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…

ASES grad committee still working for students

By Darren Lum Published Feb. 17, 2021 Despite the swirling uncertainties of what will and what won't happen this school year, the Archie Stouffer Elementary School graduation committee is pushing forward with efforts to fund…

Hyland Crest residents and staff test negative for…

By Chad Ingram Residents and staff of the Hyland Crest long-term care facility in Minden have tested negative for COVID-19.At press time, Hyland Crest remained under a declared outbreak after two essential caregivers tested positive…

County to remain in lockdown until Feb. 16

By Mike Baker The provincial stay-at-home order will remain in place for residents of Haliburton County for at least another week.Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday [Feb. 8] that the lockdown had been extended…

MOH says most of the nine LTC outbreaks…

By Sue Tiffin As of last Wednesday, the public health unit was responding to nine outbreaks at long-term care homes, including one at Hyland Crest in Minden where two essential caregivers tested positive.Gemmill said of…

Hyland Crest residents test negative for COVID-19

By Chad Ingram Residents of the Hyland Crest long-term care facility in Minden have tested negative for COVID-19. Hyland Crest remains under a declared outbreak after two essential caregivers tested positive for the virus. Haliburton…

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Hyland Crest

By Sue Tiffin A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Hyland Crest long-term care home in Minden on Sunday [Jan. 31]. Two essential caregivers have tested positive for the virus. The outbreak is the first for…

First doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in health…

By Mike Baker The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit received its first allocation of COVID-19 vaccine on Monday evening, with staff planning to start vaccinating residents of the area’s long-term care homes this…

Schools to remain closed until Jan. 25 as…

By Sue Tiffin On the same day the province reported a single-day record of 3,519 new cases of COVID-19, as well as a record high number of 89 deaths, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health…

Marina closes following COVID-19 exposure

By Sue Tiffin The online version of this story has been updated with comments from the local health unit, which were submitted after press time, as well as the family's COVID-19 test results. The Christmas…

Long wait ahead for vaccinations

By Chad Ingram With the approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine in the country by Health Canada last week, shipments began to roll into the provinces this week, with the first inoculations being administered.However, as…

Privacy a concern for health unit when reporting…

By Sue Tiffin With each update of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit, comments from the public regarding their questions and concerns – namely, why…

Pandemic disrupts 43-year history of ice racing

By Darren Lum Just before 2020 is over it seems COVID-19 has struck another public event down.Health safety is standing out as the guiding influence over the decision to cancel winter driving events at the…

Some in-school public health services on hold

By Jenn Watt Some vaccinations and screening programs typically administered in schools have been relocated to health unit offices or put on hold for the 2020/2021 school year, members of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge…

Health unit releases survey on COVID-19

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit wants to know how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you. The health unit has released a survey it is asking residents of Haliburton County, Northumberland County and…