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Friday, April 9, 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.

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...

District ready for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit says it is ready to start...

County braces to stay home

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

Haliburton entering COVID lockdown

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

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.

Province increases COVID restrictions in district

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

COVID and Christmas

By Dr. Nell Thomas COVID-19 is not the gift you want to give or receive...

Schmale says Fed slow to okay rapid tests

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 Haliburton County...

Minden Hills staff remain in office despite COVID

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

Highlands small business feeling the pinch

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

Highlands real estate booms during pandemic

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

Health Unit offers Thanksgiving advice

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