HE proposes bylaw changes for boathouses docks

By Elizabeth Bate The municipality of Highlands East held three public meetings in two days to answer questions and address concerns regarding proposed changes to its zoning by-laws Aug. 20 and 21. The first of…

Ball diamond to find new home in Glebe…

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Aug. 24 meeting of Dysart et al council. After much discussion council is hoping to move the popular ball diamond to a…

Taking felt to the next level

By Elizabeth Bate Unconventional techniques to make and use felt was the theme of two workshops taught by artist Pam de Groot and presented by the Art Hive at the Haliburton Curling Club Aug. 17…

Cottager wants better understanding of autism

By Angelica Ingram Rebecca Alves’s younger brother Alex loves to watch YouTube videos. Like most high school students Alex 20 has a variety of interests including going for bus rides music particularly the Barenaked Ladies…

Council addresses traffic concerns

By Angelica Ingram Following a traffic study conducted this past summer councillors are now looking at ways to mitigate traffic at the intersection of Highland Street York Street and Cedar Avenue. The study was conducted…

Bwana Johns to close Haliburton location

By Elizabeth Bate Known as purveyors of bright and breezy fashions and accessories imported from the far reaches of the globe Bwana Johns’ Haliburton location will be closing this Thanksgiving after 30 years. The Minden…

Karate club regroups following Chapman’s death

By Jenn Watt and Angelica Blenich Police have released few details about the shooting that took place on Sunday Aug. 16 except for the name of Michael Chapman who died at a property on Highway…

Lightning strikes home in Dysart 

By Elizabeth Bate Dysart firefighters responded to a 4:32 p.m. call reporting a basement fire at a house on Old Brown’s Camp Lane Aug. 11. The two occupants of the house and their two dogs…

Koshlong family gets off the couch and creates…

By Elizabeth Bate Dean Wilson’s tour of the Highlands began with the simple idea of getting himself and his kids out of the house. Wilson and his children AJ and Alyssa Lounds created what they…

One dead one injured in shooting

By Angelica Ingram An incident that occurred just east of Haliburton on Sunday night left one man dead and another in hospital with a gunshot wound. On Aug. 16 Haliburton OPP responded to a residence…

Pinestone sold to Aurora Hotel Group

By Jenn Watt Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre has been sold. Aurora Hospitality Group purchased the Haliburton resort and golf course from Vrancor in early August Pinestone general manager John Teljeur confirmed Thursday. “The new…

MPP objects to piece in Queen’s Park exhibit

by Elizabeth Bate MPP Laurie Scott is concerned about the type of images a public gallery in Toronto has chosen to display. The MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and PC women’s issues critic released a statement…

Emergency calls up in Haliburton County

By Elizabeth Bate The following are brief reports of items discussed at the July 22 meeting of Haliburton County council. EMS calls in Haliburton County are up 36 per cent from last year for the…

A lifelong love affair with art

by Jenn Watt Sonny Cook riffles through the back seat of her car looking for her notes and some food ahead of her lunch hour interview with the newspaper. There are bags and papers in…

Local dancer lives out a dream

By Darren Lum After taking the stage with hundreds in the Pan Am Games opening ceremonies Dawson Hutchings can say he has fulfilled a lifelong dream. His mother Kelly said her son was inspired to…

Food hub nearly complete

By Angelica Ingram As a structure takes shape on the back corner of the Lloyd Watson Centre it seems like any other construction project. With four walls a concrete floor and a metal roof the…

Highlands East council to revisit fireworks bylaw

By Elizabeth Bate The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Aug. 10 meeting of Highlands East council. A draft bylaw restricting the use and sale of fireworks and firecrackers was presented and…

Online retailer Living Libations plans to expand 

By Angelica Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed at the July 27 meeting of Dysart et al council. Local health and beauty business Living Libations is looking to expand their operations. Owners…