OPP seeking public’s help

The Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is currently investigating a possible altercation between several males in Haliburton. Police received information that during the early evening on Tuesday, Jan. 18, an altercation took…

Efforts focused on decreasing the impact

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually on Jan. 5. Dr. Natalie…

No shot at Canadian National Pond Hockey this…

The Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships is cancelled for 2022.The multi-day outdoor hockey tournament was hoping to return to action after a two-year pause caused by the pandemic. This year it was scheduled to be…

There’s Art in being a Haliburton booster

By Darren LumMix in belief, commitment, pride and a heaping of love and you have a recipe for what makes up Art Ward. He may have died on Dec. 28 at the Columbia Forest long-term…

Thankful for support, help with what you can

By Darren LumThe holidays will never be the same for Marylou Clark of Haliburton.Losing her husband, Robert Clark, 64, in a tragic vehicular collision on Highway 35 north of Lindsay on Dec. 14 left her…

Huskies find the positives with three week postponement

By Alex GallacherThe Haliburton County Huskies, along with the rest of the OJHL (Ontario Junior Hockey League), have enacted a three week pause to the season. The announcement comes fresh off of Ontario Premier Doug…

Former Red Hawk joins Bobcats’ lacrosse program

The Gill family prepares as son Jaxon takes next step in lacrosse journey By Alex GallacherLacrosse: Canada’s national summer sport and played for thousands of years by the Indigenous peoples of North America. While the…

Province acts to slow COVID-19 surge

By Sue Tiffin A new year has brought new provincial restrictions during the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.In-person school will move to online learning for the next two weeks, indoor dining at restaurants will…

Routine, sense of purpose key to coping this…

By Nick BernardWinter – the coldest, darkest time of the year.Where the holidays can be difficult for many, the long trudge towards springtime can be even worse for those who have concerns about their mental…

Local vendors encouraged to join Farmers’ Market

By Stephen PetrickAmid the coldest days of winter, the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market is thinking about spring … and hoping to find new local vendors.The application process for vendors who wish to have tables this…

Christmas comes to Gooderham’s Station 3 Firefighters

By Nick BernardThe spirit of giving came to the Station 3 Volunteer Fire Department in Gooderham shortly before Christmas on Dec. 20, in the form of Scott Crichton, president of the Haliburton Trail Riders (HTR).Entirely…

Plant sale proceeds to spring Water Festival back…

By Stephen PetrickIf you’re a friend of the environment, you have a chance to plant the seeds for a feel-good movement.Local environmental organization FEEL (Friends of Ecological Environmental Learning) is holding its annual native plant…

MOH urges public to stay at home for…

The local medical officer of health is asking residents to give the best gift possible this holiday season – the gift of staying home and isolating if they are ill. “This is the best gift…

Businesses respond to new restrictions

By Nick BernardIn an announcement presented on Dec. 17, the Ontario government announced new restrictions in the face of rising COVID-19 case counts, and the continuing spread of the Omicron variant.Effective as of Dec. 19…

Dysart et al proposed budget calls for 7.5%…

By Stephen PetrickResidents in Dysart et al could see a 7.5 per cent increase to their municipal tax bill in 2022, unless councillors make changes to a proposed budget.The potential increase was discussed at a…