Wilberforce Curling club shutters doors for season

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Oct. 13 meeting of Highlands East council. By Darren Lum The Wilberforce Curling Club won’t operate this season. “After an extensive and exhaustive debate about…

Hundreds of jobs created or maintained through HCDC…

By Jenn Watt Over the last fiscal year, and in the months since the coronavirus pandemic began, Haliburton County Development Corporation has been making funding available to the county’s business community with hundreds of thousands…

Municipalities, library helping to reduce waste

By Staff Marking the 19th Waste Reduction Week, the County of Haliburton, the four lower-tier municipalities and the Haliburton County Public Library are teaming up to provide information on how to reduce the amount of…

As the unknown of winter looms, restaurants look…

By Sue Tiffin Mid-September, Felicia Dai, co-owner of Win Yeung Chinese Restaurant in Haliburton posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that, since the restaurant has not been open for dine-in service since March, they had…

Water charity redirects efforts during pandemic

By Jenn Watt Water Ambassadors Canada, founded by Haliburton residents Barry Hart and Heather Alloway, has established itself over the years as a charity that provides water and sanitation access to communities in need. Most…

Public asked to weigh in on government’s plastic…

By Jenn Watt Plans by the federal government to ban six single-use plastic items and establish recycled content requirements for packaging and products are up for public discussion. Plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack…

Haliburton Forest partners with Yours Outdoors

By Echo Staff Yours Outdoors, an experiential tourism company founded by Barrie Martin in 2006, has partnered with Haliburton Forest to “provide and promote the very best tourism opportunities available in the Haliburton Highlands,” the…

Water Ambassadors fundraiser surpasses its goal

By Jenn WattDespite the rain, about a dozen people came out to the Water Ambassadors Canada walk in Haliburton on Sunday, Oct. 4, with about 60 in total around Ontario, raising funds for clean drinking…

Barnum Creek Nature Reserve to open mid-October

By Jenn Watt Kilometres of hiking trails, mixed forest, wetlands, open field and a picturesque waterfall will be accessible for the general public when Barnum Creek Nature Reserve opens on Friday, Oct. 16.The 500-acre property,…

Santa Claus Parade on hiatus for 2020

By Jenn Watt Santa will still come to Haliburton this year, but just like everything else during the coronavirus pandemic, the way he does so will look different.On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Haliburton BIA and…

Studio Tour busy on its first weekend

By Michael RileyLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The Haliburton Highlands Studio Tour celebrated its 33rd year of operation Oct. 3 and 4 – the first of two weekends. Due to COVID-19 and its restrictions, 12 artists…