County’s growth is ahead of expectations

By James Matthews Haliburton County has already exceeded what was forecasted to be its housing needs by 2036. The thing is, it’s only 2023. And, as of the 2021 census, the county is at about…

Money and support available for local not-for-profits

By Emily Stonehouse The Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) officially opened their applications for their Local Initiatives Program (LIP) on Jan. 30. “This is a really special program,” said Heather Reid, program & operations coordinator…

Razzamataz brings in international circus

By Emily Stonehouse Razzamataz Kids’ Show are back at it again. Less than a month since their successful viewing of the Odawa Wiingushk performance, the organizers for children’s programming in the area are presenting another…

Canadian Parents for French invite you to storytime

By Vivian Collings Canadian Parents for French (CPF) are inviting families to a morning of French stories at the Haliburton County Public Library Haliburton branch on Saturday, Feb. 11 to introduce the language to pre-school…

Haliburton curling: A family tradition

By Vivian Collings The history of the Colliver family is written in the walls and on the ice surface of the Haliburton Curling Club. Brothers Steve and Brent and their sons Jesse and Chris recently…

Giving a VOICE to everyone

By Emily Stonehouse Come And Sit Together. That’s the theme of VOICE, a peer support group led by individuals with lived experiences with trauma, mental health, mood, and substance abuse issues. “A lot of humans…

Winter: ‘tis the season for water main breaks…

By James Matthews Despite a significant Boxing Day water main break, Highlands East council has faith in the Cardiff drinking water system’s integrity. During its Jan. 19 public meeting, township council heard about a “significant”…

Naloxone training key to ending the stigma

By Emily Stonehouse The concept of overdoses - particularly in a rural community - is often something that is pushed under the rug. Yet, while it may seem foreign to some, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine…

Local entrepreneurs open new space

By Vivian Collings Two Haliburton businesses, Organic Times Emporium and Rowan and Oak Co., opened the doors to their new space at 5167 County Road 21, just beside Industrial Park Road in Haliburton, on Wednesday,…

Dry January

By Vivian Collings We’re a week past “Blue Monday” now; the supposed hardest day of the year. Although we were gifted with a beautiful sunny day last Monday, I understand why “Blue Monday” is in…

Huskies Welcome new faces and push for playoffs

By Alex Gallacher The Haliburton County Huskies are currently sitting second in the South/East conference and third overall in the OJHL. Starting the new year with a record of 2-2-0-0, the Huskies have been making…

Students take first strides of the season

By Karen Gervais The Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Nordic ski team was finally able to make it to their first meet on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Kawartha Nordic Ski Club - and with great results!…

Gelert resident offers aquatic sessions

By Emily Stonehouse Audrey Collins is making a splash in Gelert. Collins, an aquatic therapist originally from Quebec, has settled in the Haliburton Highlands, and is offering sessions at her pool for individuals suffering from…

The impossible dream; memories of Don Cameron

By Emily Stonehouse To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow And to run where the brave dare not go These were the opening words for one of…

Robinson’s closed for now

By Emily Stonehouse The historic Robinson’s General Store in Dorset has closed its doors temporarily. As of Jan. 8 at 5 p.m., a sign appeared on the front door of the store, letting customers know…

Haliburton Forest envisions a prosperous future

By Vivian Collings The energy and excitement of the standing-room-only presentation made by Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve’s managing director Malcolm Cockwell on Jan. 11 about the future of the Forest was palpable.  Winter coats…

Dysart whittles down tax increase

By James Matthews Dysart Mayor Murray Fearrey believes the township is in good financial straits. Councillors were presented with the second draft of the municipal budget when it met Jan. 13. The latest draft isn’t…