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  • 25 Aug 2021 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    Kawartha Lakes – This August, Kawartha Lakes is conducting the inaugural Kawartha Lakes Business Count Survey in the downtowns and industrial areas across the municipality. This survey will help the municipality better understand and strengthen the local economy, as well as inform policies and programs.

    “We’re excited to kick-off our first ever Business Count Survey in Kawartha Lakes,” said Rebecca Mustard, Manager of Economic Development. “We’re keen to hear from the businesses and would like to encourage them to take part. Their input is valuable and will help shape the future of our economy and community.”

    In its inaugural year, the Business Count survey will be available online for all businesses in Kawartha Lakes to participate. This project is led by the City of Kawartha Lakes in partnership with the Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce, Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce, Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce. A Summer Student team will be reaching out to businesses in several Kawartha Lakes downtowns and industrial areas. The survey is voluntary and collects information including the types of businesses, employment and floor space. A summary report will be published in Fall 2021.

    The information collected through the Kawartha Lakes Business Count will:

    • Provide a snapshot of the Kawartha Lakes economy
    • Provide improved regional employment and workforce data
    • Assist in making informed decisions related to job and economic growth
    • Enhance communication channels between businesses and the municipality

    The success of this important survey depends on the assistance and cooperation of the business community. For more details on the program and how to take part, please visit kawarthalakes.ca/businesscount.


  • 6 Aug 2021 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    The loveable Brit and audience favourite is back! Globus Theatre is excited to be continuing their 18th summer season with one of Globus' all-time most popular shows, the memorable Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell, staring Artistic Director Sarah Quick. 42 year-old, working-class Liverpudlianhousewife Shirley is so bored with her life that she finds herself regularly talking to the wall. She dreams of drinking a glass of wine "in a country where the grape is grown" and, when she eventually embarks on her adventure and packs her bags for a fortnight in Greece…what she finds is a whole lot more!  


    For those of you who remember the movie, or are fans of the theatrical version of Shirley Valentine which has been performed around the world, you won’t want to miss this show! As we come out of one of the world’s most difficult times, this comic tour-de-force will take the audience on an uplifting, poignant and ultimately heartwarming journey from the council houses of Liverpool to the sun-kissed beaches of Greece…with lots of wine along the way! This is a must see for anyone who has recently started talking to the wall!  


    "Shirley Valentine was first performed on the Globus Theatre stage in 2013, and we were so excited to see so many audience members traveling from across the province to see the show! Earlier this year we did a survey as to what our audiences would like to see as we start to re-connect and lots of patrons voted this show as one of their most treasured moments at Globus Theatre. The consensus was that Sarah was the quintessential Shirley...it's a beautiful piece of theatre" James Barrett, Director.


     

    There is still time to get your tickets! 

    August 11 to 28 @ 6:00pm – Dinner and Show Tickets $77 

    August 17 @ 8PM and August 19 @ 2PM – Show Tickets $39.50 

    All prices subject to HST and a $2.00 per ticket fee. 

    Tickets can now be booked by calling the box office: 705-738-2037 
     

  • 9 Jul 2021 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    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:

    • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions;
    • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
    • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing;
    • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect;
    • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space. Capacity for indoor spectators is 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less. Capacity for outdoor spectators is 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less;
    • Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less);
    • Essential and non-essential retail with with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
    • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
    • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors;
    • Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate at:
    • up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
    • up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum limit of 5,000 people for unseated events (whichever is less); and up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum of 15,000 people for events with fixed seating (whichever is less).
    • Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres; and
    • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).

    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.

    QUICK FACTS

    • On June 30, 2021, the province moved into Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continued improvements in key public health and health system indicators.
    • The Ontario government has released the Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to reopen the province and ease public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.
    • With a majority of Ontario adults having received their first dose of the vaccine, providing a strong level of protection from COVID-19, the province is accelerating eligibility to book a second dose appointment, including for children and youth aged 12 to 17.


  • 25 Jun 2021 12:25 PM | Anonymous

    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.

