As the unknown of winter looms, restaurants look…

By Sue Tiffin Mid-September, Felicia Dai, co-owner of Win Yeung Chinese Restaurant in Haliburton posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that, since the restaurant has not been open for dine-in service since March, they had…

Water charity redirects efforts during pandemic

By Jenn Watt Water Ambassadors Canada, founded by Haliburton residents Barry Hart and Heather Alloway, has established itself over the years as a charity that provides water and sanitation access to communities in need. Most…

Public asked to weigh in on government’s plastic…

By Jenn Watt Plans by the federal government to ban six single-use plastic items and establish recycled content requirements for packaging and products are up for public discussion. Plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack…

Haliburton Forest partners with Yours Outdoors

By Echo Staff Yours Outdoors, an experiential tourism company founded by Barrie Martin in 2006, has partnered with Haliburton Forest to “provide and promote the very best tourism opportunities available in the Haliburton Highlands,” the…

Water Ambassadors fundraiser surpasses its goal

By Jenn WattDespite the rain, about a dozen people came out to the Water Ambassadors Canada walk in Haliburton on Sunday, Oct. 4, with about 60 in total around Ontario, raising funds for clean drinking…

Barnum Creek Nature Reserve to open mid-October

By Jenn Watt Kilometres of hiking trails, mixed forest, wetlands, open field and a picturesque waterfall will be accessible for the general public when Barnum Creek Nature Reserve opens on Friday, Oct. 16.The 500-acre property,…

Santa Claus Parade on hiatus for 2020

By Jenn Watt Santa will still come to Haliburton this year, but just like everything else during the coronavirus pandemic, the way he does so will look different.On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Haliburton BIA and…

Studio Tour busy on its first weekend

By Michael RileyLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The Haliburton Highlands Studio Tour celebrated its 33rd year of operation Oct. 3 and 4 – the first of two weekends. Due to COVID-19 and its restrictions, 12 artists…

Hydro bills for many cottagers to increase

By Chad Ingram Many cottage owners will see their electricity bills increase substantially sometime next year.On Sept. 17, the Ontario Energy Board, the province’s energy regulator, upheld a 2015 directive that Hydro One eliminate the…

Streets celebrate a new season thanks to BIA’s…

By Sue Tiffin As fall rolls around, Sharon Rowden starts organizing, and soon the downtown business area of Haliburton is decorated with seasonal spirit in the form of 100 hay bales, 70 pumpkins and about…

Protesters seek to put climate back on the…

By Jenn Watt Protesters assembled along Highland Street on Friday at noon to demand action on climate change and although they were only permitted to have 25 people attend as a COVID-19 precaution, the group…

Director of education pleased with first weeks back

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting on Sept. 22 for Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Wesley Hahn, director of education for TLDSB, told trustees…

TLDSB student reps launch anti-racism initiative

By Jenn Watt Student leaders within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board are looking for action on racism and discrimination against all members of the school community and have asked for anyone with stories about…