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Mass vaccination clinics temporarily close due to low…

By Sue TiffinLocal Journalism Initiative reporter The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually on April 21 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking.…

Haliburton businesses ‘at the breaking point’

By Mike Baker Commerce has condemned the latest raft of COVID-19 measures implemented by the provincial government, saying further business supports will be required to help entrepreneurs through this prolonged third lockdown.On Friday [April 16],…

Getting the virtual wheels rolling to create a…

By Darren Lum There’s no denying the strangeness of the year with the pandemic’s lockdowns and restrictions on public gatherings around the world.The Highlands wasn’t immune to this reality and up until several weeks ago…

Condo development proposal for affordable rentals

By Darren Lum A delegation at last week’s Highlands East council meeting on Tuesday, April 13 is bringing hope for affordable housing with a 40-unit condominium project for independent living seniors in Cardiff.Led by Stephen…

Local COVID-19 cases on the rise, MoH calls…

By Mike Baker The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit [HKPRDHU] is “sounding the alarm” with the recent spike in local COVID-19 cases stretching the capacity of the health unit to its limits.In the…

TLDSB bags $7.5 million in new COVID-19 relief…

By Mike Baker Trillium Lakelands District School Board is receiving around $7.5 million in additional COVID-19 relief funding from the provincial and federal governments.In a release to media last week, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha…

Construction is booming in Highlands East

By Darren Lum The following are briefs from the April 13 Highlands East meeting. Laurie Devolin, chief building official for the township, said the numbers are showing a lot of building activity when compared to…

Ferguson pretrial begins May 11

A preliminary hearing for Robert Ferguson held in a virtual court session on April 6 was adjourned to May 11 in the Superior Court for pretrial.Ferguson, a Highlands East resident, was 58-years-old at the time…

Ontario schools to remain closed following break

By Mike Baker High school and elementary students in Ontario will be transitioning back to at-home learning following April Break, Premier Doug Ford confirmed on Monday [April 12].Ford said the rapid spread of “deadly” COVID-19…

New Medical Officer of Health urges public to…

By Sue Tiffin Dr. Natalie Bocking officially assumed the role of medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit on April 6, replacing Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, who retired in December…

Camp Towhee goes virtual, bringing Haliburton home

By Darren Lum Like everywhere else in the province during this pandemic, there will be a virtual offering at Camp Towhee, which is looking to bring Haliburton to its young participants wherever they are.The Child…

Beloved Dorset store under new ownership

By Sue Tiffin Mike and Katie Hinbest made a choice to set out to live their most ideal life, and in doing so, will become the owners of the iconic Robinson’s General Store in Dorset…