Irondale bridge to be replaced

HE council first to sign Blue Dot campaign The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Nov. 9 meeting of Highlands East council. By Angelica Ingram Councillors in Highlands East are the first…

Local realtors show they care about Heat Bank

By Angelica Ingram Under the bright sunshine and warm fall air a group of local realtors gathered at Abbey Gardens on Nov. 3 to take a break from selling houses and roll up their sleeves…

Princess and Peewee come home

By Darren Lum When Heather Peddie was reunited with her “babies” she was overcome with relief after they went missing for more than a day while she was out of town last week. Upon returning…

It’s in your drawer to give

By Darren Lum In just about everyone’s junk drawer there is a collection of AA batteries. Each one of those batteries contains enough zinc to potentially save the lives of six children who have a…

Festival of one-act plays delights

By Angelica Ingram An unexplained murder in a rural farm town a peculiar secretary with an uncanny strength and a loveless husband and wife stuck on a deserted country road. These were just some of…

Wilberforce Legion building upgrades celebrated

By Angelica Ingram More than a year ago members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 624 put pen to paper and began filling out a grant application for the Ontario Trillium Foundation. On Nov. 8…

Gratitude and remembrance on Nov. 11

By Jenn Watt Published Nov. 10 2015 (Update: Billy Pickard died Feb. 5 2018 in her 97th year. Friends are invited to call at the Legion in Haliburton on Saturday Feb. 24 2018 for a…

Residents go days without power

By Jenn Watt A storm that swept across Ontario on Friday downed hydro lines with 100-kilometre-an-hour winds knocking out power to thousands for days. Across Haliburton County there were more than 60 incidents investigated by…

Woodlot to warm homes and hearts across the…

By Jenn Watt Trees once planted by Donald Sanderson will soon be heating the homes of many across the Highlands – perhaps even his relatives. His son Michael Sanderson who now owns the property near…

ETFO reaches deal high school teachers take strike…

By Angelica Ingram Elementary school teachers reached a tentative deal with the province announced on Monday Nov. 2. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario issued a release advising its members to suspend strike action in…

HHSS EQAO scores up

By Angelica Ingram Last week the Education Quality and Assessment Office (EQAO) released the annual results from standardized testing done across the province for Grade 9 students in math. The results compare Haliburton County schools…

President passionate about club's efforts

By Angelica Ingram When George Kadoke travelled to South Africa a number of years ago he saw first-hand the good work Rotary Clubs are a part of. “I was in South Africa in 2005 for…

Recovering from trauma and growing optimism

By Jenn Watt Nancy Brownsberger’s family lost many of their possessions on a cold March day in 2014. She watched as local firefighters hurried to rescue the things they could from her Eagle Lake home…

HHHS to spend $2M on records system

By Chad Ingram Haliburton Highlands Health Services will spend up to $2.1 million on a centralized electronic records system with Ross Memorial Hospital Campbellford Memorial Hospital Northumberland Hills Hospital and Lakeridge Health. HHHS board members…

Spring bear hunt is back across province

By Angelica Ingram When Erin Nicholls heard that the spring bear hunt was returning to all of Ontario he was elated. A bear guide for more than 20 years Nicholls said the provincial announcement made…

OPP billing makes big impact on budget again

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Oct. 26 meeting of Dysart et al council. By Angelica Ingram The numbers are in for the impact the new OPP billing model will have…

CUPE reaches deal with province

By Angelica Ingram Education workers represented by CUPE have reached a tentative deal with the province announced on Monday Nov. 2. The union which represents 55000 employees issued a media release stating they had reached…

Festival promoter eyes Haliburton

By Angelica Ingram A familiar producer of music festivals who has previously tried bringing a large-scale event to Minden Hills is now setting his sights on the municipality of Dysart et al. Wolfgang Siebert and…