It takes a community to care for our…

CHA’s Water Stewards meeting credits volunteers with success By Darren LumThe Highlands is a shining example of how collaboration and volunteer commitment can effectively bring about positive change when it comes to being stewards of…

Finding wonders at Barnum Creek

Intrepid Highlanders gathered at Barnum Creek Nature Reserve on May 14 in search of spring wildflowers and wild leeks.This was part of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust’s ongoing series, Discovery Days.The Wild Leeks and Spring…

Goat power for a healthy habitat

By Vivian Collings Barnum Creek Nature Reserve is going with green power in a big way this summer with six healthy four-legged eaters. Relatives Juniper, Maple, Apple, Pear, Cedar, and Walnut (Wally) will be joining…

County approves Climate Change Adaptation Plan

By Stephen Petrick A thorough document which details how Haliburton County should re-imagine infrastructure, recreational and health initiatives to cope with changing climate will now guide municipal planning.It’s a needed plan, given that the county…

Bird flu outbreak heading north

By Steve Galea Wild birds are playing a key role in the spread of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in Ontario this spring.HPAI, more commonly known as bird flu, was detected in March…

Learn how to help the chorus frog

By Darren Lum Taking a journey to learn about the chorus frog with experienced local field naturalist Ed Poropat will not only help educate and raise awareness about the amphibian, which is disappearing from the…

HHOA to count spawning walleye on Drag River

This month Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association (HHOA) volunteers are counting spawning walleye on the Drag River below the Emmerson Dam and by the Highway 118 bridge in Haliburton.The count is being held to coincide with…

Keeping climate change crisis upfront

By Darren Lum A cool wind, with falling snow did little to diminish the heat from the fervor expressed by protesters, who gathered at the locomotive landmark in Haliburton last Friday to take a stand…

County one step closer to finalizing shoreline bylaw

By Sue TiffinCounty councillors are expecting to see a “clean” version of the shoreline preservation bylaw at a meeting in April.In a three-hour discussion on March 9, councillors reviewed recommendations of the draft bylaw section…

Charging network expands across county

Five electric charging stations have now been installed across Haliburton County, part of a total of 32 recently installed around the province.The Park and Charge, Ivy Charging Network’s level two charging network, brings electric vehicle…

HHOA Fish Hatchery needs you

By Jerelyn CradenImagine, the pristine destination of Haliburton County with 600 lakes and no fish. Now, imagine the far-reaching negative impact that could have on the Highland’s local economy.Fortunately, thanks to the members of the…

Winter looking good for deer thus far

By Steve GaleaIf winter doesn’t stick around longer than it should, Haliburton’s deer herds will likely enter spring in good shape. Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Natural Resources and Forestry (MNDMNRF) senior research scientist…

Paying attention to food waste

By Chris DrostHow much food waste is your household generating? Have you ever thought why? Did you purchase too much food and it has gone bad? Did you end up not using those leftovers after…

Enviro-Cafe: Climate change can’t be ignored anymore

By Nick BernardThe public received an update on Haliburton County’s climate change plan during an Enviro-Cafe presentation led by climate change coordinator Korey McKay on Jan. 11.Organized by Environment Haliburton (EH), the event was led…