to resume in-person learning.
“Due to the stringent efforts of Ontarians following public health and workplace safety measures, we have reached the point where we can begin preparing to exit the provincewide emergency brake and lift the Stay-at-Home order,” said Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “We must remain vigilant however, as the fight against COVID-19 is not over and our case counts, ICU capacity and hospitalizations are still concerning. It remains critical that all Ontarians continue to follow all public health and workplace safety measures currently in place to help further reduce transmission and save lives.”
The government will continue to work with the Public Health Measures Table, Public Health Ontario, and other public health and scientific experts to determine public health guidance for Ontarians to follow, including protocols for masking and outdoor/indoor gatherings, after being fully vaccinated.
Article as originally published by the Office of the Premier
Globus Theatre Announces Youth Summer Performance Camps for 2021
Bobcaygeon, May 13 – Globus Theatre has an exciting opportunity for youth this summer in Bobcaygeon! Registration is open now for kids ages 8-15. With COVID-19 safety measures in place, the Summer Performance Camps will give youth the chance to audition, create, rehearse, and perform in front of a live audience. The deadline to register is May 20th!
Globus Theatre is producing a new immersive show called The Great Cottage Catastrophe. This show includes a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at The Lakeview Arts Barn AND a Downtown Detective Trail of clue scenes in different spots around Bobcaygeon’s downtown. Youth participants in our summer camps will perform in these shows during the week of their camp.
Camp dates are the three weeks from July 21st to August 7th. Camps are ½ day sessions and participants can choose to come to the morning or afternoon session for 1 week, 2 weeks or all 3 weeks!
Thanks to Globus Theatre’s funders and donors, the camp fees of $200 are subsidized in their entirety for all participants to ensure that this opportunity is available to everyone.
Artistic Director, Sarah Quick says, “We are so excited to be able to offer kids (and their parents!) something to look forward to this summer. To be able to offer an outlet for their passion and creativity is so important right now and, thanks to our donors and funding from the Bobcaygeon Legacy CHEST fund, we are able to offer just that.”
Registration Deadline is May 20th
Register online at www.globustheatre.com
Globus Theatre is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization mandated to provide professional theatre to our local Kawartha Lakes community and visitors - making top quality Canadian theatre accessible to all.
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A vibrant neighbourhood with connected residents, robust services and beautiful public spaces can have a huge impact on your health and well-being. It takes a lot of work to build strong communities, and there are small things you can do to contribute.
1. Plant something. Green spaces aren't just nice to look at—they also help create a calm, peaceful environment and make the air we breathe cleaner. Whether it's a tree at your local park or some flowers in your garden, planting greenery is a fun and easy way to improve your community.
2. Volunteer your time. Even if you can only spare an hour a month, it can be very rewarding to give back. Clean up the shore at a nearby lake, visit a retirement home or help out at an animal shelter. These are all activities the kids can take part in and feel good about, too.
3. Shop local. Be mindful about your purchases and make a conscious effort to support local businesses. Visit an independent grocery store for your weekly food shopping, check out a new restaurant the next time you eat out or buy that housewarming gift from a cute neighbourhood store instead of ordering a present online.
4. Participate in the census. Information collected in the census helps determine where to build parks, schools, hospitals and more—all adding to the quality and livability of your neighbourhood. To make sure your community is represented, participate in the next census, which is coming up in May of 2021. You can even complete the questionnaire online.
5. Start a club. It doesn't matter if it's a book club, curling club or travel club—having an excuse to share interests and spend time with people in your neighbourhood is a great way to foster a sense of community and to make new friends.
Find more information about the census on the census website.
The City of Kawartha Lakes is now hiring 3 Economic Development Summer Students.
For more information, head to the link below.
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To provide leadership, support and communication for a healthy business community, and to ensure a high quality of life for all.