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HHHS Chief of Staff issues statement on Minden ER closure 

Residents will have consistent access to Emergency Medical Services, despite the closure of the Minden ER.  That from HHHS Acting Chief of Staff, Dr. Norm Bottum, who says the organization is confident they’ll be able to support the increased volume at the Haliburton Hospital after June 1.  “Looking ahead, we are...

Ontario gas prices likely to see steady increases this summer

You might not want to wait to hit the gas pump. Dan McTeague, President of Canadians for Affordable Energy says Central to Eastern Ontario’s wholesale gas prices went up an average of $0.05 per litre on Thursday, with another $0.03 slated for Friday. “Depending on the region, ranges from four...

Local paramedic earns Ontario Medal for Paramedic Bravery

A local paramedic is receiving a provincial honour medal for her actions. Officials say in October of 2021, off-duty Advanced Care Paramedic Beatrice Frasca, with the Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service, was enjoying a hike with friends at Bruce Peninsula National Park when she noticed a group of men preparing to...

HKPR Encourages Protection Against Vector-Borne Diseases

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is encouraging residents to remain vigilant and take proactive measures to minimize the risk of Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus. Richard Ovcharovich, the organization’s Manager of Health Protection, says with the spring comes the dangers of these diseases. "There is an...

Community raising funds to legally challenge Minden ER consolidation

With the planned closure of the Minden emergency department coming up on June 1st, residents opposing the move are hoping to take their battle to court. A campaign called “Save Minden ER.” was announced last Friday, a plan to raise $100,000 in order to fund a legal challenge seeking an...

Premier Ford comments on looming closure of Minden Hospital’s Emergency Department

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government is working hand in hand with the Minden Hospital and  the Ministry of Health over the potential closure of the hospital’s Emergency Department. Ford says they are working with the hospital, which is the one that hires nurses, and he adds they believe...
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