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

Burton running for mayor in Highlands East

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NEWS: Dave Burton is the only incumbent mayor seeking re-election.

County wraps up first climate change survey

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There are only a few days left to contribute to the County’s first of two community climate change surveys.  The online questionnaire, closing May 30,...
Ben Prentice, New Blue Party of Ontario candidate for Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes Brock

New Blue seeks social conservative return

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Ben Prentice said his decision to run for the New Blue Party of Ontario “boils down to principles.”  He said the Ford government’s fiscal record...

Shooting on Crown land in Algonquin Highlands raises concerns

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A privately-conducted firearms safety study claims the Livingstone Lake Crown land area isn’t a safe place for firearm use. The assessment was completed in 2020...

Barrel of support for Highlands East fires

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An upcoming Highland Grove and Wilberforce fire associations fundraiser is selling rain barrels to fund community initiatives. The proceeds will go to people who have...

Highland Yard to celebrate 50 years pounding the streets

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Registration for this year’s Highland Yard will open next week, and event organizers say they have something special planned to celebrate the event’s 50th...

Looking for winged celebrities

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Celebrities are flocking back to the Haliburton Highlands. They’re floating by docks, flitting gracefully from feeder to branch. They’re indulging in juicy worms and gossip...

HHOA stocking effort makes 35,000 splashes

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Thirty-five thousand new fish are swimming through Haliburton lakes this spring thanks to the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA). The association raised 15,000 Lake Trout...

Gooderham reservist kept vehicles running

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Gooderham’s Peter Miller has just returned from Wainwright, Alberta where he worked as a vehicle technician during a Canadian Army training exercise. A master corporal,...

County continues short-term rentals review

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More than 1,500 people responded to a County of Haliburton survey on short-term rentals, consultants J.L. Richards and Associates Ltd. told County council May...

Stop-gap dam installed on Esson Lake

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Two weeks after the erosion of a soil embankment on Esson Lake in Highlands East, Parks Canada crews have installed a temporary dam to...

Gardens of Haliburton all set to grow

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One of the owners of the Gardens of Haliburton retirement residence has said “we’re going to have built in a year” after the...

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock election candidates sound off on chamber questionnaire

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The following is submitted by the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce membership identified five questions for provincial election...
Don McBey

McBey targets healthcare and housing

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During his time as vice-chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Don McBey became keenly aware of the ripple effect COVID-19 is...

Too much government, says Balfour

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Libertarian Gene Balfour will have his name on the ballot for the fourth time in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock in next month’s provincial election, but he...

Snail catchers get global recognition

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A new program pioneered in Haliburton County in 2021 is starting to turn heads around the world. After seeing dozens of area lakes infiltrated by...

Social cycle cruisers back on the road

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At the Stanhope fire hall, about 30 people strap on helmets and saddle up their cycles before rolling away down North Shore Road. Most are...

Ontario Party focusing on freedom and small government: Kelly

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Ontario Party’s Dr. Kerstin Kelly hopes to represent Haliburton-Kawartha LakesBrock residents at the provincial legislature. “We need someone in politics representing our people that isn’t...

Scott: PCs to ‘get it done’ for Highlands

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With just two weeks to go until voters head to the polls, local Progressive Conservative candidate Laurie Scott is kicking her campaign into high...

Highlands East operating short-staffed

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CAO Shannon Hunter said multiple township departments are “extremely busy” entering the summer season without a full roster. At a May 10 council meeting, she...