Proposed student housing project moves forward

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Nov. 10 committee-of-the-whole meeting of Dysart council. A proposed student housing residence in Glebe Park that will accommodate Fleming College students is…

Non-profits pivot to take on pandemic challenges

By Amanda Duncombe-Lee The COVID-19 pandemic has hit non-profit organizations in Ontario hard, with many agencies facing barriers to fundraising, decreased donations and human resource challenges at a time when the need for their services…

Happy (AH) Part 2

By Lynda Shadbolt In my last article I asked how you are doing and talked about the practice of noticing the goodness that is around you every day. I’m really interested in the little and…

Lakefront property owners asked to watch for blue-green…

By Jenn Watt The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations is asking lakefront property owners to check their lakes for blue-green algae after several suspected blooms were found in the county.The blooms have not yet…

Warden election process goes virtual

By Chad IngramLike council meetings themselves, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the election of the Haliburton County warden for 2021 will take place virtually.Each year, the eight members of county council, who are the mayors…

Financial challenges due to pandemic plague HHHS

By Sue TiffinHaliburton Highlands Health Services is facing significant financial challenges due to the extra costs incurred during the pandemic, one of those challenges being related to the Haliburton assessment centre.The assessment centre, where COVID-19…

HHHS prepares for province’s second wave

By Sue TiffinWhile confirmed cases of COVID-19 have remained low in Haliburton County, with 19 cases having been reported resolved since the pandemic was declared in March, Haliburton Highlands Healthcare Services teams have been working…

Pursuing passions of the heart in the Highlands

By Darren Lum Owners of EvergreenCSD Fine Art Photography Gallery and Design Studio, Dana McMullen and Rose Janssen, are Haliburton Village’s newest business owners and bring with them a spirit of optimism to their space…

New medical officer of health to begin April…

By Staff Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, was scheduled to retire in June of 2020 – then the coronavirus pandemic hit, delaying her departure.Last…

Donations needed for SIRCH coat drive

By Darren Lum No one should have to decide between staying warm this winter and paying for rent and food.That’s the sentiment behind the SIRCH Community Services’ fifth annual Share the Warmth Coat Drive, which…

Worship during COVID-19 has no boundaries

By Darren Lum Churches in Haliburton County have been meeting the demands of worshippers in the area and beyond through virtual services, which since the pandemic began earlier this year have provided a connection no…

County council amenable to smaller, if not tiny,…

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors seem open to permitting smaller footprint homes to be constructed within the county, although maybe not the type of tiny homes some residents would like to see.Councillors discussed the…

Hike Haliburton winter edition gets goahead

By Chad IngramHaliburton County councillors are supporting going ahead with snowshoe festival Hike Haliburton: Winter Edition this February.Last February saw the inaugural winter version of the county’s popular Hike Haliburton Festival, the latter typically taking…

SIRCH to open bistro in Haliburton Village

By Jenn Watt After years of running successful cooking and retail programs around Haliburton County, SIRCH Community Services is expanding, bringing together multiple facets of its operations under one roof and creating a community space.Renovations…

Hundreds of jobs created or maintained through HCDC…

By Jenn Watt Over the last fiscal year, and in the months since the coronavirus pandemic began, Haliburton County Development Corporation has been making funding available to the county’s business community with hundreds of thousands…

Municipalities, library helping to reduce waste

By Staff Marking the 19th Waste Reduction Week, the County of Haliburton, the four lower-tier municipalities and the Haliburton County Public Library are teaming up to provide information on how to reduce the amount of…