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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...

Active COVID cases down to one in Haliburton

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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

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

Health workers await promised pandemic pay

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

Health measures bring harassment fears

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

Masked men and women enter County stores

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

Councils hold off on in-person meetings

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Seniors seek long-term financial support

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

Libraries plan for reopening

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

Haliburton County getting back in business

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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

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

Pandemic puts search for Heaven on hold

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

Community gardens open with new restrictions

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

MP critiques government support programming

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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

The most unusual time of his working life

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PEOPLE: He is also conscious of humans balancing having to live and reducing the burden of disease, calling it a “mortality-freedom trade-off.”

Realtors feel they’ve turned the COVID corner

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NEWS --- Haliburton County realtors are feeling optimistic about the future despite the challenges COVID-19 has thrown at them so far this year.

School board adapts to learning at home

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Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) is working through the hurdles of Learning@Home...

Businesses open doors as restrictions eased

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Local businesses are re-opening, welcoming the province beginning to ease COVID-19related restrictions.

Paramedic chief worked front lines of SARS, managed Ebola

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PEOPLE --- She was an on-road paramedic during SARS in 2003 and had a managerial position during the ebola virus disease outbreak in 2014.

Doctor part of ‘quite inspiring puzzle’

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NEWS --- Dr Suke helped create, and is helping to run, the COVID assessment centre in Haliburton.

County mayors okay with return of cottagers

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NEWS --- County mayors and the warden say it’s okay for cottagers to come to Haliburton County for the Victoria Day long weekend, as long as they’re responsible.

County mayors plan to issue unified message

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The County’s four mayors are planning to send out a unified message to...

Stories from the frontline of the ER

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OPINION --- As essay by an emergency department doctor in North Vancouver, who has local ties.

‘We’re all heroes, each and every one of us’

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LIFE: Nurse Sylvie Drouin is just one of our many Haliburton County COVID-19 heroes

Yoga going online for the frontline

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LIFE: Gail Holness is going online to raise money for area food banks starting in May.

County businesses awaiting more federal support

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The federal government is providing more aid for businesses, but advocates are calling...

Community shows support for frontline workers

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Haliburton’s Jug City cashier Kris Leuzinger described working during the COVID-19 pandemic to...

HHHS seals long-term care homes from hospitals

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NEWS --- HHHS said it’s now sealed off Highland Wood and Hyland Crest from the rest of the hospital sites in Haliburton and Minden.