Mixed bag at first shoreline preservation bylaw open…

By Mike Baker There were many opposing opinions and viewpoints presented by members of the public during a virtual shoreline preservation bylaw open house, hosted by the County of Haliburton on Thursday evening [July 29].In…

Enhanced shoreline tree preservation bylaw

By Vanessa Balintec The following are brief reports of items discussed at the May 16 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council. Charlsey White deputy chief administrative officer for the County of Haliburton made a delegation to…

Pass the shoreline bylaw!

To the Editor,  Our elected representatives on Haliburton County’s council are expected to put the draft shoreline preservation bylaw to a vote as early as Wednesday, Aug. 10. This bylaw must be accepted as soon…

County closer to passing shoreline bylaw 

By Sue Tiffin County councillors are expecting to see a “clean” version of the shoreline preservation bylaw at a meeting in April. In a three-hour discussion on March 9, councillors reviewed recommendations of the draft…

Second shoreline bylaw survey seeks feedback

By Sue Tiffin As part of a public consultation process, a second survey has been launched to offer property owners, residents and business owners in Haliburton County a chance to share their thoughts on a…

Virtual open house on shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram There will be a virtual open house on the creation of a draft shoreline preservation bylaw for the County of Haliburton on the evening of Thursday, July 29 from 6 to 8…

County shoreline bylaw to be prepared for fall

By Chad Ingram A new shoreline preservation bylaw for Haliburton County should be ready for final approval by council by October, county councillors heard during a June 23 online meeting. Council received an introductory presentation from…

Report highlights need for shoreline eduction

By Chad Ingram A report from Watersheds Canada highlights a perceived lack of shoreland stewardship education among waterfront property owners as one of the major barriers to achieving sustainably healthy shorelines.That report, entitled The Future…

County to post shoreline FAQs for public

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton will create and post answers to frequently asked questions regarding a shoreline preservation bylaw, to be housed on the county’s website.As previously reported, during a Jan. 27 meeting,…

County to hire consultant for shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton will put out a request for proposals “to retain consulting services to lead the development of a draft shoreline preservation bylaw, including a review of the related science,…

County addresses ‘misinformation’ on shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors are calling another special meeting to further discuss the county’s controversial draft shoreline preservation bylaw, after a discussion during a Jan. 13 council meeting that addressed misinformation about the…

Shoreline protection talks resume

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors have resumed conversations regarding a shoreline protection bylaw for the county, one that would restrict site alteration and the removal of vegetation within 30 metres of the high-water mark…

MH considering more shoreline controls 

By Chad Ingram During a May 14 committee-of-the-whole meeting, Minden Hills council discussed the ways the township might more tightly control development in shoreline areas, including whether or not to continue the practice of selling…

County will conduct wide public consultation on shoreline…

By Chad Ingram Staff reporter Haliburton County council will undertake a wider more in-depth public consultation process on a draft enhanced shoreline preservation bylaw that may include the creation of a sub-committee councillors decided during…

Shoreline tightrope 

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors are in the midst of making a decision wherein they’re essentially tasked with weighing environmental benefits against economic ones amid what for the county is a backdrop of public…

Shoreline naturalization continuesat Elvin Johnson park 

By Chad Ingram Published April 26 2018 Algonquin Highlands township will supply staff resources and equipment for the continued planting of native species as part of an ongoing shoreline naturalization project at Halls Lake’s Elvin…

County of Haliburton closes office to public

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton has closed its office on Newcastle Street in Minden as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 17. County councillors held a special meeting Tuesday morning where they passed…