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Amy and Clay Glecoff are taking over the management of V&S Haliburton from Clay's father Andy Glecoff, right. Arrangements have been made to keep the store open. JENN WATT Staff

V&S changes course, plans to stay open

By Jenn Watt Shoppers can rejoice: V&S Haliburton is staying open. After months of hand-wringing following the announcement that the longtime downtown store would close in September, owner Andy Glecoff said he has found a way to stay open. Andy ...

Duchene strikes gold in Czech Republic

By Darren Lum After the Canadian men’s hockey team defeated the Russians 6-1 in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships final in the Czech ...

Echo wins seven provincial newspaper awards

The Haliburton County Echo and sister paper Minden Times were honoured with several Better Newspaper Competition awards on Friday evening. At a gala dinner in ...

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Creating an inspiring legacy

By Darren Lum Morgan Burke lights up at the prospect of the totem pole she designed still being at J.Douglas Hodgson Elementary School long after ...

Blustery opening day for Haliburton County Farmers’ Market

By Elizabeth Bate Brenda Acero spent part of the afternoon on May 19 trying to keep her tent from blowing away. Acero is a vendor ...

Rare discovery in local leek moth project

By Angelica Blenich At first Emma Horrigan didn’t realize what she had stumbled upon. The director of U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research, Horrigan has been ...

Library employs new event-planning strategy

By Chad Ingram The Haliburton County Public Library changed the way it planned events for 2015, co-ordinating with community groups in order to prevent overlapping ...

Council considers natural gas

By Angelica Blenich A new fuel source could be coming to the municipality of Dysart as council moves forward with a proposal to bring natural ...

New paramedic base complete

First approved in July 2014 by county council, the 4,700-square foot EMS base at 12410 Highway 35, just south of Minden has been up and running since April 1, 2015.

Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan of Cabin Pressure have been renovating a cottage on Drag Lake for their second season. Greg Brown Construction has been doing landscaping and septic work for the pair and will be part of the show, which airs spring of 2015. From left, Greg Brown, Andrew Brown, Colin McAllister, Benton Brown, Justin Ryan and Jordan Brown. Photo by Pasi Posti

Colin and Justin coming to Home and Cottage Show

TV hosts Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan have become semi-regular parts of Haliburton life now that they’ve renovated a cottage on Drag Lake for their show Cabin Pressure.

Citizen science contributes to lake health

Anna DeSellas of the Dorset Environmental Science Centre talks about the Lake Partners Program during a lake stewards training session the CHA hosted in Stanhope ...

Community News

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Just Dance

By Darren Lum There were close to 100 Haliburton Dance Academy dancers in the 19th annual showcase show Seasons on Thursday, May 21 at the ...

Teljeur new Pinestone GM

By Jenn Watt Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre has a new general manager and a new executive chef. John Teljeur, former director of sales for ...

And they're off! On May 21 local businesses and organizations such as Patient News and Canoe FM, seen here, jumped on the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Big Bike to raise money and awareness while riding through the streets of Haliburton and Minden. The event marked the fourth anniversary of the Big Bike in Haliburton County. Riders raised money through pledges, collecting more than $2,000 in donations. ANGELICA BLENICH Staff

Big Bike returns

By Angelica Blenich Cyclists pedal up York Street on May 21 with the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike to raise money and awareness while ...

Haliburton Lions selling super cash calendars

The Haliburton and District Lions Club are excited to announce a new fundraiser that will help them help more people more often. It’s the Super ...

Driver arrested at RIDE check

On May 22 at 8 p.m. members from the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police conducted a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) check ...

Sports

Update: OSGA 55+ event coming to the Haliburton Highlands

Submitted by Brian Daoust As we prepare for the upcoming Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) 55+ regional games to be held in Midland this Aug. ...

Red Hawks track and field coach Bruce Griffith, left, stands with 100 metre Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics silver medalist Bennett Gibson. Submitted by Bruce Griffith

Hawks soar into East Regional meet

Submitted by Judi Paul Congratulations to the Red Hawks track team on a great day at the Central Ontario Secndary School Athletics championship on Thursday, ...

Bottum living the top sports fan’s dream

Imagine getting paid to watch National Hockey League games in the ultimate recreation room.

The Red Hawks junior soccer player Emily Klose, right, clears a ball past an I.E. Weldon Wildcats forward on Thursday, May 7 at the Gary G. Brohman Athletic Field in Haliburton. The Hawks remain winless despite a early offensive pressure in the 3-0 loss to the Lindsay side. /DARREN LUM Staff

Red Hawks progressing after each game

After a 3-0 loss against the visiting I.E. Weldon Secondary School Wildcats of Lindsay, the junior Red Hawks girls’ soccer team has reason to be smiling despite the loss.

The senior Red Hawks boys' doubles team of Curtis Ballantyne, left, and Caleb Schmidt returned from the all-provincials with bronze medal. Although they were initially disappointed because they were close to a chance at a gold medal, the team is satisfied with their achievement. /DARREN LUM Staff

OFSAA bronze for Hawks badminton duo

It’s hard to accept bronze after losing a pivotal semi-final match when a chance at gold at the all-provincials was so close.

Commentary

Where there’s smoke

Highlands East recently created a new advisory committee, one that would look at “developing and enhancing the fire department,” according to the township’s chief administrative officer; its meetings will not be open to the public.

Wise parenting

I recently returned from a three-day silent meditation retreat. There were no books, journals or technology for the duration.

New tourism flavour

For anyone to suggest the Haliburton Highlands is doing poorly when it comes to culinary tourism is untrue and unfair.

Save our Legion

Right in the middle of Haliburton Village sits one of the best community events venues we have. It’s accessible, affordable and seats 220 comfortably for dinner. It’s got a full kitchen and a licensed bar. But sometimes this venue is overlooked.

Spring into action

April in the Highlands. Spring is here. Well, maybe not quite here but it is very close and I am looking forward to watching for robins and gazing at the magic that is melting lake ice.