Garden group digging their conservation win

By Jenn Watt Efforts to improve the landscape around Silver Beach condominiums has landed a committee of residents the honour of being the first recipients of the Lake Kashagawigamog Organization’s Conservation Award. The Silver Beach…

Ask Wes: Milk Cartons

Answering common landfill questions. Jenn W asks: “Where do I put my milk cartons?” In the fridge! Joking aside it’s an excellent question. Milk cartons are one of the most misplaced items in the recycling…

Work continues on beech bark disease

By Sue Tiffin Beech bark disease a quick-spreading highly destructive threat continues to be a challenge to manage throughout the county. In his report to county council on Sept. 25 the county’s forest conservation bylaw…

CEWF annual meeting celebrates work done

By Sue Tiffin Much of the Coalition of Equitable Water Flow’s annual communications meeting held Sept. 14 at the Haliburton fish hatchery celebrated the work done through what was described as being a “critical relationship”…

Protesters demand action on climate change

By Jenn Watt A group of students and community members joined together on County Road 21 outside the high school in Haliburton on Friday afternoon demanding action on climate change as part of the Global…

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…