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…

Barnum Creek Nature Reserve to open mid-October

By Jenn Watt Kilometres of hiking trails, mixed forest, wetlands, open field and a picturesque waterfall will be accessible for the general public when Barnum Creek Nature Reserve opens on Friday, Oct. 16.The 500-acre property,…

Protesters seek to put climate back on the…

By Jenn Watt Protesters assembled along Highland Street on Friday at noon to demand action on climate change and although they were only permitted to have 25 people attend as a COVID-19 precaution, the group…

Land trust launches online auction

By StaffBidding for the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust’s Rock Our World online auction remains open this month until Tuesday, Sept. 22. The auction helps fundraise for the management and conservation work the charity does in…

G7 student senate fights for climate action

By Zachary Roman The G7 Student Senate presented their  climate action plan to the Trillium Lakelands District School Board at its regular meeting of the board on June 9. One representative from each of the…

Garden group digging their conservation win

By Jenn Watt Efforts to improve the landscape around Silver Beach condominiums has landed a committee of residents the honour of being the first recipients of the Lake Kashagawigamog Organization’s Conservation Award. The Silver Beach…

Ask Wes: Milk Cartons

Answering common landfill questions. Jenn W asks: “Where do I put my milk cartons?” In the fridge! Joking aside it’s an excellent question. Milk cartons are one of the most misplaced items in the recycling…

Work continues on beech bark disease

By Sue Tiffin Beech bark disease a quick-spreading highly destructive threat continues to be a challenge to manage throughout the county. In his report to county council on Sept. 25 the county’s forest conservation bylaw…

CEWF annual meeting celebrates work done

By Sue Tiffin Much of the Coalition of Equitable Water Flow’s annual communications meeting held Sept. 14 at the Haliburton fish hatchery celebrated the work done through what was described as being a “critical relationship”…

Protesters demand action on climate change

By Jenn Watt A group of students and community members joined together on County Road 21 outside the high school in Haliburton on Friday afternoon demanding action on climate change as part of the Global…