The impossible dream; memories of Don Cameron
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The impossible dream; memories of Don Cameron

By Emily Stonehouse To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow And to run where the brave dare not go These were the opening words for one of…

Robinson’s closed for now

By Emily Stonehouse The historic Robinson’s General Store in Dorset has closed its doors temporarily. As of Jan. 8 at 5 p.m., a sign appeared on the front door of the store, letting customers know…

Haliburton Forest envisions a prosperous future

By Vivian Collings The energy and excitement of the standing-room-only presentation made by Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve’s managing director Malcolm Cockwell on Jan. 11 about the future of the Forest was palpable.  Winter coats…

Town staff outlines department priorities in HE budget…

By James Matthews Town staff provided Highlands East town council with an overview of municipal departments. The departmental snapshot described achievements over the last couple years and details about future objectives. The overview was provided…

Where’s our empathy

T he temporary closure of Robinson’s General Store came as a pretty shocking blow to Haliburton County last week. If you live here or cottage here, you likely know about the iconic store; the heart…

Belonging

By Lynda Shadbolt I think we all feel better when we have a sense of belonging and a feeling of connection. We live in relationship with ourself, our family, friends, community members and ultimately with…

Mountain man

By Steve Galea The other day, I shaved my excess facial hair. When I say excess, I mean all the hair except the ones that hide the fact that I do not possess an identifiable…

Owen Nicholls leads team to Canada Winter Games

By Vivian Collings Dreams do come true for those who put in work with passion and dedication. Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Grade 12 student Owen Nicholls knows this well after receiving the honour of representing…

Local curler sweeps towards Switzerland

By James Matthews Haliburton’s Jacob Dobson and his teammates swept their way to Switzerland. The Dobson rink went undefeated in seven outings for 120 tournament points to earn the Under-21 Canadian Junior Cup in Oshawa…

Winter Hike Haliburton is ready to roll

By Emily Stonehouse The Hike Haliburton Winter Edition is ready to hit the ground running. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the winter version of the popular community event will be hosted by the…

Warmer, wet weather closes Nordic ski trails

By James Matthews All trails maintained by the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails Association remain closed because of weather. The association maintains three cross-country ski trail systems. Glebe Park has 13.5 kilometres of trail; the Twin…

Changes to fishing regulations on hold for at…

By Steve Galea A proposed fisheries management plan that would reduce ice fishing seasons in Haliburton County has not been finalized and will likely not be implemented until at least 2024. MNRF assistant regional resources…

$15K in fines for man hunting near Gooderham

By James Matthews A Roseneath man’s careless firearm use and other offences netted him a hefty fine and a lengthy hunting suspension. In provincial court in Lindsay in October, Gordon Madill was found guilty of…

HOS receives $92,100 grant for pilot projects

By Vivian Collings Opera programs in Haliburton County are going up an octave thanks to a $92,100 Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Resilient Communities grant. Highlands Opera Studio (HOS) received the grant in the summer of…

Razzamataz kicks off 2023 with dance

By Emily Stonehouse Razzamataz Kids’ Shows is kickstarting the new year with colour, culture, and dance. On Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15, Razz will present two special events featuring the Indigenous dance group,…

It’s the little things

By Vivian Collings What a year that was; for me, for you, for the world. While going through the Echo archives to put together the Year in Review for 2022, it felt a little like…

The new neighbours

By Sharon Lynch The house had stood empty for several months. Every time Jonathan walked past it, he looked at the SOLD sign and wondered. Who had bought the place, and where were they now?…

Smoke and mirrors

By Steve Galea Last fall, I bought a Ghost Blind. This is an ingenious hunting blind that consists of six hinge-connected, outward facing, mirrored panels that unfold to make a semi-circle of mirrors that angle…

Turning the wheels on wellness

By Emily Stonehouse Sometimes, the first step is the most important one to take. Other times, it’s the hopping, skipping, stumbling, and jumping that makes the journey worthwhile.  For Shay Hutchings and Sarah Comer, their…

Speaker Series explores soundscapes

By Vivian Collings The beauty of sound filled HHOA Haliburton Fish Hatchery as local guitarist and sound designer Nicholas Russell took listeners on a journey through his recent projects, the workings of sound frequencies, and…