Love through the ages

By Emily Stonehouse True love isn’t always linear. Even if the love exists as a tiny seed, sometimes it takes years to blossom into something bigger.  That was the case for Gavin and Danielle Hicks.…

Healthy relationships start with you

By Vivian Collings “We cannot be more connected to others than we are with ourselves,” said Brené Brown, a world renowned social worker and American professor. This is the approach Nancy Brownsberger takes when speaking…

57 years built on a foundation of faith…

By Vivian Collings Perry and Kay Morrison are the perfect example of how essential commitment and respect are to cultivating a life-long relationship. The West Guilford residents have been together for 57 years, and it’s…

‘It just clicked’ – 37 years of love…

By Emily Stonehouse It’s a drizzly February day, but the environment inside Allan Guinan and Chris Rock’s home is warm, cozy, and safe. The couple have been together for 37 years, and as they sit…

Draft budget has HE residents face 2.05% tax…

By James Matthews Highlands East’s first-draft budget has ratepayers paying an extra 2.05 per cent on their tax bill this year. That equated to $525.40 in 2023 over last year’s tax rate. That means an…

‘Spread the joy,’ says Elinor Hamilton

By Vivian Collings Elinor Hamilton has lived 93 glorious years of life so far, but her spirit is as young as those in the school yard across the lake from her living room window. It’s…

Repair Café returns to Haliburton County

By Angelica Ingram Have a broken toaster that no longer toasts? Frustrated that your CD player won’t play your favourite tunes? Don’t toss them away, but rather bring them to the Repair Café! SIRCH Community…

All in, Hook, Line & Sinker

By Vivian Collings The wait is over. Hook, Line & Sinker is now open for business, and the Haliburton community’s overwhelming excitement far exceeded the expectations of owners Taylor Pridham and Veronica VanLeeuwen. After only…

County’s growth is ahead of expectations

By James Matthews Haliburton County has already exceeded what was forecasted to be its housing needs by 2036. The thing is, it’s only 2023. And, as of the 2021 census, the county is at about…

Money and support available for local not-for-profits

By Emily Stonehouse The Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) officially opened their applications for their Local Initiatives Program (LIP) on Jan. 30. “This is a really special program,” said Heather Reid, program & operations coordinator…

Razzamataz brings in international circus

By Emily Stonehouse Razzamataz Kids’ Show are back at it again. Less than a month since their successful viewing of the Odawa Wiingushk performance, the organizers for children’s programming in the area are presenting another…

Canadian Parents for French invite you to storytime

By Vivian Collings Canadian Parents for French (CPF) are inviting families to a morning of French stories at the Haliburton County Public Library Haliburton branch on Saturday, Feb. 11 to introduce the language to pre-school…

Haliburton curling: A family tradition

By Vivian Collings The history of the Colliver family is written in the walls and on the ice surface of the Haliburton Curling Club. Brothers Steve and Brent and their sons Jesse and Chris recently…

Giving a VOICE to everyone

By Emily Stonehouse Come And Sit Together. That’s the theme of VOICE, a peer support group led by individuals with lived experiences with trauma, mental health, mood, and substance abuse issues. “A lot of humans…

Winter: ‘tis the season for water main breaks…

By James Matthews Despite a significant Boxing Day water main break, Highlands East council has faith in the Cardiff drinking water system’s integrity. During its Jan. 19 public meeting, township council heard about a “significant”…