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Award-winning musicians headline Forest Festival

Submitted Every year, at the risk of becoming repetitive, we find ourselves saying “this is our best line-up yet” but, the 2015 Forest Festival playbill is no exception. This season’s performers have the kind of credentials that Forest Festival patrons ...

A TIC in the right direction

Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS) organizers and participants of the TIC (Teenagers In Control) event held on March 27 at YMCA Wanakita are seeing great opportunities for a strong future.

Province pulls funding for Sport Alliance: Future of Ontario Games unclear

At the end of March the province of Ontario announced it would be pulling its funding for Sport Alliance, a not-for-profit organization that manages and delivers sports initiatives.

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Redefining tourists in the Haliburton Highlands

Haliburton County is asking area business owners to re-examine the way they define tourism, and tourists.

Haliburton Wolves pick coach for new team

The owner of Haliburton’s new Junior A hockey team, the Haliburton Wolves, Stephane Laveault made a special announcement on April 8 naming Walt McKechnie as the team’s new head coach for the 2015/16 season.

County hopes for new cross-border billing

Haliburton County is hoping for a new, standardized cross-border ambulance billing model.

Highlands East makes investment for new area doctor

By Angelica Blenich The following are brief reports of items discussed during an April 13 meeting of Highlands East council. The municipality of Highlands East ...

The Minden Car Quest Auto midget B girls hockey team celebrate winning the OWHA All-Ontario Provincial Playdown Championships this past weekend in Mississauga after defeating the North Bay Ice Boltz 3-0 in the final. With a field of 24 teams, the Storm dominated, going undefeated at the championship tournament.
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Girls create the perfect Storm, win championship

The Minden Car Quest Auto Midget B girls hockey team travelled to Mississauga this past weekend to participate in the OWHA All-Ontario Provincial Playdown Championships and took first place.

Red Hawks turn blue for World Autism Day

Around the world, famous landmarks and monuments such as Macau Tower in China, New York’s Empire State Building and the London’s Trafalgar Square were bathed in blue light to raise awareness about Autism.

About 100 leaders from the community gathered at the Haliburton Curling Club on April 2 to discuss ideas and strategies for economic development in the area. A joint partnership between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the municipality of Dysart, the workshop included activities for participants to share ideas, collaborate and discuss issues to help the municipality move forward.

Dysart takes first step in economic development strategy

A recurring theme from the 2014 municipal election was addressed head on when approximately 100 members of the community gathered at the Haliburton Curling Club on April 2 to take the first step toward the creation of an economic development strategy.

Haliburton joins junior A league

By September, Haliburton should have a new junior A hockey team in town ready to do battle with the other 29 teams in the Greater Metro Hockey League.

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Dysart woman charged with stunt driving

A 70-year-old woman from Dysart et al was charged with racing a motor vehicle after being stopped by OPP officers on Highway 35 in Minden ...

Neighbours step up to create the county we want

By Jenn Watt Our small community accomplishes much thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who give time, money and expertise to making the Haliburton Highlands ...

The Red Hawks Robotics Team of Curran Chambers, left, Johnathan Prestwich, Jessica Karaguesian, Trey Kyle, Matt
Sexsmith, Jenna Park, Caleb Schmidt and Cody Williams competed against 35 other high schools from all over Ontario at the 2nd annual North Bay FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Regional from March 26 to 28 at Nipissing University in North Bay. Their final result wasn't what they will remember so much as the lessons about communication and teamwork. /DARREN LUM Staff

Robotics team builds bonds from FIRST

The Red Hawks sent a team of eight to compete against 35 other high schools from all over Ontario at the second annual North Bay FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Regional from March 26 to 28 at Nipissing University in North Bay.

Highlands East offers discovery through GeoTour

It’s easy to see Joanne Vanier and Mary Barker’s passion for Highlands East and for geocaching while they explain their newest event: the Geocaching Capital of Canada GeoTour.

Thousands in assistance given to keep local homes heated

Our deeply cold winter hit those with the fewest resources hard this year, with an increase in calls earlier than usual and about $7,000 in assistance given through the Haliburton County Heat Bank.

Sports

Storm Bantam A 2014-15 OMHA Finalists

Game 3 of the finals was played in Ingersoll last Saturday and was a do-or-die game for the Bantams.

Midget girls advance to league finals (and provincials)

The Minden Car Quest Auto Highland Storm Midget B Girls were counting on the strategic planning of coaches Jason Billings and Steve McLean last Saturday in Game 2 of their final league series against the Peterborough Ice Kats.

Peewees’ series going to Game 5

The Minden Pharmasave Peewee A Team travelled to Ingersoll this past weekend tied one game apiece in the all-Ontario championship final playdown series.

Highland Storm success built on teamwork

A winning team is built on selflessness.

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.

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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.

Birds and bees

By Chad Ingram Throughout the province, including here in Haliburton County, many parents are alarmed by the new elementary sex ed curriculum. There’s been outcry ...

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 ...