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…

HHHS responds to vaccination clinic questions from public

By Darren Lum An emailed response from Haliburton Highlands Health Services president and CEO Carolyn Plummer is helping shed light on decisions related to vaccination roll out across Haliburton County.Several readers contacted the Echo about…

Vaccination clinic cut short at arena

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The A. J. LaRue arena was announced on March 18 as the last of six vaccination clinics in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit, first in…

Vaccination clinics underway in Haliburton County

By Darren Lum Standing outside the Haliburton Highlands Health Services vaccination hub located at the Pinesetone Resort and Conference Centre in Haliburton on Thursday, March 18, Kelly Lawr was readying herself to join the line…

Highland Wood COVID-19 outbreak resolved

The Highland Wood COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over.The outbreak status was declared March 16, 2021 when two staff members received positive results from surveillance testing.The staff members who received positive test results were re-swabbed…

Immunizations of the 80+ population begin this week

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Vaccinations in Haliburton County of the 80+ population begin this week.An online system to book vaccination appointments opened by the provincial government on March 15 but the immunization…

Vaccination clinics planned in Minden, Haliburton

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with acting medical officer of health Dr. Ian Gemmill, held virtually March 10. The Haliburton Family…

Now isn’t the time to relax

By Mike Baker, Editor When news came through late last week that Haliburton County would be moving into the Yellow-Protect level of Ontario’s COVID-19 framework response, you could almost sense the broad exhale of a…