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MP Devolin recalls shooting at Parliament Hill

There are a lot of “what ifs” running through local MP Barry Devolin's mind following Wednesday's shooting at Parliament Hill and the fatal shooting of at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Cabin Pressure films full season in Haliburton

The Haliburton Highlands will be the backdrop for 13 episodes of Cottage Life TV’s second season of Cabin Pressure.

Donation to outfit 50 kids for hockey

The Highland Storm Minor Hockey Association became recipients of enough hockey equipment to completely outfit 50 players because of the NHL Players Association Goals and Dreams fund on behalf of Haliburton’s Matt Duchene, who plays centre for the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services president and CEO Varouj Eskedjian, right, ate with more than 200 people who attended the Taste of Italy annual fundraising dinner for the Haliburton Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Haliburton. With the Haliburton Hospital Auxiliary event sold out in the first week of July, this year's tenth annual event is considered one of the best ever. It raised (a preliminary figure) $15,542.50 to bring the 10 year total to $100,000.

Taste of Italy hits $100,000 mark

The Royal Canadian Legion in Haliburton was crowded with smiles, full bellies and an extremely happy Haliburton Hospital Auxiliary past president Judy Skinner because of the auxiliary’s annual Taste of Italy dinner, which hit the $100,000 mark this past Saturday in its 10th year.

Two senior staff departing HHHS

Two senior staff members will be leaving Haliburton Highlands Health Services in early November.

Happy trails for Trailblazers

The following are briefs from the Oct. 14 Highlands East council meeting.

County investigating crack in Head Lake bridge

The following are brief reports of items discussed at county committee meetings on Oct. 8.

Council crunches new OPP billing numbers

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at Dysart et al council Oct. 14. In the first year of the OPP ...

Missing hunter found safe

On Oct. 20, at approximately 8:32 p.m. Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a 28 year old male who had not returned to his camp from hunting. The male was part of a group of hunters hunting in a remote area near Wilberforce.

Fred Schleich of Care Planning Partners presented his market feasibility study for a retirement residence in the Haliburton Highlands on Oct. 8, 2014 as part of the Haliburton County Development Corporation's annual general meeting at Pinestone Resort. JENN WATT STAFF

County ready for retirement residence

Haliburton County has the right conditions for a retirement residence, a market feasibility study has found.

Mid-season test passed with flying colours

The undefeated Red Hawks varsity A field hockey team made short work of the second place Crestwood Secondary School Mustangs beating them 4-nil on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Haliburton.

Community News

Donate bottles to end polio

The Rotary Club of Haliburton is hosting a bottle/can drive on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Haliburton Beer Store. Proceeds from this bottle drive will ...

Hike Haliburton continues climb

he Hike Haliburton Festival continues to grow. Haliburton County’s signature event took place Sept. 18 through 21 and featured 65 hikes throughout the municipality, up nine from last year.

HCDC Obee 9 years

Old Haliburton library building transforms to new media centre

aliburton’s old library building continues to evolve, first into a new business incubator and now into a technology hub.

Fred Schleich of Care Planning Partners presented his market feasibility study for a retirement residence in the Haliburton Highlands on Oct. 8, 2014 as part of the Haliburton County Development Corporation's annual general meeting at Pinestone Resort. JENN WATT STAFF

County ready for retirement residence

Haliburton County has the right conditions for a retirement residence, a market feasibility study has found.

New coffee shop in former Heritage House

Coffee lovers rejoice, the doors of the former Heritage House Café are open once again.

Sports

Red Hawks varsity A defender Madison Allore, right, pushes a ball from a Crestwood Secondary School Mustangs forward on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Haliburton. The Hawks took a 2-nil lead into the second half and outpaced the visitors 4-nil to remain undefeated and on top of the Kawartha Field Hockey League. Goals came from Alicia McLean, Maggie Scheffee, Rebecca Anderson and Emma Scheffee.

Mid-season test passed with flying colours

The undefeated Red Hawks varsity A field hockey team made short work of the second place Crestwood Secondary School Mustangs beating them 4-nil on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Haliburton.

A Red Hawks junior defender clears the ball from a St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School forward on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Gary G. Brohman Athletic Field in Haliburton. The visiting Saints won 3-nil after fending off an early offensive attack from the Hawks.

Autumn Red Hawks sports in full swing on pitch last week

Hawks busy on the pitch.

Red Hawks midfielder Angus Sullivan, right, clears the ball from his end against the Saints of St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School in the Haliburton home opener on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Gary G. Brohman Athletic Field. The Saints spoiled the home opener, beating the homeside 4-nil.

Hawks lose opener

The best thing to do when you play the top team in the Kawartha Soccer League is to take note, said Red Hawks senior soccer team coach Rob Gervais.

Red Hawks senior tailback Tom Paul, centre, is held up by a Fenelon Falls Secondary School Falcons defender during a rush on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Gary G. Brohman Athletic Field in Haliburton. The seniors controlled the game early, but a 95-yard rushing touchdown led to 17 unanswered points before the Hawks responded with eight after the Falcons made it 24-0. The final score was 31-16.

Falcons spoil Hawks’ Friday

When a player scores a 98-yard rushing touchdown it’s hard not to be impressed.

Junior Red Hawks player Izac Reid, who scored two touchdowns and completed a two-point convert play, charges forward toward a Lakefield District Secondary School Tigers defender on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Gary G. Brohman Athletic Field. The Hawks controlled the game and won 34-12.

Fun Friday for junior football

Besides a few nervous sequences, the Red Hawks showed they have the makings of a playoff bound team routing the Lakefield Tigers 34-12.

Commentary

Hali-ween

I know that you know Halloween is Oct. 31 but did you also know that Hali-ween is Nov. 1?

A Mouse in my House: a personal account

I screamed so loud you would have thought there was an intruder in my place. And in a way, there was.

With benefits

By Chad Ingram An interesting point was raised during the Highlands East all-candidates debate last week. Well, several interesting points were raised – like whether ...

Effortlessness

Many years ago I fell in love with the practice of yoga when I went to take a month-long course in giving relaxation massages and we did 4.5 hours a day of yoga as part of the course.

Grasp at joy whenever you can

Even on the worst of days there is always room for some joy.