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…

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…