Demand for real estate in the Highlands growing…

By Jenn Watt Cottage owners looking to sell their property this summer should have little trouble doing so with strong demand in the Haliburton Highlands and throughout the region. Several factors have converged to make…

Masks recommended not (yet) mandated 

By Sue Tiffin Mandatory mask wearing orders are spreading throughout Canadian cities, with governments and public health units in Ontario, including Toronto, Sudbury and Durham region, and Quebec issuing orders to residents to wear non-medical…

HHHS staff residents test negative for COVID-19

Haliburton Highlands Health Services confirmed on May 13 that tests of the staff and residents at Highland Wood and Hyland Crest long-term care homes have come back negative. In addition, surveillance testing of all HHHS…

Haliburton County declares state of emergency

By Jenn Watt Update (March 18 4 p.m.): Since the this article was first published information has been updated regarding emergency measures in the Municipality of Dysart et al. New information is in italics below.…

Community Support Services reaching out to help

Although many programs delivered through Community Support Services have been suspended as the community takes precautions against COVID-19 some services are still being offered and CSS is working with the community to find new ways…

Shoppers flock to area grocery stores

By Jenn Watt Haliburton County’s grocery stores have been caught up in the national shopping frenzy spurred by concern over COVID-19. Starting late last week toilet paper and hand sanitizer began flying off the shelves…

What you need to know about COVID-19 in…

Submitted by the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team There is no cure for this virus that spreads like the common cold through respiratory droplets from infected persons entering your eyes nose or mouth either directly…

HHHS restricts visits suspends programming

In the wake of the ongoing globalCOVID-19 pandemic Haliburton Highlands Health Services is requestingthat only essential visits are made to its facilities in Minden andHaliburton Village. “Containment of spread and protectionof our community requires a…

Classes suspended at Fleming College

By Jenn Watt This story was written on March 13 and includes some information that is now out of date. See this story for an update. On March 13 Fleming College announced that classes at…

COVID-19 Update: Schools to close for two weeks…

The Minister of Education announced on Thursday, March 12 that all publicly funded schools will close for two weeks following March Break in response to the coronavirus.    Ontario schools will be closed from March…