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…

One year forward

By Sue Tiffin We joke that it’s March again, but feels like it’s still March, acting as though the point last year when much of the world acknowledged the need for an abrupt pivot in…

Vaccines rolling out across Haliburton County

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 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…

Reduced fee for ‘tower’ entry

By Chad Ingram The Township of Algonquin Highlands intends to open the Dorset tower property to the public this spring, although not the tower itself amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and how entry fees might…

HCDC provides millions in loans during pandemic

By Chad Ingram The Haliburton County Development Corporation has provided millions of dollars in loans to local businesses since the COVID-19 pandemic began nearly a year ago.“Basically as soon as the pandemic hit, I got…