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…

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…