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Community Care volunteers and staff line the balcony of Sir Sam's Ski Chalet in Eagle Lake on Sept. 14, 2014. They were assembled for an appreciation event held by the organization.

New name, same Community Care, director says

Community Care Haliburton County has been through several major changes since it was formed in 1980 and the newest change – integrating with health services in the county – is just another chapter, the organization’s executive director said.

Board seeks community partners for area schools

Two Haliburton County schools were listed in a report to the school board on under utilized space.

Bear injures cottager, dog

Deanne Taenzer had read tips on how to protect herself from a bear, she just hoped she would never have to use them. Those tips were not only used, they also helped save her life.

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Improved nutrition is as close as the nearest apple tree

Picking apples in the Highlands this autumn will go a long way to improving the diet of seniors, said Haliburton County FoodNet chairperson Rosie Kadwell.

Burton faces competition for reeve in Highlands East

In the final days of filing for the upcoming municipal election, Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton finds himself with a competitor.

Terry Fox Run raises more than $4,000

On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox started a momentous journey and on Sept. 14, 2014, people continued carrying on his legacy.

Record rainfall contributes to high water levels

During the past few months Haliburton County received heavy rainfall, some of which was in record amounts, contributing to high water levels throughout the area.

AMO conference attendance nearly $7,000

A recent conference held in London cost taxpayers of Haliburton County close to $7,000.

New group helps those dealing with loss

When Sue Maxwell lost her husband two years ago it was an extremely difficult time in her life.

Community News

St. George’s marking 150 years with visit from archbishop

In the autumn of 1864 one of the very first buildings erected in what would soon become the village of Haliburton – St. George’s Church ...

CARP invites public to all-inclusive trip to Toronto

Enjoy a stress-free trip to Toronto with an exposition and dinner theatre show through CARP Haliburton Highlands chapter 54 all-inclusive charter bus excursion.

Left to right (and some of the people they play with): David Matheson (Moxy Fruvous, Ron Sexsmith) David Woodhead (Loreena McKennitt, Perth County Conspiracy, Stan Rogers) Katherine Wheatley, Soozi Schlanger (Swamperella) Wendell Ferguson (Sylvia Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot), Suzie Vinnick (Women's Blues Review, Rick Fines, Vinyl Cafe) Rich Greenspoon

Betty and the Bobs bringing eclectic whimsy to Pavilion

Spontaneous, collaborative, not terribly serious and a whole lot of fun, Betty and the Bobs is a musical group rooted in friendship and passion for music.

School bus cancellations up last year

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Sept. 9 committee of the whole meeting of Trillium Lakelands District School Board.

‘Prof of happiness’ headed for Haliburton

A bestselling author, whose book Water the Flowers, Not the Weeds has been translated into many languages, Fletcher Peacock has spent his career helping people communicate.


Haliburton's Ron Miceli is proud of his silver medal in tennis that he won with doubles partner Joe Komorski at the Ontario 55+ Summer Games from Aug. 19 to 21 in Windsor – Amherstburg. This is the first provincial medal won by senior Haliburton athletes. Miceli credits his Friday tennis group, coaches Terry Fahlenbock and Ken Sinclair, including volunteer tennis court caretaker Art Ouellette with winning the medal.

First tennis silver for Haliburton

After two heart attacks, nine stents in his chest, major back surgery, major shoulder surgery and major wrist surgery all within the last six years, Haliburton’s Ron Miceli is happy to be able to walk let alone return with a silver medal from the Ontario 55+ Summer Games from Aug. 19 to 21.

U.S. race drives bicycle racer

Fresh from his stateside experience Haliburton’s Owen Flood, a junior mountain bike racer, is reflecting on a solid string of performances, most notably the 17th place Catamount Classic 2014 in Vermont where he represented the province in juniors.

Bishop finds the edge, winning Roots title

Jacob Bishop came through in the clutch, outperforming the competition in the Root Wake Series’ final event in Bala to take the overall season title for the rookie boys 17 and under class.

Taking the guess work out of stick buying

Living in a small town doesn’t mean you can’t get the perfect hockey stick.

Wheelie good time

The Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike resort is fostering a love for mountain biking with its Skills Camps this summer.

Head Lake to host wakeboarding elite

Local wakeboarders Jacob Bishop and Gavin Hicks are getting anxious to showcase their skills for family, friends and the public when the Sharpley Source for Sports Provincial Championships is held in Haliburton for July 12.

Duchene Day to include music, barbecue and charity dinner

Matt Duchene Day is for the community and the children of Haliburton, said the man of the hour.

OFSAA caps off season for Hawks

From the rookie to the veteran, the Red Hawks were represented well at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Track and Field Championship at Mississauga’s St. Marcellinus Secondary School from June 5 to 7.

Nearly half of Hawks qualify for Eastern Regionals

Perennial gold medal threat Charlene Hicks led the Red Hawks with a gold in the senior triple jump at the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics track and field meet Thursday at Bruce Faulds Track and Field Complex in Belleville.

Keeping karate alive in the Highlands

Haliburton’s Kai-Shin North Branch Karate Club has been a fixture of the village’s downtown core for 14 years.


Bear aware

Not long before running into the bear, Deanne Taenzer had read up on what to do on the ministry’s website. Those tips may have saved her life and are worth revisiting for anyone who spends time in the Highlands.


The yogis have always been curious about what inspires human beings to constantly be learning, evolving and living in a way that is authentic and true to their own values and beliefs.

Pool problems

Around election time in Haliburton County, the concept of an indoor public swimming pool always seems to float to the surface.


As we transition from our summer activities, adventures and lifestyle into the routines of the fall, many people want to re-establish or create new routines for healthy living and fitness.

A rare race

Last week was an active one in the municipal contests of the eastern part of Haliburton County.