Service delivery review recommends increased centralization

By Chad Ingram Service delivery review recommends increased centralizationThe centralization of functions, harmonizing of regulations and creation of new staffing positions are repeated themes in the plethora of recommendations contained in a service delivery review…

Sweet support for Bitter Lake food drive

By Darren Lum The community members of the Bitter Lake, Burdock Lake and Long Lake area are putting their hearts towards a food drive to help residents that use the Haliburton food bank.Leading the charge…

Christmas happenings and a chance to win

By Angelica IngramA lot has changed in the past eight months and this column is just one example of something that’s different in Haliburton Village. As you may recall, the last time you read BIA…

Dysart chews on organic waste management

By Sue Tiffin Dysart et al is looking for options to better manage waste in the municipality.At a Nov. 10 committee-of-the-whole meeting, environmental manager John Watson presented a report to council about food waste organics…

Do you have a research idea or question?…

U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research is currently seeking project proposals from community agencies for the winter 2020-21 academic term.Environmental research projects on the topics of climate change, energy policy, community resource management, sustainable waste management…

Hiking at Barnum

By Jenn Watt Many of my Saturdays of late have been spent on the trail, crunching through fallen maple leaves, trundling up ridges, and breathing in the fresh breeze that flows across the open field.…

Deadline looms for new bursary for Wilberforce students

By Darren Lum Students from the Wilberforce area are being encouraged to apply for a new Wilberforce FUNraising Group Bursary Award worth $500.The new bursary is made possible by an anonymous donor, said bursary coordinator…

Proposed student housing project moves forward

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Nov. 10 committee-of-the-whole meeting of Dysart council. A proposed student housing residence in Glebe Park that will accommodate Fleming College students is…

Journey of 1000 Miles starts with one step

By Darren LumWinterdance Dogsled Tours’ Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready don’t believe in failure. There are only setbacks.Ever since they quit their jobs 20 years ago, the couple have followed their passion for the outdoors…

Non-profits pivot to take on pandemic challenges

By Amanda Duncombe-Lee The COVID-19 pandemic has hit non-profit organizations in Ontario hard, with many agencies facing barriers to fundraising, decreased donations and human resource challenges at a time when the need for their services…

Local company raises the roof in support of…

When Cory and Melissa Valentini got their roofing business ramped up for the summer season, they wanted to take their success and turn it into success for the whole community.The owner/operators of Up Right Roofing,…

Happy (AH) Part 2

By Lynda Shadbolt In my last article I asked how you are doing and talked about the practice of noticing the goodness that is around you every day. I’m really interested in the little and…

Fleming residence planned for Glebe Park

By Sue TiffinA long-talked-about student residence for Haliburton’s Fleming College could be making its home in Glebe Park.In a council meeting held virtually on Oct. 26, Maureen Adamson, Fleming College president; Sandra Dupret, vice-president, student…

Warden election process goes virtual

By Chad IngramLike council meetings themselves, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the election of the Haliburton County warden for 2021 will take place virtually.Each year, the eight members of county council, who are the mayors…

Financial challenges due to pandemic plague HHHS

By Sue TiffinHaliburton Highlands Health Services is facing significant financial challenges due to the extra costs incurred during the pandemic, one of those challenges being related to the Haliburton assessment centre.The assessment centre, where COVID-19…