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Friday, April 3, 2020
The following is an update from the Municipality of Dysart et al as of April 3, 2020 at 2:40 p.m.: Yesterday, the Province designated the entire legislated fire region of Ontario a Restricted Fire Zone. Until further notice, all outdoor fires are prohibit
Friday, April 3, 2020
All outdoor fires in the province s fire region have been restricted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry as of April 3.
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.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
The following is an update provided by the Municipality of Highlands East on Thursday, April 2: Geocaching, Mineral Collection, Boat Launches & Public Docks in Highlands East
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Haliburton County s fire departments are not issuing daytime burning permits as they seek to reduce the number of calls and personal interaction required of firefighters.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The local Medical Officer of Health today reported that a man in his 90s is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Haliburton County.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The world needs music and art now more than ever. We need the beauty, the inspiration, the creativity, the aliveness, the hope. We ve been physical distancing for two weeks and we are all settling into new normals. We have up days and down days. We go fro
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The following is the update from the Municipality of Dysart et al as of April 1, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The Haliburton County COVID-19 Assessment Centre opened to the public yesterday with testing available by appointment only.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
In troubled times, the family cottage seems like a sanctuary. But last week Doug Ford asked people to stay away from their seasonal residences so they do not overwhelm small communities with limited resources. Wherever you are sheltering this spring, keep
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
If you are like myself, a cottager, this letter is meant for you. I appreciate why you may wish to open your cottage early and flee the city thinking you can escape the COVID-19 pandemic. We are very fortunate to have a choice and I m writing to sugge
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
This letter is not about the coronavirus it is about community support. This community has come under attack with something we have never seen before. This posting is on behalf of all of our small businesses who are being devastated by having to either sh
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
As we begin to learn in the next week how much our efforts of physical distancing have prevented the spread of the coronavirus, the question asked since public health officials first advised us to avoid contact with each other by self-isolating lingers: w
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Mental health service providers in Haliburton County are reaching out to residents to remind them that help is available as the coronavirus pandemic increases the number of stressors people are dealing with.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Haliburton County residents have been laid off of work, and local food banks are experiencing an increase in demand.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The family-run Eagle Lake Country Market is ensuring they re doing whatever it takes to provide enhanced safety for their 11 employees and shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Seven residents of the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon have died of complications related to COVID-19 and more than 20 of the home s staff have tested positive for the virus, making it the worst outbreak in the province.
Monday, March 30, 2020
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
Friday, March 27, 2020
Plans are underway to set-up a COVID-19 assessment centre at the Haliburton Family Medical Centre on Gelert Road starting Tuesday, March 31 or Wednesday, April 1.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The following is an update from the Municipality of Dysart et al for March 25, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
We are in unprecedented times, with no frame of reference, and as we step into the second week of recommended social isolation because of the COVID-19 virus, we are all reeling from this experience. I don t know about you, but it feels like we are sharing
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The following is the update from the Municipality of Dysart et al as of March 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Haliburton Highlands Health Services is asking those in the health-care field who may not be working right now to consider helping with the local COVID-19 response.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Local restaurant owners are struggling to keep doors open day-by-day, while dining rooms are closed across the province after a provincial state of emergency was declared March 17 in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
When you need to shop for groceries and you re a senior or among those more vulnerable to the coronavirus, it s important to remember there are options in the community.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
As calls for physical distancing staying metres apart from each other, staying home, not socializing with people from outside of your own household became more urgent, reminders online that first responders and health-care workers step forward while
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