Curbside still available while libraries re-open

By Sue TiffinThe following are brief reports of items discussed during a Sept. 9 meeting of the Haliburton County Public Library board. Erin Kernohan-Berning, branch services librarian, said curbside pick-up, while it was offered during…

Rumours of 100s of cottagers enrolling in local…

By Jenn Watt A rumour that 300 students from cottaging households had registered in Haliburton schools this fall was an inflated number, the school board’s director of education said at a meeting last week. Asked…

Go on a virtual journey Oct. 3

By StaffJoin area residents as they take you on a virtual journey, through their travel tales told during an online special performance called Six-Minute Escapes.The experience is being coordinated by the Arts Council ~ Haliburton…

Tracking COVID-19 in schools

By Sue Tiffin Parents and caregivers, as well as Ontarians in general, concerned about confirmed COVID-19 cases in class or at daycare will be able to track outbreaks of the virus at schools and child…

School’s Cool back in class

By Sue Tiffin The details of schools reopening are still being worked out, but a modified School’s Cool program began last week in Haliburton, Coboconk, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and Lindsay.  In March, while the province was…

EORN applies for funding for gig project

By Chad Ingram The Eastern Ontario Regional Network, owned by the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, of which Haliburton County is a part, is applying for federal and provincial funding for what it’s calling its gig…

Haliburton Curling Club wants curlers to stay in…

By Darren Lum Part of new safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 being implemented by the Haliburton Curling Club this season is leaving competitive curlers disappointed, looking for another facility. The club’s protocols…

Tough Choices

Parents making hard decisions over whether to send their kids back to school in SeptemberBy Sue Tiffin Aarica Hurl feels anxious, scared, and says she has “mom guilt for sure.” Her four-year-old already had her…

Pandemic puts pressure on mental health

By Jenn Watt Editor The coronavirus pandemic has changed nearly every facet of our daily lives, disrupting routines and limiting contact with loved ones, introducing financial pressures and heightening anxiety about our health and that…