Delancey Sports, a small slice of the Big…

By Mike Baker There’s almost always a story behind a name, and as it turns out Haliburton’s newest downtown business has a pretty neat one.Delancey Sports opened to the public on Friday, Dec. 11. The…

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…

Reviewing physician recruitment program

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors discussed a number of potential changes to the county’s physician recruitment program during a Dec. 16 meeting.The county has a recruitment committee and a physician recruitment co-ordinator in the…

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…

Finding the threads that binds us all

By Darren Lum Earlier this month, students at the Cardiff Elementary School and Wilberforce Elementary School learned about the important role nature plays during the year for Indigenous people, particularly during the holiday season.Led by…

One child’s gesture, sows seed of generosity

By Darren Lum An eight-year-old’s selfless gesture is teaching a lesson in how a little can go a long way.When Oliver Williams of Haliburton found $5 outside the A.J. LaRue Arena on Saturday, Dec. 5…

Privacy a concern for local health unit when…

By Sue Tiffin With each update of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit, comments from the public regarding their questions and concerns – namely, why…

Highland Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

By Sue Tiffin Haliburton Highlands OPP are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Highland Pharmacy on Dec. 9. At approximately 6 p.m. that evening, officers responded to the robbery at the business, which is…

Don Smith remembered for love of nature, land,…

By Sue Tiffin A few minutes into a video of an interview Don Smith participated in as part of a Haliburton Highlands Land Trust storytelling series last year, he pauses, cranes his neck behind and…

The Noble Barber wants new shop to become…

By Mike Baker While he wasn’t born or raised in the Haliburton area, Nick Folco still considers his most recent return to the region to be something of a homecoming. Launching the downtown area’s newest…

Province announces $350K in new tourism funding

By Sue Tiffin Much-anticipated provincial funding to support the tourism region that includes the Haliburton Highlands was announced last Monday, Dec. 7, with $350,000 awarded to Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization to help offer relief to…

Thousands more added to Shindig totals for Fuel…

By Darren Lum Days after the stage lights went out and the performers went home following the Highlands Virtual Shindig 2020, thousands of dollars has since been added to the $41,500 initially raised from the…

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…

Longtime West Guilford volunteer acknowledged

By Sue Tiffin When Carol Stamp resigned from the West Guilford Community Centre committee in the fall, she did so after 40 years of service for the community she has called home since the ‘70s.…

New docs at HHHS emergency rooms

By Chad Ingram Kristin Lythgoe is one of two doctors who recently began working in the emergency department at Haliburton Highlands Health Services, and while Lythgoe may be new to HHHS, she is not new…