LTC is still a ‘top of mind’ issue…

Haliburton-CKL LTC Coalition created a rigorous election campaign to bring awareness to voters about marking their ballot with an X for a candidate who would commit to taking action and set timelines, to improve our…

A successful and heartfelt fundraiser for the Abbey…

A community of all ages wearing lime green fundraising T-shirts gathered on the lower lawn of the beautiful Abbey Retreat Centre property last Sunday to celebrate the culmination of the second annual Haliburton Highlands Challenge…

Virtual event informs parents about fourth wave

Local Medical Officer of Health to Host Virtual COVID-19 Info Session for Parents -Concerned about COVID-19? Wondering when a vaccine will be available for children? Unsure about how we can protect the health of young…

Until next time Haliburton

By Grace OborneAs I sit to write my final article for the Echo and Times, I look out to see the calm and tempting water of Canning Lake. I keep thinking that I can’t believe…

Staffing shortages influence decisions on vaccination

By Katrina BoguskiThe Haliburton Highlands Health Services board met virtually on Sept 23. CEO Carolyn Plummer provided an update on several issues related to the fourth wave of the pandemic.Her written report, contained in the…

Schmale wins again in a landslide, returns to…

By Fred Groves Monday night’s, Sept. 20 federal election once again turned out to be bittersweet for Conservative Jamie Schmale.Cruising to another victory, the Member of Parliament will head back to Ottawa where he will…

Incumbent Jamie Schmale awaits election results

By Fred Groves As the results of the 44th federal election began to trickle in Monday night, anxious voters and candidates had to wait a little longer than usual as mail-in ballots were to be…

‘Little Library’ idea acceptedin Highlands East

By Fred Groves They are called Little Libraries but there is nothing minuscule about a new idea that is coming to the Municipality of Highlands East.At the Sept. 14 regular council meeting, Economic Development Co-ordinator…

The Land Between is moving

By Grace OborneOver the last year, the Land Between has advanced and grown, forcing them to move out of their current location.The Land Between “works to achieve bioregionalism; a sense of place and active broad…

Drastic increase in building permits

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Sept. 14 virtual meeting of Highlands East council. By Fred Groves Highlands East has seen a drastic increase in the permits that have been issued.…

When life gives you apples … make apple…

Apple Sauce Project returns to Haliburton County By Angelica IngramIt’s that time of year again when the apples are ripe and falling from the trees—perfect for apple sauce!The Apple Sauce Project turns unused apples from…

Cody Hodgson inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

By Grace OborneFormer NHL centreman, Cody Hodgson, still has a profound passion for the sport of hockey. Though he retired from the game early in his career, he continues to project his love for the…

Huskies off to a good start, top Tigers…

By Fred GrovesIt’s been 19 long months since Haliburton County Huskies’ captain Nathan Porter has played in an Ontario Junior Hockey League game.This past weekend, the 6’2”, 220-pounds veteran defenceman led the Huskies into a…

Abbey Gardens welcomes children to meet their ponies

By Grace OborneIf your child is bored of participating in the same activities, hold on to your horses, because Abbey Gardens has a program that will be exciting and different for everyone.Every Friday, for about…

Vaccination clinics have reached locals schools

By Katrina BoguskiIn recent weeks, staff from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit have been holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics in local high schools for students, staff, parents, and members of the school community.Schools…