Beach Water Testing Info

Warning signs will be put up at beaches when it’s unsafe to swim — Look for green, yellow or red If you’re keen to swim in local lakes and waterways, the Health Unit’s beach water testing program is surfacing just in time. Starting this week and running through the Labour Day weekend, the Haliburton, Kawartha, […]

Shortage Affecting Vaccinations

Increase in number of infections locally Focus shifting to mobile clinics and those at more risk Article by Valerie MacDonald There will be fewer local mass vaccinations clinics upcoming in the tri-county area due to the shortage of vaccine and the need to put resources towards mobile clinics and providing shots to those in congregate […]

New MOH Talks about Health Unit Focus

80% resources going towards dealing with pandemic Health unit hiring personnel to help Article by Valerie MacDonald Taking over the top spot of the local health unit in the midst of a pandemic has brought challenges to its new Medical Officer of Health (MOH), Dr. Natalie Bocking. Not surprisingly she says that most of her […]

New MOH at Health Unit

Dr. Natalie Bocking Medical Officer of Health for the Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit In anticipation of her new role, Dr. Bocking has been sitting in on meetings during the past few weeks, meeting with her staff, and learning more about the area and the Health Unit’s pandemic response. Now that she is […]

Vaccines Coming to Northumberland

4,500 doses of Pfizer & 1,700 Moderna “We just all need to be patient” The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) is expecting to receive more than 4,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week, as well another 1,700 doses of Moderna. The Moderna vaccine will be used to provide the second dose […]

Stay-at-Home Order Until February 16

State of Emergency has ended Today, February 8, 2021, the provincial government announced that businesses and services in different regions of Ontario will be allowed to reopen with enhanced COVID-19 measures in place. The State of Emergency will end on February 8, but the Stay-at-Home Order will remain in effect until February 16 in Northumberland […]

Spring & Summer Vaccinations for Most of Us

The good news is flu cases are way down Article By Valerie MacDonald It’s a few steps forward and then several back with the vaccinating plans of the local health unit. Dr. Ian Gemmill, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR), said cases of COVID-19 are “actually […]