Final destination plan to come to council in…

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton is a step closer to having a completed destination management plan.  The county hired Vancouver-based firm MMGY NextFactor in 2019 to compile the plan, which looks at ways…

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…

Plan envisions steady evolution of Head Lake Park…

By Jenn Watt Using feedback gathered from stakeholders last year, architecture firm Basterfield and Associates returned to Haliburton last week with a conceptual master plan for Head Lake Park that includes an off-leash dog park,…

Hatchery hurting financially amid pandemic

By Chad Ingram The Haliburton Fish Hatchery, operated by the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association, is facing some financially tight times amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  “The COVID [pandemic] has stopped us from our fundraising activities,”…

Provincial funding flows to youth hub

By Jenn Watt Mental health supports established for the county’s youth through the Haliburton Youth Wellness Hub will be receiving base funding from the province, and new funding for staff, the Ministry of Health confirmed.…

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…

Councillors call cottage conversion policy controversial

By Chad Ingram Some members of Haliburton County council have concerns regarding a proposed amendment to the county’s official plan that would lay out formal requirements for the conversion of seasonal cottages into year-round dwellings.The…

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…

Community rallies for family following fatal fire

By Jenn Watt An outpouring of support and donations has been flowing for the Brown/Trotter family following a fatal fire near Gooderham in the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 15. More than $38,000 had…

Fundraiser to assist mother after son dies in…

By StaffDonations are being gathered for Marion Teatro following the death of her son Jeffrey Teatro, who was killed in a collision on Glamorgan Road on Friday. Jeffrey Teatro, 44, was in a single vehicle…

Collision claims life of Haliburton woman, 57

A woman from Haliburton has died following a collision on Gelert Road in Minden Hills on Sunday.Emergency responders received the call for assistance on Oct. 18 at about 4:35 p.m.“A motor vehicle travelling northbound crossed…

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…

Resident warns community after being scammed

By Sue Tiffin When the phone rang at Eleanor Cooper’s house on the morning of Oct. 5, shortly after 8 a.m., she was not expecting what was to come – a series of events that…

Director of education explains recent class reorganization

By Jenn WattA “significant reorganization” of classes was needed across the school board as administrators sought to make adjustments following shifts in student preferences for in-school or at-home learning, board trustees heard at their meeting…

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…

Looking for indoor pandemic-friendly exercise?

The Highlands Squash Club is the perfect place to get some exercise, with others in your immediate family or bubble. In an effort to support members of the community who wish to get Covid-safe, indoor…