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Premier Doug Ford enjoys a taste of Kawartha Dairy's famous ice cream during a visit to the family-owned dairy in Bobcaygeon on July 30, 2020. Early on during the pandemic, the Bobcaygeon community was devastated after 28 residents of Pinecrest Nursing Home passed away from COVID-19. (Photo: Samantha Moss /

Ontario Premier Doug Ford pays a visit to Kawartha Dairy in Bobcaygeon

Ford also toured cleaning solutions company Charlotte Products in Peterborough during July 30 visit.
Medical officer of health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra emphasizing the importance of physical distancing during a media briefing at Peterborough Public Health on March 23, 2020. (Photo: Peterborough Public Health)

Two new cases of COVID-19 in Peterborough after 40 days with no cases

One person was exposed to a positive case from outside the area, both people are self-isolating.
Children and youth in Ontario woill be returning to school in September, with students in grade 4 to 12 required to wear a mask along with teachers and staff.

Ontario kids to go back to school this fall ‘in a way that looks...

Schools to reopen on September 8, including with mandatory masks for staff and students.
Peterborough City Hall is located at 500 George Street in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough City Hall reopens to the public on August 4

Public safety measures will be in place, appointments required for some services.
Premier Doug Ford thanks the people of Ontario for their efforts at preventing the spread of COVID-19 during a Queen's Park media conference on July 29, 2020, when he announced that Toronto and Peel Region can proceed to stage three of the province's reopening and the establishment of an independent commission into COVID-19 and long-term care. (CPAC screenshot)

Only 76 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario, lowest increase since March 22

No new cases in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Hastings and Prince Edward counties.
The Peterborough Singers, led by founder and conductor Syd Birrell (pictured), is reinventing its 2020-21 season as a "bridge year". The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the 100-voice choir to cancel its in-person concerts, so choir members are now coming together in small COVID-safe groups so they can continue to enjoy choral singing. Some of the performances may be released online, along with virtual choir performances such as the choir's version of the Simon & Garfunkel song "Bridge Over Trouble Water". (Photo: Jason Ryan)

The Peterborough Singers perform moving virtual version of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’

100-voice choir has had to reinvent its 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scanning electron micrograph of Escherchia coli (E. coli) bacteria. (Image: NIAID)

Cobourg’s West Harbour closed to swimming due to E. coli

Town staff will be fencing off the area and posting 'no swimming' signs on July 29.
Mostly found in wooded or brushy areas, the blacklegged tick is the only species of tick known to carry Lyme disease. If you encounter a tick, you can upload a photo to the Etick website at to find out if it's a blacklegged tick. If it is, you can submit it to Peterborough Public Health for testing in case it is infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Peterborough Public Health identifies first tick of 2020 season carrying Lyme disease

Blacklegged tick was found in Petroglyphs Provincial Park.
A recent aerial image of Edwin Binney's Community Garden, located at Crayola Canada's office in Lindsay. United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes (UWCKL) has announced the garden has already produced more than 1,000 pounds of food this summer for local organizations and food programs. (Photo: UWCKL volunteer Rhys Walden)

Lindsay community garden harvests 1,000 pounds of food for local organizations and food programs

Edwin Binney's Community Garden is projecting a 40 per cent increase over the 5,500 pounds harvested in 2019, its first year of production.
The drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Kinsmen Civic Centre in Peterborough for residents without symptoms has been running since May 27, 2020. (Photo: Peterborough Paramedics / Twitter)

Ontario reports 119 new COVID-19 cases, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in...

No new cases in Peterborough since June 20 and in Hastings and Prince Edward counties since May 18.

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