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Love brought new reporter to Ontario

James Matthews is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter working with The Haliburton Echo, The Minden Times, and County Life.A transplanted Newfoundlander, Matthews moved to Ontario about 10 years ago after a time spent shivering in…

2022 defined by unfilled jobs for some seasonal…

By Stephen Petrick This is the third in a series of stories the Haliburton Echo/Minden Times is running this summer to explore how a labour shortage is affecting our communities. This story focuses on the…

Face masks voluntary at TLDSB schools this year

By James Matthews There’s much optimism at the Trillium Lakelands District School Board for the coming school year. Wes Hahn, director of education at the school board, said at the group’s Aug. 23 meeting that…

Training programs create opportunity

By Angelica Ingram This fall, SIRCH Community Services is offering two free training programs to help serve the employment needs of Haliburton County. Back by popular demand, Basics of Carpentry gives participants the entry level…

Dysart council to pen support letter for new…

By James Matthews Dysart council has agreed to write a letter of concurrence in support of a new cell tower within its boundaries. Rogers Communications wants to erect a 90-metre cellphone tower at Glamorgan Road…

AH employees delighted with fourday work week

By Grace Oborne It’s been a little over a month since the start of a compressed work week trial for Algonquin Highlands township staff, and with several weeks into a new routine, township employees are…

Fearrey and McKechnie set to lead Dysart council

By Vivian Collings Dysart council will have new acclaimed leadership for the upcoming term, and the new mayor and deputy mayor are bringing years of combined experience to the table. Murray Fearrey was the only…

HE receive short-term rental accommodation review

By Chris DrostThe community survey conducted on behalf of Haliburton County on short-term rental accommodation revealed that 55 per cent are generally supportive of homes and cottages being used as short- term rentals as long…

County continues reviewing short-term rental issues

By Vivian Collings Haliburton County council discussed the need to address the lack of long-term rentals during the options report of their short-term rental review.When considering what is to be deemed as an appropriate short-term…

Exercise democratic freedom

By Darren Lum The window of opportunity to serve your municipality has passed with nominations closing for municipal elections on Friday, Aug. 19.Although a few races never got started (as outlined with the article, Here…

Highlands entrepreneur is hooked on baits

By Grace Oborne For local resident, preserving the Highlands’ water and overall environment is a key factor when designing his product.Colt Taylor has always spent a lot of time fishing on Haliburton County’s lakes. It…