COVID-19 vaccine info session planned for parents

By Sue Tiffin While Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children five and older, Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit, said she understands…

Vaccines approved, appointments open for kids

By Sue Tiffin Health Canada has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11. In a much anticipated announcement last Friday, Pfizer’s Comirnaty became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for a…

For the parents

Thank goodness it was Friday, but last week millions of parents across the country were celebrating not just the end of the week, but the much-anticipated announcement of Health Canada’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine…

Minden remembers at Nov. 11 ceremony

By Sue Tiffin Though not advertised to the public, a crowd quietly gathered on Bobcaygeon Road across from the county cairn for a service of remembrance held by the Minden legion on Nov. 11. Though…

HHHS paying attention to provincewide staff shortage

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board meeting held virtually on Oct. 28. HHHS is looking at strategies to deal with staff shortages, including looking at innovative…

Clinic prepares for youth, booster shots

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held Oct. 27 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking. Mass vaccination clinics are reopening…

Health unit plans to bring back mass immunization…

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually Oct. 20.  In the next couple…

Hike Haliburton a go for winter

By Stephen Petrick County councillors want to get the tourism industry moving again; they’ve given a hearty endorsement for Hike Haliburton Winter Edition, 2022. Council gave the green light for staff to begin preparing for…

Paramedic service plans for population growth

By Stephen Petrick Some big decisions loom for Haliburton County on how to manage paramedic services, in light of a perceived growing population. Haliburton County councillors voted on Oct. 13 to begin the process of…

24K people remain unvaccinated across region

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held Oct. 6 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking. As of last week, 80.7…

HHHS staff now required to be fully vaccinated…

By Sue Tiffin In a reversal from an earlier decision discussed at a Sept. 23 Haliburton Highlands Health Services board meeting, staff and physicians working in HHHS hospitals, long-term care facilities and community programs must…

HHHS receives $130K for infrastructure upgrades

By Sue Tiffin Haliburton hospital will soon have better access with $130,000 of provincial funding announced Oct. 12 intended to fund the replacement of the building’s main doors. The automatic doors of the main entrance,…

Health unit reaches milestone with 80 per cent…

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually Sept. 29. By Sue Tiffin As of Monday [Sept.…

HHHS maintaining vigilance during fourth wave

By Katrina Boguski The Haliburton Highlands Health Services board met virtually on Sept 23. CEO Carolyn Plummer provided an update on several issues related to the fourth wave of the pandemic.  Her written report, contained…

Good news, bad news for HHSS sports and…

By Darren Lum After close to two years living with pandemic restrictions, life at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School is returning to a place where athletic teams, social and service clubs and inter-school sports with an…

Long-Term Care Coalition keeps the heat on important…

Submitted by Bonnie Roe, on behalf of Haliburton-CKL Long-Term Care Coalition Haliburton-CKL LTC Coalition created a rigorous election campaign to bring awareness to voters about marking their ballot with an X for a candidate who…