Canoe FM welcomes community recordings
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Canoe FM welcomes community recordings

by Thomas Smith “It’s about giving people the opportunity who thought, ‘well, I’d really like to get recording’ and they just don’t know where to go,” says Laurie Sweig, volunteer for Canoe FM. The Canoe…

Whither goes the Frost Centre?

From Shaman's Rock by Jim Poling Sr. It was roughly one year ago that I wrote about the dark, worried feelings I had about the Frost Centre on St. Nora Lake just south of Dorset.…

Baby’s first Snowball

by Thomas Smith This weekend marked my first ever Dorset Snowball. I must say, I am thoroughly impressed. Mother Nature luckily cooperated for my first ever Snowball and provided said snow to make said balls.…

A Valentine’s Day pondering

by Thomas Smith I am a hopeless romantic. Some may call me a sucker that falls for clever marketing. Jewelry, chocolates, flowers, cards. Do I get one of everything, or will they want one of…

1st Annual Student Art Exhibition a success

by Thomas Smith Archie Stouffer Elementary School and Agnes Jamieson Gallery were ecstatic to showcase local young artist’s talent this past weekend at the opening reception of the 1st Annual Student Art Exhibition. There was…

Ban dangerous hockey violence

From Shaman's Rock by Jim Poling Sr. The fighting in hockey debate is raging again, intensified by a recent ugly Pacific Junior Hockey League brawl. A player grabbed an opposing team’s goaltender in a guillotine…

MH looks into reduced household garbage bag limits

by James Matthews Minden Hills township staff will investigate the possibility of reducing residents’ garbage bag limit. Council heard Feb. 8 during its regular meeting about possible changes to landfill site user identification cards and…

County pivots to a new way to ink…

by James Matthews The first draft of Haliburton County’s capital and operating budget this year has a tax increase of almost eight per cent.The total levy required to maintain county services in 2024 is $23,621,264.…

See you soon

by Emily Stonehouse I’ve been keeping a secret.Well, as much of a secret as you can when you have a very public-facing job and are active on social media. So really, not much of a…

Will rainbows replace the snow?

From Shaman's Rock by Jim Poling Sr. If you think this winter and last were strange, you “ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”Our winters are going to get warmer and wetter, the wet becoming more rain as…

Flood preparation underway

by Thomas Smith A public information session was held on Jan. 29 at the Minden Hills Community Centre in regards to flood preparation in the region. The session was presented in partnership by Haliburton County,…

Good luck, millennials

By Emily Stonehouse Aging has been on my mind this week.  Perhaps it’s the upcoming Aging Together as Community conference slated for this coming weekend. Or maybe it’s the multiple events that happened the past…

To QR or not to QR; is that…

By Emily Stonehouse Most of us likely remember a chapter before quick response (QR) codes became a thing of normalcy. We used to be able to go into restaurants and open up a paper version…

Frost Centre reunion in the works

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Program This year is pivotal among milestones for the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre. And an effort has taken root to mark a number of those anniversaries and…

Buffalo story offers hope

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. We live in an increasingly crazy world that some believe is on a fast track to extinction. Perhaps, but despite humanity’s destructive tendencies you have to believe the…

Photo arts program wraps it up

By Emily Stonehouse The Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSA+D) is nestled in the heart of Haliburton County, and attracts a diverse range of artists from around the world. Erica Olavario is one such…

The importance of snow

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. Many folks are cheering the recent arrival of snow that has been missing for most of this unusual winter. Lack of snow in October, November and December has…

HCDC launches LIP once again

By Emily Stonehouse If you’re a not-for-profit in the community, this may be your time to receive a little extra support as you dive into your year ahead.  The Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) has…

Cuts and bruises

By Emily Stonehouse “It is literally impossible to be a woman.”  And so begins the monologue delivered by America Ferrara in the movie Barbie, that graced theatres this past summer, and rattled hearts, bones, and…

Finding her ‘North Star’; the story of Maryam…

By Emily Stonehouse Sitting down to write about the most recent Speaker’s Series on Maryam Monsef was no easy feat.  The Haliburton County Community Co-operative offers the series on a monthly basis; featuring people from…