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Premier announces four-week ‘emergency brake’

By Sue Tiffin A day after Ontario saw the highest number of people with COVID-19 related critical illness admitted to intensive care units [ICUs] so far during the pandemic, and a day before the Easter…

Police investigating downtown incidents

By Mike Baker The Haliburton Highlands OPP are following up on incidents at Emmerson Lumber and CIBC in Haliburton village over the long weekend.With Easter Monday serving as a statutory holiday for administrative members of…

Rotaract celebrates one year anniversary

By Darren Lum It’s been more than 365 days since Rotaract started in the Highlands.Members reflected about what has been and will be for the future of the service club for young adults over 18…

Places for People needs $700k to move ahead…

By Mike Baker It’s going to take something special to save the 15-unit affordable housing project Places for People is hoping to establish at the Lakeview Motel in Haliburton.The organization worked quickly on developing a…

County planning director resigns

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton is seeking a new director of planning as current director Charlsey White has tendered her resignation in order to pursue a new career opportunity.County councillors accepted that resignation…

HCSA sees bump in memberships this year

By Darren Lum Participation in outdoor recreational activities was way up this winter with the pandemic and snowmobiling in Haliburton County following that trend, as indicated by the numbers from the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association…

Positive reaction to big-spending budget

By Chad Ingram The provincial budget tabled by the Ford government last week contains $186 billion in spending and years of planned deficits as the province seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.Titled Ontario Action…

Looking at locations for charging stations

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton and its four, lower-tier townships are considering funding applications and locations for electric vehicle charging stations.County council received a report from climate change co-ordinator Korey McKay during a…

HE council welcomes Bell plans for communication tower

By Darren Lum The following are Highlands East news briefs from the March 23 council meeting. A Bell Canada telecommunications tower proposal is bringing hope for greater connectivity to Wilberforce and surrounding areas.From its coverage…

Trial set for Hart, preliminary hearing ongoing for…

By Sue Tiffin Two men charged with second-degree murder in separate occurrences that happened weeks apart in 2019 both made court appearances last month.Norman Hart’s last court appearance was on March 26 this year, and…

Grade 5/6 ASES class and Bus #20 required…

By Sue Tiffin Archie Stouffer Elementary School students in a Grade 5/6 class have been identified as close contacts of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.An April 2 email to families in the…

The Highlands’ ‘liquid gold’ fuels a passion for…

By Darren Lum There’s a certain romantic quality to the experience behind the traditional way of maple syrup production.It includes tromping through the woods with snowshoes, hanging the buckets and inserting the spiles in trees,…