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Opioid overdoses in region may surpass 2019 numbers

By Sue Tiffin Preliminary data in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district reports 15 suspected overdose deaths from January to May of this year, compared to 20 opioid related overdose deaths in all of 2019,…

HHHSF thanks departing chairperson for years of dedication

By Darren Lum The 23rd annual general meeting for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation was about recognizing the uncertainty of living through a pandemic and the strength of the community, which provides the backbone…

Annual flu vaccine ‘more important than ever’

By Sue Tiffin It might not be the vaccine that has been on everyone’s mind this year, but the annual flu vaccine will be available in Haliburton County and across Ontario in October, and according…

HSAD goes back to school, virtually

By Sue TiffinRather than a bustling campus with about 100 new full-time students joining the fall semester at the Haliburton campus of Fleming College, about 40 students are enrolled in three online programs being offered…

Donors needed to fund new welcome centre

By Jenn Watt With fewer fundraisers this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rotary Club of Haliburton is reaching out to the community to help them fund the new welcome centre and public washrooms…

Board sees spike in male elementary student suspensions…

By Jenn WattDespite the 2019-2020 school year being cut short, with COVID-19 precautionary closures beginning March 13, 2020, more than 1,100 suspensions were issued across the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.Numbers were presented to school…

Curbside still available while libraries re-open

By Sue TiffinThe following are brief reports of items discussed during a Sept. 9 meeting of the Haliburton County Public Library board. Erin Kernohan-Berning, branch services librarian, said curbside pick-up, while it was offered during…

Lakeside Church helps with Apple Sauce Project in…

Submitted by SIRCH Community Services The Apple Sauce Project is a community initiative that turns unused apples from local trees into apple sauce, which is then frozen and distributed to seniors and families through Meals…

Rumours of 100s of cottagers enrolling in local…

By Jenn Watt A rumour that 300 students from cottaging households had registered in Haliburton schools this fall was an inflated number, the school board’s director of education said at a meeting last week. Asked…

Council talks commercial development in Dysart

By Chad Ingram A commercial development being proposed for Hops Drive in Haliburton would include a gas bar, 10,000-square-foot retail building and drive-thru restaurant, councillors for the Municipality of Dysart et al heard during a…

Tracking COVID-19 in schools

By Sue Tiffin Parents and caregivers, as well as Ontarians in general, concerned about confirmed COVID-19 cases in class or at daycare will be able to track outbreaks of the virus at schools and child…

Shoreline protection talks resume

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors have resumed conversations regarding a shoreline protection bylaw for the county, one that would restrict site alteration and the removal of vegetation within 30 metres of the high-water mark…

Potential hate crime downtown targets Pride flags

By Sue Tiffin Christopher O’Mara says that growing up in Haliburton, there wasn’t a day for him between Grades 6 and 12 in which he wasn’t called a homophobic slur.“When I returned to Haliburton in…

Highlands East man, 58, dies in two-vehicle collision

Submitted by Haliburton Highlands OPP Members of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, along with Highlands East Fire Department and Haliburton County Paramedic Services, responded to reports of a two-vehicle collision on…