Monday, January 23, 2017
NEWS -- It’s 1 p.m. on a Thursday at the Haliburton hospital. Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton is on his iPhone, in the midst of a call with his surgeon about what lies ahead on the road to recovery.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
NEWS -- During a lengthy fire ban last summer, Highlands East cottager Douglas Roger recalls paddling around Salerno Lake and telling people to put their fires out.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
FEATURE -- The Highlander reached out to local politicians and representatives of parliment to find out what they thought about 2016 and to see what they had planned for the upcoming year.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
NEWS -- Sunray Group director of planning and development, Leo Palozzi, has one more chance to convince Dysart council to grant him a zoning bylaw amendment for his gas station complex proposal next to the Tim Hortons on County Road 21 in Haliburton.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
NEWS -- Dysart et al councillors have known about short-term home rentals since the ‘90s, but the digital marketplaces that advertise them, many accessible with a few swipes on a smartphone, are creating serious challenges for the township.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
PEOPLE -- He was told to show up, shut up and be on time. Ian “Scotty” Morrison did just that on Dec. 28 when about 120 people surprised him with a Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers at the Pinestone.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
NEWS -- It was music to local politicians’ ears when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) declared broadband Internet a basic service for all Canadians, including people in rural and remote areas.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
NEWS -- Highlands East Fire chief Bill Wingrove has several items on his wish list for the next five years, but that list could look very different if council takes his advice and consolidates.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
NEWS -- Haliburton Highlands Health Services(HHHS) has balanced its budget.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
NEWS -- Minden Hills Reeve and County Warden, Brent Devolin, said he didn’t know the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton was having money trouble that forced it to close its women and children’s shelter in Minden for five months over 2015-2016.
Friday, December 16, 2016
NEWS -- A delegation from YWCA Peterborough Haliburton was snowed out from making a presentation to Minden Hills council last week, but their report said it all.
Friday, December 9, 2016
NEWS -- A 16-year-old boy from Gravenhurst has been arrested after the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) received a threat on Twitter this morning.
Friday, December 9, 2016
NEWS -- Politicians, hospital staff and volunteers packed the lobby of the Haliburton hospital on Dec. 2 to celebrate an achievement that has been more than two years in the making.
Friday, December 9, 2016
NEWS -- Volunteering is more than just time, it’s a personal commitment to help wherever and whenever you can.
Friday, December 9, 2016
NEWS -- Residents are rallying around a former Haliburton woman whose son is battling cancer for the second time in a year.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
NEWS -- A 28-year-old Cardiff man is facing child porn charges.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
NEWS -- A registered sex offender from Minden has been granted day parole for six months at a community-based residential facility.
Friday, December 2, 2016
INVESTIGATION: A nearly 10-month long investigation by The Highlander has revealed that a Harcourt landmark is in turmoil and plans to turn it around have hit a snag. Susan Elizabeth Blouin, 47, hired to manage Nomi Resort, is under police investigation.
Friday, December 2, 2016
NEWS -- A proposed biochar facility on Kennaway Road in Dysart spurred strong public reaction last month, but Sean Thomas, a professor from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry says Haliburton could greatly benefit from the production ...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
EDUCATION -- A new partnership at Archie Stouffer Elementary School (ASES) has allowed students to plant vegetables in November. But not outside in the ground – inside using the same technology NASA does.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
NEWS -- More than 1,000 people in Haliburton County are forced to choose between paying their hydro bill or buying groceries, says Tina Jackson, coordinator of Heat Bank Haliburton County. But a new program is looking to help ...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
NEWS -- Carol Moffatt is finishing her second term as county warden. But before vacating the seat, she encouraged her fellow councillors to discuss the role of warden and how it should evolve.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
NEWS -- Minden Hills fire Chief Doug Schell isn’t excitable but after council awarded the tender for a new fire hall, he told The Highlander it was a “very exciting moment.”
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
NEWS -- Contractors were flushing water from the Stanhope complex well last week as Algonquin Highlands council held its regular meeting next door in the Stanhope Firefighters’ Community Hall.
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