Going beyond journalism

By Jenn Watt Many years ago journalist Linden MacIntyre stood watching as the site of a massacre – a family home – in Lebanon was excavated. Boys in their early teens stood beside him looking…

Investigation into shooting closed no charges laid

After two months Haliburton Highlands OPP announced Tuesday that the investigation into a shooting near Haliburton is closed and no charges will be laid. At around 6 p.m. on Aug. 16 2015 police were called…

NewsNewsBy Angelica Ingram  

By Angelica Ingram Ghouls ghosts and goblins will be sauntering the halls of Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre this Halloween for a day full of activities for the whole family. And let’s not forget the…

NewsNewsBy Jenn Watt

By Jenn Watt A man who handed out a letter soliciting women’s panties for money has been warned by police to stop. The letter had been given to two teenage girls in Minden several weeks…

NewsNewsBy Jenn Watt  

By Jenn Watt Ravi Aurora sees big changes in Pinestone’s very near future. The new owner of the Haliburton Highlands resort and conference centre gave an overview of his dreams for the location after the…

NewsNewsBy Darren Lum  

By Darren Lum No one should say goodbye to a loved one before they have to. Inspired by the memory of a 140-pound Leonberger dog named Bismarck a world traveller that liked to swim in…

NewsNewsBy Angelica Ingram  

By Angelica Ingram After nearly seven years of being tucked away in the lower level of Stedman’s Mall the Haliburton-Bancroft Midwifery Services has relocated to a bright spacious location on the corner of Victoria Street…

NewsNews By Jenn Watt 

By Jenn Watt Haliburton County Development Corporation continues to do far more business in its region than areas with many times the population. At the organization’s annual general meeting at the Pinestone on Oct. 7…

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…

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…

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…