News All beaches clear of bacteria in Haliburton County SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Friday, Jul. 22nd, 2016 Get your swimsuit on, because all of the beaches in Haliburton County are open this weekend! The Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit has finished its weekly testing for bacteria, and all the beaches came back clear. You can find the results on its website. Each week it tests beach water to make sure it’s safe for swimming.