Fire ban lifted for Haliburton County

FIRE BAN update: The Haliburton County fire chiefs will be lifted the fire ban May 18 at 12:01 a.m. The indices provided by the MNRF bring the fire risk rating out of "extreme" and the…

Fire ban declared for Haliburton County

By Sue TiffinWithin two hours of a total fire ban being declared on May 12 by each of the four municipalities within Haliburton County, a fire call came in. Algonquin Highlands fire services, with the…

Mark the calendar, it’s happening

Olympian and first pro football player from area recognized By Darren Lum Get ready for history to be made.Olympian Lesley Tashlin and the first pro football player from the Highlands, Taly Williams will join Ron…

High school milestone event returns

Students seeking community’s support to bring everyone together By Darren LumThe students of Hal High are looking for help from the community with making this year’s prom the best it can be.After more than two…

One-year reprieve to apply for road allowances

Dysart will seek legal expertise regarding Policy 32The following are news briefs from the Municipality of Dysart et al regular council meeting held on April 26, held virtually. By Darren Lum Time is being given…

Return of the Haliburton County Farmers’ Markets

By Vivian CollingsThe Haliburton County Farmers’ Market Association is bringing back a seasonal tradition by uniting the community by offering a one-stop opportunity to buy locally grown food and artisanal goods.The Haliburton County Farmers’ Market…

Joy in fulfilling a dream in Pain Court

By Darren LumMission accomplished for Red Hawks doubles’ team with a strong work ethic to earn OFSAA berthAva Smith was beaming with pride about fulfilling a vow to earn an all-provincials berth recently, which was…

Five issues Haliburton voters should consider

By Stephen Petrick Candidates should face tough questions about child poverty, long-term care, climate changeThere’s plenty for Haliburton County voters to consider as they go to the polls on or before Thursday, June 2 to…

Property owner said dam breach a warning

By Darren Lum Wilberforce resident Mark Bramham laughs, saying it was “dam shame.”The tongue-in-cheek comment is something he tells people who ask him about the breached earth dam on Esson Lake, which he discovered while…

SIRCH for a better world: smiling faces in…

This summer, laughter will fill the air at schools across Haliburton County, Kawartha Lakes and Muskoka with the return of School’s Cool.Last year, 93 students participated in the program that both prepares children for kindergarten…

Fueling a dream with foundational skills

By Darren Lum The following is part of a series of co-op placement stories, featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11 and 12 students, the co-op…

Flying the red and white well at OFSAA

Tidey and Smith’s love for game rewardedBy Darren Lum The Red Hawks senior girls’ doubles badminton team of Ava Smith and Emma Tidey played among the best, savouring the dream at the all-provincials last week…

A return to the Red Hawks way after…

By Vivian CollingsThe cold, drizzling rain couldn’t dampen the warmth, exuded by the beaming smiles of the Red Hawks girls’ soccer teams at the home opener on Monday, May 2. The evident joy expressed by…

Bringing baseball back to Wilberforce

By Darren LumIt’s been close to five years since Wilbeforce had a baseball league, but Wilberforce Elementary School alumnus Ally French is ready to take a swing at changing that with the Wilberforce Minor League…

Women’s soccer league kicks off season

By Vivian CollingsAn ambitious new resident is eager to share her devoted passion for soccer with the community.Fitness trainer, Kathy Judson, moved to the area with her husband and twin daughters last summer, but quickly…

Fire ban declared for Haliburton County

Effective immediately the Township of Minden Hills and the three other townships within Haliburton County have declared a total fire ban. The Minden Hills Fire Department is advising all residents and contractors that, effective immediately,…

Matt Duchene Classic returns July 22

By Darren LumThe Matt Duchene Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation is taking a swing at it again after a two-year forced hiatus due to the pandemic.Scheduled for July 22…