Land owners want Dysart at the water’s edge

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Dysart et al will get a legal opinion on what the implications will be in retaining authority under the shoreline preservation bylaw.Steve Stone, Haliburton County’s director of planning, provided…

21,000 rainbow trout arrive at HHOA

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA) has received more than 21,000 rainbow trout from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Harwood Fish Culture Station. The two to three inch-long Ganaraska strain rainbow trout will…

Plenty to smile about following Land Trust AGM

By Darren Lum Taking the positives from 2021 is keeping spirits high for an upcoming year after the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust annual general meeting held virtually on Thursday, June 23.Land Trust chair Shelley Hunt…

Environmentalist wins LKO Conservation Award

By Grace ObornePreserving the health of our Earth is something that we should all work towards.During a virtual, annual general meeting on June 15, Blake Parkinson was presented with the Lake Kashagawigamog Organization Conservation Award…

At-risk pollinators found at Head Lake Park

By Vivian Collings A rare bumble bee breeding program reveals at-risk species at Head Lake Park in Haliburton.Wildlife Preservation Canada recently conducted a field study at Head Lake Park in Haliburton on bumble bees around…

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…