BIA, Lions Club calling on community to help…

By Mike Baker Two local organizations are encouraging area residents to help keep the Christmas spirit alive in Haliburton this festive season.The Haliburton and District Lions Club is teaming up with the Haliburton Village Business…

Dysart agrees to new contract conditions with HCSA

By Mike Baker Dysart et al council has signed off on a memorandum of understanding that will allow the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association (HCSA) to operate on the local trail this winter season, providing the…

TLDSB equity task force lifts off

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting of Trillium Lakelands District School Board on Nov. 24. By Jenn Watt The school board has taken the first necessary steps…

Wooly winter warmth: Knitting mitts for kids

By Sue TiffinGail Scott laughs when she is asked why she is getting media attention lately.“I knit mitts for kids,” she says.Not just a handful of mittens, but more than 1,000 pairs to date over…

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…

Public to have their say on shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton will embark on a public input process for its draft shoreline protection bylaw, that process including a virtual public meeting amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.In a nearly four-hour-long…

MP to hold referendum on update to MAID…

Local MP Jamie Schmale is asking constituents to weigh in on Bill C-7, which changes medical assistance in dying, or MAID, legislation. The proposed revisions are in response to a court ruling that part of…

Some in-school public health services on hold

By Jenn Watt Some vaccinations and screening programs typically administered in schools have been relocated to health unit offices or put on hold for the 2020/2021 school year, members of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge…

Good stewardship of bats benefits everyone

By Darren Lum Paul Heaven, lead biologist on the 2018 Bats at Risk Assessment Report, hopes the public will do their part to help bats survive this winter.With the support of the Ministry of Natural…

Getting the word out on blue-green algae

County councillors to discuss how best to notify residents when blooms are suspected By Jenn Watt Haliburton County council will be discussing what can be done to better inform residents when blue-green algae blooms are…