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…

Devolin, Danielsen in race for warden

By Chad Ingram Two members of Haliburton County council would like to be warden for 2021, meaning county councillors will participate in an election to determine who will become head of council for the upcoming…

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…