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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Highlands Summer Festival cancelled for this year

But early stages program may go on Organizers of The Highlands Summer Festival have cancelled the 2021 summer theatre season. In a Feb. 1 press...

COVID dances Nutcracker off stage

By Carolyn Allder For some, December is synonymous with the Nutcracker in Haliburton County. It’s been the time when dancers from Heritage...

Forest cancels 2021 Poker Run

EVENTS: Haliburton Forest announced this week it is cancelling February's Poker Run but plans to be back in 2022.

Oh Canada, we’re staying home this year

ARTS --- With COVID-19, Canada Day as we’ve known it in the past has been cancelled locally.

GO-VAXX coming to County

HEALTH: County residents can get COVID-19 vaccines Sept. 19 at Abbey Gardens.

Businesses navigate next COVID hurdle

By Sam Gillett At Haliburton’s Kozy Korner, owner Ann Gordon greets two masked customers at...

Walk-ins can get COVID vaccinations

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) is inviting anyone 12 years of...

Vaccine information update

NEWS: What to do now that Haliburton vaccine clinic is closed, and Lindsay pop-up

Restrictions to ease on Friday

NEWS: The County enters Step One of reopening at 12.01 a.m. June 11.

HHHS takes ‘cautious approach’ to recovery

The hospital board’s top doctor said while the County is not completely out of the...

Covid Corner Yikes! Looking ahead … By Dr. Nell Thomas “Yikes!” That’s what epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant said when...

County going down to one vaccination centre

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit have decided that Haliburton County will not...

COVID CORNER – How thing change in a week

by Dr. Nell Thomas Pfizer and its European partner BioNTech are seeking the FDA’s full approval...

The variants revisited

by Dr. Nell Thomas What is scarier than the fear of losing the global race to...

Health unit struggling with third wave of COVID

by Kirk Winter The third wave of COVID-19 “has stretched the capacity of the health unit...

Province restricts outdoor gatherings, recreation

The province is extending its stay-at-home order two weeks and restricting outdoor gatherings as COVID-19...

Volunteer army gets ready to staff clinics

The Minden and Haliburton Rotary clubs are putting a call out for volunteers as they...

Positive COVID case at Archie Stouffer

NEWS --- The school board has confirmed a positive COVID test result at Archie Stouffer in Minden.

A driving force behind County’s vaccine effort

Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) volunteer driver Bill Elliott said plenty of people need a...

Phase 2 vaccines candidates

by Dr. Nell Thomas Ontario has announced the anticipated Phase 2 vaccine rollout from April to...

Haliburton entering four-week shutdown

The County of Haliburton is going back into a shutdown alongside the rest of the...

Vaccine rollout creates controversy

Little Redstone Lake resident David Baker is trying hard to get a COVID-19 vaccination for...

Trusting the science

by Dr. Nell Thomas I’m looking around the world and see vaccination rates vary from country...

Don’t confuse Facebook with fact

When it comes to vaccinating Haliburton County residents against COVID-19, public health must not only...

Health Unit multi-tasking during pandemic

By Kirk Winter Despite priority being given to battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Haliburton Kawartha...

Bettering mental health in COVID

Mindfulness and cognitive behaviour strategist Nancy Brownsberger said the pandemic has taken its toll on...

Vaccines: why, how, when and where

By Dr. Nell Thomas Dr. Brent MacMillan, on March 11, issued this plea to anyone uncertain...

COVID numbers rise as County vaccines begin

A spike in COVID-19 cases - including the high school and two long-term care homes...

Ethical vaccinations

by Dr. Nell Thomas We are experiencing the largest vaccination campaign in human history. Thanks to...

A pandemic year

As Haliburton County marks the one-year anniversary of this global pandemic, it seemed fitting to...

FAQ about COVID-19 vaccinations

by Dr. Nell Thomas Q: Why should I get a vaccine? A: Vaccine is the way...

Plans underway for County vaccinations

Five Haliburton County partners are working with the local health unit to finalize plans for...

Countering ‘vaccine alarmism”

by Dr. Nell Thomas It is reassuring that on the COVID-19 Government of Canada vaccine safety...

Local vaccine delivery expected this week

HEALTH --- The local health unit says more COVID vaccines are on the way.

Doing the reopening dance

Balancing our collective desire to stay healthy with our instinct to want to support our...

Hyland Crest COVID-19 outbreak declared over

HEALTH: The outbreak has been declared over at Hyland Crest long-term care home in Minden.

What you need to know about Haliburton County reopening

NEWS: The province - and local health unit - has outlined reopening plans for next week.

‘Talk with the Doc’ virtual town halls coming

HEALTH: Talk with the Doc virtual session.

Give credit where it’s due

While the Haliburton County community is relieved that no residents or staff have so far...

First COVID-19 vaccines at Highland Wood

NEWS: Residents of Highland Wood LTC in Haliburton got their COVID-19 vaccines today.

Hyland Crest faces COVID outbreak

Bonnie Berry was “very frightened” when she got a call that two essential visitors to...

COVID outbreak at Hyland Crest

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the...

COVID decisions questionable

The Province of Ontario is dealing with its first global pandemic in 100 years so...

District gets first COVID vaccines – Gemmill says vaccine is safe

Residents of long-term care homes (LTC) in The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health...