Land trust honours year’s ‘enviro-heroes’

By Jenn Watt Published Oct. 24 2017 A dozen years of stewardship were marked on Sunday evening when the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust held its annual fundraising banquet thanking those who had donated land money…

Planning for Random Acts of Green

After creating a social media movement educating the public about the difference they can make in fighting climate change Jessica Correa will be coming to Haliburton to share with participants how they can get involved…

Turtle centre declares state of emergency

By Robert Mackenzie Published July 4 2017 Ontario’s Turtle Conservation Centre  has declared a state of emergency for all turtles in the region as they’ve treated more than 500 injured turtles so far this year.…

Watershed faces real threats: WWF

By Robert Mackenzie Published June 20 2017 Haliburton’s watersheds are at risk due to pollution habitat fragmentation overuse of water and other threats according to the World Wildlife Fund. The results of the WWF’s Watershed…

BioBlitz to document local species

By Robert Mackenzie Published June 13 2017 More than 40 scientists will be pulling an all-nighter at the Dahl Forest June 24 as part of Haliburton’s first ever BioBlitz. A BioBlitz is a gathering of…

Centre aims to advance sustainability education

By Jenn Watt Published June 13 2017 The Highlands has a long history of environmental education. Partnerships throughout Haliburton County and into Peterborough and the Kawartha regions had led to the success of several programs…

Land trust recording bat sightings

By Jenn Watt Published May 23 2017 Ontario has eight species of bats and all of them have been spotted in the Haliburton Highlands. However in recent years half of the province’s bat species have…

Buy your native plants by Earth Day

By Jenn Watt Published April 18 2017 You have until Earth Day to order your native plants from Friends of Ecological and Environmental Learning. From shrubs to trees flowers to ferns there’s a wide variety…

Wenona Lake application deferred again

By Angelica Ingram March 14 2017 A zoning application was deferred once again when the municipality of Dysart sent it to the County of Haliburton for a peer review. On March 6 the Dysart planning…

Not enough natural shoreline in county: CHA

By Chad Ingram Published Feb. 28 2017 There is not sufficient natural shoreline within Haliburton County not by a long shot according to the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations (CHA). “This is a very…

Council gives nod to biochar rezoning

By Angelica Ingram Jan. 24 2017 An application for a zoning bylaw amendment that would permit the construction of a biochar facility on Kennaway Road has been approved by Dysart council. The approval was passed…

Aggressive winter puts pressure on roads dept.

By Chad Ingram Published on Jan. 17 2017 The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Jan. 11 meeting of the Haliburton County roads advisory committee. Dysart et al Reeve Murray Fearrey said…

Loon Lake dam work to finish in March

Rehabilitation of the Loon Lake dam should be done by March Parks Canada said in an update to the community last week. The structure was built in 1934 and needed major repairs including the replacement…

Builders need to stay on top of energy…

By Jenn Watt Oct. 25 2016 Ontario’s Building Code is a living document; it changes regularly to improve the way homes are constructed and to better our environments. In July the province tabled a change…

Project celebrates sweet success

By Darren Lum Oct. 4 2016 This year’s Community Apple Sauce Project easily produced double the combined total of food the last two years. As a result of harvesting apples the project produced 818 cups…