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…

Province cancels longstanding entrepreneurial program

By Angelica Ingram Oliver Zielke doesn’t know how he would have started his business JBeans Roastery if not for the help offered by the Ontario Self Employment Benefit program. Aside from offering financial support the…

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A pile of ashes dumped on a Peninsula Drive property was to blame for a brush fire Tuesday. Dysart Fire Department sent seven firefighters to the property at 2:44 p.m. Oct. 20 to find "a…

Bridge work to be done by late November

The following are brief reports of items discussed at county council committee meetings on Wednesday Oct. 14. By Jenn Watt The first phase of work on Haliburton’s Head Lake Bridge should be complete by late…

Enhanced care brings support into the home

By Angelica Ingram Janet Wood points to a wall of thank-you cards hanging in her office and begins to get emotional. The enhanced care co-ordinator for Haliburton Highlands Health Services Community Support Services division regularly…

You’ve got Schmale

By Echo Staff Conservative candidate Jamie Schmale will find himself outnumbered on Parliament Hill when he takes his seat as MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock amongst a sea of Liberal red. “I think we knew it…

New fitness studio opens in town

By Angelica Ingram Those looking to get physically and mentally fit while enjoying a scenic view now have a new option in Haliburton Village. Open for the past few weeks Exhale Fitness Studio has long…

AMO expenses total about $8300

By Chad Ingram County politicians who attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Niagara Falls in August accrued just more than $8300 in combined expenses. The annual conference offers seminars speakers and allows…

Helping refugees in Haliburton

By Jenn Watt Around the world more than 60 million people have been displaced from their homeland. Syrians who have been in the news lately due to the brutal ongoing civil war represent the largest…

Search continues for missing Bowmanville man

By Angelica Ingram A missing man whose car was found in the Haliburton area has still not been found by OPP. David Palmer was last seen on Oct. 2 by an acquaintance and reported missing…