Like many residents of Haliburton County, political leaders have been working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak, and while regular processes including council meetings have been suspended for the time being, municipal work continues.
In a letter distributed through social media channels over the weekend, the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team reached out to seasonal residents, asking them to think about the limited resources available in the county before they decide to come to t
Fitness class was like any other except for one electronic twist. Instead of everyone coming to the Minden studio to see Meghan Reid of Just Movement Fitness, several of her students went online, watching her on their computers as they curled soup cans in
Marilyn Bagshaw lists what she and husband Tom have been doing in the past two weeks of isolation at home: defrosted the freezer, put summer lights on the deck, cleaned the top of a closet out, discarded 20 years of old income tax papers, transplanted som
Archie Stouffer Elementary School started the week with a challenge to the school community set forth by Quinn and Eleanor Higgins: create a display of hearts in windows at home and workplaces throughout the area to help honour what the school s social me
After he turns on the light to head down to his basement, Moose FM morning host Rick Lowes jokes to listeners at home tuning in to his Basement Broadcasts this week that he s been receiving some production notes - from his wife, especially on the video
A Minden business has come under substantial public criticism after a COVID-19-related post was made to its Facebook page, calling the disease a hoax and encouraging social gathering at its Bobcaygeon Road location.
County residents Carolyn Langdon and Marty Scheller were relieved to be back in Canada as they arrived at Pearson International Airport on Sunday, March 22, part of the wave of more than a million Canadians and permanent residents returning last week.
Shortages are a serious worry during this coronavirus pandemic. Many places report not having enough medical equipment, hospital capacity, or even masks, gloves and gowns for doctors and nurses as the number of infections soar.
It s been a wild and surreal week, as the scope and magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic becomes clearer and clearer to Canadians, instructions from governments for people to remain home become stricter, and social activity slows to nearly nil.
The local health unit is reporting the death of an individual in City of Kawartha Lakes related to COVID-19.
The individual, a man in his 80s, was admitted to Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on March 19 after presenting with a high fever and influenz
As of the morning of March 20, there remained six confirmed cased of the COVID-19 virus within the jurisdiction served the by the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, none within the County of Haliburton.
Across the country, efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus have come in the form of closures, cancellations and as of March 17, a provincial state of emergency. Effective March 18, the federal government planned to close the border to non-citize
With the announcement of school being closed for two weeks after March Break, educators and parents began pulling together online resources to help kids continue to learn while being at home, including many that offered free memberships due to the outbre
If your business or organization has or will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be interested to know about an emergency loan program being developed by the Haliburton County Development Corporation.
A first impression review of Minden garnered largely positive results through what is known as the First Impressions Community Exchange, or FICE, a program offered through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Haliburton County councillors continued to discuss the creation of an enhanced shoreline preservation bylaw during a March 11 committee-of-the-whole meeting, and were scheduled to continue those talks at a special county council meeting on Tuesday, March
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit confirmed on March 13 the first positive case of COVID-19 in the region. The affected individual is a woman in her 60s who is a resident of Northumberland County.
An automated voice message on the answering machine of the Haliburton Family Medical Centre tells callers that if they are experiencing potential symptoms of COVID-19 fever, cough, difficulty breathing to avoid any unscheduled visits to the clinic. In
While the Township of Algonquin Highlands is receiving insurance money for the damaged Hawk Lake log chute, the amount does not cover the costs of replacing the structure, and the township s insurance company will no longer insure it.
Ghost Boys, a novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes that is loosely inspired by the story of 12-year-old Tamir Rice s fatal shooting in 2014, is creating an opportunity for thought-provoking discussions in Shannon Blanchard s Grade 7 8 class at Archie Stouffer El
Norm s Smokehouse is no longer selling food, from now on selling vintage fishing tackle and processing wild game, the owner says, following years of frustration with provincial regulations and a recent conviction for operating a plant without a licence
It s been a full-circle journey for Kim Dolan, the new executive director of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, as she takes over the helm of the organization where she began her career in social services and advocacy more than 30 years ago.
Considerable confusion regarding value-added items for the arena project remains following a discussion at Minden Hills council on Feb. 13 in which a large, multicoloured spreadsheet was presented to councillors.
At press time, the province s four major education unions were set to partake in joint, one-day strike on Friday, Feb. 21, making it the first time in more than 20 years that such a situation has arisen.
Contract talks between the unions and the Ford g
Proposed tax increase unchanged in fourth budget draft
Few comments were made during a public meeting on the draft 2020 Minden Hills budget on Feb. 13. Following a presentation on the fourth draft by CAO treasurer Lorrie Blanchard, outlining a 2.15 per c