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…

Community climate action plan released

By Stephen PetrickSpecial to the Echo Warmer summers, milder winters, longer heat waves and increased risk for vulnerable populations, such as seniors, the poor and people without good housing.That’s what Haliburton County officials expect for…

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…