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Land owners want Dysart at the water’s edge

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Dysart et al will get a legal opinion on what the implications will be in retaining authority under the shoreline preservation bylaw.Steve Stone, Haliburton County’s director of planning, provided…

An update 15 years in the making

In November 2007 the Echo published an article on my work in Honduras. Due to current Haliburton interest in my memoir, I’ve Worn Many Hats, I thought readers might be interested in an update on…

School workers vote to strike; government says move…

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter) The union representing Ontario’s educational support workers believes possible labour action would ensure quality education, but government says any work stoppage will be a strike against families.In what’s…

HHSS reflects on Canada’s Indigenous history

By Vivian CollingsThe impacts of the colonization of Canada on Indigenous culture was brought to light for students at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School with a lesson in perspective.With Truth and Reconciliation Week held from Monday,…

21,000 rainbow trout arrive at HHOA

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA) has received more than 21,000 rainbow trout from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Harwood Fish Culture Station. The two to three inch-long Ganaraska strain rainbow trout will…

First field hockey games spark season

By Vivian CollingsThe Haliburton Highlands Secondary School varsity girls’ field hockey team finished their first two games of the season showing the pride of the red.The team played St. Peter Catholic Secondary School and Holy…

Haliburton County bands want new members

By Vivian Collings Musicians in the Haliburton Highlands have a compilation of euphonious bands to choose to join in harmony with.If you play an instrument, the Highlands Swing Band, Highlands Chamber Orchestra, Highlands Wind Symphony,…

Longclosed snowmobile corridor set to reopen

Pine Springs section of the “B” trail from Carnarvon to Bracebridge will open By Vivian Collings During the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association’s (HCSA) annual general meeting on Sept. 17, president John Enright announced the Ontario…

Home is in the mind, the heart

By Darren Lum The past few years I’ve fully realized my middle-age chapter of life.I have the longer than what used to be normal for my thirties recovery time to feel 100 per cent from…

School of Rock being staged by Camexicanus

By Darren LumFinding a theatrical experience to enhance youth development is well underway thanks to the Camexicanus’ ambition to stage School of Rock The Musical.At its heart, the School of Rock is a story about…

The Queen Mother’s piper shares anecdotes

By Vivian CollingsJim Thomson now lives the modest life of a retiree in his home in Eagle Lake, but behind his calm, gentle demeanor is a past of royal ceremonies, parties, and distinction as the…

HE officials develop protocol to address ongoing highrisk…

The following are news briefs from the regular meeting of council for Highlands East on Sept. 13. By James Matthews Highlands East officials have adopted measures to address non-compliant property owners with high-risk septic systems.The…

Live with intention

By Darren Lum With the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, Sept. 19, it’s a reminder that everyone’s time is limited. It doesn’t matter how powerful you may be and how much advantage is…

Fewer new COVID infections in HKPR district, says…

By James MatthewsThere’s no immediate end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic.But the number of positive tests are on the decline in the area covered by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.Dr. Natalie…

SIRCH offers everlasting memories to local seniors

By Vivian Collins A new SIRCH program offers community members a chance to personally hear and retell the colourful life stories of local seniors.The program, Memories to Life, brings a volunteer and a senior together,…

Haliburton Colourfest returns

By Vivian CollingsColourfest is back more vibrant than ever after a two-year hiatus on Saturday, Oct. 1 in downtown Haliburton.It is a free event hosted by the Municipality of Dysart et al and the Haliburton…

Huskies Profile: Ty Collins

By Alex GallacherOne of the most high profile additions to the Haliburton County Huskies 2022/23 roster is former Mississauga Steelhead Ty Collins. The player from Huntsville, Ontario played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League…

Huskies excited for second season

Huskies owner Paul Wilson is welcoming the public to come out and watch the Haliburton County Huskies.“Come out and see really good hockey. Anybody that comes is thrilled and they usually come back. So, if…