We’ve been here before

To the Editor, I’ve been doing what many others have likely been doing during the pandemic - projects that I’ve been meaning to turn my attention to. One of them is working through a box…

Look for health care answers beyond the continent

To the Editor, I was very impressed this morning reading Darren Lum’s editorial “What’s old is new again.” I think it was very well written and captures the public mood in our community.For weeks I’ve…

Province acts to slow COVID-19 surge

By Sue Tiffin A new year has brought new provincial restrictions during the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.In-person school will move to online learning for the next two weeks, indoor dining at restaurants will…

Routine, sense of purpose key to coping this…

By Nick BernardWinter – the coldest, darkest time of the year.Where the holidays can be difficult for many, the long trudge towards springtime can be even worse for those who have concerns about their mental…

Plant sale proceeds to spring Water Festival back…

By Stephen PetrickIf you’re a friend of the environment, you have a chance to plant the seeds for a feel-good movement.Local environmental organization FEEL (Friends of Ecological Environmental Learning) is holding its annual native plant…

MOH urges public to stay at home for…

The local medical officer of health is asking residents to give the best gift possible this holiday season – the gift of staying home and isolating if they are ill. “This is the best gift…

Businesses respond to new restrictions

By Nick BernardIn an announcement presented on Dec. 17, the Ontario government announced new restrictions in the face of rising COVID-19 case counts, and the continuing spread of the Omicron variant.Effective as of Dec. 19…

HHHS deficit adds to ‘very challenging year’

The following are brief reports from the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board meeting held virtually on Dec. 2. By Sue Tiffin When giving a financial overview, David O’Brien, vice-chair of the board and chair of…

Vaccine clinics for children open this week

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 Nov. 24. By Sue Tiffin On the first day…

Vaccination policy for county workers raises tension

By Stephen PetrickHaliburton County councillors are at odds over how to bring forth a Covid-19 vaccination policy that will impact workers.A report to council from chief administrative officer Mike Rutter led to deadlock and clear…

Vaccines approved for youth 5 to 11

By Sue TiffinHealth Canada has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.In a much anticipated announcement last Friday, Pfizer’s Comirnaty became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for a younger age…

Health unit reports decline in number of people…

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held Nov. 17 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking. By Sue Tiffin As of last week, the…

Bonnie Roe to be presented with award in…

By Katrina BoguskiOn Nov 16, Bonnie Roe will be presented with an award in Toronto from the Institute for Change. Leaders (ICL). According to its website, “ICL teaches the skills that organizers need to win…