Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020 02:33 PM
To help provide relief for pressing challenges faced by many during the COVID-19 pandemic, the province has announced a new $200 million Social Services Relief Fund. The City of Kawartha Lakes will receive $1.8 million to support the provision of emergency housing and shelter services and food security in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County.
Posted on Friday, April 03, 2020 03:35 PM
Effective immediately there is a temporary one-time discretionary benefit available to those in receipt of Ontario Works to address additional costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This benefit provides a maximum of $100 to single individuals or $200 to families of two or more.
Emergency financial support is also available to Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County residents who are not in receipt of Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program and are in financial crisis as a result...
Posted on Friday, April 03, 2020 06:32 AM
An Ontario-wide Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) has been implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) as of 12:01 a.m. on April 3, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.To maintain response capability and personnel safety
This proactive action by the MNRF is to reduce the number of preventable human-caused wildfires to ensure that emergency response capacity is maintained. Minimizing wildfires will ensure the province is able to address any emergency fire situations as well as will...
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2020 04:45 PM
There are a number of free wireless internet hotspots throughout the County of Haliburton. Please feel free to connect to the internet with your mobile device(s) from the parking lot at each location, as long as you practice safe physical distancing.
Please visit our Internet page for a list of wi-fi hotpsots by Municipality. A PDF version can be downloaded below.
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 01:04 PM
Local health service providers (Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team, Haliburton County, and Haliburton Highlands Health Services) have collaborated in the creation of a local COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms:
- Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment at Ontario.ca/coronavirus
- If indicated by the self-assessment results, contact the Haliburton County COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre...