Schmale wins again in a landslide, returns to Ottawa
Schmale wins again in a landslide, returns to Ottawa
Schmale wins again in a landslide, returns to Ottawa
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Drug overdoses on the rise in Haliburton County…

By Mike BakerA recent surge in the number of drug overdoses reported in Haliburton County has sparked a response from the OPP and the local health unit.The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit issued…

Local coalition continuing push for change in long-term…

By Mike BakerOne of the leaders behind a local coalition committed to improving quality of care for seniors living in long-term care homes has criticized Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott for “ignoring” a 3,600 signature-strong…

Glen Dart, hockey hero and gentleman on and…

By Grace Oborne Decades have passed since hockey phenom Glen "Bimmy" Dart graced the ice with his smooth skating and powerful shot for the legendary Haliburton Huskies teams, and how he inspired everyone he met…

Jack Bush: The man with the red pen

By Steve GaleaThe recently built house, on the north side of the village of Haliburton, remains a work in progress. Phone issues have to be dealt with, furniture and décor need to be placed, gardens…

HE council members will attend committee meetings

The following are Highlands East Council briefs from the virtual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 24. By Darren Lum The pandemic is far from over and virtual council meetings are likely to continue to enable access…

Haliburton optometrists prepare for job action, calling for…

By Grace Oborne The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) have voted to stop all non-emergency OHIP-covered services and procedures starting Sept. 1 unless the Ontario government takes measures to provide adequate funding.This means that as…

Martin Hofland writes third edition of Warboy

By Grace Oborne Martin Hofland’s memoir Warboy is a story about his survival of the Second World War, starvation, and his heartfelt gratitude towards Canada.The first edition was published in 2016, and has gained a…

Lakeview Motel transitions into new ownership

By Grace Oborne John and Holly McDonald, previous owners of Lakeview Motel give thanks to the Haliburton community as they prepare to retire.After 19 years of owning and operating the motel, the McDonalds have made…

Highlands is ‘frontline’ for invasive snails

By Darren Lum Earlier this month, a large find of 150 kilograms of dead banded mystery snails in Haliburton grabbed national headlines.The recent find didn’t make aquatic program specialist Brook Schryer with the Ontario Federation…

Highlands East sees surplus, more building, more people

The following are briefs of Highlands East Council meeting from Tuesday, July 13. From the Independent Auditor’s Report completed by Baker Tilly, Highlands East finished with an accumulated surplus of $19,119,363 for 2020 as of…

HKPR dealing with privacy breach involving 500 area…

By Mike Baker The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit [HKPRDHU] is looking into a privacy breach that saw approximately 500 individuals receive a fraudulent email relating to COVID-19 vaccine appointments last week.In a…

Bugsy Watson, gone, but never forgotten

By Darren Lum The NHL and everyone that knew the rugged defencemen with a heart of gold are mourning the passing of Bryan “Bugsy” Watson.One of five children, Bugsy was born in Bancroft on Nov.…

1971 Haliburton Huskies, champions now and forever

By Darren Lum It’s been fifty years since the 1971 Haliburton Huskies captured the Highlands’ one and only Ontario Hockey Association D title, but few who played or saw the championship final game will never…