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Drive-in theatres in Ontario can reopen on May 31, 2020, as long as restrictions are followed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Photo: Lindsay Drive-In)

Ontario allows drive-in theatres to reopen on May 31

Vehicles must be two metres apart, only people from same household in vehicle, people must stay in vehicle except to go to washroom, no food or beverages can be sold.
Beginning June 1, 2020, backcountry camping is available the 20 operating Ontario provincial parks that offer it, as well as all all non-operating provincial parks and conservation reserves. This photo of backcountry camping at Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park was kawarthaNOW's top Instagram photo in July 2018. (Photo: Jasmine Starr @jasminenstarr / Instagram)

You can camp again in backcountry provincial parks starting June 1

Overnight camping in other parks remains closed until June 14, day-use activities expanded to include picnicking and off-leash pet areas.
The Kawartha Lakes Public Library is offering curbside pick-up service at its Lindsay branch (pictured) and Fenelon Falls branch beginning June 3, 2020. (Photo: Chris Harding / Picasa)

Kawartha Lakes Public Library offers pick-up service starting June 3

Service available Monday to Saturday at Lindsay and Fenelon Falls branches.
Daily COVID-19 update for Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region - May 29, 2020

Daily COVID-19 update for Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region – May 29, 2020

Cases and deaths as reported by regional health units: Peterborough Public Health; Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit; and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces the province's enhanced COVID-19 testing strategy at a media briefing at Queen's Park on May 29, 2020, along with Ontario's chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams and health minister Christine Elliott. (Screenshot / CPAC)

Premier Doug Ford now considering regional approach to reopening Ontario

As Ontario government announces significant expansion in COVID-19 testing, clearer picture of regional differences has emerged.
The swing bridge in Fenelon Falls, one of the many towns located in the Kawarthas Northumberland tourism region. As Ontario re-opens its economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, you have an opportunity to help the region's tourism, heritage, sport, and culture industries recover, grow, and prosper by volunteering for the board of directors of Regional Tourism Organization 8. (Photo: Fred Thornhill / RTO8)

Help shape the future of tourism in Kawarthas Northumberland during these challenging times

Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) seeks volunteers for its board of directors.
Severe thunderstorm

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for most of Kawarthas region for Friday afternoon

Strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain possible.
The Kirkfield Lift Lock in Kawartha Lakes is the second highest hydraulic lift lock in the world with a lift of 15 metres. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Here’s what to expect when the Trent-Severn Waterway opens on June 1

Camping facilities remain closed, touchless locking in place, boaters must stay on their vessel while locking.
Daily COVID-19 update for Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region - May 28, 2020

Daily COVID-19 update for Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region – May 28, 2020

Cases and deaths as reported by regional health units: Peterborough Public Health; Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit; and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
The Mary J. Benson Branch of the Port Hope Public Library at 31 Queen Street in Port Hope. (Photo: Eldestpleiad / Wikipedia)

Port Hope Public Library offering pick-up service starting June 2

Patrons can request holds on library materials through their online library account or by phone.

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