    Tickets can now be booked by calling the box office: 705-738-2037


  • 24 Jun 2021 3:57 PM | Anonymous
    It has recently been announced that Ontario will be moving into Step two of the Roadmap to Reopen slightly ahead of schedule, with the change in phases to now take place on June 30th instead of July 2nd. Ontario may remain in Step Two for a period of approximately 21 days. When it is determined to be safe, the province will promptly move to Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen.

    Under step two more outdoor activities will be allowed to operate along with some limited indoor services. The changes include but are not limited to the following:
    • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
    • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 5 people
    • Outdoor dining for up to 6 people per table
    • Essential and other select retail permitted at 50% capacity
    • Non-essential retail capacity at 25%
    • Stores in shopping malls open, with restrictions
    • Larger indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services at 25% capacity
    • Outdoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, capped at the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
    • Overnight camps
    • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times at 25% capacity
    • Outdoor fitness classes are capped at the number of people who can maintain 3 metres of distance
    • Public libraries permitted at 25% capacity
    • Outdoor meeting and event spaces at 25% capacity
    • Outdoor amusement and water parks at 25% capacity
    • Outdoor sports games, leagues and events at 25% capacity
    • Outdoor cinemas, performing arts, live music events and attractions at 25% capacity
    • Outdoor horse racing and motor speedways at 25% capacity

    To see all of what Step Two entails head to: https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario#roadmap-step-2


  • 7 Jun 2021 12:44 PM | Anonymous

    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:

    • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 10 people;
    • Outdoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, capped at the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
    • Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted at up to 15 per cent capacity of the particular room;
    • Non-essential retail permitted at 15 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;
    • Essential and other select retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;
    • Outdoor dining with up to four people per table, with exceptions for larger households;
    • Outdoor fitness classes, outdoor groups in personal training and outdoor individual/team sport training to be permitted with up to 10 people, among other restrictions;
    • Day camps for children permitted to operate in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines for COVID-19 produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
    • Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks, and short-term rentals;
    • Concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open outdoors for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance with no more than 10 performers, among other restrictions;
    • Outdoor horse racing tracks and motor speedways permitted to operate without spectators; and
    • Outdoor attractions such as zoos, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens with capacity and other restrictions.

    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.”

    Quick Facts

    • Public health and workplace safety measures will continue to apply in Step One, including maintaining physical distance, capacity limits and wearing face coverings in indoor spaces and whenever physical distancing is a challenge.
    • On June 2, 2021, Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order was allowed to expire, with most other public health and workplace safety measures being maintained provincewide until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen.
    • The Ontario government has released the 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.
    • On May 28, 2021, the Ontario government announced it was accelerating the rollout to book second dose vaccine appointments starting with individuals aged 80 and over, beginning on May 31, 2021. On June 7, 2021, individuals turning ages 70 and over in 2021, as well as individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before April 18, 2021, will be eligible to schedule an appointment to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine through the provincial booking system. If there is sufficient vaccine supply, it is anticipated that the majority of Ontario residents who choose to receive the vaccine will be able to be fully vaccinated by the end of the summer.

    Additional Resources


    As originally published by the Office of The Premier



  • 27 May 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    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:

    • Lockage: Boaters are expected to be in full care and control of their vessels and to maintain 2 meters distance from staff and other boaters at all times during lockage. Mask use is mandatory within 2 metres of staff or visitors. Boaters requiring assistance with lockage must identify their concerns to lockstaff prior to entering the chamber. Boaters must at all times follow instructions from lockstaff who are always readily available to ensure a safe and efficient experience for all visitors. 
    • Mask Mandatory for Service: Mask use is mandatory for visitors in situations where they will be within 2 meters of Parks Canada team members or other visitors, including if they require assistance when locking through.  Masks are also required for the use of washrooms at lock stations and during sales transactions.
    • Maintain Social Distancing: Visitors must respect the safety of others at all times by maintaining their distance from other visitors and Parks Canada team members.  Please respect the roped-off areas on the lock walls that provide a safe working space for our staff.
    • No Large Gatherings: Gatherings that are not consistent with provincial COVID-19 restrictions are prohibited on Parks Canada lands along the Trent-Severn Waterway.
    • Use Cashless Payment: For the purchase of permits, please use cashless payment whenever possible.

