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Forest cancels 2021 Poker Run

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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

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

Where to get The Highlander

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To do what we can for social distancing, we've consolidated our distribution to the following pick-up points. We're sorry if your newspaper...

Updated list of closures and cancellations

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The Province said all non-essential businesses must close before midnight March 24. The Province of Ontario declared a state...

County braces to stay home

Haliburton County is readying to stay at home after an order from Premier...

Haliburton entering COVID lockdown

Haliburton will enter a minimum 28-day lockdown starting Dec. 26 alongside southern Ontario...

Forest cancels 2021 Poker Run

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

Province increases COVID restrictions in district

The provincial government announced today the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health...

COVID and Christmas

By Dr. Nell Thomas COVID-19 is not the gift...

Schmale says Fed slow to okay rapid tests

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NEWS --- MP Jamie Schmale criticized Health Canada for being slow in approving COVID-19 tests when he spoke at the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association annual general meeting Nov. 22.

Pandemic fate still in Highlanders’ hands

With COVID-19 cases projected to spike dramatically across the province, health officials say...

Minden Hills staff remain in office despite COVID

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NEWS --- Minden Hills staff will continue to work from their offices during COVID-19.

Highlands small business feeling the pinch

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BUSINESS: And the surveys say ... Highlands businesses feeling pandemic pinch.

Highlands real estate booms during pandemic

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BUSINESS --- COVID has been good for business for Haliburton County realtors.

Health Unit offers Thanksgiving advice

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HEALTH --- The local health unit is issuing some advice for Thanksgivng weekend.

Minden business owner fined for non-mask compliance

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NEWS --- The owner of a Minden business has been fined for posting a sign asking customers not to wear masks when in her store.

Curling Club sweeps through pandemic

The Haliburton Curling Club is planning to carry on its season even with...

Who’s zooming whom at council meetings

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It’s early on a Tuesday morning and the Dysart et al council chambers...

Confirmed active COVID cases down to one in Haliburton

Haliburton's active confirmed COVID-19 cases dropped down one in an update from the...

Haliburton County municipalities get $2.87 million to help with COVID costs

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NEWS: The province today announced nearly $3m to help local townships offset COVID costs.

The do’s and don’ts of pandemic yard sales

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NEWS: Thinking of holding a yard or garage sale. Thinking of going to one? Here's what you need to know.

New COVID hospitalization in Haliburton

For the first time since April, someone in Haliburton County has been hospitalized...

Health workers await promised pandemic pay

Local healthcare workers are still waiting for the province to fulfill its promises...

Health measures bring harassment fears

Baked and Battered co-owner Colby Marcellus said a strong majority of people have...

Masked men and women enter County stores

Local businesses implemented the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit’s mask mandate...

Councils hold off on in-person meetings

County council agreed to spend up to $15,000 to broadcast future in-person meetings...

Church finds ‘silver lining’ in COVID

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LIFE --- Almost all Haliburton County churches are opting to remain closed for the time being.

Oh Canada, we’re staying home this year

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

Dysart task force charts course for recovery

Dysart et al officially launched its COVID-19 Community Recovery Task Force June 11.

Excitement builds for business reopenings

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NEWS -- Some businesses are reopining to the general public June 12.

Hosts welcome opening of short-term rentals

Short-term rental businesses and hosts are welcoming the province loosening restrictions on them...

Restaurants say they’re struggling

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NEWS --- Local restaurants - only allowed to do takeout - say they are struggling.

Campers disappointed as getaways cancelled

Victor Surkos was planning for his third year at Haliburton Hockey Haven Sports...

Minden restaurant defies no dine-in rules

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NEWS --- A Minden business has protested the closure of restaurants to all but takeaway,

Frustration as renters defy restrictions

Short-term rentals are still mostly banned across Ontario, but professional cottage rental agencies...

Seniors seek long-term financial support

Seniors advocates are welcoming a $500 one-time payment from the federal government but...

Libraries plan for reopening

The Haliburton County Public Library (HCPL) is planning for reopening but staff are...

Haliburton County getting back in business

Haliburton County’s construction and retail sectors began further reopening May 19 after the...

COVID-19 costly for Algonquin Highlands

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NEWS --- Algonquin Highlands treasurer Jean Hughes will table a report to the May 21 meeting on the cost of COVID-19 to the township.

Sweet soap helping community cooks

Treehouse Soap owner Lea Bartlett wanted to do something sweet to help the...

Pandemic puts search for Heaven on hold

Documentary filmmakers Mike (Heaven) Mildon and Jackson Rowe did not expect a twist...

Community gardens open with new restrictions

Community gardens are working to open under new social distancing restrictions after the...

MP critiques government support programming

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale fielded questions and discussed gaps he saw in...

Fleming puts health first with plans for the fall

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NEWS --- Fleming College has announced it will begin the fall semester using online and alternative delivery Sept. 8