Bugsy Watson, gone, but never forgotten

By Darren Lum The NHL and everyone that knew the rugged defencemen with a heart of gold are mourning the passing of Bryan “Bugsy” Watson.One of five children, Bugsy was born in Bancroft on Nov.…

1971 Haliburton Huskies, champions now and forever

By Darren Lum It’s been fifty years since the 1971 Haliburton Huskies captured the Highlands’ one and only Ontario Hockey Association D title, but few who played or saw the championship final game will never…

Volunteers needed to help run youth sailing club

By Darren Lum Help make this summer a nautical highlight for youth by volunteering for the Haliburton County Youth Sailing Association.Entering its third year of operation, the sailing association is a community initiative and offers…

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,…

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…

It was all about giving back for Hall…

By Darren Lum It’s fitting that when Lenny Salvatori was asked to share his thoughts after being announced as one of three builders inducted to the Haliburton Highlands Hall of Fame he deflected credit to…

Hall of Fame inductee Linda Brandon humbled by…

By Darren Lum The Haliburton Highlands Hall of Fame named Linda J. Brandon among the 17 individuals to be included in the inaugural class of the Haliburton Highlands Hall of Fame.Linda has been a very…

Membership push for Haliburton Mountain Bike Club

By Darren Lum Waiting for the intrepid rider, there’s a fulfilling adventure of sweat inducing ascents of single-track that wind its way through the trees, up, over and around boulders and slabs of the Canadian…

Storm element to inaugural Huskies pack

By Darren Lum It’s been a few years, but local boys Ryan Hall and Joe Boice are looking forward to playing a full season together for the first time since winning the OMHA championship while…

Huskies welcoming billet families to its pack

By Darren Lum Take a unique opportunity to give back to the community by showing the best of the Highlands as a billet family for a Haliburton County Huskies player, said volunteer billet coordinator Jess…

Haliburton County Huskies to join OJHL for 2021/22…

By Mike Baker The Huskies are coming home to Haliburton County.Rumours of a Jr. A hockey franchise finding a home in the Highlands was confirmed last week, when the Ontario Junior Hockey League [OJHL] announced…

Getting the virtual wheels rolling to create a…

By Darren Lum There’s no denying the strangeness of the year with the pandemic’s lockdowns and restrictions on public gatherings around the world.The Highlands wasn’t immune to this reality and up until several weeks ago…

HCSA sees bump in memberships this year

By Darren Lum Participation in outdoor recreational activities was way up this winter with the pandemic and snowmobiling in Haliburton County following that trend, as indicated by the numbers from the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association…

Record winter for Highlands Nordic ski club

By Darren Lum The 2020 – 2021 season was a record year in terms of conditions and for the amount of visitors and paid season holders said the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trail and Ski Club…