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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…

Work continues to move Hops Dr. development forward

By Sue Tiffin Dysart et al councillors want a commercial development proposed for 10 Hops Drive in Haliburton to move forward, and are working with the developer to make that happen sooner rather than later.Steven…

HE moving forward to allow off-road motorcycles on…

By Darren Lum The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Sept. 22 meeting of Highlands East council, which was available to the public via YouTube. Highlands East council voted to allow off-road…

Duchene gives the gift of fruit through generous…

Submitted by SIRCH Community Services When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the Haliburton economy to a grinding halt, NHL player Matt Duchene knew he wanted to do something to help the place he called home.“When the…

Applesauce project a success during challenging year

Submitted by SIRCH Community Services Another successful Applesauce Project is in the books thanks to the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of a caring community. This year, Lakeside Church took the lead. The annual…

County residents create long-term care coalition

Following the COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the roof leak and subsequent months-long evacuation of Highland Wood in Haliburton, a group of concerned citizens has come together…

Trail riders encourage courteous, safe use of trails

By Darren Lum With more users out on the trails during the coronavirus pandemic, there have also been more complaints, which has raised concern for the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders.Unlike on trails that are…