Face masks will be mandatory in businesses in Haliburton County as of July 13, according to instructions issued by the local medical officer of health in an end-of-day announcement made July 7 by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
Busy hands and compassionate community members are helping to bring more than 1,200 homemade fabric masks to faces through SIRCH Community Services Sewing for a Great Cause initiative.
The sewers in this community are amazing, said Gena Robertson,
Two fires were safely put out last week by the Minden Hills Fire Department, but fire chief Nelson Johnson is reminding the local business community to develop a fire safety plan and participate in a lock box program, initiatives part of a fire safety pro
Highlands Cinemas in Kinmount will remain closed this season, citing multiple factors in not being able to open for the 2020 season.
Well, it was a long winter, now it looks like it is going to be an even longer summer, said owner Keith Stata on the
SIRCH Community Services, Rotaract Haliburton Highlands, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes Haliburton are accepting used, operational mobile phones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers to distribute them to residents in need.
Funding provided to Haliburton Highlands Health Services through the Emergency Community Support Fund will improve access to mental health services for vulnerable members of the community, HHHS CEO Carolyn Plummer said in a letter to the community.
Following weeks of dry conditions, the fire chiefs of Haliburton County decided on July 7 to introduce a countywide fire ban. No burning is permitted at any time of day, including fires for warmth or food. Fireworks are also banned.
Since restrictions on who can be tested for COVID-19 have been lifted, demand has swelled at the assessment centre in Haliburton, which is averaging 25 to 35 people per day, said Dr. Norm Bottum of the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team.
Haliburton County council will proceed with the purchase and installation of audiovisual equipment for council chambers so that when in-person meetings resume, they will be broadcast publicly on the internet.
Council awarded the contract for the reconstruction of IGA Road to Four Brothers Construction for a total cost of just less than $410,000. The road has been in poor condition for many years, with the project continually deferred during council s annual bu
Twenty-one of 33 registered junior kindergarten students got a look at the school they could be going to for the first time this September at the June 22 Welcome to Kindergarten Drive About event held at Archie Stouffer Elementary School.
Canada Day will look a lot different in Minden this year, with Minden Hills annual celebration, which normally packs the downtown with residents and visitors, cancelled amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
For the second time in a year, Algonquin Highlands township will replace guide rails at the intersection of St. Peters Road and North Shore Road, after they were damaged by transport trucks. The rails had just been replaced in fall of last year.
Penny s Place, the consignment shop dealing mostly in children s clothing that opened on Minden s main drag during the winter, no longer has a storefront along Bobcaygeon Road amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is still in business.
Emma Casey couldn t hold back the tears when she learned she was named the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School s Female Athlete of the Year.
Casey learned the good news online from the virtual Red Hawks ceremony on Thursday morning with her family pres
Isaac Little, this year s Male Athlete of the Year for Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, is an inspiring force for teammates and coaches, appreciated for his athletic prowess, and the way he carried himself off and on the track, trail or ice.
There wasn t any audience applause. There weren t any tearful acceptance speeches. There wasn t any laughter from a crowd. What students do have is a lasting reminder of athletic excellence and commitment to sport through the Red Hawks Athletic Banquet he
The Township of Minden Hills will outfit its community halls in Lochlin and Irondale with satellite internet, councillors decided during their June 11 committee-of-the-whole meeting, which was held using online conferencing and broadcast on YouTube.
As non-urgent appointments are made available throughout the province and residents are contacted for specialty visits, Ontario Telemedicine Network allows for virtual care for out-of-town engagements.
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing many to stay home and go out only for the essentials, Monika Melichar, the founder and director of Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary, had thought less people would be out on the roads. And that would mean there was going to b
Haliburton County s total confirmed cases of COVID-19 that are unresolved remain at one, after a new case appeared the first since April last week. Currently there are also two community high-risk contacts in Haliburton County reported in the June 9 d
In a weekly update from Haliburton Highlands Health Services, Carolyn Plummer, president and CEO, said all long-term care staff will be tested for COVID-19 twice during the month of June, under direction by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The first-ever virtual Terry Fox Run will be held in 650 communities across Canada, including Haliburton and Minden. The Terry Fox Foundation confirmed both Minden and Haliburton have had organizers step up to help coordinate the run, which is being held
Every year, from as early as May to as late as mid-July, it s turtle nesting season in Ontario. And us humans have created the perfect nesting or relaxing habitat for these threatened creatures: the side of the road. As a result of this, road mortalit
Last week, the provincial government announced more funding for internet infrastructure in Ontario, aimed at bringing enhanced broadband and cellular service to rural, remote and under-serviced areas.
The $150 million in funding is part of a $315-million
It appears that cottage rental resorts in the county may open for business under provincial guidelines as long as they abide by proper protocols, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit said, that information being sent to county accommo