Haliburton County is seeing an influx in requests for COVID-19 testing, according to the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team, possibly in response to Premier Doug Ford s weekend public plea that Ontario residents get tested.
The Terry Fox Run is going virtual across Canada this year, fulfilling Fox s dream of the Marathon of Hope continuing despite his death in 1981 but organizers are needed for the Minden and Haliburton community runs this year.
Riding up County Road 121 a few kilometres from Kinmount, 47-year-old Arie Hoogerbrugge pedals his bicycle, smiling, free from the constraints of an ordinary life, pushing his physical and mental limits during his epic 55,000 kilometre dream ride that sta
For six weeks each summer for the past 20 years, three-and-four-year-old residents of Haliburton County have experienced what their upcoming first days of school might be like at School s Cool, a summer program run by SIRCH Community Services and the Tril
The president of the Haliburton chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons says that while funding for seniors announced by the federal government earlier this month amid the COVID-19 crisis is welcome news, it doesn t go far enough, and the o
When Jaime Bilodeau was little, she wanted to be the girl version of Indiana Jones.
As an adult, the branch assistant at Minden Hills library now says, I m never going to do that in real life. The closest thing I guess, is reading about it.
During a May 14 committee-of-the-whole meeting, Minden Hills council discussed the ways the township might more tightly control development in shoreline areas, including whether or not to continue the practice of selling shoreline road allowances to prope
A couple weeks ago, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student Colleen Petric put one foot toward a post-secondary education in visual arts with an effective photo re-creation of Picasso s Old Guitarist, 1903.
The art assignment asked students to lear
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
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.
Although seasonal residents were never banned fr
As of Monday, May 11, Minden Hills waste disposal sites have begun accepting more types of waste than have been permitted under restrictions put in place amid the COVID-19 crisis. The township is phasing in a return to partial services at its waste dispo
On May 2, Rhubarb restaurant in Carnarvon hosted their first takeout night since the provincial government announced that all restaurants can be open for takeout only due to COVID-19. They expected to serve around 25 meals and ended up serving close to 12
National Nursing Week is taking place from May 11 to 17 this year and its theme is Nurses: A voice to lead nursing the world to health. The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of the 200th anniver
The Minden Hills Cultural Centre has been using an artificial intelligence program called DeOldify to restore old photographs with colour, then posting them to Facebook for the community to view from the comfort and safety of their own home.
While dine-in service is temporarily unavailable in restaurants in Ontario, the businesses ability to offer takeout has helped many get through an economically difficult situation and provide customers with the comfort of their favourite dishes.
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale says he doesn t know what his caucus colleague and Conservative party leadership hopeful Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Derek Sloan was thinking with his verbal attack on Canada s top doctor, and does not
The provincial government s decision to allow 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.
Minden shopkeepers were greeted by posters stuck to the windows of their buildings on Wednesday morning, which they had to spend time carefully removing. The posters included messages about a coronavirus hoax among other topics.
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.
Minden Hills council held its first remote meeting using digital teleconferencing platform Zoom on April 28, and the plan is for regular committee-of-the-whole and council meetings to be held digitally beginning in May.
After the success of Online for our Frontline, a yoga fundraiser for Haliburton Highlands Health Services, instructor Gail Holness said she s continuing her efforts in May, this time raising money for the food bank.
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
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
After she graduated as a nurse in 1971, Jeanette Gibbons spent 15 years working in a neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in Hamilton before moving to Haliburton County in 1986 to run a resort on Little Hawk Lake with her husband.
The Eastern Ontario Regional Network is releasing the first request for proposals in its massive cell gap project that will connect areas of eastern Ontario with low or no connectivity with mobile broadband internet.
Abby Gordon was sitting in a class, studying in the last month of school in her first year of the developmental service program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, when everything changed. As the coronavirus spread into Ontario, so was news that nearby univer
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, along with the Ontario Public School Boards Association, OSSTF Education Workers and Council of Trustees Associations, has reached a tentative three-year deal with the provincial government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trillium Lakelands District School Board staff are putting the pieces in place to support students to study from home as the Ontario government announced Tuesday that schools will not reopen until May 4 at the earliest.
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
At least nine residents of the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon have died of complications related to COVID-19 as of the afternoon of March 31, and more than 20 of the home s staff had tested positive for the virus, making it the worst outbreak in the
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