Summer tradition returns this Friday night

Midnight Madness returns from the pandemic breakBy Darren Lum There is a certain type of madness coming to Haliburton that’s sure to be welcomed after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic-related health measures.Characterized as…

Connecting to soul

By Darren Lum No matter how many advancements are made when it comes to communication technology there is unlikely going to be anything as fulfilling as the in-person interactions between people.This was evident as I…

Summer studio tour ready for art lovers

By Darren LumHitting the road this weekend for a tour of the Highlands is promising art lovers an opportunity to see the plethora of artistic excellence on the 16th annual Tour De Forest.Held from July…

A warm hug for Haliburton County residents facing…

By Vivian Collings Abbey Retreat Centre’s (ARC) new program is offering a warm embrace and comforting emotional support to people with a cancer diagnosis and the caregivers in their lives.A Warm Hug from the Highlands…

Rotary leadership imagines new possibilities

By Vivian Collings Ursula Devolin aims to promote inclusivity and allow all members to imagine the future of Rotary during her presidency of the Rotary Club of Haliburton. It’s a vision that is aligned with…

Faith, hope and unity takes centre stage at…

Sizzlin’ Summer Service returns to Haliburton By Darren LumUnity and faith is at the heart of the upcoming multi-church event, the Summer Sizzlin’ Service.This event returns after a three-year absence with the collaboration of area…

Murray Fearrey ready to be mayor again

By Darren Lum There’s a lot of work needing to be done in the Municipality of Dysart et al according to former mayor Murray Fearrey, who wants to be the candidate to do it and…

Rogers outage causes an onslaught of problems

By Vivian Collings A recent national connectivity outage is making local organizations and businesses think about the what-ifs around a repeat situation.With service provider Rogers experiencing an outage on July 8 across the country, there…

OPP offers online buyers and sellers a safe…

By Vivian Collings Finding that safe public space for your next online purchase is only an OPP detachment away.The Haliburton Highlands OPP detachment is inviting the public to their designated “community safe zone” in their…

CanoeFM Radiothon receives $39,000 in donations

By Vivian Collings Thanks to a generous community, CanoeFM’s annual Radiothon is being heralded a success despite facing technical challenges related to the country-wide Rogers outage on the first day of the fundraiser.The 14th annual…

Haliburton County Public Library updates HE council

By Chris Drost The following are news briefs from Highlands East council’s regular council meeting held on regular council meeting on July 12.The Highlands East council is seeing the full scope of life at the…

Reliance on connectivity disconnects

By Darren Lum Walking through the woods early in the morning, it’s clear by the cacahopony of calls by birds that they can communicate as long as they have their voices.In our high tech world…

The veterinarian industry needs a check-up 

A shortage of doctors to treat big farm animals is hurting Haliburton County’s agriculture sector By Stephen PetrickGodfrey Tyler is an experienced livestock farmer and knows how to take care of his animals. But he…

HCDC Incubator open for businesses

By Vivian Collings The Haliburton County Development Corporation’s (HCDC) renewed Incubator space is giving the necessary tools and support to fledgling local businesses so they can soar to success.HCDC recently refurbished their Creative Business Incubator…

Weekend ATV patrols arrive at Rail Trail

By Vivian Collings If you’re planning to use the Haliburton County Rail Trail this summer, you can expect to see orange-vested volunteer wardens on patrol.The Haliburton ATV Association (HATVA) and the County of Haliburton have…

Celebrations of life post COVID-19

The Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 624 of the Royal Canadian Legion have had the honour of serving the families of our community by providing refreshments for “Celebrations of Life” for local families (for either permanent…

OPP warn public about scam

Members of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are issuing a warning and seeking the public's assistance in relation to an emergency scam investigation in Minden Hills Township. On July 14,…