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…

HHHS accepting patient transfers to help free up…

By Sue Tiffin Two patients from Campbellford Memorial Hospital were transferred to Haliburton County in April as hospitals throughout the province deal with critical care capacity challenges during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Campbellford,…

Mass vaccine clinics remain closed across county

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually on April 28 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking.  Mass vaccine clinics in Haliburton County…

Schmale critical of ‘monstrous’ 2021 federal budget

By Mike Baker Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale is concerned by the figures included in the 2021 federal budget, which he has labelled a “super spreader of spending.”Tabled by Canada’s finance minister Chrystia Freeland last…

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],…

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…

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…

Grade 5/6 ASES class and Bus #20 required…

By Sue Tiffin Archie Stouffer Elementary School students in a Grade 5/6 class have been identified as close contacts of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.An April 2 email to families in the…