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…

Vaccine roll-out picking up speed

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with Dr. Ian Gemmill, acting medical officer of health, held on Feb. 24. Thousands of vaccines…

Second Talk with the Doc scheduled for March…

By Sue Tiffin Members of the public can now connect directly with the health unit’s acting medical officer of health and have questions related to COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic answered in ‘Talk with the…

Board of health advocates for paid sick day…

By Sue Tiffin Acknowledging the difficulty in staying at home and self-isolating for people who do not have paid sick leave benefits, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit’s board of health unanimously supported…

AH reopens office to public

Coming out of provincial lockdown, the Township of Algonquin Highlands is reopening its administrative office on North Shore Road to the public, although meetings will be strictly by appointment for the time being. The office…

Hyland Crest outbreak declared over

By Chad Ingram A COVID-19 outbreak that had been declared at the Hyland Crest long-term care facility in Minden on Jan. 31 was declared over on Feb. 14.The outbreak was declared after two essential caregivers…

Lockdown over, but risk not diminished: MOH

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually Feb. 10. As of Feb. 16, Ontario’s stay-at-home orders will be lifted and public…