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Junior boys Red Hawks basketball players earn silver at COSSA championship

The junior boys basketball team finished their season on a strong note by capturing the Kawartha A Championship Feb. 24 and almost bringing home the gold in the COSSA final on Feb. 26.

Hawks OFSAA bound

There might not have been the same kind of drama as the Kawartha final at the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics (COSSA) championship final, but that doesn’t make the win any less important for the Red Hawks boys’ hockey team.

High level of care paramount: report

Funding, long-term care and the cost of medication were just some health care concerns area residents expressed in public consultations conducted by the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team.

Dysart et al fire truck

Plaque to remember former Haliburton fire chief

A former fire chief whose life was claimed in a blaze in downtown Haliburton in 1956 will be recognized in a special ceremony next week.

The Last Waltz for Dusk Dances in Haliburton

When the legendary rock roots group The Band held their final performance in 1976 they called it The Last Waltz.

Jim Blake named Highlander of the Year

If it involves the arts in Haliburton, you can bet Jim Blake has had something to do with it.

Hawks basketball team ends 11 year COSSA drought

The Haliburton Highlands Secondary School senior boys’ basketball team qualified to play in the Central Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (COSSA) championship playoffs for the first time in 11 years.

A Place Called Home gets funding for shelter services

Some much needed funding from the City of Kawartha Lakes is going to ensure that A Place Called Home continues offering hostel services that help residents of Haliburton County.

County insurance climbs by $15,000

Haliburton County’s insurance plan will cost more than $15,000 more than it did last year.

HHHS CEO clarifies rebranding

Haliburton Highlands Health Services’ plan to spend a $50,000 grant from the province on rebranding includes more than a new logo, its CEO says.

Supporting LGBTQ youth in Haliburton

A group of local organizations is coming together to find ways of supporting LGBTQ youth in Haliburton County.

Community News

Raising friends and funds for Rainbow Youth

Youth in Haliburton County who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning have allies in the community and those allies want those youth to know they’re out there.

Mushers headed to Haliburton for the joy of it

This year, mushers and their teams of dogs will come to Haliburton to race for the sense of competition and the fun, but not the money.

High speed Internet strategy includes expanding usage, training

A new digital strategy for eastern Ontario released last week pledges to improve mobile broadband access, boost the economy through high-speed Internet technology and increase the number of residents using the rural broadband network.

Province funds Head Lake bridge rehabilitation

Last week the provincial government announced more than $780,000 to go towards rehabilitating the Head Lake bridge in Haliburton Village.

New SIRCH program satisfies both participants and the public

They say nothing in life is free, but during every Monday for the next few months that isn’t true.

Sports

Red Hawks go deep into COSSA playoffs

After qualifying to go to the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics (COSSA) championships for the first time in 11 years, on Thursday, Feb. 26, the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School senior basketball team suffered a defeat at the hands of St. Paul High School of Trenton on St. Paul’s home court, 51-39.

Hawks boys’ hockey team makes history

It all came down to the shootout after overtime ended at a deadlock.

Peewee Storm overwhelms Elmvale

The Minden Pharmasave Peewee A team faced off against the Elmvale Coyotes for their first two games of the OMHA semi-finals ending the weekend with two wins under their belts.

Caleb Bowyer, left, of Cobourg Collegiate Institute grapples with Red Hawks wrestler Matt Sexsmith (95 kilograms) at the Kawartha Wrestling Championships on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School. Sexsmith, who advanced to the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics championships this week at Quinte Secondary School in Belleville, won this match, as part of a second place performance.

14 Hawks wrestlers prepare for COSSA this week

There was success across the board at this year’s Kawartha Wrestling Championships on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.

Hawks basketball team ends 11 year COSSA drought

The Haliburton Highlands Secondary School senior boys’ basketball team qualified to play in the Central Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (COSSA) championship playoffs for the first time in 11 years.

Commentary

Plenty happening this March

Congratulations to Emmerson Lumber and Castle Antiques who tied for first place in the BIA Frost Fest Snowman Contest!

Embracing new technology

By Gerald Irish As I sit here pecking away at the keyboard of our computer, I cannot help butthink back to former days when computers ...

February fun

By Gail Stelter The BIA is having a snowman contest. Come to town and see our snowmen! They are inviting you to Frost Fest on ...

Write grammatical

By Chad Ingram Earlier this month, the county’s tourism director unveiled the department’s new marketing campaign – Unwind Local – which is spreading its message ...

Family fun

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