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Wilberforce Food Centre gets $141,300

Construction is set to start this spring to create a new food centre in Wilberforce to house goods for the food bank and create space for community programming around food.

Long-time Haliburton café closes its doors

Shannon Cole chokes up when she talks about the business she has poured her life into for nearly a decade.

Feed company relocating to Beer Store plaza

Maureen Adams and Charles McAleaney got the call at midnight on Nov. 14; their longtime business, The Great Haliburton Feed Company, was consumed by fire.

Revised communications tower proposed for Kennisis Lake

A proposal for a communications tower serving residents in the Kennisis Lake area is coming back for approval.

Early winter creates treacherous road conditions

Two days of February-style weather in November kept tow truck drivers busy last week as people attempted to navigate area roads.

Online tool helps predict in-demand jobs

While they can’t see the future, the region’s Workforce Development Board is doing the best it can to predict labour market trends into the next five years for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton with an online tool called the Labour Market Gateway.

Feed company owners intend to reopen soon

Less than two weeks after a fire razed The Great Haliburton Feed Company, its owners have found a new location, have a renewed online presence and are ready to start over – thanks, they say, to community support.

Lloyd Watson Centre upgrades delayed to spring

Plans to upgrade the roof and heating at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce have been postponed until the spring of 2015.

Donations to SIRCH go to building food programs

There are many SIRCH programs you can help during the upcoming holiday season.

Red Hawks junior football player Ethan Keefer returns a punt for a touchdown in the Kawartha tier II semi-final playoff game against the Holy Cross Hurricanes on Friday, Oct. 31 at the Gary G. Brohman Athletic Field in Haliburton. The Hawks won handily, beating the visiting Hurricanes 40-7 and advance to the Kawartha tier II final.

Hawks defence stands tall in semi-final

About the only thing not shaking from the frigid temperatures at the Halloween Kawartha tier II semi-final game was the resolve of the Red Hawks junior football team, who were focused and manhandled the visiting Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Hurricanes to the tune of a 40-7 win during cold and wet conditions at the Gary G. Brohman Athletic Field last Friday.

Hawks focus on positives in COSSA loss

It’s hard not to feel robbed after coming so close to getting into the all-provincial field hockey championships.

Community News

A new type of tunnel, seen here, has been installed along County Road 1 in Gelert as part of a turtle project being spearheaded by the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust. The underpass includes fencing, to help stear turtles away from the road and towards a culvert, allowing them to get to the other side in a safe manner. The project has included close to 3,000 volunteer hours from participants in the community.

Land Trust completes second phase of turtle underpass

A three-year project, the turtle initiative began this past spring with observation done by volunteers and university interns.

Red Hawks forward Matt Wilbee, right, looks to move the puck to his teammate during the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School home opener against the Fenelon Falls Secondary School Falcons this Thursday afternoon at the A.J. LaRue Community Centre arena in Haliburton. The Hawks hung on for the 3-2 win. Hawks defenceman Chris Hall scored the game-winner in the third period to break the 2-2 tie.

Red Hawks win opener

The stands were nearly full with people, who were also standing by the glass around the ice pad for the home and season opener.

SIRCH Community Services workers gather around for a break together on Nov. 20, 2014 in there Haliburton office. The organization celebrated 25 years this year. From left, Diane Johnson, John Quinlan, Donna Gagnon, Lesley Trotter, Wendy Iles and Gena Robertson. JENN WATT STAFF

Twenty-five years of SIRCH

SIRCH executive director Gena Robertson comes alive when she talks about the organization she’s been leading for the last quarter century in Haliburton.

Junior Achievement returns to Haliburton

After a 40-year hiatus, Junior Achievement is bringing their program back to Haliburton this winter.

Olympian Katie Weatherston, who won a gold medal with the Canada's natonal women's ice hockey team in 2006, spoke to local students about what it takes to achieve their dreams last Wednesday at J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School in Haliburton. There were students from Grade 2 to Grade 8 (Stuart Baker Elementary School Grade 2 and 3s) that attended the event to inspire and to remind students the importance of school.

Olympic hockey player inspires students

When it comes to achieving your dreams it all comes down to the plan, said Olympic gold medalist, Katie Weatherston.

Sports

The Red Hawks senior boys basketball team works through a drill to breakdown zone coverage during pre-season practice last week at the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School in Haliburton. The team will host its first game against Brock on Monday, Dec. 1. Tipoff is at 3 p.m.

It all starts with defence for senior basketball team

The coach isn’t dreaming of dominating the league so much as a respectable record.

21-year-old Dalton Kellett, who has family roots to the Highlands, has recently signed with Andretti Autosport, as seen in his new racecar following testing at Putnam Park Race Course in Indiana. Kellett will race the Pro Mazda Championship racing series for Andretti Autosport this season, his second. Andretti Autosport is led by former racecar driver Michael Andretti, son of racing legend Mario Andretti. Photo submitted

Kellett one step closer to Indy dream

When your family is deeply rooted to the Haliburton Highlands, character, humility, hard work and determination are more than just words, they are the backbone of who you are.

Red Hawks forward Matt Wilbee, right, looks to move the puck to his teammate during the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School home opener against the Fenelon Falls Secondary School Falcons this Thursday afternoon at the A.J. LaRue Community Centre arena in Haliburton. The Hawks hung on for the 3-2 win. Hawks defenceman Chris Hall scored the game-winner in the third period to break the 2-2 tie.

Red Hawks win opener

The stands were nearly full with people, who were also standing by the glass around the ice pad for the home and season opener.

Red Hawks varsity forward Erica Carmount skates up the ice after evading her check in the team's home opener against the Fenelon Falls Secondary School Falcons last Thursday at the A.J. LaRue Arena Community Centre arena in Haliburton. The Hawks won 5-1, scoring three unanswered goals in the third period. The scoring barrage was sparked by Hawks defenceman Sydney Cameron's goal early in the third period.

Lady Hawks start last season off with a bang

By the end there wasn’t much doubt about who was the superior team.

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Jobs

There’s one way everyone can help with jobs. When you need something built, hire a local contractor or construction company to do it.

Novembering – a way to reflect

By Janet Trull No birds, no bees, no leaves on trees. You must remember, this is November. During my years as a teacher, I taught ...

Zombie yoga

I knew nothing about zombies except that a couple of really great moms that I know are zombies and go to events with their sons.

Hali-ween

I know that you know Halloween is Oct. 31 but did you also know that Hali-ween is Nov. 1?

A Mouse in my House: a personal account

I screamed so loud you would have thought there was an intruder in my place. And in a way, there was.