Face masks voluntary at TLDSB schools this year

By James Matthews There’s much optimism at the Trillium Lakelands District School Board for the coming school year. Wes Hahn, director of education at the school board, said at the group’s Aug. 23 meeting that…

Training programs create opportunity

By Angelica Ingram This fall, SIRCH Community Services is offering two free training programs to help serve the employment needs of Haliburton County. Back by popular demand, Basics of Carpentry gives participants the entry level…

Dysart council to pen support letter for new…

By James Matthews Dysart council has agreed to write a letter of concurrence in support of a new cell tower within its boundaries. Rogers Communications wants to erect a 90-metre cellphone tower at Glamorgan Road…

AH employees delighted with fourday work week

By Grace Oborne It’s been a little over a month since the start of a compressed work week trial for Algonquin Highlands township staff, and with several weeks into a new routine, township employees are…

Fearrey and McKechnie set to lead Dysart council

By Vivian Collings Dysart council will have new acclaimed leadership for the upcoming term, and the new mayor and deputy mayor are bringing years of combined experience to the table. Murray Fearrey was the only…

HE receive short-term rental accommodation review

By Chris DrostThe community survey conducted on behalf of Haliburton County on short-term rental accommodation revealed that 55 per cent are generally supportive of homes and cottages being used as short- term rentals as long…

County continues reviewing short-term rental issues

By Vivian Collings Haliburton County council discussed the need to address the lack of long-term rentals during the options report of their short-term rental review.When considering what is to be deemed as an appropriate short-term…

Highlands entrepreneur is hooked on baits

By Grace Oborne For local resident, preserving the Highlands’ water and overall environment is a key factor when designing his product.Colt Taylor has always spent a lot of time fishing on Haliburton County’s lakes. It…

Gratitude for life saving act

James Cook is a burn survivor who has spent years in recovery and is now sharing his incredible story and is saying thanks to the ones that came to his aid. Cook shared his appreciation…

Council wades closer to shoreline bylaw vote

By Vivian CollingsHaliburton County council decided it is still too soon to pass the shoreline preservation bylaw, so it will be reviewed again at the next regular council meeting on Aug. 24 once more adjustments…