Dailloux named Deputy Mayor for AH

By Emily Stonehouse Algonquin Highlands will have a new face in the role of deputy mayor. Jennifer Dailloux, who previously served as Councillor Ward 3 for the area was nominated for deputy mayor by Councillor…

Minden Council faces a fresh start

By Emily Stonehouse Minden Council faces a fresh startThere’s a new mayor in town for Minden Hills, and he is ready to hit the ground running. Mayor Bob Carter, who ran unopposed in the municipal…

Highlander of the Year awarded to advocate for…

By Emily Stonehouse Robin Carmount has officially been named the Highlander of the Year at the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, held this past Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Bonnie View Inn. “It…

Highlands Christmas Shindig is back

By Jerelyn Craden The show must go on, and it did, and it will again on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Northern Lights Pavilion! Now in its ninth year, Fuel for Warmth’s signature community fundraiser…

EH! to address wetlands and politics at AGM

By Clem Grob It’s no secret that the Gull River often floods in the spring, leaving residents and business owners worried about when the next will be.A natural feature of Haliburton County can help prevent…

Triple Threat infections strain healthcare system

By James Matthews Respiratory illnesses continue to surge at the four health care facilities in the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit’s catchment area. Dr. Nicole Bocking, the unit’s medical officer of health, introduced…

County hears townships’ feedback to common signage plan

By James Matthews The lower tier municipalities that make up Haliburton County have concerns about common countywide signage. Scott Ovell, director of economic development, updated county council on progress toward establishing a wayfinding signage plan…

Stedmans staying in Minden

By Emily Stonehouse The Stedmans name will not be leaving the downtown core of Minden any time soon. According to the new owner of the business, Faisal Rasool, while he did intend to originally change…

County creates new position to monitor lake health

By James Matthews Haliburton County has created a planning technologist position for the Lake Health Monitoring Program. Council agreed to the new administrative position Nov. 9 during a special meeting. Funding for the position has…

Bob Omar Tunnoch’s must-see exhibit

By Jerelyn Craden If I didn’t know that Bob “Omar” Tunnoch was a two-time Juno award-winning musician and songwriter, a founding member of the Canadian blues band, Fathead, and a visual artist whose paintings can…

CUPE workers back in schools

By James Matthews Students at Trillium Lakelands district schools were provided asynchronous work on Monday to get through a labour dispute that affected schools, but schools are now back open. Premier Doug Ford offered to…

A merry-go-round of scams

By Jim Poling Hey, Beverley J. Karl@aliciablong05@gmail.com. I am emailing to let you know that I am returning your nose. I found it sniffing around my business the other day, looking for ways to relieve…

Minden Legion is a community hub

By Emily Stonehouse Along the warm wooden walls of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 636 in Minden, there are a series of framed accolades, accumulated over the years. There are certificates for hospice support, water…

HHSS students actively engage in Remembrance Day

By James Matthews Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students have taken an active role in remembering Canada’s fallen soldiers and their sacrifices. The local high school will have a pair of assemblies for students as part…

A time to remember

By Kate Butler For some, history is seen as series of numbers and dates, but those numbers and dates only truly gain their meaning when linked to human stories. At this time of year, we…

Early literacy at the library 

By Chris Stephenson The staff at Haliburton County Public Library (HCPL) are here to support lifelong learning for all community members. However, this starts with our youngest patrons, as we create early literacy programs and…

Broadband investment will help county prosper, says Warden

By James Matthews Haliburton County residents are one step closer to reliable high-speed internet. The provincial government announced on Oct. 28 an infusion of more than $30-million. It’s one piece of a $56.4-million funding package…