Authors Articles by Paul Rellinger

Articles by Paul Rellinger

Paul Rellinger
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Paul Rellinger a.k.a Relly is an award-winning journalist and longtime former newspaper editor still searching for the perfect lead. When he's not putting pen to paper, Paul is on a sincere but woefully futile quest to own every postage stamp ever issued. A rabid reader of history, Paul claims to know who killed JFK but can't say out of fear for the safety of his oh so supportive wife Mary, his three wonderful kids and his three spirited grandchildren. Paul counts among his passions Peterborough's rich live music scene, the Toronto Maple Leafs, slopitch and retrieving golf balls from the woods. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @rellywrites.
A screenshot from a video of a woman knocking on the door of the private residence of Peterborough medical officer of health Dr. Thomas Piggott on the evening of January 19, 2022. Inside the plastic food dish she is carrying is a piece of paper that, among other things, states the COVID-19 virus doesn't exist. Dr. Piggott closed the door before she could "serve" him the piece of paper. The woman, along with the man recording the video, was later arrested and charged with criminal harassment and intimidation of a health official. (kawarthaNOW screenshot)

Peterborough police chief assures anti-vaxxers who harass and create fear will be arrested

Peterborough region sees 'some blunting' of omicron wave, as local leaders condemn actions of protestors at medical officer of health's home.
Signs point to the main entrances at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, including the Emergency Department. (Photo: PRHC)

Almost one third of Peterborough’s 35 COVID-related deaths have occurred in 2022

10 local deaths since January 1 evidence of 'an awful lot of COVID circulating' in community.
Dr. Thomas Piggott, Peterborough's medical officer of health, said the rise in hospitalizations both provincially and locally due to the omicron variant is "deeply concerning". As of January 5, 2022, 17 people are hospitalized at Peterborough Regional Health Centre because of COVID-19. (Photo: PRHC)

Number of active COVID-19 cases in Peterborough ‘could be in excess of 10,000’

Local medical officer of health says confirmed 1,111 active cases are an 'enormous underestimate' as a result of reduced PCR testing.
Jasper wakes up from sedation in the arms of a registered veterinary technician at Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic (KVEC) in November 2021. On New Year's Eve, the clinic was at full capacity by mid-afternoon and was forced to close its doors to new patients. After learning of the crisis, veterinarians and staff at Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital and Norwood Veterinary Hospital cancelled their New Year's Eve plans to help pets that were unable to be seen at KVEC. (Photo: Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic / Facebook)

Peterborough-area veterinarians and staff ditch New Year’s Eve plans to help overwhelmed emergency vet...

According to Dr. Kristy Hiltz, capacity crisis at Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic reflects staff shortage and mental health crisis in veterinary medicine.
Almost two pandemic years ago, public health nurse Simone Jackson wore personal protective equipment as she prepared to open a swab to test a patient for COVID-19 in Peterborough Public Health's clinic. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Public Health)

Daily COVID-19 cases in Peterborough reach pandemic high with 91 reported in single day

Medical officer of health says number of active cases is 'far beyond anything we've experienced to date'.
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the mass vaccination clinic at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough on May 26, 2021. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough’s medical officer of health warns pandemic fatigue will result in hundreds of new...

With four omicron variant cases in the region, Dr. Thomas Piggott urges great caution during 'the darkest moment of the pandemic to date'.
A lab technician evaluates COVID-19 rapid tests. (Stock photo)

Two COVID-19 omicron variant cases confirmed in Peterborough area

Peterborough's medical officer of health expects 'many more cases in the coming days', with focus now on increasing vaccination clinic capacity.
The members of indie-folk band Ptarmigan (Sam Gleason, Aaron Hoffman, and Peter McMurtry) have been friends since high school in Peterborough. Now based in Toronto, the trio released their third album "Cocoon" on November 19. 2021. (Photo: Jen Squires Photography)

Peterborough-born indie-folk band Ptarmigan comes home with ‘Cocoon’

Toronto-based trio previewed their latest album earlier this fall in Peterborough at band's first live show since the pandemic began.
Bonnie Annis and Will Roderick of L'Moor, a distributor of skin and body care products for spas and aestheticians located east of Cobourg, driving home from British Columbia. To address supply chain issues for their clients who are trying to fill Christmas orders, the pair flew from Kitchener to Vancouve and are now on their way home to Northumberland County with a rented SUV packed with product for their clients. (Photo: Bonnie Annis)

Two Northumberland entrepreneurs homeward bound from B.C. after taking supply chain issues into their...

L'Moor partners Bonnie Annis and Will Roderick have a rental car filled with product so their clients can fulfill Christmas orders.
Representatives of Fourcast and the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough gathered on December 7, 2021 at the future site of the new Peterborough Opioid Response Hub at 220 Simcoe Street to announce the $160,000 goal of the Light The Way To $160K fundraising campaign has been attained. Fourcast vice chair Ron Black, Mobile Supportive Overdose Resource Team program manager Kerri Kightley, and Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough executive director Jennifer Debues provided a tour of the renovated space and fielded media questions. (Photo: Paul Rellinger / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough’s new Opioid Response Hub set for early January opening

With the Light The Way To 160K campaign having hit its goal, provincial approval of a Consumption and Treatment Site application is awaited.

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