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SIRCH bringing back its popular repair cafes

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Your trash can be your treasure again as SIRCH brings back its repair café Feb. 12. The first repair cafés, where volunteers attempted to fix...

Men’s Skyline Bonspiel turns 62 amid high spirits

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The Haliburton Curling Club was a hive of activity this past weekend as the popular Men’s Skyline Bonspiel returned after a three-year hiatus. Featuring 24...

Huskies donate $4,154 to food bank

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Representatives from the Minden Community Food Centre were invited onto the ice before Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Lindsay Muskies, with Huskies head coach...

CanoeFM co-founder lives on through radio station airwaves

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As one of the three founding fathers of CanoeFM, Don Cameron’s legacy will live on through the airwaves of Haliburton County’s non-profit radio station. Cameron...

Brewer brings world of ukuleles to Canada

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What started as a beer and ukulele night a few years ago has grown into a robust side hustle for Haliburton Highlands Brewery (HHB). “We...

COVID ‘here to stay’

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Haliburton County’s highest ranking medical official says COVID-19 remains a “very real threat” moving into the new year. Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of health...

Bob Lake Association back with another boat launch pitch

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Seven years after a public boat launch was closed on Bob Lake in Minden Hills, Bob Lake Association (BLA) members Robert Roszell and Dave...

Dysart proposing to up landfill fees

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Discussions surrounding future investments at the Haliburton landfill site dominated second draft budget deliberations of Dysart et al council Jan. 13. After John Watson, the...

Feeding ‘not doing deer any favours

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Tracy Gualberto and husband John Sexton were heading home from the Minden Curling Club about 10 p.m. on a recent winter’s night. Driving north on...

Dysart pre-approves Harburn sewage hook-ups

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Dysart et al council has agreed to reserve around a fifth of the township’s available sewage capacity for a proposed 88-unit development overlooking Grass...

Council finds short-term fix for Koshlong bridge

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Dysart et al has purchased a new 60-foot temporary overpass to be installed over the Koshlong Lake Road bridge, which will remove weight limitations...

Trapper’s workshop returns

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The Minden District Fur Harvesters held their first trapper’s workshop since COVID19, when they gathered at the Lloyd Watson Community Centre in Wilberforce Jan....

‘It’s what the Lord calls them to do’

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Rev. Canon Joan Cavanaugh-Clark sits at her kitchen table, with a physical day planner as well as one on her phone. She’s got a newspaper...

Film captures Haliburton Forest’s ‘maverick’ at work

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For years, Peter Schleifenbaum’s innovations and outside-the-box thinking helped keep Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve at the forefront of an ever-changing industry. Described as...

CARP looking for members

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Issues surrounding housing, health care and long-term care have become widespread in Haliburton County in recent years, but volunteers involved with the Highlands chapter...

Radio bingo the gift that keeps giving

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A December donation from CanoeFM's Radio Bingo proceeds was handed to SIRCH Community Services Jan. 10. SIRCH put the money towards its Gifts From The...

Grooming for healthcare

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The Haliburton County Snowmobile Association (HCSA) kicked off its ‘Grooming for Healthcare’ campaign Jan. 16, inviting representatives from Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation for...

Schmale expects hard times to continue this year for Highlanders

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Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale believes issues surrounding inflation and cost of living are likely to get worse in 2023. After a tumultuous 12 months...

Minden discusses cutting public winter sand

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For the past number of years, Minden Hills has provided winter sand at the community centre as a courtesy to residents. However, director of public...

County considering Foodcycler program

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The County of Haliburton is expected to decide by the end of the month whether to support a Highlands Foodcycler program. Climate change coordinator, Korey...