The impossible dream; memories of Don Cameron
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December brought guests, gifts, and awards

By Eleanor Cooper Honours and Awards of worthy high school students have recently been published. Here are some closely or loosely connected to Guilford or to me. Many more also have earned the congratulations here…

County Tourism interested in your voice

By Emily StonehouseThe Haliburton County Tourism Department wants to hear your voice. Led by manager of tourism, Tracie Bertrand, they have launched their first annual Resident Sentiment Survey (RSS). “We need to know whether we…

Dysart taps taxpayers for 8.9 per cent levy…

By James MatthewsDysart et al officials anticipate closing the year with a deficit.The municipality started the process of nailing down spending priorities for the 2023 capital and operational budgets during a special meeting Dec. 9.…

Surge in respiratory sickness expected to worsen until…

By James MatthewsThe Haliburton Highlands Health Service continued to be bludgeoned by an increase in respiratory ailments.Carolyn Plummer, the CEO and president at the health service, apprised the board of directors of how the region’s…

YWCA is here to help

By Emily StonehouseWhile the holidays can be a festive time for some, they can also be a dangerous time for others. “There is a spike around the holidays in violence,” said Darlene Smith-Harrison, director of…

Rallying together

By Vivian Collings A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about “the elephant in the county” in an editorial. The elephant is poverty, homelessness.I was very discouraged at the time.My coworker, James Matthews, also wrote…

When the spirit moves

By Sharon Lynch He really didn’t want to be there. After a full day of trying to find gifts for folks who already had everything, the last place George wanted to be was around more…

Hackers

By Steve Galea Last week, my buddy Tom called and said he had a free day and was looking for something to do.So, I looked at my day timer – or what Jenn refers to…

Heat Bank hits $33,000 at annual fundraiser

By Emily StonehouseHeat Bank Haliburton County has officially raised over $33,000 at their annual fundraising event, held at Rhubarb Restaurant on Nov. 27. “We know everyones budgets have been so stretched lately with the rising…

HHSS art students present Forgotten

By Vivian CollingsHaliburton Highlands Secondary School Grade 12 art students started with one word, and ended with an art exhibition.Forgotten is the name of this year’s HHSS student art exhibition at Rails End Gallery.The art…

A tribute to Mike Iles

News of the passing of Mike Iles was received with great sadness at Haliburton Forest. Our team – both long serving staff as well as relatively new staff – held Mike in the highest regard. …

Community comes together to remember Iles

By Vivian Collings Whether at home, at work, at sports games, or at the hunt camp, Mike Iles was an outstanding leader, friend, and family member; someone everyone could turn to for a solution to…

No walkway planned following construction on 118

By Vivian Collings The Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Municipality of Dysart public works department do not have plans to create a walkway following road rehabilitation on Highway 118 along Head Lake in Haliburton. The…

Light

By Lynda Shadbolt I have a lovely group of women who do qigong with me on Wednesday mornings, and at this time of year we start our class dancing and singing to Bruce Springsteen’s version…

Cake boss

By Steve Galea I am 60 years old, and I baked my first cake on Saturday.  Don’t be sad. I had a good run. Some people would argue that I did not actually bake a…

Thieves make off with catalytic converters

By James Matthews Police are investigating the theft of as many as 11 catalytic converters from cars parked on a local dealership lot. OPP from the Haliburton Highlands detachment responded to a call Nov. 29…

HHSS students bring cheer to their peers

By Vivian Collings During the holidays, many donate wonderful gifts to food banks for families to give to younger children. Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Interact club students want to provide teens, their peers, with the…

Local Cadets Corps give youth ‘a level playing…

By Amanda Dumcombe Lee Haliburton resident Colt Taylor says joining the longstanding 1129 Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Army Cadet Corps in Haliburton at the age of 12 made him the adult he is today. …

Youth Nights give kids a chance to ‘just…

By Amanda Duncombe-Lee The school gym at Archie Stouffer Elementary School in Minden is a flurry of activities and laughter every Monday night. On average, about 60-70 youth from Grades 5 to 8 attend a…