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Future given structure with Dysart Strategic Plan

By Vivian Collings Dysart et al’s first ever Strategic Plan was presented by Strategy Corps employees and approved by members of council during their regular meeting on July 26.It is considered a “living document” that…

Wigamog owners plan to demolish site

By Vivian CollingsOwners of what was the former Wigamog Resort say they plan to demolish the site following their appeal for more time to comply with an order from the municipality to follow the Property…

Kegel purchases Barker Heating and Cooling

By Vivian Collings After 47 years of service to Haliburton County, Barker Heating and Cooling is closing its doors.The long-time heating contractor sold their business to Kegel Heating and Cooling with the deal closing on…

Respect for everyone wanted

To the Editor, Members of Haliburton’s environmental community noted in letters to local media as early as July 21, that the shoreline preservation bylaw would be on the agenda for the Aug. 10 special meeting…

Dream drives parents to open dance studio

Skyline Dance Studio set to open doors in October By Vivian CollingsThe bonds created by a shared love of dance will remain strong in the Highlands thanks to the opening of Skyline Dance Studio.The not-for-profit…

Chester’s legacy goes to the heart of those…

By Darren LumIn a world when losses seems to grow Chester Howse’s passing is difficult to take, but it is not the last thing I will remember about him.It’s the big smile. It’s his enthusiasm…

Miss Teenage Haliburton County finds courage by facing…

Jocelyn Winter earns title at the Miss Teenage Canada pageantBy Grace Oborne Highlands teen Jocelyn Winter has seen her life change in the last two months since she’s pushed past self-imposed boundaries.On a whim, without…

Proposed Rogers tower defeated by Dysart council

Concern for future of other proposed tower installations By Vivian Collings Rogers and Fido customers near Minnicock Lake Road and Glamorgan Road will not receive 5G network connectivity by way of a Rogers tower following…

It’s all around

There is beauty in the details of life.There were thousands of creations with varying depths of details showcased at this past Art and Craft Festival event held from July 22 to 25 at Head Lake…

A man and his dog

By Lynda Shadbolt My mom and dad, John (who will be 94 in a few months) moved in with with Jim and I just over a year ago. John’s dog, Jester, came with them. John…

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines available

Local families encouraged to make informed decision about vaccinations for children As of 8 a.m. today (July 28), parents and caregivers of children aged six months to under five years are now able to book…

Matt Duchene Charity Golf Classic drives in $40,000…

By Vivian Collings The Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHSF) Foundation’s Matt Duchene Charity Golf Classic was a day of generosity and cheer following a two-year hiatus.The event was back with 144 participants on Friday, July…