Students remember: Essays on Remembrance Day

The following essays were submitted by Grade 7/8 students from J.D. Hodgson Elementary School.  Ancestors Often on Remembrance Day I think about what it was like for my great grandparents who met during the Second…

Ford makes broadband funding announcement in Minden

By Chad Ingram Ontario Premier Doug Ford and members of his cabinet were in Minden on Wednesday, Oct. 4 to make a substantial funding announcement regarding broadband internet.  That announcement, which came ahead of Thursday’s…

Drowning suspected on Lake Kashagawigamog

A person died in Lake Kashagawigamog in a suspected drowning during the weekend, the Haliburton Highlands OPP have confirmed. Police have confirmed that on Saturday, Nov. 7, a group of males was swimming in the…

Highlands Christmas Shindig set to warm homes

By Sue Tiffin The seventh annual Highlands Christmas Shindig is gearing up to warm the homes of residents throughout the county, both in supporting Fuel for Warmth’s efforts to alleviate heating challenges during the winter…

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 10

The following are Letters to the Editor published in the Nov. 10 issue of the Haliburton Echo. Beach maintenance needed To the Editor: Re Head Lake Park Plan.   Hopefully a first effort in achieving the park’s…

Acts of Remembrance

By Jenn Watt Remembrance Day in Haliburton County is taken seriously. Poppies over hearts, residents not only take a moment to think of those have served, they participate in the ceremonies each year.  On Nov.…

Two Lions recognized for service achievement

By Jenn Watt Two members of the Haliburton and District Lions Club were bestowed prestigious awards for their contributions to the club, the district and the wider community.  Mary Lawr and Betty Mills received the…

Wilberforce lost in virtual shuffle

By Darren Lum It’s hard to imagine there would be any confusion at the post office in Wilberforce where postmaster Mary Barker has worked for the past 15 years, following in her father’s footsteps leading…

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 27

The following are Letters to the Editor published in the Oct. 27 issue of the Haliburton Echo. Precision and planning pay off at drive-through To the Editor, Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, administrative…

Haliburton Forest continues to grow, adding sawmill to…

By Jenn Watt The addition of a hardwood sawmill and forestry division from Rayonier Advanced Materials in Huntsville has increased production capacity of Haliburton Forest, which previously had two other sawmills – one in Kennisis…

County council amenable to smaller, if not tiny,…

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors seem open to permitting smaller footprint homes to be constructed within the county, although maybe not the type of tiny homes some residents would like to see.Councillors discussed the…