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
It s the first time in 42 years the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony is going virtual, as part of continuous efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
When the provincial government decided to not reopen school
If you have a rhubarb patch, SIRCH Community Services is asking you to donate some rhubarb to help the organization provide a serving of fruit alongside each free meal it gives out amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
While Minden Hills councillors had been on the precipice of hiring a company to trap and euthanize a flock of pigeons living in downtown Minden and roosting in the former theatre along Water Street, after receiving correspondence from the Woodlands Wildli
Haliburton County is seeing an influx in requests for COVID-19 testing, according to the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team, possibly in response to Premier Doug Ford s weekend public plea that Ontario residents get tested.
The Terry Fox Run is going virtual across Canada this year, fulfilling Fox s dream of the Marathon of Hope continuing despite his death in 1981 but organizers are needed for the Minden and Haliburton community runs this year.
Riding up County Road 121 a few kilometres from Kinmount, 47-year-old Arie Hoogerbrugge pedals his bicycle, smiling, free from the constraints of an ordinary life, pushing his physical and mental limits during his epic 55,000 kilometre dream ride that sta
For six weeks each summer for the past 20 years, three-and-four-year-old residents of Haliburton County have experienced what their upcoming first days of school might be like at School s Cool, a summer program run by SIRCH Community Services and the Tril
The president of the Haliburton chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons says that while funding for seniors announced by the federal government earlier this month amid the COVID-19 crisis is welcome news, it doesn t go far enough, and the o
When Jaime Bilodeau was little, she wanted to be the girl version of Indiana Jones.
As an adult, the branch assistant at Minden Hills library now says, I m never going to do that in real life. The closest thing I guess, is reading about it.
During a May 14 committee-of-the-whole meeting, Minden Hills council discussed the ways the township might more tightly control development in shoreline areas, including whether or not to continue the practice of selling shoreline road allowances to prope
A couple weeks ago, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student Colleen Petric put one foot toward a post-secondary education in visual arts with an effective photo re-creation of Picasso s Old Guitarist, 1903.
The art assignment asked students to lear
On May 12, the Trillium Lakelands District School Board held its committee-of-the-whole meeting via remote video conference, discussing matters including COVID-19, budgets, and graduation. The meeting was live streamed to the public on the board s website
Residents returning to their cottages are being asked by Premier Doug Ford and municipal politicians to enjoy the long weekend in a more low-key fashion.
No big gatherings, no outdoor fires, no fireworks.
Although seasonal residents were never banned fr
As of Monday, May 11, Minden Hills waste disposal sites have begun accepting more types of waste than have been permitted under restrictions put in place amid the COVID-19 crisis. The township is phasing in a return to partial services at its waste dispo
On May 2, Rhubarb restaurant in Carnarvon hosted their first takeout night since the provincial government announced that all restaurants can be open for takeout only due to COVID-19. They expected to serve around 25 meals and ended up serving close to 12
National Nursing Week is taking place from May 11 to 17 this year and its theme is Nurses: A voice to lead nursing the world to health. The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of the 200th anniver
The Minden Hills Cultural Centre has been using an artificial intelligence program called DeOldify to restore old photographs with colour, then posting them to Facebook for the community to view from the comfort and safety of their own home.
While dine-in service is temporarily unavailable in restaurants in Ontario, the businesses ability to offer takeout has helped many get through an economically difficult situation and provide customers with the comfort of their favourite dishes.
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale says he doesn t know what his caucus colleague and Conservative party leadership hopeful Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Derek Sloan was thinking with his verbal attack on Canada s top doctor, and does not
The provincial government s decision to allow some construction activities to resume was good news for the Haliburton County Home Builders Association, which issued a press release on Friday, May 1 praising the decision.
Minden shopkeepers were greeted by posters stuck to the windows of their buildings on Wednesday morning, which they had to spend time carefully removing. The posters included messages about a coronavirus hoax among other topics.
School staff have been adapting quickly to changes to the education system, and continue to work through challenges distance learning presents, a spokesperson for Trillium Lakelands District School Board said.
Minden Hills council held its first remote meeting using digital teleconferencing platform Zoom on April 28, and the plan is for regular committee-of-the-whole and council meetings to be held digitally beginning in May.
After the success of Online for our Frontline, a yoga fundraiser for Haliburton Highlands Health Services, instructor Gail Holness said she s continuing her efforts in May, this time raising money for the food bank.
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP and Ontario Infrastructure Minister Laurie Scott says she s cautiously optimistic that the province might see the peak of the coronavirus curve in the not-too-distant future, but is emphasizing it s important for reside
The Ritchie Falls Road bridge Bonnie Roe stands on offers a kind of symbolism as she talks about her Neighbours Helping Neighbours COVID-19 Support Network and the help the service can provide.
The support network is bridging the divide between people
After she graduated as a nurse in 1971, Jeanette Gibbons spent 15 years working in a neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in Hamilton before moving to Haliburton County in 1986 to run a resort on Little Hawk Lake with her husband.
The Eastern Ontario Regional Network is releasing the first request for proposals in its massive cell gap project that will connect areas of eastern Ontario with low or no connectivity with mobile broadband internet.
Abby Gordon was sitting in a class, studying in the last month of school in her first year of the developmental service program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, when everything changed. As the coronavirus spread into Ontario, so was news that nearby univer
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, along with the Ontario Public School Boards Association, OSSTF Education Workers and Council of Trustees Associations, has reached a tentative three-year deal with the provincial government.
The COVID-19 pandemic stands to wallop the province s tourism industry, and earlier this week, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario released a series of recommendations designed to ease the financial burden for tourism operators.
Days into staying at home to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Brent Coltman, a guitar player and musician who regularly jammed when community could gather had the idea of sharing a video or two of the songs he was playing on Facebook.
The 2020 Haliburton School of Art + Design summer program will be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fleming College announced the change today regarding more than 300 week-long and weekend courses that occur May through September every year.
The Haliburton County Home Builders Association, along with the Ontario Home Builders Association, says it s supportive of the provincial government s decision to restrict construction activities in Ontario amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Nancy Therrien was adapting library programming to allow for greater physical distancing as recommendations to stay home came into effect before March Break when the library programming was cancelled altogether. Not long after that, the library doors woul
It takes 40 litres of sap to make one litre of syrup and the ideal conditions for high yields is cold nights and warm days. Haliburton County has seen its fair share of such weather and area producers have been the beneficiaries of strong sap flow.
To help Ontarians navigating the difficult realities in the wake of COVID-19, the Ontario government has announced an expansion of online and virtual mental health supports, including Canadian Mental Health Association s BounceBack program.
Haliburton Highlands Health Services Community Programs has launched a new website to provide all residents of Haliburton County with up-to-date information and resources during the COVID-19 global pandemic.