Health unit releases survey on COVID-19

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit wants to know how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you. The health unit has released a survey it is asking residents of Haliburton County, Northumberland County and…

MH staff to remain in office for now

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills staff who work out of the township’s administrative building on Milne Street will continue working from the location for now.Minden Hills council held a special meeting held virtually via Zoom…

What makes for a COVID-19 ‘outbreak’

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of health meeting for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit on Thursday, Oct. 15. Deciding whether to label a…

Health unit launches new COVID-19 data dashboard

By Sue Tiffin A new way to deliver data has been launched on the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit website. The health unit had been receiving requests from residents to present the data…

Crisis calls up 30% since March

By Sue Tiffin Mental health support and crisis intervention workers are preparing for the second wave of COVID-19, and the potential government rollback to provisions that might accompany that surge of cases, as the seasons…

Guideline changes may reduce number of children tested…

By Sue Tiffin “Thank goodness guidelines have changed, easier on families for sure,” said Dr. Norm Bottum after the provincial government updated screening protocols for children last week, amending a COVID-19 screening policy to focus…

Strong season for farmers’ market despite COVID-19

By Darren Lum As the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market nears the end of their year, the vendors and organizers thank shoppers for the season’s success.Farmers’ market president and Minden farmer Andrew Graham said it’s important…

Tracking COVID-19 in schools

By Sue Tiffin Parents and caregivers, as well as Ontarians in general, concerned about confirmed COVID-19 cases in class or at daycare will be able to track outbreaks of the virus at schools and child…

School trustees work to maintain safe practice as…

By Sue Tiffin    Bruce Reain, Trillium Lakelands District School Board board chairperson, said school trustees knew back in March, as soon as physical distancing was recommended and school closures were announced, that they were…

County receives more than $2.8 million in COVID…

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County and its fourlower-tier townships will collectively receive more than $2.8 millionin COVID-19 relief funding from the provincial government money tohelp offset operating pressures related to the ongoing pandemic. Premier Doug…

Multiple COVID-19-related deaths at Bobcaygeon nursing home

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Six HKPR COVID-19 cases travel-related

By Chad Ingram As of the morning of March 20 there remained six confirmed cased of the COVID-19 virus within thejurisdiction served the by the Haliburton Kawartha Pine RidgeDistrict Health Unit none within the County…

Surveys on COVID-19 concerns fortourism operators

By Chad Ingram The Ontario Highlands TourismOrganization of which Haliburton County is a part is asking thearea's tourism stakeholders to respond to surveys on how the COVID-19pandemic will affect them in order to help shape…

Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in HKPR

By Chad Ingram As of the afternoon of Thursday March 19there were three confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus within the jurisdictionof the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit. Two cases both women in…

Gatherings cancelled to prevent COVID-19 spread

By Sue Tiffin Across the country efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus have come in the form of closures cancellations and as of March 17 a provincial state of emergency. Effective March 18…

Loans available for businesses affected by COVID-19 

If your business or organization has or will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic you may be interested to know about an emergency loan program being developed by the Haliburton County Development Corporation. “Details will…

MH declares state of emergency over COVID-19

By Chad Ingram The Township of Minden Hills hasdeclared a state of emergency amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Certainly with the [provincial]declaration at 8:30 yesterday morning this went to whole otherlevel” Mayor Brent Devolin told…