    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 pc.trentsevern.pc@canada.ca

    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 :

    • Éclusage : Les plaisanciers doivent avoir le plein contrôle sur leur embarcation et rester à au moins deux mètres des employés et des autres plaisanciers en tout temps durant l’éclusage. Si vous pensez avoir besoin d’aide, faire part de vos inquiétudes au personnel avant d’entrer dans le sas. Respectez en tout temps les directives données par le personnel, qui se tiendra à votre disposition pour vous offrir une expérience sûre en toute efficacité.
    • Port du masque obligatoire : Les visiteurs doivent porter le masque dans toute situation où ils se trouvent à moins de deux mètres d’un membre de l’équipe Parcs Canada ou d’autres visiteurs, y compris s’ils ont besoin d’aide durant le passage dans l’écluse. Vous devez également porter un masque si vous utilisez les toilettes au poste d’éclusage et durant les transactions de vente.
    • Respect des consignes d’éloignement physique : Vous devez en tout temps respecter la sécurité des autres visiteurs et des membres de l’équipe Parcs Canada en gardant vos distances. N’entrez pas dans les secteurs protégés par un cordon sur les murs d’écluse; ils permettent à nos employés de faire leur travail en toute sécurité.
    • Interdiction des grands rassemblements : Les rassemblements qui vont à l’encontre des restrictions provinciales sur la COVID-19 sont également interdits sur les propriétés de Parcs Canada le long de la voie navigable Trent-Severn.
    • Paiement sans espèces : Dans la mesure du possible, achetez votre permis sans avoir recours à l’argent comptant.

    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 pc.trentsevern.pc@canada.ca.

    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.


  • 27 May 2021 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    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.

    Navigation

    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

    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 pc.trentsevern.pc@canada.ca.

    Background

    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.


  • 21 May 2021 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    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:

    • Step One An initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower, and permitting retail with restrictions. This includes allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, outdoor dining with up to four people per table and non-essential retail at 15 per cent capacity.
    • Step Two Further expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn. This includes outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, outdoor sports and leagues, overnight camps, personal care services where face coverings can be worn and with capacity limits, as well as indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings at 15 per cent capacity.
    • Step Three Expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are larger numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn. This includes indoor sports and recreational fitness; indoor dining, museums, art galleries and libraries, and casinos and bingo halls, with capacity limits.

    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:

    • Step 1: 60 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose.
    • Step 2: 70 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 20 per cent vaccinated with two doses.
    • Step 3: 70 to 80 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25 per cent vaccinated with two doses.

    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.

    Quick Facts

    • Based on the latest modelling data COVID-19 case, positivity and hospitalization rates are decreasing, and control of the pandemic is improving. Maintaining the current rate of vaccination and public health and workplace safety measures will help to ensure Ontario starts to safely and gradually reopen.
    • Ontario has administered first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to over 58.5 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over. Over two million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario since the start of May, and the province remains on track to have administered first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over by the end of May.
    • The government has extended the provincewide Stay-at-Home Order until June 2, 2021, and has maintained all public health and workplace safety measures under the provincewide emergency brake to help to stop the rapid transmission of COVID-19 variants in communities, protect hospital capacity and save lives.
    • The Stay-at-Home order currently in effect requires everyone to remain at home except for specified purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.
    • If passed by the Legislature, powers under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) will be extended to December 1, 2021 to ensure public health measures currently in place can be extended and adjusted as necessary, to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 and support a gradual re-opening of the province. There are currently 29 orders in effect under the ROA. Orders can be extended for up to 30 days at a time under the ROA, and the government must report on all order extensions to the Select Committee on Emergency Management Oversight.
    • As of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, individuals aged 18 and over in 2021 across Ontario are eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.


    Article as originally published by the Office of the Premier



  • 16 May 2021 2:12 PM | Anonymous

    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 CatastropheThis 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. 

                   

    Media Contact: Monique Renaud, General Manager 

    Email: info@globustheatre.com     |   PH: 705-738-2037   |   Social Media: @GlobusTheatreAtTheLab 

    www.globustheatre.com   |   2300 Pigeon Lake Road, Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0 


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