Cancellation of February Frost Fest confirmed

By Darren Lum With outdoor activities such as dogsledding, ice-climbing, and bonfire feasting where the young and young at heart would eat s’mores by a fire, the Frost Festival always brought joy to Haliburton.Its venue…

2020 the year of the pandemic, but not…

By Mike Baker Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott says “there is light at the end of the tunnel” as communities all across Ontario continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.Speaking to the Echo, a…

Health unit produces COVID-19 information videos

A series of videos featuring acting local medical officer of health Dr. Ian Gemmill have been uploaded to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit YouTube channel.“The health unit produced these videos as a…

Schools to remain closed until Jan. 25 as…

By Sue Tiffin On the same day the province reported a single-day record of 3,519 new cases of COVID-19, as well as a record high number of 89 deaths, Ontario's chief medical officer of health…

Health unit advising people ‘stay safe and stay…

By Sue Tiffin “Home for the holidays” is a saying with extra meaning in 2020, according to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District acting medical officer of health, Dr. Ian Gemmill.“With COVID-19 cases circulating and…

Privacy a concern for local health unit when…

By Sue Tiffin With each update of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit, comments from the public regarding their questions and concerns – namely, why…

All eyes on the UK

By Mike Baker Is anyone else at least a little bit surprised by the news that a COVID-19 vaccine could be readily available on these shores before the end of the year? And we’re not…

BIA, Lions Club calling on community to help…

By Mike Baker Two local organizations are encouraging area residents to help keep the Christmas spirit alive in Haliburton this festive season.The Haliburton and District Lions Club is teaming up with the Haliburton Village Business…

TLDSB equity task force lifts off

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting of Trillium Lakelands District School Board on Nov. 24. By Jenn Watt The school board has taken the first necessary steps…

Sweet support for Bitter Lake food drive

By Darren Lum The community members of the Bitter Lake, Burdock Lake and Long Lake area are putting their hearts towards a food drive to help residents that use the Haliburton food bank.Leading the charge…

Christmas happenings and a chance to win

By Angelica IngramA lot has changed in the past eight months and this column is just one example of something that’s different in Haliburton Village. As you may recall, the last time you read BIA…

Some in-school public health services on hold

By Jenn Watt Some vaccinations and screening programs typically administered in schools have been relocated to health unit offices or put on hold for the 2020/2021 school year, members of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge…