Martin Hofland writes third edition of Warboy

By Grace Oborne Martin Hofland’s memoir Warboy is a story about his survival of the Second World War, starvation, and his heartfelt gratitude towards Canada.The first edition was published in 2016, and has gained a…

Lakeview Motel transitions into new ownership

By Grace Oborne John and Holly McDonald, previous owners of Lakeview Motel give thanks to the Haliburton community as they prepare to retire.After 19 years of owning and operating the motel, the McDonalds have made…

Highlands is ‘frontline’ for invasive snails

By Darren Lum Earlier this month, a large find of 150 kilograms of dead banded mystery snails in Haliburton grabbed national headlines.The recent find didn’t make aquatic program specialist Brook Schryer with the Ontario Federation…

Highlands East sees surplus, more building, more people

The following are briefs of Highlands East Council meeting from Tuesday, July 13. From the Independent Auditor’s Report completed by Baker Tilly, Highlands East finished with an accumulated surplus of $19,119,363 for 2020 as of…

HKPR dealing with privacy breach involving 500 area…

By Mike Baker The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit [HKPRDHU] is looking into a privacy breach that saw approximately 500 individuals receive a fraudulent email relating to COVID-19 vaccine appointments last week.In a…

Bugsy Watson, gone, but never forgotten

By Darren Lum The NHL and everyone that knew the rugged defencemen with a heart of gold are mourning the passing of Bryan “Bugsy” Watson.One of five children, Bugsy was born in Bancroft on Nov.…

1971 Haliburton Huskies, champions now and forever

By Darren Lum It’s been fifty years since the 1971 Haliburton Huskies captured the Highlands’ one and only Ontario Hockey Association D title, but few who played or saw the championship final game will never…

Forbes to stand for Liberals once again in…

By Mike Baker Judi Forbes, a small business owner and retired bank manager, will stand as the Liberal candidate in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock in the next federal election.The local Liberal association announced on July 14 that…

Virtual open house on shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram There will be a virtual open house on the creation of a draft shoreline preservation bylaw for the County of Haliburton on the evening of Thursday, July 29 from 6 to 8…

New initiative aims to drive tourism, celebrate the…

By Mike Baker Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization has launched a new regional reopening campaign designed to support area businesses, ignite local tourism and stimulate the economy.The initiative is centred around inspiring individuals to travel locally,…

Student bursary application deadline coming up

By Darren Lum Getting a hand up in life is important for young people and the Wilberforce FUNraising Group bursary is looking to do just that with a bursary for a successful applicant.Worth $500, the…

Volunteers needed to help run youth sailing club

By Darren Lum Help make this summer a nautical highlight for youth by volunteering for the Haliburton County Youth Sailing Association.Entering its third year of operation, the sailing association is a community initiative and offers…