Health

Mass vaccination clinics readying to close in area

With the majority of eligible residents in the region having already received their booster dose, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) will be closing its mass immunization clinics.

What today’s health crisis means for tomorrow

'This is an opportunity for transformation'

“If given the chance to start over, I don’t know that I would go into nursing now,” says Bonnie Kennedy, a Kawartha Lakes resident who retired from nursing after more than 40 years in the profession.

$1 million dollar fundraising goal reached by Coboconk Wellness Centre

Now the hope is that government will also come through

The Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that the community has reached its goal to raise $1 million for the new Summit Wellness Centre.

‘Rise Up Kawartha’ protest draws about 40-50 people

A group calling itself Rise Up Kawartha saw about 40-50 people attend a downtown gathering in Lindsay today to protest vaccines and lockdowns.

Health unit warns of increase in opioid-related deaths

A recent increase in the number of opioid overdoses in the area is prompting the local Health Unit to sound the alarm.

RMH makes large financial ask of city for new equipment

City commits $1 million to hospital

Kawartha Lakes council voted unanimously to donate $1 million to the Ross Memorial Foundation capital fundraising campaign for 2021.

Outbreak at correction centre driving local COVID numbers up

Waning immunity not unusual says Bocking, as health unit urges third-dose booster shots

As booster shot eligibility is now lowered to 50, the local health unit’s medical officer of health, Dr. Natalie Bocking, says it’s not a surprise another shot is now needed to fight against COVID-19.