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Council pays tribute to those we've lost

White Roses

Kawartha Lakes – At the April 28 Special Council meeting, Council made a tribute dedicated to those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in Kawartha Lakes.

Mayor Letham began the meeting with a short speech, taking a moment to reflect on what the community has been through in the past couple months, "Our lives have changed rapidly in a short amount of time and it’s important we don’t lose sight of those who have been most affected. Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon was one of the first long-term care homes in Ontario to be hit hard by COVID-19."

A tribute video was shared that featured signs of love and support from residents throughout Kawartha Lakes, spreading words of encouragement to frontline workers and those affected by the pandemic. Together, the signs are a representation of the spirit of Kawartha Lakes and show how the community has come together during this crisis.

“When we first started gathering content, I could think of a few signs that had already caught my eye,” commented Mayor Letham. “However, I didn’t realize how many there actually were until we began collecting them. It's great to see how many homes, businesses and families are going out of their way show their support to those who need it most."

Council also showcased a memorial screen during the electronic meeting of white long stem roses in honour and memory of those we’ve lost to COVID-19.

Together we remember, together we remain.

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