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…

Is your septic system operating properly?

By Jenn Watt Published Sept. 27 2016 Despite years of education and advanced warning when WSP Canada went out to inspect septic systems in the municipality of South Bruce Peninsula one in five systems failed.…

Keeping lake levels up through dry summer

By Jenn Watt Sept. 13 2016 Spring and summer of 2016 presented particularly difficult weather conditions for the staff at Parks Canada as they grappled with management of the Trent Severn Waterway and the lakes…

Building on successes

By Darren Lum Sept. 6 2016 Eighteen students and the faculty of Fleming College’s sustainable building design and construction program stood tall and proud at Abbey Gardens in front of the new mercantile building an…

Elizabeth May wants your help

By Angelica Ingram Sept. 1 2016 The leader of the Green Party of Canada wants the residents of the Haliburton Highlands to help her out. That was the key message Elizabeth May delivered on Aug.…

Off-road vehicles remain off Rail Trail

By Chad Ingram June 28 2016 Off-road vehicles will remain banned from the Haliburton County Rail Trail at least for the foreseeable future. Last year the Haliburton County ATV Association requested that off-road vehicles (ORVs)…