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  1. Maybe try CTC in Campbellford, Ontario https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/minn-kota-endura-c2-trolling-motor-30-lb-30-in-0798580p.html
  2. I think that we all need to figure out ways of carrying on with life as best we can, with the threat of COVID-19 remaining around for quite a while, and we need to continue to re-assess the situation as things evolve or degrade. I think hiding away completely, while banking on a future vaccine or the virus vanishing, is not really feasible. The chance of catching COVID-19 seems greater in an area experiencing a hot outbreak, and less in an area that has no active outbreak. As long as each of us lacks immunity to the virus (through whatever means), the risk won't ever be zero and transmission only ever requires contact with a single infected individual, not thousands. The hand-washing and physical-distancing counter-measures are the only tools we've got right now, and the spirit of those guidelines are what need to be followed out in the community. The other concern is the outcome of the disease for the individual if they do happen to catch COVID-19. That's the piece that nobody knows for sure ahead of time, but statistics to date indicate that the chance of a poor or fatal outcome from the disease seems to be higher with age (source: https://health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epidemiological-summary-covid-19-cases.html) Youngsters seem to be more willing to roll the dice on catching it, and it might be because they feel that their personal outcome would be less likely to result in hospitalization or death. Hopefully, those risk-takers are not mingling with anyone elderly.
  3. The only sure safe way (from your perspective) to do that would be for the out-of-towners to arrive 14 days ahead of you, and you join them if they are symptom-free at the end of that time. That’s likely not feasible. Other options will introduce varying amounts of risk, and only you can decide your level of risk tolerance really.
  4. Kawartha Lakes: https://www.kawarthalakes.ca/en/news/covid-19-update-july-8-2020-a-message-from-the-mayor.aspx
  5. Some people are making it difficult to maintain the 2m distance even when trying to. Pay-at-the-pump wasn't working for me the other day at a gas bar, so I had to risk venturing into the small payment building with the clerk and cash register. I checked that nobody else was in there and went in to pay. Well wouldn’t you know it, some other guy wandered in during the transaction and decided to squeeze in between me and a candy shelf behind me, even though there was a clear route around the other way. He didn’t maintain any distance at all and in fact made direct contact! I think there must be virus-deniers around, otherwise why do such a risky and foolish thing? This isn’t the good old days of 2019 anymore. I will be relieved when 14 days safely elapses.
  6. May 30,2020: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-takes-additional-steps-to-protect-seniors-in-retirement-homes-during-covid-19.html
  7. The text in the following supports that the second wave of the 1918 flu pandemic was worse than the first. https://www.history.com/.amp/topics/world-war-i/1918-flu-pandemic That was not a coronavirus, of course. Young, healthy people who lacked immunity often succumbed to the infection during that pandemic. “ The death rate for 15 to 34-year-olds of influenza and pneumonia were 20 times higher in 1918 than in previous years (Taubenberger).” https://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
  8. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/the-painting-of-physical-distancing-circles-has-now-begun-at-toronto-s-trinity-bellwoods-park-1.4958236 Ah, so this is what the aliens were trying to warn us about with all those crop circles over the years.
  9. You could look into using gutters. https://gardenandhappy.com/gutter-garden-ideas/ https://www.bosch-diy.com/gb/en/all-about-diy/create-vertical-garden
  10. Kawartha Lakes: https://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/9988102-it-s-over-pinecrest-nursing-home-cleared-of-covid-19-outbreak/ https://globalnews.ca/news/6943751/coronavirus-outbreak-declared-over-pinecrest-nursing-home-bobcaygeon/amp/
  11. Kawartha Lakes: https://www.kawarthalakes.ca/en/news/kawartha-lakes-preparing-to-open-boat-launches-may-14.aspx
  12. Kawartha Lakes: https://www.kawarthalakes.ca/en/news/covid-19-update-may-6-2020-a-message-from-the-mayor.aspx
  13. All outdoor fires, including campfires, were banned in the restricted fire zones as of April 3. Links: https://globalnews.ca/news/6769282/coronavirus-ontario-outdoor-fire-restriction/amp/ https://news.ontario.ca/mnr/en/2020/04/ontario-reducing-risk-of-fire-in-the-province.html A large number of municipalities outside that restricted fire zone have instituted their own burn bans as well, so you should check each specific area to avoid a hefty fine. https://beta.ctvnews.ca/local/london/2020/4/3/1_4881663.html
  14. Ontario has had a total of 996 deaths as of today. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlo-1peOO6QIVPyqzAB2slgjyEAAYASABEgLP6PD_BwE#section-0
  15. Bobcaygeon: https://kawarthanow.com/2020/04/27/four-residents-and-four-staff-at-case-manor-in-bobcaygeon-test-positive-for-covid-19/ Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes: https://kawarthanow.com/2020/04/27/daily-covid-19-update-for-peterborough-and-the-greater-kawarthas-region-april-27-2020/
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