Co-ed soccer kicksoff in Haliburton County

By Grace Oborne For Chris Carere, the game of soccer is about fun and inclusivity.Two years ago, Carere was a member of the Haliburton Soccer Club. However, due to peak COVID-19 times, it became increasingly…

Fire ban lifted for Haliburton County

FIRE BAN update: The Haliburton County fire chiefs will be lifted the fire ban May 18 at 12:01 a.m. The indices provided by the MNRF bring the fire risk rating out of "extreme" and the…

Fire ban declared for Haliburton County

By Sue TiffinWithin two hours of a total fire ban being declared on May 12 by each of the four municipalities within Haliburton County, a fire call came in. Algonquin Highlands fire services, with the…

County council plans May 11 return to in-person…

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a March 23 committee of the whole meeting and recommended to be approved by county council. By Sue Tiffin With all provincial restrictions related to COVID-19…

Charging network expands across county

Five electric charging stations have now been installed across Haliburton County, part of a total of 32 recently installed around the province.The Park and Charge, Ivy Charging Network’s level two charging network, brings electric vehicle…

Haliburton County rejects idea of vaccine policy

By Stephen PetrickHaliburton County won’t have a firm vaccine policy for its staff, but councillors say the county will continue to advocate for most public health guidelines, such as masking and distancing.The thorough policy prepared…

High rates of poverty, unemployment pose challenges for…

County’s community safety and well-being plan potential resolution for challengesBy Stephen Petrick New data showing high poverty and unemployment rates, amid a population growth and a housing crunch, shed light on the steep challenges Haliburton…

Haliburton is a “four-season” tourism market

By Stephen PetrickHaliburton County is more than just a summer cottage community. It’s a four-season destination now and the timing has never been better to market it as such.That’s the message that new county tourism…

Haliburton County council hopes to reduce proposed tax…

By Stephen PetrickHaliburton County councillors hope to whittle down a proposed budget that would lead to a roughly three per cent tax increase to county residents.Details on the 2022 operations and capital budget were discussed…

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…