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…

Vaccination clinics underway in county

By Darren Lum Standing outside the Haliburton Highlands Health Services vaccination hub located at the Pinesetone Resort and Conference Centre in Haliburton on Thursday, March 18, Kelly Lawr was readying herself to join the line…

Low turn-out for TLDSB school testing

By Sue Tiffin Students, their families and staff of six Trillium Lakelands District School Board schools in Haliburton County were invited to take part in targeted testing on March 6, with 69 people ultimately being…

Vaccination clinics planned in Minden, Haliburton

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with acting medical officer of health Dr. Ian Gemmill, held virtually March 10. The Haliburton Family…

Second outbreak at Hyland Crest

By Chad Ingram A second COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Hyland Crest in Minden.Haliburton Highlands Health Services was notified on March 12 that an outbreak was being declared at the long-term care home after…