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Two ATVs stolen from Highlands East cottage

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two all-terrain vehicles that were stolen in Highlands East. A 1997 Arctic Cat ATV with Ontario licence plate 09YA1 and a blue Yamaha Champ 100 with no licence plate were stolen ...

Harcourt’s Donaldson guards war memorial

Cpl. Jarrett Donaldson, 24, who grew up in Harcourt reflects on sentry duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

County amends bylaw to allow ORVs on roadways

Off-road vehicles, including side-by-side ATVs, will be permitted on Haliburton County roads as council amends the municipality’s bylaws in the wake of regulation changes by the province.

Staff at Community Living Haliburton County stand in front of where the new memory wall will be at the organization's Victoria Street location on June 17. The wall will include pictures of former Community Living members, like Jerry Corby (seen in framed photograph). The initiative was spearheaded by Donna West, second from right, to remember members of the CL family that are no longer with us. Memory wall committee members from left, Patty Babineau, Karen Code, Donna West and Teresa Jordan.

Community Living embarks on memorial project

By Angelica Blenich They may be gone from the community but they are not gone from the memories of those who work at Community Living. ...

Ron Sexsmith to perform free concert in Haliburton

By Jerelyn Craden It all started with Bill Campbell’s desire to give back to the community. The owner of Curry Chevrolet in Haliburton is having ...

Brink named Citizen of the Year

Nancy Brink earned the citizen of the year award at West Guilford’s Canada Day celebrations on Wednesday, July 1 at the West Guilford Community Centre. ...

County borrows from Infrastructure Ontario

Haliburton County will borrow approximately $3.6 million from Crown corporation Infrastructure Ontario (IO) to pay for some large projects.

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Two ATVs stolen from Highlands East cottage

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two all-terrain vehicles that were stolen in Highlands East. A 1997 Arctic Cat ATV with Ontario ...

Fleming students building sustainable house at Haliburton Forest

A sustainable two-family dwelling to be exact. Far from any ordinary house, the new units meant for housing forest workers, are being designed and built as the practical project for Fleming College’s Sustainable Building program.

MP Tony Clement was at the Haliburton School of the Arts June 29 to announce new funding for Fleming College in Peterborough. Seen here from left: Debby Keating, Fleming president Tony Tilly, MP Tony Clement, MP Barry Devolin, and student Dwayne Hartshorn.

Clement announces program funding

Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board and MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka, was at Haliburton School of the Arts on Monday to make a funding announcement for Fleming College.

Former soldier pays it forward

To see Dan Hrechka smiling you would never know the inner battle he wages every day. Most people in the Highlands know him as Dan Mawbey, son of West Guilford’s Ann Mawbey and brother of Bev Sisson. He is a former soldier and Haliburton Highlands Secondary School alumnus who now lives in Kingston.

Community News

Stage being set for new building in Glebe Park

By Darren Lum The future is looking brighter for the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trail and Ski Club Association now that they’ve taken the first step ...

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Children learn valuable life lessons from the camp experience

By Nate Smelle, special to the Echo For the last 35 years children have been enjoying the great outdoors at Camp Can-Aqua on the shores ...

Special traffic initiative yields dozens of charges

Local OPP laid plenty of charges leading up to Canada Day as part of a special traffic enforcement initiative from June 26 to July 1. ...

Water management expert to speak in Stanhope

By chad Ingram One of the country’s foremost water management experts will speak at the Stanhope Firefighters’ Community Hall this week. Ralph Pentland is the ...

New company expands Highlands’ digital offering

By Jenn Watt In the increasingly competitive online world, attracting the interest – and therefore the dollars – of customers is about more than the ...

Sports

Head Lake ready to host JoAnne Sharpley Open

By Darren Lum JoAnne Sharpley, owner of JoAnne Sharpley Source for Sports, said the importance of being the title sponsor for the upcoming provincial wakeboard ...

Hodgson headed to the Preds

By Darren Lum Days after Cody Hodgson’s contract was bought out by the Buffalo Sabres, the Nashville Predators signed him to a one-year $1.05 million ...

The Red Hawks junior sprinter Kenndal Marsden can still smile after her all-provincial experience running the 200 metre dash on Saturday, June 6 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto. She is looking at next year to return to the all-provincials and wants to prepare differently for a better result. /DARREN LUM Staff

First OFSAA trip memorable and motivating

By Darren Lum For first time Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championship competitor Kenndal Marsden it was all a little daunting. The Red Hawks ...

The Haliburton Highlands Secondary School athletes of the year award recipients Erin Little and Ryan Hill were announced at the 37th annual Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, June 10 at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion in Haliburton. Both athletes demonstrated athletic excellence and are people of character and integrity./DARREN LUM Staff

Little and Hill named HHSS athletes of the year

By Darren Lum Hello and goodbye: these were the prevailing themes of the night at the 37 annual Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Athletic Banquet on ...

The Red Hawks senior javelin thrower Ryan Hill knows he could have thrown better at the all-provincials on Saturday, June 6 at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, but isn't too disappointed. Hill plans to return next year and hopes to peak later in the season rather than at the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics championship./DARREN LUM Staff

Javelin thrower takes aim at next year

By Darren Lum It was far from Ryan Hill’s personal best, but he was still smiling days after his 24th placing in the senior javelin ...

Commentary

For the love of tourism

By Lynda Shadbolt Love is love. We all know the feeling of having our hearts wide open, spacious, calm and happy. We can all experience the feelings ...

These hands

One of my favourite songs, by Dave Gunning, is called These Hands. In the song he asks over and over again “what shall I do with these hands of mine… the world could use a hero of the human kind…so tell me what shall I do with these hands of mine?”

Treasures, tarts and Tuesdays

June and summer are coming our way in this paradise that we call home in the Highlands.

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.