Roadside moose put down by MNRF

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A moose making frequent visits to the side of Hwy. 118 was put down by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry after staff determined the animal likely had…

Haliburton County to post shoreline FAQs for public

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton will create and post answers to frequently asked questions regarding a shoreline preservation bylaw, to be housed on the county’s website.As previously reported, during a Jan. 27 meeting,…

County addresses ‘misinformation’ on shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors are calling another special meeting to further discuss the county’s controversial draft shoreline preservation bylaw, after a discussion during a Jan. 13 council meeting that addressed misinformation about the…

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…

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…

Dysart chews on organic waste management

By Sue Tiffin Dysart et al is looking for options to better manage waste in the municipality.At a Nov. 10 committee-of-the-whole meeting, environmental manager John Watson presented a report to council about food waste organics…

Public asked to weigh in on government’s plastic…

By Jenn Watt Plans by the federal government to ban six single-use plastic items and establish recycled content requirements for packaging and products are up for public discussion. Plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack…