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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is creating tough times for many businesses, including the tourism-based businesses of the Haliburton Highlands.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The Minden Hills arena project is paused for the time being following an April 3 announcement by the provincial government that further restricts construction activities within Ontario.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Friends of Mike St. Thomas said that he gave it his all in life, getting involved in as much as possible and participating with enthusiasm.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A man in his 90s who had no recent history of travel or contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 was the first person in Haliburton County to test positive for the coronavirus.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
For all the rugged outdoor beauty of the Highlands, there is a challenging reality that faces many in this area: homelessness.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Local lake associations are donating thousands of dollars to Haliburton County s food banks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and those who ve donated are challenging other associations to do the same.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
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.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
In a very short time, Minden Hills company Tekrider plans to join the effort to make personal protective equipment, temporarily switching from producing snowmobile and motorcycle body armour to medical gowns and washable cotton face masks.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The acute care unit in Haliburton has been expanded from 15 to 21 beds for COVID related needs, and a new nine-bed acute care unit has been created at the Minden site for non-COVID related admissions.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
SIRCH Community Services and Haliburton Highlands Health Services are asking for the public s help to build an inventory of fabric homemade masks for Haliburton County.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Whether or not some staff of the Haliburton County Public Library might be laid off during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was discussed during an April 8 meeting of the library board.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Township of Algonquin Highlands has declared a state of emergency amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and has cancelled its summer programming.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Yoga instructor Gail Holness is reaching out to the community and helping to give back by moving her classes online and providing access through donations to Haliburton Highlands Health Services.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Severe flooding in the county remains unlikely, according to a water levels update from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Health professionals are continuing to encourage the community to observe physical distancing and hand-washing practices with six cases of coronavirus in Haliburton County confirmed by the health unit as of Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
During the past two weeks, the lake associations of Haliburton County have collectively donated more than $25,000 to the county s food banks, as well as SIRCH Community Services.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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
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