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…

No shot at Canadian National Pond Hockey this…

The Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships is cancelled for 2022. The multi-day outdoor hockey tournament was hoping to return to action after a two-year pause caused by the pandemic. This year it was scheduled to…

Open for takeout

During the current government restrictions, the following businesses are still open for takeout. Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, please call ahead before venturing out to any of the businesses listed below, to ensure…

Province attempts to slow COVID-19 surge

By Sue Tiffin A new year has brought new provincial restrictions during the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person school will move to online learning for the next two weeks, indoor dining at restaurants…

Minden 50’s Diner ordered to close

HKPRDHU press release, issued Dec. 30 A Minden restaurant has consented to an Order of the Superior Court of Justice to close after failing to comply with a Section 22 order issued by the local…

Emergency departments to remain open

Emergency departments in Haliburton County will remain open. Though in November, Haliburton Highlands Health Services told the community that staff shortages threatened the upcoming closure of emergency departments at hospitals in Haliburton County, according to…

New restrictions announced as COVID-19 cases rise

By Nick Bernard In an announcement on Dec. 17, the Ontario government announced new restrictions in the face of rising COVID-19 case counts, and the continuing spread of the Omicron variant. “Throughout this entire pandemic,…

AH and MH offices close to help slow…

By Sue Tiffin Both Algonquin Highlands and Minden Hills townships responded on Monday to a late-Friday recommendation from the medical officer of health to help slow a surge in COVID-19 cases spiking in part due…

Health unit asks employers to move employees to…

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually Dec. 15 and press releases…

Update: Minden one of hardest hit areas during…

By Sue Tiffin Days after Saturday’s storm, many residents of Haliburton County were still waiting for power restoration. According to Hydro One, damage was severe and power outages extensive after a massive wind storm swept…