Schmale wins again in a landslide, returns to…

By Fred Groves Monday night’s, Sept. 20 federal election once again turned out to be bittersweet for Conservative Jamie Schmale.Cruising to another victory, the Member of Parliament will head back to Ottawa where he will…

Incumbent Jamie Schmale awaits election results

By Fred Groves As the results of the 44th federal election began to trickle in Monday night, anxious voters and candidates had to wait a little longer than usual as mail-in ballots were to be…

‘Little Library’ idea acceptedin Highlands East

By Fred Groves They are called Little Libraries but there is nothing minuscule about a new idea that is coming to the Municipality of Highlands East.At the Sept. 14 regular council meeting, Economic Development Co-ordinator…

The Land Between is moving

By Grace OborneOver the last year, the Land Between has advanced and grown, forcing them to move out of their current location.The Land Between “works to achieve bioregionalism; a sense of place and active broad…

Drastic increase in building permits

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Sept. 14 virtual meeting of Highlands East council. By Fred Groves Highlands East has seen a drastic increase in the permits that have been issued.…

When life gives you apples … make apple…

Apple Sauce Project returns to Haliburton County By Angelica IngramIt’s that time of year again when the apples are ripe and falling from the trees—perfect for apple sauce!The Apple Sauce Project turns unused apples from…

The lost art of handwritten communication

By Katrina Boguski Last week, driving through downtown Haliburton the number of impressive signs on the local storefronts made me think about a man who made his living painting signs by hand.His name is Maurice…

Cody Hodgson inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

By Grace OborneFormer NHL centreman, Cody Hodgson, still has a profound passion for the sport of hockey. Though he retired from the game early in his career, he continues to project his love for the…

Huskies off to a good start, top Tigers…

By Fred GrovesIt’s been 19 long months since Haliburton County Huskies’ captain Nathan Porter has played in an Ontario Junior Hockey League game.This past weekend, the 6’2”, 220-pounds veteran defenceman led the Huskies into a…

Abbey Gardens welcomes children to meet their ponies

By Grace OborneIf your child is bored of participating in the same activities, hold on to your horses, because Abbey Gardens has a program that will be exciting and different for everyone.Every Friday, for about…

Vaccination clinics have reached locals schools

By Katrina BoguskiIn recent weeks, staff from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit have been holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics in local high schools for students, staff, parents, and members of the school community.Schools…

Invasive snails being removed by the thousands from…

By Fred GrovesLake stewardship continues to be a high priority for many who call Haliburton County their home.This past summer, under the direction of the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations (CHA), over 420,000 invasive…

New online 50/50 monthly lottery is a win-win…

By Lisa TompkinsHHHS Foundation has just completed its 2nd monthly online lottery event, and it’s proving to be a win-win for health care in the community, with 50% of the funds raised going to a…

Boshkung Lake water skiers make history for the…

By Grace Oborne Former member of the Boshkung Lake Ski Club, Garth Mole, recently took time to reminisce about the days he and his fellow members would soar above Boshkung Lake to the applause of…

Football trailblazer engineers inspiring success

By Darren LumHaliburton Highlands Hall of Fame inductee Taly Williams may be the first pro football player to come from here, but it’s his achievements in applied science and environmental engineering that has truly changed…

OHTO marketing campaign includes local musical duo

By Grace OborneEarlier this summer, the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) launched a campaign to promote local tourism and support area businesses.The campaign consisted of a video series shared to social media that featured stories…