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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
An easy smile washes over Bill Gliddon s face as he sits on his porch, talking about the musical interludes he offers over the phone to residents at long-term care facilities in Haliburton.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Being stuck in the house during a global pandemic is stifling for almost anyone. Even when there s nowhere to go, knowing that we can t, or shouldn t, leave the house is frustrating and anxiety-inducing. But this situation isn t being experienced by ever
Monday, April 13, 2020
A photo shared online by Extendicare last week freezes a moment in time for Janice Benoit and her dad Jim Nesbitt, and captures love in the time of COVID-19, when families are separated from each other to prevent the spread of the contagious virus.
Monday, April 13, 2020
As parents around Ontario learned that schools would be closed for two weeks after March Break, and then indefinitely as the province grapples with the spread of COVID-19, educational resources were shared online and some families prepared while some pani
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Effective April 5, 2020, the Building Departments for the municipalities of Algonquin Highlands, Dysart et al, Highlands East, and Minden Hills will not be issuing any new building or septic permits. We know there are many projects in the final stages of
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Firstly, we understand that for many, this is typically a time to gather with family and friends. We would like to urge everyone to reach out to loved ones via telephone or video chat and restrict their face-to-face socialization to members of their immed
Thursday, April 9, 2020
In light of the upcoming Easter long weekend, it s imperative, more now than ever that we continue to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within Highlands East and Haliburton County. We need to stay home, practice physical distancing and avoid
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Haliburton resident Sue Shikaze had hoped to participate in this year s event on April 20, after qualifying for the 124-year tradition by running in the Hamilton Marathon in 2018. The Boston Marathon is now planned for Sept. 14.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
As of April 7, 2020 we continue to see the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise in Ontario and across Canada. Everyone needs to be aware of the seriousness of this situation and do their part to help flatten the curve and stop the spread. There has b
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The 2020 Haliburton School of Art + Design summer program will be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
In an effort to maintain as much separation as possible between patients who have respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever) and those who do not, HHHS is now encouraging Haliburton County residents with respiratory ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
While regular municipal processes including council meetings have been cancelled for the time being amid the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal work continues, moved from the council table to the kitchen table.
Tuesday, April 7, 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. Food banks are experiencing increased demand amid the on
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Those looking for a virtual night out, when we all have to stay in will be interested in checking out the Haliburton County Folk Society s live-stream concert series, set to feature Albert Saxby and Cassidy Taylor in two concerts this month.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
One of Haliburton County s most popular summer attractions, the Highlands Summer Festival, announced on Monday it had to cancel its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Kevin DesRoches s dad, Elmer, moved into Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon in May 2018. Dad loved it there, Kevin told the Echo. He made friends quickly and the nurses doted on him. He looked forward each week to going to the Legion for his pin
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
We now know for sure that the coronavirus is present in the Haliburton County community. For weeks, we have watched as our neighbouring towns reported cases, but it wasn t until Wednesday afternoon that we had confirmation that the virus was also within t
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
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