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Stay connected with the latest news in Haliburton County and surrounding area.

Sleeping in Cars event rakes in over $12,000

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It was a long, cold night for a group of 14 area residents Nov. 19 as Places for People held its Sleeping in Cars...

Relocating a little piece of Minden history

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Having spent the best part of a week restoring “a cool piece of Minden’s history” over the summer, Sharon Lake resident Brian McGroarty wants...

Former teacher loved and respected by all

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A former auto shop teacher at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School is being remembered for his boundless community spirit, and a “kind and gentle” nature...

Committee worries about IB+O bridge

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Highlands East trail and outdoors committee will seek engineers to conduct a structural assessment of the IB&O rail trail bridge. If the committee receives a...

Incentives for landlords to start renting

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After successfully piloting a new rental incentive designed to combat homelessness across the region last year, the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing Corporation is kicking...

Site plan for treatment centre approved

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Algonquin Highlands has provisionally given the green light to Dimensions Health Centres to demolish and reconstruct a twostorey building on land the organization owns...

Safety of Maple Ave. called into question

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Representatives from Dysart’s communities in action committee told council Nov. 23 the municipality needs to do a better job of establishing, and maintaining, a...

HHHS may be weeks from ER cutbacks

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County Warden Liz Danielsen said she’s “extremely disappointed” the County’s emergency departments could see reduced services in a matter or weeks following a Nov....

Health unit to answer parents’ questions about COVID vaccines for kids

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HEALTH: The health unit is holding an information session for parents about kids vaccines Dec. 2

Fire chief says man saved by smoke alarms

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NEWS --- It was a busy weekend for Minden Hills firefighters

Testing new turtle tunnel barriers

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One of the biggest risks an animal can take is Haliburton County is crossing a road.  On Nov. 15, The Land Between and Scales Nature...

Heat Bank nets $29k

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The Haliburton County Heat Bank’s annual fundraiser in partnership with Carnarvon’s Rhubarb restaurant raised $29,183. The Nov. 14 evening was the most successful to...

Singer releases anthem of mortality

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If the cold months of fall ever needed a soundtrack, Fenelon Falls-based singer songwriter Shannon Roszell said her new single might fit the bill. Day...

Community ‘key’ in student housing need

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Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Art + Design (HSAD) is nestled in the woods, drawing students from across Canada and beyond for its integrated...

100 Women: ‘We give and we care’

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Local group 100 Women Who Care Haliburton County is continuing its mission of supporting some of the Highlands’ most in-demand services. Since the club’s foundation...

Mobile vaccination clinic rolling into Wilberforce

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HKPR District Health Unit and Ontario government are bringing the GO-VAXX bus to Wilberforce Sunday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...

Fighting the flu

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While COVID-19 may be top of mind for many, area residents are being encouraged to get vaccinated against another seasonal illness that will soon...

Hart sentencing delayed, hearing set for December

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Haliburton man Norman Hart will undergo a “professional assessment” before he is sentenced, after being found guilty of manslaughter in the July 17, 2019...

Roe dedicates award to COVID victims

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Haliburton resident Bonnie Roe has been recognized for her ongoing work in support of seniors and advocating for change in Ontario’s long-term care system. On...

Mentor faces road to recovery

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Jodie Langemann has spent his career mentoring young adults but now it’s his turn to receive a helping hand from Medeba, the village of...