Dysart imposes Garlon ban

By Chad Ingram The Municipality of Dysart et al willimpose a ban on the use of powerful herbicide Garlon. Back at an April council meetingcouncillors supported a recommendation from the municipality'senvironment and climate change committee…

Mushroom foraging in Haliburton Forest

An introductory course on how to find identify and harvest wild edible mushrooms is a new addition to the Yours Outdoors experiences offered. Mushrooms are one of the most plentiful organisms found in ecosystems and…

Could Haliburton County be self-sustaining?

By Vanessa Balintec As climate change progresses cities and towns around the world can expect more natural disasters affecting infrastructure energy water and food availability and human health. Rural areas are not immune – dependency…

Rotary Beach reopened after boat fire

By Jenn Watt The beach on Head Lake in Haliburton was reopened on Thursday July 18 by the Municipality of Dysart et al after staff determined debris from a boat fire had been adequately cleaned…

For the love of composting

By Jenn Watt Composting in cottage country doesn’t necessarily mean attracting critters. Several local composting enthusiasts say proper use of a compost bin can eliminate many of the potential problems and create nutrient-rich soil for…

CHA thanks Fearrey for years of support

By Jenn Watt On Saturday June 8 the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations honoured the years of support Murray Fearrey gave to the organization when he was mayor of Dysart et al. “He has…

Ash program seeks to ‘wake’ forests

Work being done in Muskoka and Haliburton would return calcium to soils and lakes By Jenn Watt A legacy of acid rain falling calcium levels in some forests and lakes has put pressure on the…

Researcher warns against permethrin use

By Jenn Watt Use of a chemical called permethrin to rid properties of mosquitoes could have unintended consequences a guest speaker at the Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners’ Association spring meeting told the audience. Chris Brew…

CHA releases Lake Health Report

By Darren Lum Published May 28 2019 A new publication on Haliburton County lakes called The Lake Health Report is providing the public with an opportunity to make an environmental difference. Produced by the Coalition…

Maple trees shown to emit methane 

By Chad Ingram When one thinks of methane emissions a herd of livestock may come to mind more so than a grove of maple trees however a project by a University of Toronto researcher is…

Dysart committee recommends selling composters

By Jenn Watt Residents may soon have access to composters and digesters sold at-cost by the Municipality of Dysart et al. Council’s environment and climate change committee passed a recommendation at its May 9 meeting…

Dysart advised on tree planting in park

By Jenn Watt Published March 19 2019 Trees along the shoreline of Head Lake Park are doing well for the most part with good soil conditions. Trent University student Anieca Lloyd gave a presentation on…

Reducing single use plastic in Dysart et al

By Jenn Watt Published Feb. 19 2019 The following are brief reports of items discussed at the environment and climate change committee of Dysart et al council held Feb. 7. Dysart is planning to change…