Dysart council hears proposal to get rid of…

By James Matthews Giant Hogweed is an invasive plant harmful to people, and there are five patches of it in Dysart et al. Dr. Adam Gorgolewski, the research coordinator at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life…

Highlands East OKs roof work at pair of…

By James Matthews Town council will cover costs above budgeted amounts for repairs at two Highlands East municipal garages on Highway 118. Abby Armstrong, the town’s public works manager, urged council when it met Nov.…

Giving the gift of opportunity

By Vivian Collings We are really good at giving the gift of experiences here in the Highlands; especially to our kids and youth. That makes my heart full. It makes me really proud to live…

Closets

By Sharon Lynch He knew they were in there. The bad things, the monsters. Even after his mother checked his bedroom closet and declared it empty of anything but clothes, Jeffrey remained skeptical. Eventually, he…

Season’s greetings

By Steve Galea If you see me in town and notice that my normally impeccable waving is non-existent, don’t be offended. This is not the end of an era. I just injured my elbow.  Rest…

Memories of Curry Bishop from Haliburton Rotary

Curry Bishop didn’t just live in Haliburton - he spent a lifetime serving Haliburton as an exemplary Rotarian for just over 59 years. Curry’s been the “Dean of the House” so to speak for Haliburton’s…

Dysart changes load limit on Koshlong Lake Bridge

By James Matthews Dysart council hopes a change in the weight limit on Koshlong Lake Bridge will be temporary. Township bridges have to be inspected every two years. And it was through the course of…

It’s Ladies’ Shopping Night in Haliburton

By Jerelyn Craden Back by popular demand, the Haliburton BIA Ladies’ Shopping Night is about to give Santa some competition. On Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. ladies are invited to step out…

Jolly joggers run their way through Haliburton

By David Zilstra The Jolly Jog held this past Sunday in Haliburton was once again a festive and fun event that had close to 35 adults, children and dogs enjoying a beautiful late fall morning…

Bishop remembered for his lifelong dedication to the…

By Vivian CollingsCurry Bishop will be remembered by countless throughout the Haliburton Highlands for his devotion to bettering the community through his extensive volunteerism, his tireless work ethic, inspiring those around him to “lead by…

Highlander of the Year awarded to advocate for…

By Emily Stonehouse Robin Carmount has officially been named the Highlander of the Year at the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, held this past Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Bonnie View Inn. “It…

Hospital foundation welcomes new executive director

By James MatthewsLisa Tompkins feels confident the helm of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation is in good hands under the stewardship of Melanie Klodt Wong.Tompkins spent 20 years with the foundation, the last five…

The elephant in the County

By Vivian Collings I’ve started this editorial a few times, each with a different subject, a different headline.My first topics weren’t bad ideas, I’m just having a hard time ignoring the elephant in the room.I’m…

7

By Lynda Shadbolt May your love be pure like an eagleWisdom be under every stone you turnLet truth be your key to freedom and bind youTo the path that holds the light. 7, a song…

Finder of lost gloves

By Steve Galea The other day, Jenn and I stopped at the grocery store parking lot and stepped out of the car, when I suddenly realized one of my gloves was missing from my left…

Heat Bank raises awareness for energy poverty

By Emily StonehouseThe holidays may seem like a festive time of year for some, but for others, the onset of winter can be a cause for panic. “So many people are just feeling the crunch…

Stanhope Library announces December re-opening

By Amanda Duncombe-LeeThe Stanhope branch of the Haliburton County Public Library (HCPL) will re-open to the public on Dec. 3, after being closed for over two years to undergo renovations.In 2019, with the help of…