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…

Multiple indicators showing Omicron wave plateau

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually on Feb. 9. By Sue Tiffin “We are seeing…

Glimmers of normalcy for staff, students at TLDSB

By Nick BernardThere appears to be a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, especially for students, teachers, and staff at Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB).At their committee of the whole meeting on…

Haliburton County rejects idea of vaccine policy

By Stephen PetrickHaliburton County won’t have a firm vaccine policy for its staff, but councillors say the county will continue to advocate for most public health guidelines, such as masking and distancing.The thorough policy prepared…

MOH acknowledges frustration during pandemic

By Sue TiffinThe following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually on Feb. 2. When asked for her…

Highlands protest convoy rolls through Haliburton

By Darren Lum Horns sounded, people waved and Canadian flags were flown from dozens of vehicles that rolled through town close to the noon hour this past Saturday announcing they were done with restrictions and…

Arts Council not backing down to COVID-19

By Chris Drost The Arts Council ~ Haliburton Highlands is looking forward to the future after facing two very difficult years with the pandemic, which has changed everything.“In 2020 we questioned, what do we do…

Incidence rate has begun to plateau: MOH

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually Jan. 26 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking. While Bocking usually starts…

Health unit hopes to resume halted services soon,…

By Stephen PetrickThe local health unit hopes to resume some of its services in the coming months, if the Omicron variant wanes.The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit’s school-based immunization program has been on and…

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Community Living home

By Sue TiffinAn outbreak has been declared at a community home in Haliburton.The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit reported the outbreak at the Community Living facility on Mountain Street on Jan. 18.“One person…

Health unit shifting the strategy for handling COVID-19

Dashboard case counts to give way to wastewater, hospital admission data By Stephen Petrick Health officials are ushering in a “paradigm shift” in how COVID-19 is managed and the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit…

Pandemic pushes people to Nordic trails

By Stephen PetrickFor so many, the last two years of the pandemic has included our winters of discontent.The COVID crisis, which we now know is worsened in winter, leads to shuttered schools, boarded up businesses,…

Efforts focused on decreasing the impact

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually on Jan. 5. Dr. Natalie…