News Algonquin Highlands to remain in a State of Emergency SHARE ON: Mathew Reisler, staff Friday, Feb. 19th, 2021 Photo credit: MyHaliburtonNow.com newsroom The Township of Algonquin Highlands will remain in a State of Emergency. However, officials say updates have been made to it. The changes include re-opening the Township office by appointment only with no drop-in appointments allowed. Officials “strongly encourage” people to continue reaching out by phone. The Dorset Recreation Centre will be reopening for computer access by appointment only starting on February 22nd. The Haliburton County Public Library’s book drop services will continue by appointment, but all other amenities will remain closed. Not including the tower structure, the Dorset Tower Park Property will reopen on May 17th. People will be allowed to go into the park, gift shop and the lookout at Peek-a-Boo Rock. Campsite reservations at Haliburton Highlands Water Trails will be taken starting on March 29th and will continue for the rest of the season. Officials with the Township’s Emergency Control Group say they are continuing to assess the “continually-evolving” COVID-19 pandemic and how it may affect Algonquin Highlands. They say that these plans could change “at any time” based on provincial coronavirus restrictions.