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…

Haliburton Curling Club happy with year

By Darren Lum President Kent Milford said the Haliburton Curling Club has, to this point in their season, had a good year considering the challenges related to the pandemic.It’s clear what curling has meant to…

JDHES students lobbying for new athlete murals

By Darren Lum It’s all about standing up for what is right said J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School teacher Marina Thomazo.That’s the driving sentiment behind her Grade 7/8 French Immersion class, who are lobbying the…

Sterling’s star shines, takes family work ethic to…

By Darren Lum Sterling Nesbitt shares more than the initials and the surname with the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena. Named for her great-grandfather Sinclair ‘Sinc’ George Nesbitt, the Highlands teen has been on an enduring…

Sir Sam’s eyeing Feb. 11 re-opening

By Darren Lum It’s been weeks since Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride last opened, as it was forced to close because of the provincial lockdown measure to reduce the transmission of the novel coronavirus.The family-run…

Highland Storm hope for second session

Members of the Highland Storm executive met this week to discuss next steps for the second session of hockey.Initially a decision was made back in December that if a lockdown was to continue anywhere past…

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…