HHHS receives $130K for infrastructure upgrades

By Sue TiffinHaliburton hospital will soon have better access with $130,000 of provincial funding announced Oct. 12 intended to fund the replacement of the building’s main doors.The automatic doors of the main entrance, which have…

County backs letter on backlogs

By Stephen Petrick More support will be needed for public health units for “catch up and recovery” as they enter a new stage of the pandemic.That’s the gist of an urgent-sounding letter signed by Haliburton…

New master plan coming for ambulance service

By Stephen Petrick Some big decisions loom for Haliburton County on how to manage paramedic services, in light of a perceived growing population.Haliburton County councillors voted on Oct. 13 to begin the process of developing…

Hike Haliburton gets go-ahead

By Stephen Petrick County councillors want to get the tourism industry moving again; they’ve given a hearty endorsement for Hike Haliburton Winter Edition, 2022.Council gave the green light for staff to begin preparing for a…

Highlands East tackles long list of zoning amendment…

Highlands East council met virtually on the morning of Oct. 12 where the busy agenda included department monthly reports, a number of zoning amendment requests from private landowners, and a public planning meeting. By Chris…

Motivating students with hands-on learning

By Darren LumWhen Grade 12 Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student Grace Hudson started the day, she didn’t think she would enjoy plumbing, but that changed after she participated in the Tools in the Trades Boot…

Tarr and Cicigoi shine as Huskies blank Cougars…

By Alex Gallacher A 39-save shut out by Christian Cicigoi and an Oliver Tarr hat trick was the fuel to help the Haliburton County Huskies blank the Cobourg Cougars 5-0, Saturday at the S.G Nesbitt…

Apple Sauce Project provides community bounty

By StaffThis year’s Apple Sauce Project effort is bringing 1,300 servings of apple sauce to be given to seniors in the Highlands thanks to the generosity of residents, who harvested the autumn bounty from community…

Co-op education provides opportunities for next generation

By Darren Lum This story is the first in a series of articles that will highlightco-op placements. Labour shortages are affecting communities across thecontinent and Haliburton County is included.The Highlands has seen exponential growth locally…

New book inspires the wonder within

By Darren LumThere is a brilliant quality projected by Noelia Marziali,as she talks about her first book, The Fantastical EyeballExchange while sitting at a picnic bench reflecting onher passion of sharing her family’s story on…

Kohara + Co. makes great impression at grand…

by Katrina Boguski “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.”This Seth Godin quote appears on the Kohara + Co. website. If you don’t know who Seth Godin is, you…

25 Years of Fundraising for Health Care

Submitted by Lisa Tompkins At the recent Haliburton Highlands Health Services AGM (reporting on theFoundation’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2021), some significant health caremilestones in the Haliburton Highlands were acknowledged. These milestonesincluded the recognition…

To be happy and healthy every person needs…

Submitted by Carolynn Coburn,Concerned Citizens of Haliburton County On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Concerned Citizens of HaliburtonCounty held a Basic Income Event beside the RailsEnd Gallery in Haliburton to celebrate the 14th InternationalBasic Income Week. People…

How the Red Hawks came to be

HHSS name change resulted from concern about Indigenous representation By Darren Lum Decades before other colleges, universities and professional sports teams such as the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, the Cleveland Indians of…

Family brings new library CEO homeNew CEO of the Haliburton County Public Library Chris Stephenson is following his heart home.Stephenson was most recently the branch head librarian at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan…