County addresses ‘misinformation’ on shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors are calling another special meeting to further discuss the county’s controversial draft shoreline preservation bylaw, after a discussion during a Jan. 13 council meeting that addressed misinformation about the…

Winsley celebrates history of printmaking

By Sue Tiffin Meggan Winsley has certainly made her mark on Toronto.The Haliburton-raised artist is drawing attention downtown in the city, her work being featured at the intersection of Queen Street West and Portland Street.Winsley…

Cancellation of February Frost Fest confirmed

By Darren Lum With outdoor activities such as dogsledding, ice-climbing, and bonfire feasting where the young and young at heart would eat s’mores by a fire, the Frost Festival always brought joy to Haliburton.Its venue…

‘Life goes on’ at Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary

By Sue Tiffin Two weeks in to the new year, Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary, a year-round rehabilitation facility located in Minden, had already taken in about eight animals in need of care.“Life goes on for us,…

County to create economic development position

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County council will create an economic development officer position for the county, as well as work toward joint procurement of goods and services for the county and its four lower-tier municipalities.During…

Chamber welcomes new ED, continues to promote local…

By Mike Baker The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is hoping for a much better year in 2021.While the COVID-19 pandemic brought a continuous flow of problems to the doors of the local business community…

2020 the year of the pandemic, but not…

By Mike Baker Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott says “there is light at the end of the tunnel” as communities all across Ontario continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.Speaking to the Echo, a…

Youth Unlimited thanks community for support

By Darren Lum As Haliburton’s afternoon rush hour traffic rolled by, a masked man in a blue and yellow costume, resembling the Marvel character Wolverine, of X-Men comic book fame, waved his gloved hand with…

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…

County continues to investigate transportation options

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County council continues to investigate options for some kind of public transportation system, and county staff are recommending that the county create a bylaw at the upper-tier level that would allow…

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…

Health unit produces COVID-19 information videos

A series of videos featuring acting local medical officer of health Dr. Ian Gemmill have been uploaded to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit YouTube channel.“The health unit produced these videos as a…

Schools to remain closed until Jan. 25 as…

By Sue Tiffin On the same day the province reported a single-day record of 3,519 new cases of COVID-19, as well as a record high number of 89 deaths, Ontario's chief medical officer of health…

MP Jamie Schmale reflects on year, hopes for…

By Mike Baker While he doesn’t want to see another federal election any time soon, sitting Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale has once again ensured he will be the Conservative candidate on the ballot the…