Ontario to move into Step 3, largely reopen…

By Mike Baker The next step in Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery will be ushered in on Friday, July 16 in a move that will see indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities, cinemas, museums and casinos reopen,…

HHHS extends strategic plan, discusses ‘year of the…

By Mike Baker Haliburton Highlands Health Services has adopted a new one-year strategic plan as the organization prepares for life after the COVID-19 pandemic.The plan includes four priority areas – advancing community partnerships, investing in…

Standby list available for end-of-day vaccines

By Sue Tiffin 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 June 23 and press releases from…

Farmers’ Market essential, going ahead with season

By Darren Lum Whatever the Ontario government decides regarding the current stay-at-home order, set to run until May 20 as of press time, the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market, which is considered an “essential service,” is…

Chamber president pleased with paid sick day program,…

By Mike Baker Representatives from the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce say the Ontario government’s decision to introduce a temporary paid sick day program is “a step in the right direction.”Premier Doug Ford unveiled plans…

Paramedics vaccinating homebound residents

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County paramedics began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound patients and their caregivers last week.As paramedic chief and EMS director Tim Waite told county councillors during an April 28 online meeting, on…