Beavers to be evicted from Dillman’s Trail waterway

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Highlands East municipal staff will remove a beaver dam that threatens flooding on the Dillman’s Trail.The dam removal is part of work discussed during the township council’s Oct. 11…

Dysart may have to absorb some Wigamog demolition…

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Municipality of Dysart et al taxpayers may end up footing some of the cost to tear down the dilapidated Wigamog Inn.The Aurora Group, owners of the Kashaganigamog Lake inn,…

Canoe FM’s Radio Playhouse presents Shatter

By Vivian Collings The Halifax Explosion that claimed nearly 2,000 lives happened more than a century ago, but the tragedy can be linked to comparable prejudices and reactions to present day crises.In Canadian playwright Trina…

Textile recycling program collects tonnes at landfills

By Vivian CollingsDysart’s textile recycling program is proving a success at diverting waste after two months of placing collection bins at all five Municipality of Dysart et al landfills.Dysart’s environmental manager John Watson said, “It’s…

911 issues with power outages, geography

By James Matthews (Local Initiative Journalism) A power outage in the Duck Lake Road area is much like being thrusted into a communications void.Unless you use a cellphone, but not everybody has access to those.Paul…

Rotaract takes over Highland Yard

By Vivian Collings Rotaract Haliburton Highlands is off and running taking charge of the long-time fundraiser in the community, the Highland Yard.Rotaract Haliburton Highlands hosted their first ever public open house at the Abbey Gardens’…

Library responds to feedback to make improvements: CEO

By James Matthews (Local Initiative Journalism)It’s been a time of change at the Haliburton County Public Library.That’s the sense conveyed to Haliburton County council during its meeting on Sept. 28 by Chris Stephenson, the library’s…

Ski hill aims to become a year-round operation

Eagle Lake is getting an Eagle’s Nest By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative)You read that correctly: Dysart town council gave the go-ahead for Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride to erect a 20-metre-high observation tower.In his…

Land owners want Dysart at the water’s edge

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Dysart et al will get a legal opinion on what the implications will be in retaining authority under the shoreline preservation bylaw.Steve Stone, Haliburton County’s director of planning, provided…

An update 15 years in the making

In November 2007 the Echo published an article on my work in Honduras. Due to current Haliburton interest in my memoir, I’ve Worn Many Hats, I thought readers might be interested in an update on…

School workers vote to strike; government says move…

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter) The union representing Ontario’s educational support workers believes possible labour action would ensure quality education, but government says any work stoppage will be a strike against families.In what’s…

HHSS reflects on Canada’s Indigenous history

By Vivian CollingsThe impacts of the colonization of Canada on Indigenous culture was brought to light for students at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School with a lesson in perspective.With Truth and Reconciliation Week held from Monday,…

21,000 rainbow trout arrive at HHOA

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA) has received more than 21,000 rainbow trout from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Harwood Fish Culture Station. The two to three inch-long Ganaraska strain rainbow trout will…

First field hockey games spark season

By Vivian CollingsThe Haliburton Highlands Secondary School varsity girls’ field hockey team finished their first two games of the season showing the pride of the red.The team played St. Peter Catholic Secondary School and Holy…

Haliburton County bands want new members

By Vivian Collings Musicians in the Haliburton Highlands have a compilation of euphonious bands to choose to join in harmony with.If you play an instrument, the Highlands Swing Band, Highlands Chamber Orchestra, Highlands Wind Symphony,…