Invasive beetle found in neighbouring areas

By Sue Tiffin Published Nov. 27 2018 The presence of the emerald ash borer hasn’t been confirmed in Haliburton yet but the invasive wood-boring beetle has been identified in Muskoka and City of Kawartha Lakes…

Gould’s Creek receiving new lease on life

By Darren Lum Published Nov 6 2018 The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association is turning back the clock on Gould’s Creek with the support of the community and professionals from near and far. The Gould’s Creek…

Getting to know blue-green algae 

By Sue Tiffin Published Oct. 23 2018 Though cyanobacteria have been around for over 2.5 billion years we’re still learning about how best to deal with accumulations of the photosynthetic bacteria groupings known as blue-green…

Becoming plastic-free takes long-term effort

By Jenn Watt Published Sept. 18 2018 Reducing plastic use in the community needs a multi-pronged approach and it needs to start at the grassroots organizers from Blue Bayfield told an audience in Haliburton last…

Monarch population surges in Haliburton County

By Jenn Watt Published July 31 2018 By all accounts it’s been a banner year for monarch butterflies the delicate bright orange insects seen flitting around roadsides and open fields across the county. For butterfly…

Continuing the legacy of Haliburton Forest

By Sue Tiffin Published July 17 2018 Malcolm Cockwell is quick to share credit with others for the ongoing successes of Haliburton Forest. “We kind of run it as a team” said Cockwell managing director…

Using wood ash to restore calcium in lakes…

By Jenn Watt Published June 21 2018 Years of acid rain have left some lakes in central Ontario with “ecological osteoporosis” a term scientists use to paint a picture of what happens to the environment…

Turtle Walk coming to Haliburton on June 2

By Nate Smelle Published May 10 2018 For more than a decade The Land Between has been working to protect turtles in Ontario. Throughout this time as one of the organization’s co-founders Leora Berman has…

Learn more about bats at upcoming workshops

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) has been approved to continue with the second year of its two-year grant by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Species at Risk Stewardship Fund. The primary…

Tracking severe weather in the Highlands

By Jenn Watt Published May 15 2018 Severe summer weather can arrive with little warning destroying property downing trees and sometimes threatening lives. Environment Canada has plenty of methods of tracking storms as they develop…

Growing interest in green burials  

By Sue Tiffin Published May 15 2018 Highlands East could become one of the first places in Canada offering a space for green burials. After being approached last year by a funeral director in Maynooth…

Head Lake ice out date breaks record

by Olivia Robinson Published May 15 2018 The ice on Haliburton’s Head Lake finally melted on May 5 marking 2018 as the latest ice out date on record since 1945. The previous record was set…

HHOA to receive money for outdoor education

By Jenn Watt Published Jan. 17 2017 Two projects in Haliburton County received cash infusions from the New Horizons for Seniors program administered by the Government of Canada MP Jamie Schmale's office announced Jan. 15.…