General News

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

Accommodation tax next for townships

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Scott Ovell, the County’s director of economic development and tourism, is on a road show – selling a municipal accommodation tax (MAT) to lower-tier...

Five Counties moves into HHHS Minden

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Five Counties Children’s Centre has a new home base in Haliburton County, with the organization signing a five-year lease to move into the Haliburton...

AH scales up Maple Lake landfill

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Operations at the Maple Lake landfill in Algonquin Highlands were brought into the 21st century this month following the unveiling of a new weigh...

Minden abuzz over Bee City designation

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Minden Hills council gave Chelsea Cosh, its manager of waste facilities, the green light April 11 to complete a Bee City Canada application to...

Energizing County-wide strategy around volunteering

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If you’re new to Haliburton County – recently retired but now looking for something meaningful to do with your free time – you might...

Mott: 20-year volunteer

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Ken Mott remembers what it was like before Wilberforce had a food bank. People were struggling, often turning to family, friends, and neighbours to...

LTC homes REAP rewards from Walkabout

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Having established her equine-based learning and emotional support program at Minden’s Walkabout Farm, owner Jennifer Semach is preparing to take her horses on the...

ARC sets sail as new name unveiled

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Abbey Retreat Centre announced April 13 it is changing its name. At a ‘No One Dances Alone’ fundraiser at the Haliburton Legion, executive director...

Gatineau-based trio to lift Minden church

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Haliburton County Folk Society’s Barrie Martin says churches have ideal acoustics and are great venues for live music. Highlands’ churches often host concerts presented...

Boughner Road down to single lane after washout

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Dysart et al roads staff are investigating after a portion of Boughner Road, about five kilometres north of Evergreen Cemetery, washed away April 12. Rob...

Loss of 12-Mile launch concerns boaters

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An estimated 1,000 properties on Boshkung, Little Boshkung and Twelve Mile lakes could be affected if the new owners of Wedgewood Marina get out...

County looking to improve landfills

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The potential future of landfilling in the Highlands came before County council April 10 with a presentation on single-tier waste management. Dysart’s John Watson,...

Group calls for new provincial audit of HHHS

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A group of County-based health care advocates are again urging Ontario’s auditor general to launch a full-scale investigation into Haliburton Highlands Health Services’ (HHHS)...

Wig species-at-risk delays demolition

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A months-long Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MECP) investigation of the Wigamog Inn site in Dysart et al has found species at-risk could...

Liquid gold flows in Haliburton County

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Rick Wood couldn’t believe his luck this year when he was able to forego his snowshoes while tapping trees on his Carnarvon acreage. Working...

Hammering at skilled trades

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County council has backed a request from director of economic development and tourism, Scott Ovell, to enter into partnership with the Haliburton County Homebuilders...

Online silent auction to support HHSS prom

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Although it’s not until June 8, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School’s prom committee – as well as the folks at Make Dreams Come True, who...

Library literacy doing wonders at HHSS

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Three years after launching a new literacy program at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, Trish Dobson is starting to see the fruits of her labour....

Movie Man about to Doc(k)

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Spoiler alert. Keith Stata, the “curmudgeonly and eccentric” owner of Highlands Cinema in Kinmount, admits he is a bit of a “potty mouth” in...

The Fab Four are coming to Doc(k) Day

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The Beatles are coming to Doc(k) Day in Haliburton April 13. While the Fab Four won’t be here in person – and George Harrison...