Director of education pleased with first weeks back

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting on Sept. 22 for Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Wesley Hahn, director of education for TLDSB, told trustees…

TLDSB student reps launch anti-racism initiative

By Jenn Watt Student leaders within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board are looking for action on racism and discrimination against all members of the school community and have asked for anyone with stories about…

Work continues to move Hops Dr. development forward

By Sue Tiffin Dysart et al councillors want a commercial development proposed for 10 Hops Drive in Haliburton to move forward, and are working with the developer to make that happen sooner rather than later.Steven…

HE moving forward to allow off-road motorcycles on…

By Darren Lum The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Sept. 22 meeting of Highlands East council, which was available to the public via YouTube. Highlands East council voted to allow off-road…

Duchene gives the gift of fruit through generous…

Submitted by SIRCH Community Services When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the Haliburton economy to a grinding halt, NHL player Matt Duchene knew he wanted to do something to help the place he called home.“When the…

Applesauce project a success during challenging year

Submitted by SIRCH Community Services Another successful Applesauce Project is in the books thanks to the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of a caring community. This year, Lakeside Church took the lead. The annual…

County residents create long-term care coalition

Following the COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the roof leak and subsequent months-long evacuation of Highland Wood in Haliburton, a group of concerned citizens has come together…

Trail riders encourage courteous, safe use of trails

By Darren Lum With more users out on the trails during the coronavirus pandemic, there have also been more complaints, which has raised concern for the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders.Unlike on trails that are…

HHHSF thanks departing chairperson for years of dedication

By Darren Lum The 23rd annual general meeting for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation was about recognizing the uncertainty of living through a pandemic and the strength of the community, which provides the backbone…

Annual flu vaccine ‘more important than ever’

By Sue Tiffin It might not be the vaccine that has been on everyone’s mind this year, but the annual flu vaccine will be available in Haliburton County and across Ontario in October, and according…

Opioid overdoses in region may surpass 2019 numbers

By Sue Tiffin Preliminary data in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district reports 15 suspected overdose deaths from January to May of this year, compared to 20 opioid related overdose deaths in all of 2019,…

HSAD goes back to school, virtually

By Sue TiffinRather than a bustling campus with about 100 new full-time students joining the fall semester at the Haliburton campus of Fleming College, about 40 students are enrolled in three online programs being offered…

Donors needed to fund new welcome centre

By Jenn Watt With fewer fundraisers this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rotary Club of Haliburton is reaching out to the community to help them fund the new welcome centre and public washrooms…

Board sees spike in male elementary student suspensions…

By Jenn WattDespite the 2019-2020 school year being cut short, with COVID-19 precautionary closures beginning March 13, 2020, more than 1,100 suspensions were issued across the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.Numbers were presented to school…