Two confirmed COVID-19 cases at Stuart Baker Elementary School
Two confirmed COVID-19 cases at Stuart Baker Elementary School
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Vaccine clinics for children open this week

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually Nov. 24. By Sue Tiffin On the first day…

Vaccination policy for county workers raises tension

By Stephen PetrickHaliburton County councillors are at odds over how to bring forth a Covid-19 vaccination policy that will impact workers.A report to council from chief administrative officer Mike Rutter led to deadlock and clear…

Co-op the antidote for career hesitancy

The following is part of an ongoing series about HHSS co-op placements in the Highlands. By Darren LumGetting experience as a pharmacist assistant through the co-op placement at Shoppers Drug Mart in Haliburton has given…

HE departments share 2022 capital plans with council

By Chris DrostOn the morning of Nov. 23, Highlands East council was presented with capital plans for 2022. Shannon Hunter, CAO/treasurer, also advised that the five-year capital forecast has been updated to 2026, but currently,…

New economic development director hopes to see growth…

By Stephen PetrickScott Ovell has had a long and interesting career working in economic development. Now, he joins Haliburton County at an interesting time. Ovell, Haliburton County’s new director of economic development and tourism, has…

Vaccines approved for youth 5 to 11

By Sue TiffinHealth Canada has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.In a much anticipated announcement last Friday, Pfizer’s Comirnaty became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for a younger age…

Health unit reports decline in number of people…

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held Nov. 17 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking. By Sue Tiffin As of last week, the…

Help ‘Fill-a-cruiser’

The OPP is asking the public to bring their giving spirit between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to grocery stores in Haliburton and Minden on Saturday, Dec. 4.As part of the police’s Annual “Fill-a-Cruiser” event…

Health unit encourages flu shot

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge board of health meeting held virtually on Nov. 18. Winter can bring increased cases of COVID-19 alongside influenza season and the…

The Christmas season is upon us

By Angelica IngramNews from the North Pole travels fast and word on the street is the big man himself is going to be in Haliburton Village this Friday, Nov. 26.That’s right, the annual Santa Claus…

Taking a shot at life before the pandemic

By Darren Lum“Pondimonium” is back and the hope is it serves as another step towards life before the pandemic, said the organizer of the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships.After a two-year hiatus, the pond hockey…

Youth Hub program connects youth with employment

By Nick BernardIn the basement of a former church in Haliburton is a vivid and modern office space consulted and, in part, designed by local youth. The space serves an important function in making sure…

Tens of thousands of titles coming to HCPL…

By StaffHaliburton County Public Library card holders will soon have access to more than 30,000 documentaries, learning courses, children’s programs, and international films thanks to a $2,200 donation from the Rotary Club of Haliburton.The request…