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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

City Says Popularity Of Textile Recycling Program Resulted In Missed Collection In Some Areas

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City says its first textile recycling collection has been met with overwhelming participation. We thank residents for taking the time to gather...

Ontario To Move To Step Two Of Reopening On June 30th

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ontario government is moving the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.“Because...

Splash Pad At BGC Kawarthas Now Open To The Public On Weekends

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Splash Pad at BGC Kawarthas will be open to the public on weekends beginning Saturday, June 26. Weekdays, the Splash Pad will...

Canadian Study Finds Risk Of Coronavirus Being Transmitted In Schools “Overall Very Low”

KAWARTHA LAKES-The risk of staff acquiring SARS-CoV-2 in schools is no greater than their risk of acquiring the virus in day-to-day life in the...

Kawartha Lakes Police Launch Pre-Charge Diversion Program In A Proactive Effort To Reduce Crime

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Kawartha Lakes Police Service has launched a new program in an effort to reduce the risk of people re-offending.In partnership with the...

Health Unit Reports Zero New Cases Of Coronavirus Today

KAWARTHA LAKES-For the first time since March, the local health unit is reporting no new local COVID-19 cases.Today marks the first time since March...

New Film Explores Impacts Of Colonialism And Systemic Racism In Canadian Health Care

KAWARTHA LAKES-Premiering today, The Unforgotten is a film that exposes the experience of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis within health care across five stages...

Two Men Charged After Alleged Armed Robbery In The Coboconk Area

KAWARTHA LAKES-Two men are facing charges after an alleged armed robbery in the Coboconk area.Police say on June, 19, 2021, just after 8:00 a.m.,...

Hollywood Comes To Ken Reid Conservation Area To Film Blockbuster

KAWARTHA LAKES-Hollywood is coming to Ken Reid Conservation Area in Kawartha Lakes.From June 27 to June 30th, public areas of the Conservation Area will...

Hundreds Without Power As Strong Winds Blow Through The Area

KAWARTHA LAKES-Powerful winds blew through parts of the Kawarthas' on Monday night knocking down trees and power lines.More than 600 homes were without power...

Industry Warns Of Impact Of Chip Shortages On Payment Card Supply

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Smart Payment Association (SPA) says there is an increasing risk in payment card availability, caused by global shortages of chips.Payment cards are...

The Tragically Hip Launch Exclusive Lake Fever Lager In Partnership With Big Rock Brewery

KAWARTHA LAKES-Kick off the first day of summer with a new soundtrack from Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip and their first and only beer,...

Barb Truax Volunteer Award Goes To Four Incredible Local Women

KAWARTHA LAKES-In 2020, a group of dedicated, long-serving volunteers went above and beyond to help Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) continue functioning through the...

Local MPP Laurie Scott Replaced As Minister Of Infrastructure

KAWARTHA LAKESToday, Premier Doug Ford announced changes to Ontario’s cabinet.“With 21 per cent of adults now fully vaccinated as Team Ontario sets new records...

Health Unit Beach Water Testing Launches This Week

KAWARTHA LAKES- In a sign things might be starting to return to normal, the Health Unit’s beach water testing program is gearing up to help...

Bobcaygeon Truth And Reconciliation Community Placed 215 Hand Painted Rocks Along Museum Wall Honouring Indigenous Children

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Bobcaygeon Truth and Reconciliation Community placed 215 hand-painted rocks along the wall of the Boyd Heritage Museum in Bobcaygeon in honour of...

Four Additional Victims Come Forward In Case Of Peterborough Child Sexual Predator Stan McBride Jr

PETERBOROUGH-A Peterborough man convicted of numerous sexual offences against young people has been sentenced to an additional two years behind bars after four more...

Optometrists To Stop Providing Eye Exams For Patients Covered By OHIP On September 1,2021

KAWARTHA LAKES-Optometrists across Ontario are ready to stop providing eye care to kids, seniors and adults covered by OHIP if the Ontario government doesn't...

Ontario Government Can’t Explain Why Libraries Remain Closed While Book Stores Are Open

KAWARTHA LAKES-To the surprise of bookworms across the province, Libraries remain closed while other municipal services, retail book stores and more have been allowed...

Crayola Canada Cancels Crayola Sale For Second Year In A Row

KAWARTHA LAKES-For a second year, the Pandemic has forced the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes and Crayola Canada to cancel the...

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