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Haliburton volunteer Jane Heyes was among several that helped at the Nordic ski event for the OSGA 55+ Winter Games held from Feb. 17 to 19 in Haliburton County. Heyes was a part of 216 volunteer army that enabled the event to happen.

Positive changes for 55+ winter games in Haliburton County

Organizers of the 55+ Ontario Winter Games made changes to the event since it was last hosted in Haliburton County in 2011, changes chairman Alan Clark believes had direct economic benefit to the community.

West Guilford resident first in Canada to receive heart device

Last fall Bob Power was implanted with new type of ventricular assist device (VAD), making him the first recipient of this specific type of machine in Canada.

County insurance climbs by $15,000

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

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.

Climate change leaving its mark on the Haliburton Forest

On Feb. 21 owner/operator of the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Peter Schleifenbaum spoke to more than 30 people attending the Environment Haliburton annual general meeting on the effects of climate change.

HHHS welcomes hospice and palliative care manager to the team

Melanie Hawkins is the new manager of hospice and palliative care for Haliburton Highlands Health Services.

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.

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.

BIA gets reeve’s vote of confidence

The Haliburton Village Business Improvement Area has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to the downtown’s health.

Supporting LGBTQ youth in Haliburton

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

It pays to plan ahead, housing managers say

Four years ago, Dan Ball, 55, was paying $500 a month to live in a bachelor apartment in Bancroft. The unit had no bedroom and didn’t even have an oven, he said, just burners to heat things up on.

Community News

Malcolm Maclean, in blue, gives Yvette Brauer a cheque for $3,450 from Canoe FM's Radio Bingo at the Red Wolves fundraiser at the Haliburton Legion on Feb. 21. Members of the Red Wolves Special Olympics team gathered for the special presentation. /JENN WATT Staff

Fundraiser supports Special Olympics team

There was music, dancing, food and lots of prizes to be won at the Red Wolves Special Olympics team fundraiser on Saturday night at the Haliburton Legion.

Community Builder Joanne Vanier

Community Builders: Joanne Vanier

Shining a spotlight on volunteers who are behind the scenes making big things happen.

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.

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.

County insurance climbs by $15,000

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

Sports

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.

Red Hawks player Noah Dollo readies for a shot against the I.E. Weldon (IEW) Secondary School Wildcats during a 9-0 route of the Lindsay based team on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the A.J. LaRue Arena in Haliburton. The Hawks are 7-1 while the IEW Wildcats are the only winless team (as of Feb. 9) in the Kawartha High School Hockey League.

Hawks seize top spot

A 4-1 win over the Holy Cross Hurricanes and a 4-3 win over Cobourg West on Thursday, Feb. 12 by the Red Hawks boys’ hockey team gave them enough points to seize first place and home arena advantage throughout the Kawartha High School Hockey League playoffs, heading into the eight-team first round.

The Red Hawks snowboarder Robin Hogarth looks to the next gate in the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics Championships on Friday, Feb. 13 at Sir Sam's Ski and Bike in Eagle Lake. There were 44 competitors at the competition.

COSSA: a place to carve up the competition

The Red Hawks snowboarding team is sending 14 snowboarders to the all-provincials on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Blue Mountain.

Storm girls blaze through first round of playoffs

The Minden Car Quest Auto Midget B girls wrapped up their first round of their League Playoffs Friday night in Haliburton against the Lindsay Lynx.

Commentary

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

We Canadians are tough people.

Back to basics

Happy New Year Haliburton! No new year resolutions for me. Perhaps a couple of personal goals and wish for a prosperous 2015 for Haliburton Village.