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Parker, Fearrey compete for reeve seat

The people of Dysart et al now have a couple of candidates for reeve to mull over ahead of the Oct. 27 municipal election.

County OPP costs to increase by millions

The new OPP billing model will increase Haliburton County’s annual policing costs from approximately $3.3 million to approximately $6.5 million during the next five years.

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Election race revs up in Dysart

On Friday, Aug. 22, two people put their names in almost simultaneously for the top spot in the municipality that includes Haliburton, Harcourt, Donald and points in between.

Cockburn expresses compassion through music

There is a naturally enchanting quality to the music and lyrics of Bruce Cockburn that connects with Canadians in a special way. Through his songs he paints vivid pictures that reveal both his love for the natural world and his outrage against its abuse.

Update: Police confirm missing woman found deceased

The Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed a missing woman has been found deceased.

Future of Corduroy Enduro event unclear

Organizers of the Corduroy Enduro are looking for support from the municipality of Highlands East to ensure the event continues in Gooderham.

Community News

HSC scores new nets

A project that the Haliburton Soccer Club (HSC) has been working on for many years came to fruition this spring, and will bring joy to Haliburton soccer enthusiasts for many years.

Wilcox building toward a dream

Jenna Marie Wilcox still remembers being a teenager and taking home a women’s fitness magazine from the Haliburton gym and reading through more than thousand times, enamoured with the beautiful women. She never imagined she’d be one of those women.

Resident requests speed bumps in Ingoldsby

An Ingoldsby man wants Haliburton County to install speed bumps along Kashagawigamog Lake Road.

Inattentive driving dangerous for everyone

Multi-tasking in a car is never safe, but particularly in the Highlands.

Parker, Fearrey compete for reeve seat

The people of Dysart et al now have a couple of candidates for reeve to mull over ahead of the Oct. 27 municipal election.

Sports

U.S. race drives bicycle racer

Fresh from his stateside experience Haliburton’s Owen Flood, a junior mountain bike racer, is reflecting on a solid string of performances, most notably the 17th place Catamount Classic 2014 in Vermont where he represented the province in juniors.

Bishop finds the edge, winning Roots title

Jacob Bishop came through in the clutch, outperforming the competition in the Root Wake Series’ final event in Bala to take the overall season title for the rookie boys 17 and under class.

Taking the guess work out of stick buying

Living in a small town doesn’t mean you can’t get the perfect hockey stick.

Wheelie good time

The Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike resort is fostering a love for mountain biking with its Skills Camps this summer.

Head Lake to host wakeboarding elite

Local wakeboarders Jacob Bishop and Gavin Hicks are getting anxious to showcase their skills for family, friends and the public when the Sharpley Source for Sports Provincial Championships is held in Haliburton for July 12.

Duchene Day to include music, barbecue and charity dinner

Matt Duchene Day is for the community and the children of Haliburton, said the man of the hour.

OFSAA caps off season for Hawks

From the rookie to the veteran, the Red Hawks were represented well at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Track and Field Championship at Mississauga’s St. Marcellinus Secondary School from June 5 to 7.

Nearly half of Hawks qualify for Eastern Regionals

Perennial gold medal threat Charlene Hicks led the Red Hawks with a gold in the senior triple jump at the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics track and field meet Thursday at Bruce Faulds Track and Field Complex in Belleville.

Keeping karate alive in the Highlands

Haliburton’s Kai-Shin North Branch Karate Club has been a fixture of the village’s downtown core for 14 years.

Hawks strike soccer balance

The following are HHSS sports briefs for the week of May 5 to 9.

Commentary

Purification

As we transition from our summer activities, adventures and lifestyle into the routines of the fall, many people want to re-establish or create new routines for healthy living and fitness.

A rare race

Last week was an active one in the municipal contests of the eastern part of Haliburton County.

Now what?

Your government shouldn’t make you feel powerless.

What really matters

When it comes to the role of a politician, there is only one quality that truly matters – the ability to do the job. Of course, this one quality is composed of several nuanced factors.

Getting around

Little puts more stress on municipal infrastructure than long weekends in the summer. A town built to comfortably accommodate a year-round population of 5,000 just can’t properly fit another 10,000 on top of that.