New Green EDA hoping to inspire change ahead…

By Mike Baker Almost three decades after first fielding a candidate in the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding, the Green Party of Canada now has an established local Electoral District Association [EDA].EDAs are sanctioned administrative organizations that…

Ontario to move into Step 3, largely reopen…

By Mike Baker The next step in Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery will be ushered in on Friday, July 16 in a move that will see indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities, cinemas, museums and casinos reopen,…

Legendary 1934 Haliburton Huskies remembered

By Darren Lum Few people are still around who know a lot about the 1934 Haliburton Huskies, which boasted a roster that included Babe Austin, Earl Austin, Lyle Lucas, Harold Dean, Glen Dart, Gordon Watt,…

Helping turtles is a ‘responsibility’

By Darren Lum You only need to have a heart to help.With Haliburton County being among the last strongholds for turtles in this province, there is responsibility to everyone in the Highlands to preserve the…

New Rotary president only the third woman to…

By Mike Baker July 1 was a day to remember for long-time Highlander Heather Phillips as she became only the third woman to be named president of the Haliburton Rotary Club.Born and raised in Haliburton,…

Disc golf takes root at Abbey Gardens

By Darren Lum The well-known quote by American novelist Harry Leon Wilson, who said, “Golf is a good walk spoiled” never anticipated disc golf would make him so wrong.Disc golf has been around for more…

Award-winning piece a statement on climate change

By Darren Lum When Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Grade 9 art student Taylor Horsley won the secondary school poster contest Combat Climate Crisis Project, she felt a mix of emotions ranging from surprise to excitement.“There…

HHHS extends strategic plan, discusses ‘year of the…

By Mike Baker Haliburton Highlands Health Services has adopted a new one-year strategic plan as the organization prepares for life after the COVID-19 pandemic.The plan includes four priority areas – advancing community partnerships, investing in…

Virtanen resigns as tourism director to take on…

By Chad Ingram This week is Amanda Virtanen’s final one as tourism director for the County of Haliburton, as she resigns her post for a position as vice president of a marketing and branding agency.Virtanen,…

County concerned about misuse of Crown land

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County council is attempting to open a dialogue with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry about the ongoing inappropriate use of Crown land within the county’s borders.Councillors received a memo…