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Looking at locations for charging stations

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton and its four, lower-tier townships are considering funding applications and locations for electric vehicle charging stations.County council received a report from climate change co-ordinator Korey McKay during a…

HE council welcomes Bell plans for communication tower

By Darren Lum The following are Highlands East news briefs from the March 23 council meeting. A Bell Canada telecommunications tower proposal is bringing hope for greater connectivity to Wilberforce and surrounding areas.From its coverage…

Trial set for Hart, preliminary hearing ongoing for…

By Sue Tiffin Two men charged with second-degree murder in separate occurrences that happened weeks apart in 2019 both made court appearances last month.Norman Hart’s last court appearance was on March 26 this year, and…

Grade 5/6 ASES class and Bus #20 required…

By Sue Tiffin Archie Stouffer Elementary School students in a Grade 5/6 class have been identified as close contacts of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.An April 2 email to families in the…

The Highlands’ ‘liquid gold’ fuels a passion for…

By Darren Lum There’s a certain romantic quality to the experience behind the traditional way of maple syrup production.It includes tromping through the woods with snowshoes, hanging the buckets and inserting the spiles in trees,…

HHHS responds to vaccination clinic questions from public

By Darren Lum An emailed response from Haliburton Highlands Health Services president and CEO Carolyn Plummer is helping shed light on decisions related to vaccination roll out across Haliburton County.Several readers contacted the Echo about…

Firefighters brought up to speed with new ice…

By Mike Baker Firefighters from Dysart et al and Highlands East are now better equipped for ice and water rescues after participating in a day-long training event on March 20.In what was a collaborative approach…

Leopoldina Dobrzensky remembered as steward of land and…

By Sue TiffinLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter A decade or so ago, Leopoldina Dobrzensky told Julia Robertson that she had found a timber signed by Robertson's grandmother in her farmhouse. The farmhouse Dobrzensky lived in had…

It’s time for it to disappear

I had to give my head a shake this past Friday afternoon when, with everything else that’s happening in the world today, the Ontario government still found time to roll out its 2021 Sunshine List.Released…

Vaccination clinic cut short at arena

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The A. J. LaRue arena was announced on March 18 as the last of six vaccination clinics in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit, first in…

Rogers successful bidder on EORN project

By Chad Ingram Rogers Communications is the successful bidder on the contract for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network’s cell gap project, with some work on the massive project, now valued at more than $300 million,…

Vaccination clinics underway in Haliburton County

By Darren Lum Standing outside the Haliburton Highlands Health Services vaccination hub located at the Pinesetone Resort and Conference Centre in Haliburton on Thursday, March 18, Kelly Lawr was readying herself to join the line…

Highland Wood COVID-19 outbreak resolved

The Highland Wood COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over.The outbreak status was declared March 16, 2021 when two staff members received positive results from surveillance testing.The staff members who received positive test results were re-swabbed…

Record winter for Highlands Nordic ski club

By Darren Lum The 2020 – 2021 season was a record year in terms of conditions and for the amount of visitors and paid season holders said the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trail and Ski Club…