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Local MPP Laurie Scott shuffled out of Doug…

By Chad Ingram Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes- Brock MPP Laurie Scott was one of five prominent ministers removed from the Ford government’s cabinet in a shuffle last week.That shuffle comes one year ahead of next June’s provincial…

Students learn to be allies aware of justice,…

By Sue Tiffin A group of students sitting in a classroom became part of an activity resulting in a powerful learning opportunity without even leaving their chairs.The Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students were instructed to…

Haliburton Foodland set for grand reopening

By Mike Baker Following months of renovations at Haliburton’s Foodland, the store is set to host a grand reopening this coming Thursday, June 24.Local owner Brad Park is excited to show off his new upgraded…

Bev Jackson celebrated as she turns the page…

By Sue Tiffin Bev Jackson is a human library of hundreds of different rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and young children.“When I was a little girl my mom used to sing a lullaby to…

Provincial inter-library loan resumes

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items from a June 9 meeting of the Haliburton County Public Library board. The Haliburton County Public Library has resumed the provincial inter-library loan service, which…

SIU investigation into shooting continues

By Chad Ingram Nearly 11 months after a Haliburton County man died following an altercation with police, an Ontario Special Investigations Unit investigation into the incident continues.On the morning of July 15, 2020, a man…

‘Gordie’ leaves daycare after decades of love

By Sue Tiffin Gord Hoenow has heard it all.As a longtime early childhood educator, Hoenow has been privy to entertaining disclosures from toddlers and young children in his care for decades.“Mommy said if I stop…

Hall of Fame inductee Linda Brandon humbled by…

By Darren Lum The Haliburton Highlands Hall of Fame named Linda J. Brandon among the 17 individuals to be included in the inaugural class of the Haliburton Highlands Hall of Fame.Linda has been a very…

New chapter for historic Haliburton building

By Darren Lum Outside what was once Banks’ General Store on Pine Avenue in Haliburton village, local multidisciplinary, award-winning artist Tiffany Howe is lit by the afternoon sun and stands for a photo, illuminating the…

TLDSB shares plans for new school year

By Sue Tiffin More than 16,000 students were re-registered for school in September by a June 1 deadline, despite few details being known about what school will look like in the 2021-2022 year.TLDSB director Wes…

From the Heart of Haliburton Cookbook will help…

By Darren Lum There is a genuine sweetness to the From the Heart of Haliburton Cookbook that can’t be denied, and it’s down to more than just the dessert recipes.Created by the Haliburton Highlands Secondary…

Report highlights need for shoreline education

By Chad Ingram A report from Watersheds Canada highlights a perceived lack of shoreland stewardship education among waterfront property owners as one of the major barriers to achieving sustainably healthy shorelines.That report, entitled The Future…

OHTO receives $1 million in relief

By Chad Ingram The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization, of which Haliburton County is a part, is receiving $1 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Ontario to help tourism-based businesses, which have been hit…