Dysart looks into options for future waste disposal

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It’s a suitable time for Dysart to consider how waste management services can better cater to taxpayers. Andrew Buzza and Perry Larochelle of JP2G Consultants Inc. reviewed Dysart’s…

A walk on the wild side

By Emily Stonehouse We’re always running. Setting alarms on our cell phones and scheduling meetings to catch up. It’s a time where we hear “I don’t have the time” daily, and priorities are jumbled like…

Remains of county’s oldest known turtle found

By Vivian Collings The Turtle Guardians recently announced a tragic end to Amazing Grace’s story. Remains of a large snapping turtle with distinguishing features were found at the Koshlong Lake dam, close to 15 kilometres…

Bees in the trees

By Emily StonehouseWe’ve all heard the phrase “see the forest for the trees,” but what about seeing the forest for the bees?That’s what the Haliburton Sculpture Forest is aiming to do for their newest collaboration…

County’s shoreline bylaw tailored for three of four…

By James MatthewsLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Haliburton County’s proposed shoreline bylaw has been changed to include three of the four lower tier municipalities.Steve Stone, the county’s director of planning, presented the new Shoreline Preservation Bylaw…

County, townships tackle climate change

By James MatthewsLocal Journalism Initiative ReporterHighlands East’s greenhouse gas emissions have increased by two per cent.Korey McKay, Haliburton County’s climate change coordinator, updated Highlands East council Feb. 14 about the progress made countywide to address…

Dysart launches interactive waste sorting game

By James MatthewsLocal Journalism Initiative ReporterDysart has found a fun way to promote sorting trash for proper recycling.The township received a grant from the Carton Council of Canada to start a public awareness initiative. The…

Haliburton Forest envisions a prosperous future

By Vivian Collings The energy and excitement of the standing-room-only presentation made by Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve’s managing director Malcolm Cockwell on Jan. 11 about the future of the Forest was palpable.  Winter coats…

Changes to fishing regulations on hold for at…

By Steve Galea A proposed fisheries management plan that would reduce ice fishing seasons in Haliburton County has not been finalized and will likely not be implemented until at least 2024. MNRF assistant regional resources…

$15K in fines for man hunting near Gooderham

By James MatthewsLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter A Roseneath man’s careless firearm use and other offences netted him a hefty fine and a lengthy hunting suspension. In provincial court in Lindsay in October, Gordon Madill was…

EH! to address wetlands and politics at their…

By Clem GrobIt’s no secret that the Gull River often floods in the spring, leaving residents and business owners worried about when the next will be.A natural feature of Haliburton County can help prevent floods,…

County creates new position to monitor lake health

By James MatthewsLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Haliburton County has created a planning technologist position for the Lake Health Monitoring Program. Council agreed to the new administrative position Nov. 9 during a special meeting. Funding for…

Textile recycling program collects tonnes at landfills

By Vivian CollingsDysart’s textile recycling program is proving a success at diverting waste after two months of placing collection bins at all five Municipality of Dysart et al landfills.Dysart’s environmental manager John Watson said, “It’s…

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…