Two deaths reported in health unit’s COVID19 update

By Sue TiffinTwo Haliburton County residents have died of COVID-19 in the past two weeks.In a June 15 update of COVID-19 activity in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit region, a death in…

Decrease in COVID-19 prior to possible fall increase

Health unit moves to weekly reporting of COVID-19 statsThe 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…

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…

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…

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…

Grow!

By Lynda Shadbolt Happy New Year to everyone! I am wishing all of you the very best for a healthy and love-filled year!A friend sent me a quote that said 2022 is like a book…

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…