Community Updates

Jump in the Lake Challenge 2021



Update: Results of the 2021 Jump in the Lake Challenge!

We are so thrilled with the outcome of the 2021 Jump in the Lake Challenge. Out communities came together to raise just over $53,000 for the new Wellness Centre! More than 600 donations were given in honour of 39 people who braved the frigid waters of 8 different lakes and rivers in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. What a fantastic way to jump-start our $1M community fundraising project. Thank you to all who jumped into fundraising and jumped into the water!

The new Wellness Centre will provide a hub for community health in the Northern Kawartha Lakes and will include more doctors, after-hours care, physiotherapy, dental, a community meeting space, and other complementary services that will benefit both full-time and seasonal residents while preserving an important piece of our area's history by renovating and expanding the historic Train Station in Coboconk. 




COVID-19 Update: Shutdown

As of April 8th, Ontario is declaring a provincial emergency and stay-at-home order. These measures will be in place for at least 4 weeks. 

Highlights include:

  • The stay-at-home order requires everyone to stay home unless for essential purposes
  • Essential reasons to leave home include: grocery shopping, pharmacy, accessing health care services, going outside for exercise, or going to work (if you cannot do so remotely)
  • Schools and daycares remain open, so accessing these establishments is also allowed
  • Most grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential services will remain open but at 50% capacity
  • Non-essential retailers must close to in-person shopping. Curbside pickup and delivery is permitted from 7am-8pm.
  • Restaurants are permitted to offer take-out and delivery. No in-person dining, indoor or outdoor, is allowed.
  • A select group of stores are allowed to remain open by appointment only

Please see further details here.

Useful Links:

COVID-19 Emergency Stay-At-Home-Order

COVID-19 Safety Plan


If you have further questions, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5020, or email: 


Non-Medical Masks Mandatory in Commercial Establishments


Here's What You Need to Know!

  • Effective Monday, July 13, 2020.
  • Business owners and operators are responsible for general compliance within their business. Click here to read instructions. 
  • Not sure where to start? Review the policy with your staff. Click here for the HKPR policy template.
  • Be sure to post signs for your customers to see. See below to print the signs!
  • Check out the HKPR factsheets here and here for answers to some of your questions.
  • Still have questions? Check out the HKPR website at:

Signs for Commercial Establishments


Strengthening Community: New Wellness Centre to serve the Northern Kawartha Lakes!

The new Wellness Centre will be a hub for community health and community space for the under-served northern areas of Kawartha Lakes. By renovating and expanding the historic Train Station building in Coboconk, the Centre will offer more doctors and after-hours care, along with dental, physio, and many more services while preserving an important piece of our area’s history. 


Want more info on this great community project? Please click here.



                                           Drive Through Banner Gallery Unveiled...

Be sure to check out our unique Drive Through Banner Gallery connecting Rosedale, Coboconk and Norland!  Local artists have volunteered their time and talents to add colour and art to our communities. Read more here... 



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