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…

Hudson Henderson buys Dawson Insurance

By Jenn Watt After 64 years of providing insurance to the Haliburton Highlands Dawson Insurance Brokers Ltd. is under new ownership. While the name and the staff will remain Dawson Insurance is now owned by…

New SIRCH program helps keep seniors Safe at…

By Angelica Ingram Nestled down the end of a long paved road stands a well kept green bungalow overlooking Coleman Lake. The picturesque home features a few steps up to the front door complete with…

Ballplayers want place to play

By Darren Lum There’s not much to the Haliburton ball diamond. Except for the chain fence backstop a couple of team benches a pair of bleachers on opposing sides and a set of towering light…

Walking through history at Sir Sam's Ski and…

by Jenn Watt One of the best lookouts in the Haliburton Highlands is atop Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride. Overlooking Eagle and Moose lakes about 15 minutes out of Haliburton the hill allows for the…

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By Jenn Watt They think it was the little things that kept them together while others gave up. Judy Snow and Sonja MacKay have been writing to each other since 1953 sharing stories photos and…

Katie’s Run giving hope and raising funds

By Jenn Watt Katie Woudstra used her time at the microphone to give hope to those struggling with epilepsy. Three years without a seizure Woudstra was emotional standing in front of supporters at the fourth…

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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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by Angelica Blenich story summary goes here story goes here Angelica Blenich is a reporter/photographer for the Haliburton Echo and Minden Times. You can follow her on Twitter@AngelicaBlenich .

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.…