High school support workers announce job action

By Angelica Ingram The support staff represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation are the most recent group to announce escalated job action following a media release on Sept. 30. Talks between the union…

Foodies roam the county with Roving Lunch Club

By Jenn Watt The first Friday of every month dozens of diners descend on restaurants across the county looking to try something new and chat with friends. The Roving Lunch Club an initiative of Community…

HHHS board passes code of ethics

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board meeting in Haliburton on Oct. 1. How HHHS chooses its suppliers and what the corporation is seen…

Sick time puts pressure on health services corp

By Jenn Watt Staff sick time continues to put extra pressure on the bottom line at Haliburton Highlands Health Services. At their board meeting on Oct. 1 finance committee chairman Dale Robinson said that costs…

HHHS Foundation reports another strong financial year

By Angelica Ingram The Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation celebrated another year of financial success at their annual general meeting on Sept. 29. Auditor John West of McColl Turner Chartered Accountants reported to the board…

The life of blacksmith William ‘Billy’ Baker

By Stephen Hill This write-up is based largely upon information provided to the Haliburton Highlands Museum by former Haliburton resident and well-known personality Lloyd Alexander “Buck” Baker (1922-2004) son of “Billy” Baker. It is not…

Candidates weigh in on childcare jobs and housing

Each of the candidates was asked by the paper to answer three policy questions with direct impact on the Highlands last week. Here are their answers. 1. What conditions are needed to attract jobs to…

Children’s water fest deferred to 2016

By Angelica Blenich Irene Heaven waited until the last possible day until she made a decision she really didn’t want to make. The co-ordinator for the Haliburton-Muskoka-Kawartha Children’s Water Festival Heaven has been spearheading the…

Gala recognizes environmental contributions

By Angelica Ingram Quietly behind the scenes there are many organizations and groups doing great work on environmental causes just because they care. On Sept. 27 the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust recognized a select few…

Putting community at the heart of health care

By Jenn Watt Without Community Support Services Haliburton County would look much different. Wait lists for long-term care would be longer the emergency roomswould be crowded and many seniors and people with disabilities would be…

Scott Rae on the road to recovery

By Angelica Ingram When Scott Rae enteredLyndhurst Rehab Centre in June of this year he was determined he wouldbe walking out of the facility and not leaving in a wheelchair. And exactly two weeks ago…

Fighting for long-term  care beds

By Chad Ingram The Central East LHIN says it’s trying to maintain the number of long-term care beds in HaliburtonCounty but provincially mandated requirements are making the future of60 of the community’s beds unclear. The…

For the love of tea time

By Jenn Watt Tea soothes. Tea invigorates. It can calm you down or wake you up. Hotor cold day or night it seems there is a tea for every occasion andevery person –  and the…

New Pinestone Resort owners plan expansion

By Angelica Ingram Less than two months at the helm of Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre new owners the AuroraHotel Group are already making big plans for a renovation and overhaulof the tourism destination. Resort…

New radio program highlights history of the Highlands

By Angelica Ingram Joshua Skinner spent the summer combining some his favourite hobbies including radio history and morning walks in Haliburton. A Trent University student Skinner 23 was fortunate to land a youthsummer contract position…

Community  Living eyes merger with Kawartha Lakes

By Angelica Ingram While plans are underway to merge Community Living Haliburton County with its partner organizationin Kawartha Lakes changes to the local organization will be minimalsays its executive director. Last week the organization that…

TSW feeder lakes need unified voice: CEWF

By Chad Ingram Greater attention to trout spawning and loon nesting are some goals for the Coalition for Equitable Water Flow but first the organization is determined to create a new group that will speak…

NewsNewsBy Jenn Watt

By Jenn Watt Parked cars spilled out of Pinestone Resort’s parking lot and down either side of its driveway all the way to County Road 21 on the night of Haliburton’s all candidates’ meeting. The…

A cheery alternative to the bleach bottle

By Jenn Watt Rubber duckies make bath time lots of fun but they can also bring a little extra joy to the lake. Wilberforce- and Toronto-based company Buoy Buddies is capitalizing on the cheery appearance…