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By Elizabeth Bate Gary Blundell wants Highlands painters to get outside this September. The organizer of the Highlands East Plein Air Arts Festival is receiving positive feedback from artists across the province about the four-day…

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By Jenn Watt Clarifying the province’s billing practices and finding mechanisms to cap or bring down the cost of electricity will go a long way to ensuring the health of the economy a new report…

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By Jenn Watt The board of Haliburton Highlands Health Services is moving forward with an alternative plan for its palliative care centre after a request for a minor variance from Dysart et al was rejected.…

Reporting elder abuse crucial

By Elizabeth Bate Bob Stinson has heard some sad stories. The chairman of the Haliburton chapter of CARP said he established the local advocacy group to help give a voice to seniors who need it…

Brink named Citizen of the Year

This year’s recipient of the Pioneer Citizen Award Nancy Brink was like a typical hero: appreciative but quick to share credit. “I don’t deserve all recognition I got. People helped too” she said at the…

Abbey Gardens plans for expansion

by Angelica Blenich The future of Abbey Gardens could include an auditorium a hotel or lodge and a restaurant. Owners of the property John and Thea Patterson want to rezone a portion said municipal planning…

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Council approves funding for new hood fan in…

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the June 22 meeting of Highlands East council. As renovations continue for the Lloyd Watson Centre council approved a budget of more than $20000 to have…

Pat Kennedy new land trust executive director

Submitted by the land trust The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Patrick Kennedy will assume the management of the Land Trust operations as its executive director, as well as…

Two arrested on drug charges in Cardiff

During the early morning hours on the June 24 members of the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau – Drug Enforcement Unit Community Drug Action Team OPP Tactical Response Unit Emergency Response Team and…

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Forum explores steps to improved economy By Angelica Blenich Ideas for economic development continue to swirl in Dysart et al as the municipality hosted the second workshop on June 16 at the Haliburton Curling Club.…

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TSW gets $285M boost $17 million designated for county’s dams and bridges By Angelica Blenich Barry Devolin says he doesn’t often use the word delighted but when he gets more than a quarter of a…

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OPP warn of phone scam hitting the Highlands By Elizabeth Bate It’s the “season of scams” according to OPP Sgt. Peter Leon and Highlands residents should be alert to one in particular circulating the area.…

Point in Time aims to lead region in…

By Elizabeth Bate Staff board members and community members for A Point in Time Centre for Children Youth and Parents came together to congratulate each other and celebrate another year at their annual general meeting…

God remains part of county inaugural ceremony

By Chad Ingram God will stay part of the inaugural ceremony for new Haliburton County councils. At least for now. As councillors on the county’s finance and correspondence committee reviewed the municipality’s procedural bylaw during…

Haliburton Echo wins first in general excellence

April 7 2014 The Haliburton Echo was honoured with a first place finish for general excellence in its circulation category at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association awards gala in Vaughan on April 4. Sister paper…

Schmale seeks Conservative candidacy

March 10 2014   ·   0 Comments By Chad Ingram Jamie Schmale wants his boss’s job. Schmale chief of staff for MP Barry Devolin will toss his hat in the proverbial ring for the Conservative candidacy…

Friends remember Lee Blair

February 25 2014   ·   0 Comments By Jenn Watt Humble honest nature-loving – the traits associated with the late Lee Blair are grounded in the very earth he spent his life moving. Blair died at…

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By Darren Lum March 25 2014 Holden Truss Ltd owner Kirk Holden was almost at his Eagle Lake home Thursday afternoon when he received a call alerting him of the fire at his building. He…