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Two deaths reported in health unit’s COVID19 update

By Sue TiffinTwo Haliburton County residents have died of COVID-19 in the past two weeks.In a June 15 update of COVID-19 activity in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit region, a death in…

COVID-19 activity reducing throughout region: MOH

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit board of health meeting held in-person and broadcast on YouTube on June 16. Dr. Natalie…

Laurie Scott provides leadership

By Stephen Petrick The work of Ontario’s Legislative Assembly is still on pause, after being dissolved in May for the spring provincial election, but Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock’s Member of Provincial Parliament’s Laurie Scott was called to…

We see you

I used to tell my step-son when he was younger that it didn’t cost us anything to be kind to people.It’s a sentiment I still believe in years later. However, the reality of not sharing…

Run, walk, paddle or bike to support the…

By Darren Lum Taking a step, a pedal or a stroke in the next several weeks for the upcoming Haliburton Highlands Challenge will mean a life altering opportunity for clients of the Abbey Retreat Centre.Held…

Co-ed soccer kicksoff in Haliburton County

By Grace Oborne For Chris Carere, the game of soccer is about fun and inclusivity.Two years ago, Carere was a member of the Haliburton Soccer Club. However, due to peak COVID-19 times, it became increasingly…

Rotary Carnival makes postpandemic return

By Darren LumA 77 year Haliburton tradition continues after a pandemic hiatus.This year’s Rotary Carnival, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, will not have fireworks and the dynamic midway, but will still retain its…

Union opposes TLDSB staff layoffs

By Sue Tiffin Seven educational assistants and three custodial staff employees from schools in Haliburton County have received layoff notices, part of a “very concerning” number of staff cuts that has resulted in more than…

HCPL auditor applauds merits of library

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a June 8 meeting of the Haliburton County Public Library board. By Sue Tiffin Oscar Poloni, auditor with KPMG, delivered a clean audit to the Haliburton…

Red Hawks show their colours for Pride Week

By Darren LumThere is reason for optimism for the LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit) community after the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School’s (HHSS) Pride Week said organizers.One of three main…

Care for the carers

By Darren Lum As of June 11, the province has lifted its masking requirements in places such as hospitals and public transit, but not long-term care and retirement homes.Far be it for me to question…

Saying goodbye and hello after 32 years of…

Brian Plouffe is retiring, but is staying in the communityBy Darren Lum There is a saying that you don’t really know a person unless you’ve walked a mile in another man’s shoes.When people think of…

Last Monarch returns home for induction honour

By Darren LumBob Beeney can’t imagine the life he has led without the Highlands.The 90-year-old is the lone survivor of the Minden Monarchs hockey team from the late-1950s. He is proud about his life here,…

Welcome summer and new businesses

By Angelica BlenichWithout a doubt everyone is happy when the sun is shining.With winter being a distant memory and the arrival of summer just a week away, you can see an extra bounce in people’s…