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Next year’s Katie’s Run will be the last

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There’ll be no Katie’s Run for 2021 and the Woudstra and Pogue families have announced that the 2022 run - the 10th - will...

Highlands Summer Festival cancelled for this year

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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

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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

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

COVID-19 outbreak in in-patient department of Haliburton Hospital

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NEWS: There was a COVID-10 outbreak declared in the in-patient department of Haliburton Hospital April 28.

Province to end masking mandate

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Highlands businesses and indoor public spaces won’t be obligated to enforce mask-wearing as of March...

Students protest COVID mandates outside HHSS

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Approximately 20 high school students and parents protested vaccine mandates and masking rules outside Haliburton...

Ontario accelerates plan to end proof of vaccination requirements, eases capacity limits

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Starting February 17 Ontario will increase gathering limits and remove capacity limits at places where...

“Promising” signs prompt easing COVID-19 rules

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Highlands restaurants, gyms and bars have been cleared to re-open at 50 per cent capacity...

Health unit encourages people to get Moderna

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Nearly 10 per cent of vaccine clinic attendees decline COVID-19 shots due to the manufacturers,...

Hike Haliburton winter edition cancelled again

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NEWS: The Hike Haliburton winter edition slated for February has been cancelled.

Mixed bag as students return to virtual learning

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Haliburton resident Cody Sprague decided enough was enough last week, granting his two step-children an...

ERs staying open but at a premium

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The emergency departments at Haliburton and Minden hospitals continue to operate as normal thanks to...

COVID cases likely higher than official count

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On Jan, 11 the HKPR reported 80 unresolved cases of COVID-19 in Haliburton County. However...

Province moves back to step two of reopening, closes schools

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Ontario has added new COVID-19 restrictions in the face of rapidly rising case counts.  During a...

Restaurant closed for failing to comply with COVID-19 regulations

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NEWS: Minden's 50s Diner is closed due to failure to comply with COVID-19 regulations.

Pond hockey on thin ice with COVID

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John Teljeur is hopeful he’ll have the opportunity to bring “pondemonium” back to Haliburton in...

Holiday market hits social media site

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A group of local creators have taken craft markets online this year and Highlands shoppers...

New COVID restrictions imposed across Ontario

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By Mike Baker Last-minute Christmas shopping and family gatherings will look a little different in the...

Re-think holiday plans says HKPR as Omicron variant detected

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HKPR medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking “strongly encourages” Haliburton County residents to reconsider...

Omicron concerns force HKPR vaccine clinic pivot

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The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) will no longer accept walk-ins at...

Health unit to answer parents’ questions about COVID vaccines for kids

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HEALTH: The health unit is holding an information session for parents about kids vaccines Dec. 2

Mobile vaccination clinic to visit Wilberforce Nov. 21

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HKPR District Health Unit and Ontario government are bringing the GO-VAXX bus to Wilberforce Sunday,...

Vaccine certificate scanning arrives in the Highlands

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Since Sept. 22, Highlands restaurants, gyms, arenas and many community spaces have been asking guests...

Two vaccine pop-up clinics coming to Algonquin Highlands

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Two drive-through style vaccination clinics are coming to Oxtongue Lake and Stanhope fire halls. On Oct....

Cobra, the COVID-sniffing dog

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“Sniffer dogs” are used for detection of human remains, lost persons, trafficked drugs, explosives,...

HHHS reverses staff vaccine policy

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Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) has reversed an earlier decision meaning all staff must now...

County sets new COVID case record

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In a week when Haliburton County posted a record high total of positive COVID-19 cases,...

HKPR hosts ‘Back to Class’ COVID Q&A

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Have questions about schools, vaccines, and COVID-19? They just might be answered at a virtual...

COVID vaccine focus shifts to mobile clinics

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By Lisa Gervais and Sam Gillett The local health unit and the Ontario government are teaming...

GO-VAXX coming to County

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

Businesses navigate next COVID hurdle

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

Walk-ins can get COVID vaccinations

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

Vaccine information update

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

Restrictions to ease on Friday

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

HHHS takes ‘cautious approach’ to recovery

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

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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

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

The variants revisited

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

Health unit struggling with third wave of COVID

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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

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