Starlink brings the world to rural Highlanders

By Darren Lum High speed internet is here for rural residents through Starlink, an effort being led by the private spaceflight company owned by Elon Musk, SpaceX.SpaceX is constructing a satellite internet constellation to provide…

Fourteen variants of concern identified in region

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Fourteen additional variants of concern have been identified in COVID-19 cases in the region, that number more than doubling last week from five last Monday to 12 on…

HCDC provides millions in loans during pandemic

By Chad Ingram The Haliburton County Development Corporation has provided millions of dollars in loans to local businesses since the COVID-19 pandemic began nearly a year ago.“Basically as soon as the pandemic hit, I got…

Head Lake Ice Out contest

It’s that time of the year again!While it may not feel like it now, spring, and the warmer weather it brings, is right around the corner. To go along with that, the Haliburton Echo is…

CMHA continues to support transgender and gender-diverse people

By Mike Baker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Canadian Mental Health Association of Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge has launched a new program to provide additional community supports for transgender and gender-diverse individuals.Unveiled on Monday [March…

Sales of ‘Girl Gang’ T-shirts benefit food banks

By Darren Lum Lifelong friends and newly formed business partners Kirsten Rae and Kelly Kay are paying it forward to the community they’ve always called home through the sale of T-shirts with what they call…

Dorset man worried about 3 wolves that are…

By Mike Baker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Dorset man is concerned by the lack of accountability at both the provincial and municipal levels as a pack of wolves run roughshod over his tiny, rural…

Board of health advocating for paid sick day…

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Acknowledging the difficulty in staying at home and self-isolating for people who do not have paid sick leave benefits, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit’s board…

100 years of Agnew’s General Store having what…

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Karen Knox remembers that the adventure-filled bike rides from her family’s cottage on Big Straggle Lake to Agnew’s General Store on Allen Lake in Harcourt Park began in…

Region sees 1,000th case of COVID-19

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually Feb. 17. The health unit marked a milestone over this…

Students displaying symptoms told to stay home for…

By Mike Baker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Ontario government has introduced changes to the COVID-19 school screening protocol, now calling on students who display even a single symptom to stay home for at least…