MOH strongly recommends indoor masks

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of a letter penned by medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking on April 20, and items discussed at the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit…

HHHS planning around physician and nurse shortage 

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed during a March 24 virtual meeting of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board.   HHHS has continued to face nursing and physician staff shortages…

County council plans May 11 return to in-person…

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed during a March 23 committee of the whole meeting and recommended to be approved by county council.  With all provincial restrictions related to COVID-19…

Mask mandates lifted later this month

Ontario is lifting mask mandates for most indoor public settings as of March 21, with the remaining COVID-19 regulations to be lifted at the end of April. Ontario's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran…

Dorset tower to reopen

By Sue Tiffin After two years of closure, Dorset tower will be open to visitors once again. Additionally, recreational programming in Algonquin Highlands that has been altered or cancelled throughout the pandemic will be running…

Minden’s vaccination clinic to run until March 24

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held Feb. 16 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, and press releases distributed by…

Multiple indicators showing Omicron wave plateau 

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 on Feb. 9.  “We are seeing…

Health unit hopes to resume halted services soon

By Stephen Petrick The local health unit hopes to resume some of its services in the coming months, if the Omicron variant wanes. The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District health unit’s school-based immunization program has…

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Community Living home

By Sue Tiffin An outbreak has been declared at a community home in Haliburton. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit reported the outbreak at the Community Living facility on Mountain Street on Jan.…

Council approves fairground use for ice racing

By Nick Bernard Ice racing season is a go.  Earlier this month when the provincial government announced a modified version of Step Two of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, the township of Minden Hills closed…

Hike Haliburton – Winter Edition cancelled

By Stephen Petrick Another event is taking a hike, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hike Haliburton - Winter Edition festival, scheduled for Feb. 5 and 6, has been cancelled. The news was made official…