Q3 results show impact of pandemic on school…

The following are briefs from the TLDSB virtual meeting on Sept.14. By Katrina Boguski There was no meeting over the summer so this was the first chance to present the third quarter results which ended…

County declares end to state of emergency

The County of Haliburton has declared an end to the state of emergency associated with the COVID-19 pandemic at the upper-tier level.“The County of Haliburton is ending this declaration as we no longer require the…

Walk-in vaccination clinic available in Minden

By Mike Baker There are around 40,000 eligible individuals who reside within the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit [HKPRDHU] jurisdiction that have not yet received a first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, says…

Ontario to move into Step 3, largely reopen…

By Mike Baker The next step in Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery will be ushered in on Friday, July 16 in a move that will see indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities, cinemas, museums and casinos reopen,…

Youth vaccination clinics to be held June 23,…

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually on June 2 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking. The health unit…

Paramedic urges public to take COVID-19 seriously

By Sue Tiffin One morning, Tanisha Gordon woke up with a scratch in her throat.“The next morning, I woke up with a congested cough, mucous accumulation and nasal congestion and my immediate thoughts were, ‘oh…

Paramedics vaccinating homebound residents

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County paramedics began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound patients and their caregivers last week.As paramedic chief and EMS director Tim Waite told county councillors during an April 28 online meeting, on…

Mass vaccine clinic remain closed across county

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually on April 28 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking.  Mass vaccine clinics…

Mass vaccination clinics temporarily close due to low…

By Sue TiffinLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually on April 21 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking.…

Local COVID-19 cases on the rise, MoH calls…

By Mike Baker The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit [HKPRDHU] is “sounding the alarm” with the recent spike in local COVID-19 cases stretching the capacity of the health unit to its limits.In the…

Hyland Crest outbreak declared over

By Chad Ingram The COVID-19 outbreak that had been declared at Hyland Crest on March 12 was declared over on March 27.That outbreak was declared after one staff member at the Minden long-term care home…

Positive reaction to big-spending budget

By Chad Ingram The provincial budget tabled by the Ford government last week contains $186 billion in spending and years of planned deficits as the province seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Titled Ontario…