Billie Rose

By Lynda Shadbolt Published June 30 2020 I spent the last year listening to my brain. I kept reinforcing the many reasons why I know I shouldn’t get another dog. I swore after Bella died…

Museum to reopen in modified fashion

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a June 23 meeting of Dysart et al council. By Chad Ingram Published June 30 2020 Beginning this week the Haliburton Highlands Museum will be open…

Midnight Madness cancelled for 2020

By staff Published June 30 2020 Haliburton’s annual downtown street sale Midnight Madness is cancelled for 2020 to help maintain a safe shopping experience during the coronavirus pandemic. The event which has been a summer…

Mayor shares message for summer 2020

By Andrea Roberts Published June 30 2020 The following is a letter to the public from Dysart et al Mayor Andrea Roberts. The summer of 2020 is officially here and we have been enjoying some…

Lifesaving gear can only help if you use…

Published June 30 2020 With summer now in full swing the Ontario Provincial Police is sharing important facts and data about safety equipment that saves lives and reduces injuries on and off the road. A…

Wear a mask when you’re out

To the Editor It has become abundantly clear that the most effective positive immediate efforts the general public can make to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus are: wash your hands respect social…

Uneven enforcement of cemetery rules

To the Editor Re: “Cemetery rules changing following mother’s social media post” Haliburton Echo June 23 We went to Evergreen Cemetery last week to pay our respects to parents grandparents aunts uncles and cousins.  After…

From Sir Sam’s to Indianapolis

By Darren Lum Published June 30 2020 Dalton Kellett is gearing up for his NTT IndyCar Series racing debut this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) from July 3 to 4 at the GMR…

Congrats 2020 grads

By Sue Tiffin Published June 30 2020 The 2020 graduating class had already learned and experienced growth through so much. Yes they’ve faced the typical challenges of high school students and of those in a…

Echo bids adieu to co-op student

Published June 30 2020 Staff Our thanks to Zachary Roman who completed his co-op with the Haliburton Echo and Minden Times last week. As our readers can attest Zach hit the ground running producing thought-provoking…

Donations put a spell on the Enchanted Forest

By Jenn Watt Published June 30 2020 The Bog Bakery and Café now has a wooden play kitchen cutlery and a bread box. The Theatre in the Woods is equipped with 16 puppets two crowns…

COVID-19 assessment centre operating at capacity

By Jenn Watt Published June 30 2020 Since restrictions on who can be tested for COVID-19 have been lifted demand has swelled at the assessment centre in Haliburton which is averaging  25 to 35 people…

County passes video surveillance policy

By Chad Ingram Published June 30 2020 Haliburton County councillors approved a video surveillance policy during their June 24 meeting held via videoconferencing and broadcast on YouTube. “While there are no impending video surveillance projects…

County council meetings to be broadcast in perpetuity

By Chad Ingram Published June 30 2020 Haliburton County council will proceed with the purchase and installation of audiovisual equipment for council chambers so that when in-person meetings resume they will be broadcast publicly on…

Car-opening bear wreaks havoc at Drag Lake

By Sue Tiffin Published June 30 2020 Gord Woolsey and Joan Michie were just settling into an early night’s rest at Woolsey’s Drag Lake cottage on June 23 when just after 9 p.m. they heard…

Abbey Gardens offering day programs

Published June 30 2020 Staff Discovery programs at Abbey Gardens for ages four to 14 are being offered for half-days in four-day session this summer. The Lil’ Buds discovery program is for five- and six-year-olds…

Third term for incoming Rotary president 

By Darren Lum Staff reporter With two presidential terms already served Ted Brandon the Rotary Club of Haliburton’s incoming president said his experience is at the root of why he’s taking on the role for…