Record numbers for Nordic ski club

By Darren Lum It’s only when you see the parking lots that you realize how popular Nordic skiing is in the Highlands this season, owed in part to the provincial lockdown said the president of…

Hall of Fame working toward fulfilling vision

By Darren Lum It’s no surprise that COVID-19 put a delay on the plans for the Haliburton Highlands Hall of Fame’s first induction ceremony that was originally planned for October of 2020.Like the high-level athletes…

Red Hawks alum joins Dalhousie Tigers

By Darren Lum When former Red Hawks volleyball standout Natalya Gimon made the Dalhousie Tigers volleyball team earlier this year it was a dream come true.The second-year health promotion student said it felt a little…

Creative form of winter golfing comes to Haliburton

By Darren Lum Getting to golf this winter is as easy as pressing a few keys said golf pro Andy MacMillan, owner of the Haliburton Golf Centre.Working out of the Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre…

Storm reflect on first session of season

By Darren Lum As session one for the Highland Storm Hockey Association winds down for the Christmas break, there is optimism and hope for more hockey with session two starting in January. With the exception…

Journey of 1000 Miles starts with one step

By Darren LumWinterdance Dogsled Tours’ Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready don’t believe in failure. There are only setbacks.Ever since they quit their jobs 20 years ago, the couple have followed their passion for the outdoors…

Looking for indoor pandemic-friendly exercise?

The Highlands Squash Club is the perfect place to get some exercise, with others in your immediate family or bubble. In an effort to support members of the community who wish to get Covid-safe, indoor…

Wilberforce Curling club shutters doors for season

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Oct. 13 meeting of Highlands East council. By Darren Lum The Wilberforce Curling Club won’t operate this season. “After an extensive and exhaustive debate about…

No ultramarathon at Forest this year

By Darren Lum Published Sept. 1, 2020 While some running events such as Minden’s Highland Yard or the world-renowned Boston Marathon have gone virtual due to the risks associated to COVID-19, others have been cancelled…

Storm planning to return to play with COVID-19…

By Darren Lum Highland Storm president Jason Morissette is asking the public to remember the importance of sport for what it can do for young people, as the hockey association works on a plan to…

Beating your age on the fairway driven by…

Salvatori, who has learned a trick or two in his time, wears a wet towel around his neck to keep cool during the heat of the day.Lenny Salvatori drives the ball from the tee. By…

Treasure hunter of the deep dives for lost…

Dustyn McCready-DeBruin retrieved this gold coin from a lake in Muskoka. /Submitted By Darren Lum   Teenager Dustyn McCready-DeBruin said having a mentor has been key to the success of his fledgling diving retrieval business, Dusty…

Haliburton Curling Club wants curlers to stay in…

By Darren Lum Part of new safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 being implemented by the Haliburton Curling Club this season is leaving competitive curlers disappointed, looking for another facility. The club’s protocols…

From Sir Sam’s to Indianapolis

By Darren Lum Published June 30 2020 Dalton Kellett is gearing up for his NTT IndyCar Series racing debut this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) from July 3 to 4 at the GMR…

Isaac Little named Male Athlete of the Year

By Darren Lum Staff reporter Isaac Little this year’s Male Athlete of the Year for Haliburton Highlands Secondary School is an inspiring force for teammates and coaches appreciated for his athletic prowess and the way…