Huskies down Canadiens and Cougars

By Alex GallacherThe Haliburton County Huskies gave their fans a rare treat in the hockey world, two back-to-back home games on back-to-back days. Playing host to their first ever meeting against the Toronto Jr. A…

Vaccination policy for county workers raises tension

By Stephen PetrickHaliburton County councillors are at odds over how to bring forth a Covid-19 vaccination policy that will impact workers.A report to council from chief administrative officer Mike Rutter led to deadlock and clear…

Bonnie Roe to be presented with award in…

By Katrina BoguskiOn Nov 16, Bonnie Roe will be presented with an award in Toronto from the Institute for Change. Leaders (ICL). According to its website, “ICL teaches the skills that organizers need to win…

Community climate action plan released

By Stephen PetrickSpecial to the Echo Warmer summers, milder winters, longer heat waves and increased risk for vulnerable populations, such as seniors, the poor and people without good housing.That’s what Haliburton County officials expect for…

Sing Along with Coco Love Alcorn

The Haliburton County Folk Society is happy to present singer/songwriter and choir leader, Coco Love Alcorn in concert on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Haliburton Legion Branch 129 at 7:30 p.m.That same afternoon from 2…

County backs letter on backlogs

By Stephen Petrick More support will be needed for public health units for “catch up and recovery” as they enter a new stage of the pandemic.That’s the gist of an urgent-sounding letter signed by Haliburton…

New master plan coming for ambulance service

By Stephen Petrick Some big decisions loom for Haliburton County on how to manage paramedic services, in light of a perceived growing population.Haliburton County councillors voted on Oct. 13 to begin the process of developing…

FUNraising bursary recipient inspired by parents

By Darren Lum Tory Hill resident and recent HaliburtonHighlands Secondary School graduate,Hailey Alden got a hand up this yeartowards giving back by becoming a nursewith the WFG Bursary Award, which isawarded by the Wilberforce FUNraisingGroup…

New book inspires the wonder within

By Darren LumThere is a brilliant quality projected by Noelia Marziali,as she talks about her first book, The Fantastical EyeballExchange while sitting at a picnic bench reflecting onher passion of sharing her family’s story on…

Kohara + Co. makes great impression at grand…

by Katrina Boguski “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.”This Seth Godin quote appears on the Kohara + Co. website. If you don’t know who Seth Godin is, you…

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…

Storm reflect on first session of season

By Darren Lum As session one for the Highland Storm Hockey Association winds down for the Christmas break, there is optimism and hope for more hockey with session two starting in January. With the exception…

Longtime West Guilford volunteer acknowledged

By Sue Tiffin When Carol Stamp resigned from the West Guilford Community Centre committee in the fall, she did so after 40 years of service for the community she has called home since the ‘70s.…

New docs at HHHS emergency rooms

By Chad Ingram Kristin Lythgoe is one of two doctors who recently began working in the emergency department at Haliburton Highlands Health Services, and while Lythgoe may be new to HHHS, she is not new…