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Donations needed for SIRCH coat drive

By Darren Lum No one should have to decide between staying warm this winter and paying for rent and food.That’s the sentiment behind the SIRCH Community Services’ fifth annual Share the Warmth Coat Drive, which…

Worship during COVID-19 has no boundaries

By Darren Lum Churches in Haliburton County have been meeting the demands of worshippers in the area and beyond through virtual services, which since the pandemic began earlier this year have provided a connection no…

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…

Hike Haliburton winter edition gets goahead

By Chad IngramHaliburton County councillors are supporting going ahead with snowshoe festival Hike Haliburton: Winter Edition this February.Last February saw the inaugural winter version of the county’s popular Hike Haliburton Festival, the latter typically taking…

SIRCH to open bistro in Haliburton Village

By Jenn Watt After years of running successful cooking and retail programs around Haliburton County, SIRCH Community Services is expanding, bringing together multiple facets of its operations under one roof and creating a community space.Renovations…

Hundreds of jobs created or maintained through HCDC…

By Jenn Watt Over the last fiscal year, and in the months since the coronavirus pandemic began, Haliburton County Development Corporation has been making funding available to the county’s business community with hundreds of thousands…

Municipalities, library helping to reduce waste

By Staff Marking the 19th Waste Reduction Week, the County of Haliburton, the four lower-tier municipalities and the Haliburton County Public Library are teaming up to provide information on how to reduce the amount of…

As the unknown of winter looms, restaurants look…

By Sue Tiffin Mid-September, Felicia Dai, co-owner of Win Yeung Chinese Restaurant in Haliburton posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that, since the restaurant has not been open for dine-in service since March, they had…

Water charity redirects efforts during pandemic

By Jenn Watt Water Ambassadors Canada, founded by Haliburton residents Barry Hart and Heather Alloway, has established itself over the years as a charity that provides water and sanitation access to communities in need. Most…

Public asked to weigh in on government’s plastic…

By Jenn Watt Plans by the federal government to ban six single-use plastic items and establish recycled content requirements for packaging and products are up for public discussion. Plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack…

Haliburton Forest partners with Yours Outdoors

By Echo Staff Yours Outdoors, an experiential tourism company founded by Barrie Martin in 2006, has partnered with Haliburton Forest to “provide and promote the very best tourism opportunities available in the Haliburton Highlands,” the…

Water Ambassadors fundraiser surpasses its goal

By Jenn WattDespite the rain, about a dozen people came out to the Water Ambassadors Canada walk in Haliburton on Sunday, Oct. 4, with about 60 in total around Ontario, raising funds for clean drinking…

Barnum Creek Nature Reserve to open mid-October

By Jenn Watt Kilometres of hiking trails, mixed forest, wetlands, open field and a picturesque waterfall will be accessible for the general public when Barnum Creek Nature Reserve opens on Friday, Oct. 16.The 500-acre property,…