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
Although the province is working to redeploy education sector workers in other fields during the coronavirus pandemic, Trillium Lakelands District School Board staff have already been assigned work ...
Should Kilcoo Camp in Minden remain closed this summer due to the spread of the novel coronavirus in Ontario, it would be the first time in the camp s 88-year history it experienced a closure the camp remained open through the Second World War and throu
The Municipality of Dysart et al will strike a COVID-19 community recovery committee, councillors supporting the creation of that committee during a May 5 meeting.
Regular meetings of municipal councils in Haliburton County were suspended in mid-March
Councillors for Dysart et al are considering an updated canine control bylaw for the municipality which eliminates the requirement for dog tags and registration, and could incorporate muzzle orders for dogs considered to be dangerous.
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.
Now that the provincial government is beginning to ease restrictions on business and activities and more seasonal property owners are returning to cottage country, it s time for us to focus on what s important: moving forward safely in a way that is respe
All of Extendicare-Haliburton s residents and staff have tested negative for the coronavirus, and Haliburton Highlands Health Services is awaiting a few remaining tests, but has so far also had all negative test results at its two homes.
Dogs and their human owners alike are exhaling in relief as businesses offering dog grooming services are opening their doors again.
On May 11, Dysart et al s Emergency Control Group released a statement after meeting to discuss new information from th
I like to hang out with people who love Haliburton. To hear about characters from the old days. To share directions to quiet trails and hidden lakes and secret fishing holes. I like listening to hunting stories and hiking stories and artist stories and lo
Surrounded by nearly 50 donated bikes of various sizes and styles some with tassels, some with baskets in his front yard, Blake Paton says he s happy with the response from the community to his initiative to get people riding.
These last few months have been trying times for all. We were initially told the closures and restrictions would only be a couple of weeks, but as the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic became clearer, it was necessary for the Province to continue with the
Maybe it s the pressure we re all feeling in self-isolation, the worry over finances, or the pervasive anxiety that we or our loved ones may get sick. Whatever it is, it seems bad information is making the rounds more rapidly ...
This letter was initially addressed to both the premier and minister of health for Ontario sent in response to the May 2 National Post article entitled Communities Along Lake Erie torn over ban on Cottagers by Adrian Humphreys.
The provincial government s decision to permit 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.
It took little convincing to get Len Pizzey to agree to write the second edition of the Profiles of the Presidents book for the Rotary Club of Haliburton. At the club s 75th anniversary gala in 2019, then-president Ted Brandon floated the idea past ...
Although change can be difficult, humans have a remarkable ability to adapt. During the COVID-19 crisis, we ve all seen numerous examples of local individuals, agencies, services and businesses adapting, whether by offering curbside pickup or delivery, on
Efforts to improve the landscape around Silver Beach condominiums has landed a committee of residents the honour of being the first recipients of the Lake Kashagawigamog Organization s Conservation Award.
In a photo she posted online, Minden Hills Deputy Mayor Lisa Schell shows how she attended a county council meeting participating in a way she hasn t before: feet up on a reclining chair in her living room with her dog Gucci curled up beside her.
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.
All seven of those who were confirmed to have had the coronavirus in Haliburton County are no longer infected with the virus, news that led to celebratory posts on social media over the weekend and affirms the importance of physical distancing and hand hy
Mason Gordon stands a few metres from the shed at the West Guilford landfill where he works as a landfill attendant on a warm Friday morning, travel mug in hand, watching as vehicles pull into the driveway and to their right, up to the recycling bins.
On March 7 there were 28 covid-19 cases in Ontario; 1,966 on April 1; 4,347 on April 7; 7,049 on April 13. In Canada, there were 51 cases on March 7; 8,548 on April 1; 16,667 on April 7; 24,383 on April 13. This morning there were 644,806 cases in the Un
For several years, I spent a good deal of time in one of our long-term care homes, Highland Wood in Haliburton, visiting my friend Ruby, who lived there. I d go for a couple of hours once a week, usually on a Monday or Tuesday night, when we d chat about
As long-term care homes come under the microscope during the coronavirus pandemic, with outbreaks happening at almost one in five across the province, one factor that could help limit the spread is to restrict where staff work.
The health unit is keeping track of those who have tested positive for the coronavirus and contacting those they ve come in contact with, but they won t be releasing details about which towns or municipalities they live in.
On Sunday morning, when the Lakeside Church service began an online broadcast, encouragement for Sadie Lester in the form of a song was shared between the Lakeside Church community and broader community of Haliburton County.
Many doctors in Ontario are seeing lower volume of patients in their offices, as concerns over contracting the COVID-19 virus grow.
To address this issue and to expand access to medical expertise, the website Dial-a-Doc was formed, which provides consu
Changes to services offered through the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton during the coronavirus pandemic has caused concern to a local woman who says she used the service in the past and is worried Haliburton County women won t have the support they need.
Blake Paton, a teacher at J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School, is asking the public to donate unloved and derelict bicycles, which he will repair and distribute to local families in need. Pick-up is also available if required. Paton is also offering rep
Imagine the pressure! You are a young, talented opera singer looking to launch your career in the major opera houses of the world. If you get selected at this audition, you ll be enrolled in a five-week, all expenses paid master class with some of the lea
We are here to help: that s the message from the Central Food Network, a registered charity that includes the Highlands East Food Hub and the Cardiff Community Food Bank.
Carol Greenwood, co-ordinator of the Highlands East Food Hub in Wilberforce and c
On April 12, shortly before 4 p.m. members of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and emergency crews were called to an address on Gainforth Road to assist with a serious dog bite complaint.
Highland Storm player Hunter Hamilton is excited to see the Toronto Maple Leafs play and share the ice with his hockey hero, Mitch Marner, thanks to an opportunity offered through the Scotiabank Skaters contest.
Sometimes it s as simple as making someone a cup of tea, says hospice volunteer Tina Koskelo. Koskelo is one of more than 50 dedicated volunteers who are the backbone of the hospice services in Haliburton County
Rachel Churko has undeniable energy as she talks about the growth she experienced professionally and emotionally since she started leading her crew of painters for Rachel Churko Painting Services under the Student Works Painting banner three years ago.
YMCA Wanakita, a space known to some local kids for its strawberry social, Breakfast with Santa event, or day and summer camps is about to become much more familiar. The camp has announced a Forest School program, intended to open this fall.