HHHS AGM shows year of overcoming adversity

by Thomas Smith Haliburton Highland Health Services has overcome adversity this past year. Despite frequent challenges, the HHHS has implemented new programs, hired 80 new staff members, community support services, and had a total of…

CT scanner cannot come soon enough

by Thomas Smith On Monday, my Dad woke up feeling off. There was a heaviness to his chest and something felt different to his breathing. He figured that his allergies were acting up, or perhaps…

Public health starts the year in the red

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The region’s public health unit has run a deficit so far this year. But Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit board members heard May 16 that the…

Re-Open the Minden ER goes to Queen’s Park

by Thomas Smith On April 22, 2024, Patrick Porzuczek, founder of Minden Matters and Re-Open the Minden ER went to Queen’s Park to participate in the public hearings on Bill 180. “On April 20th, 2024…

ARC to launch new name at spring fundraiser

by Vivian Collings Soon, Abbey Retreat Centre will no longer be ARC. They’re getting ready to reveal a brand new organizational name during a spring fundraising concert, No One Dances Alone, on Friday, April 12…

Fourcast Addiction Centre breaks the stigma

by Thomas Smith Anybody in the catchment area of Fourcast’s five offices including Lindsay, Minden, Campbellford, Cobourg, and Peterborough can attend counselling and services offered. All of their services are offered 1-on-1. “All of our…

12 Months Swimmers make splashes year-round

by Thomas Smith Joleen Thomas and Amanda Austin started swimming together 16 years ago. “I had a couple of babies and I was looking for something to do in the summertime that was easy in…

Be wary of measles, says Public Health

by James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Students are out of the classrooms this week and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) is advising residents to be cautious traveling…

Ban dangerous hockey violence

From Shaman's Rock by Jim Poling Sr. The fighting in hockey debate is raging again, intensified by a recent ugly Pacific Junior Hockey League brawl. A player grabbed an opposing team’s goaltender in a guillotine…

HHHS asks Haliburton County for $1M

By James Matthews, Local Initiative Journalism Reporter Haliburton Highlands Health Services has its eyes set on optimizing health and wellbeing in the county. And $1-million from the county will go a long way to achieving…

Just what the doctor ordered: a glimpse inside…

By Emily Stonehouse Let’s not sugar coat things here: there’s been some bad news from the medical world these days. Major provincial budget cuts, closures, and a complete uncertainty about the future of healthcare in…

Spiritual Rest and Relaxation in the Highlands

By Christine Carr Dimensions Healing is offering a new program for those looking for a little more wellness in their lives. The Summer Wellness Series is a new program offering all-inclusive wellness experiences for those…

Emotions high at first HHHS town hall

By Emily Stonehouse Thursday, June 29 brought on a few things: the last day of school for local kids, record-high heat waves, increased air quality statements, and the first time the Haliburton Highlands Health Services…

Urgent care clinic opening June 30

By Emily Stonehouse It’s official. Minden Hills will be opening an urgent care clinic in the space that formerly housed the emergency department.  Spearheaded by the Kawartha North Family Health Team (KNFHT), the clinic is…

Minden mayor says he would never turn down…

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Minden councillor took the township’s mayor to task for comments that were perceived to disparage a proposal for an urgent care clinic at the former emergency department.…

Minden physicians speak out

By Emily Stonehouse The Minden ER physicians have spoken. “This shouldn’t have happened now,” said Dr. Bruno Helt of the Minden ER during a private media interview.  “In terms of the physician resources in Minden,…

Local group takes a stand on privatization 

By Emily Stonehouse The Haliburton Highlands Long-Term Care Coalition hosted a privatization referendum press conference on May 4 at the Minden Hospital The intention of the conference was to kickstart the voting process for the…