News Local health unit is looking for feedback on a regional drug strategy SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, contributor, Tuesday, May. 2nd, 2017 Photo credit: supplied Time is running out to give input on how to tackle drug and alcohol issues in Haliburton. The Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit is asking everyone in the area to take a short online survey on substance use in the area. Almost 400 people have taken it so far, but the health unit is hoping for more before the May 15th deadline. The survey results will be used to start developing a new regional drug strategy. That plan will focus on four main areas, including drug use prevention, treatment, and enforcement. Drug Strategy Coordinator, Charles Shamess, says public input is crucial to create an effective and coordinated strategy. Find the survey link on the HKPR Drug Strategy website.