The Land Between is moving

By Grace OborneOver the last year, the Land Between has advanced and grown, forcing them to move out of their current location.The Land Between “works to achieve bioregionalism; a sense of place and active broad…

Highlands is ‘frontline’ for invasive snails

By Darren Lum Earlier this month, a large find of 150 kilograms of dead banded mystery snails in Haliburton grabbed national headlines.The recent find didn’t make aquatic program specialist Brook Schryer with the Ontario Federation…

Virtual open house on shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram There will be a virtual open house on the creation of a draft shoreline preservation bylaw for the County of Haliburton on the evening of Thursday, July 29 from 6 to 8…

New Green EDA hoping to inspire change ahead…

By Mike Baker Almost three decades after first fielding a candidate in the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding, the Green Party of Canada now has an established local Electoral District Association [EDA].EDAs are sanctioned administrative organizations that…

Helping turtles is a ‘responsibility’

By Darren Lum You only need to have a heart to help.With Haliburton County being among the last strongholds for turtles in this province, there is responsibility to everyone in the Highlands to preserve the…

Award-winning piece a statement on climate change

By Darren Lum When Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Grade 9 art student Taylor Horsley won the secondary school poster contest Combat Climate Crisis Project, she felt a mix of emotions ranging from surprise to excitement.“There…

County’s shoreline bylaw to be prepared for fall

By Chad Ingram A new shoreline preservation bylaw for Haliburton County should be ready for final approval by council by October, county councillors heard during a June 23 online meeting.Council received an introductory presentation from…

Report highlights need for shoreline education

By Chad Ingram A report from Watersheds Canada highlights a perceived lack of shoreland stewardship education among waterfront property owners as one of the major barriers to achieving sustainably healthy shorelines.That report, entitled The Future…

Mitigating mystery snails in county waters

By Chad Ingram The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations is launching a program aimed at decreasing the population of Chinese mystery snails, an invasive species, in the county’s lakes.County councillors heard a presentation about…