Cockwell family donates $500,000 to HHHS Foundation

By Vivian Collings The Cockwell Family and Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve have gifted the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHSF) $500,000 for their diagnostic imaging project at the Haliburton hospital. “We are honoured…

Cell tower project approaches a time crunch, says…

James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The effort to improve internet service for eastern Ontario has brought more than $30-million in infrastructure to Haliburton County so far. Lisa Severson of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network…

Hospital removes all agency nurses

By Thomas Smith As of May 1, Haliburton Hospital has removed all agency nurse staff.  “Beginning May 1st, HHHS committed to no longer depending on agency staff. Not only does this decision align with Ontario…

County hears how a strong tourism industry is…

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A lucrative tourism season is the product of a collaboration. Nicole Whiting told Haliburton County during its May 18 meeting that a successful industry comes through the upper…

Dysart looks to Tiny Homes to counter dearth…

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Dysart council hopes word gets out about recent changes that may help ease the housing shortfall in the township. Haliburton County council allowed changes to Dysart’s Official Plan…

Second group of inductees to be recognized this…

By Vivian Collings There’s something in the water in Haliburton County. The Highlands have long been a place to foster excellent athletes who would go on to have successful careers on and off the ice,…

Dysart gauges interest among non-profits for recyclables

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Dysart is considering opening its landfills to a non-profit group that may want to collect recyclable alcohol containers as a means to generate revenue. John Watson, the township’s…

Dysart residents can assess shoreline health

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterDysart has developed a tool waterfront property owners could use to determine the health of their shoreline.A shoreline lake health assessment was discussed throughout development of the Site Alteration…

Fourcast Addiction Centre breaks the stigma

By Thomas SmithAnybody in the catchment area of Fourcast’s five offices including Lindsay, Minden, Campbellford, Cobourg, and Peterborough can attend counselling and receive services offered. All of their services are offered 1-on-1.“All of our groups…

Pro brings lacrosse camp to county

By Vivian CollingsScott Stewart, former professional lacrosse player in the National Lacrosse League, has recently moved to the County with his family and is excited to share his love for the sport in the Haliburton…

Wild game dinner a huge success, says HHOA…

By Thomas Smith “The wild game dinner was another big success,” says Dan Smith, president of the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA). “Everybody had a great time, had plenty of great food to eat, and…

Two-year CCAA winning streak for Dobson and team

By Vivian Collings Jacob Dobson has once again skipped the Humber men’s curling team to victory at the college level.For the second year in a row, Dobson and his team are the reigning gold medalists…

Habitat for Humanity looks to Haliburton County

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Habitat for Humanity wants to make a home in Haliburton County.That is, Susan Zambonin told council when it met March 27, that Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and Kawartha…

County, industry look to beef up skilled trades

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Haliburton County will have a hand in local workforce development.And they’re going straight to the high school to do it.Steve Ovell, economic development and tourism director, brought the…

Group shares idea for HE transitional housing community

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Little Blue Cabins may be a means to help alleviate the housing crunch in Highlands East. Kevin Taylor, the chairperson of the Little Blue Cabins (LBC) board of…

Halco Electronics to close shop this month

By Vivian Collings Halco Electronics, a staple storefront of Haliburton’s downtown for the past few decades, is getting ready to power down and close up. Owner Don van Nood said it’s time for retirement after…

Fulfilling graduation dreams

By Vivian Collings Jennifer Abbott has been helping make the dreams of graduates come true for the past 11 years. Make Dreams Come True is a not-for-profit local organization that collects donated dresses or suits,…

BIA ready for a fresh, new year

By Vivian Collings Brandon Nimigon joined the Haliburton Business Improvement Area (BIA) board in 2016 with the desire to see downtown grow and flourish. After eight years of participating in decisions, helping hang flowers, put…

Area public health boards petition province for merger

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Given their history collaborating, it only makes sense for the local and Peterborough health boards to merge. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) and Peterborough…

Dysart releases 2023 waste management study

By Vivian Collings Dysart residents care about what they consume and where it’s going. It’s evident the municipality’s innovative waste management programs are doing the trick. With only two of Dysart’s five landfills “active”, it’s…