Recognizing support to help those with cancer

By Darren LumThere was plenty of appreciation that was shared at a recent Abbey Retreat Centre virtual meeting, which was recognize the supporters of a pilot-program for people with cancer and its success.In 2021, the…

COVID19 transmissions rising in HKPR region

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 virtually on April 21. Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of…

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Community Living home

Three people supported at Haliburton’s Community Living home and three staff have tested positive for COVID-19. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit declared an outbreak at the facility on April 14.“I am pleased…

School bus driver shortage ‘continues to be a…

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting of Trillium Lakelands District School Board held virtually on April 12. Haliburton County’s school board trustee Gary Brohman…

COVID-19 is a lesson

By Darren Lum Loss. The word itself is filled with sorrow.The pandemic has had a pronounced affect on our lives. Loss has and continues to be felt by everyone, whether it is visible or notWhat…

COVID-19 is a lesson

By Darren Lum Loss. The word itself is filled with sorrow.The pandemic has had a pronounced affect on our lives. Loss has and continues to be felt by everyone, whether it is visible or notWhat…

HHHS planning around physician and nurse shortage

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a March 24 virtual meeting of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board. By Sue Tiffin HHHS has continued to face nursing and physician staff shortages in…

Health unit reports first influenza case in two…

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District (HKPRD) health unit press conference held virtually on March 23 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking and a press release issued…

Haliburton embraces a sampling of Cologne

By Darren LumLast week during March break, a small group of revellers were finding joy from experiencing Karneval at the A.J. LaRue Arena in Haliburton courtesy of the Mardus family.Karneval is an annual festivity in…

COVID isn’t over, but hope springs eternal at…

By Darren LumCompetitive inter-school athletics is making a full return to Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS) now that the province announced it will lift many of its mandates to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.Effective March…

Mask mandates lifting later this month

Ontario is lifting mask mandates for most indoor public settings as of March 21, with the remaining COVID-19 regulations to be lifted at the end of April. This news was part of an announcement made…

Health unit nearly balances budget prior to new…

By Stephen PetrickThe Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit will have an almost balanced budget as it moves into a new fiscal year.It’s a positive sign for an institution which bore a heavy responsibility…

Red Hawks Nordic ski team back on track

By Darren Lum There won’t be any chance of regional or provincial glory this season, but there’s something more important for the Red Hawks Nordic ski team than medals and podiums … It’s a future…

Control is about perception

What is control?I typically don’t start anything I write for the newspaper with a question. I can count on my single hand the amount of times that has been the case in my near 20…