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…

Help ‘Fill-a-cruiser’

The OPP is asking the public to bring their giving spirit between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to grocery stores in Haliburton and Minden on Saturday, Dec. 4.As part of the police’s Annual “Fill-a-Cruiser” event…

Health unit encourages flu shot

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge board of health meeting held virtually on Nov. 18. Winter can bring increased cases of COVID-19 alongside influenza season and the…

The Christmas season is upon us

By Angelica IngramNews from the North Pole travels fast and word on the street is the big man himself is going to be in Haliburton Village this Friday, Nov. 26.That’s right, the annual Santa Claus…

Taking a shot at life before the pandemic

By Darren Lum“Pondimonium” is back and the hope is it serves as another step towards life before the pandemic, said the organizer of the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships.After a two-year hiatus, the pond hockey…

Youth Hub program connects youth with employment

By Nick BernardIn the basement of a former church in Haliburton is a vivid and modern office space consulted and, in part, designed by local youth. The space serves an important function in making sure…

Tens of thousands of titles coming to HCPL…

By StaffHaliburton County Public Library card holders will soon have access to more than 30,000 documentaries, learning courses, children’s programs, and international films thanks to a $2,200 donation from the Rotary Club of Haliburton.The request…

West Guilford son takes place among Hall of…

By Darren LumStories are powerful vehicles for inspiration and Bernie Nicholls’ path to joining the ranks of the best hockey players in the world has the potential to be an example of what is possible…

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…

Community climate action plan released

By Stephen PetrickSpecial to the Echo Warmer summers, milder winters, longer heat waves and increased risk for vulnerable populations, such as seniors, the poor and people without good housing.That’s what Haliburton County officials expect for…

Dysart passes COVID vaccination policy 

Stephen Petrick Special to the Echo Dysart passes Covid vaccination policy Those who work for or with the Municipality of Dysart et al will soon be asked to show they’re fully vaccinated against Covid-19, but those…

Photographer’s work showcased in book

By Darren Lum Photographer’s work showcased in bookPhotographer, instructor and lover of life, Glenn Springer was known for his passions.Springer, a prolific photographer and past contributor to the Haliburton Echo and Minden Times, captured life…

Mass vaccination clinic reopens in Minden

By Sue Tiffin Mass vaccination clinic reopens in MindenThe following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held Oct. 27 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking.…

Sing Along with Coco Love Alcorn

The Haliburton County Folk Society is happy to present singer/songwriter and choir leader, Coco Love Alcorn in concert on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Haliburton Legion Branch 129 at 7:30 p.m.That same afternoon from 2…