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Vandals target Haliburton’s Head Lake Park

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Dysart et al deputy mayor Walt McKechnie said the township intends to press charges against the culprits who caused thousands of dollars of damage...

Company had a blast with historic road project

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A Haliburton County-based contractor has taken part in a pilot project that could now be used across the province. The work involved a culvert...

Initiative sprouts award for Master Gardeners

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The Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) selected the Haliburton County Master Gardeners (HCMG) as recipients of its 2024 Environment Award. The Master Gardeners have been...

Youth hub looking for new Haliburton home

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Demand for service has increased so much at the Haliburton County Youth Wellness Hub over the past 18 months that Marg Cox, executive director...

Cecil Bailey still tapping his toes at 100

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“He’s always dancing, as you know,” said Paul Sisson, who’s known Cecil Bailey since they were young, and who is also a legion member....

Eternal Root: ‘nurturing hearts and the environment’

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When Angela Fearrey’s dad passed away in 2018, she wanted to create a living memorial. Her dream was to incorporate some of his cremated...

Poverty rates ‘shocking, not surprising’

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HIGHLANDER INVESTIGATES The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit (HKPR) has pegged the living wage for the region at $20.60 per hour in a...

Firefighters prevent vehicle blaze from spreading

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Red Umbrella Inn owner Ziad Halasah was working in the office July 8 when he noticed one of his staff fly past in a...

LCBO workers striking, stores closed

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Rather than be ticked off they couldn’t pick up their favourite bottle of liquor from the Haliburton LCBO, several would-be customers hammered their car...

Barclay: ‘not heavy lifting’ coming to Minden

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On the phone from Prince Edward County, Linwood Barclay is asked for his advice to Haliburton County authors, other than his standard read and...

Reviving dinner cruises from the 1950s

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Imagine savouring gourmet, hand-made, cuisine while cruising along serene waters, surrounded by gorgeous views of the Highlands. Heather Lodge and Ski-Mazing Watersports have launched...

Investigators find paranormal activity

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If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood…who you gonna call? In the case of Minden Hills manager of cultural services, Shannon Kelly, who oversees...

Moore talks green burials, environment at legion

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Terry Moore has dedicated a large chunk of his adult life towards learning about, and protecting, the natural environment in Haliburton County. He is...

Highland Yard paused for 2024, back next year

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The annual Highland Yard fundraising run is going on hiatus for a year, Places for People president Susan Tromanhauser confirmed last week. The event...

Minden health auxiliary to play tag

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Pat Bradley and Gail Simon, volunteers with the Minden Healthcare Auxiliary, are reminding the public to have cash in their pockets July 12 as...

HHHS aims to eliminate deficit next year

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Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) president and CEO Veronica Nelson has expressed confidence in the organization balancing its books by spring 2025. Speaking at...

Plan to reconfigure Haliburton landfill tabled

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Dysart et al council has learned a planned redesign of the Haliburton landfill could set the municipality back between $4 million and $6 million...

‘Great resources to our beloved seniors’

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Members of MP for HaliburtonKawartha Lakes-Brock Jamie Schmale’s team, and MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, Laurie Scott, took time out of their schedules to be...

IT strategy would improve customer satisfaction

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The County of Haliburton hired a consultant for an IT digital strategy – and what that means for the public is a focus on...

ASES Wildcats roar for one last time

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Sixty-two Archie Stouffer Elementary School students crossed the stage June 24 to receive their school diplomas from their Grade 8 teachers. Principal Mike Gervais...