Corridor reopening is ‘huge thing for winter tourism’

By Vivian CollingsPine Springs section of the “B” trail from Carnarvon to Bracebridge will openDuring the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association’s (HCSA) annual general meeting on Sept. 17, president John Enright announced the Ontario Federation of…

Rotaract takes over the Highland Yard

by Vivian CollingsRotaract Haliburton Highlands is off and running with become the lead of a long-time fundraiser in the community, the Highland Yard.Rotaract Haliburton Highlands hosted their first ever public open house at the Abbey…

Local instrumental bands welcome newcomers

By Vivian CollingsMusicians in the Haliburton Highlands have a compilation of euphonious bands to choose to join in harmony with.If you play an instrument, the Highlands Swing Band, Highlands Chamber Orchestra, Highlands Wind Symphony, and…

School of Rock being staged by Camexicanus

By Darren LumFinding a theatrical experience to enhance youth development is well underway thanks to the Camexicanus’ ambition to stage School of Rock The Musical.At its heart, the School of Rock is a story about…

HKPR district experiences fewer new COVID infections

By James MatthewsThere’s no immediate end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic.But the number of positive tests are on the decline in the area covered by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.Dr. Natalie…

HHHS Foundation welcomes new executive director

By James MatthewsThe cash flow in and out at Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation has been steady in its consistency.Andrea Hewlitt, an auditor with Grand Thornton, provided a look into the foundation’s financial books for…

Second-annual Minden Rotary golf tournament a success

By Vivian CollingsSkies were blue and the sun was bright for Minden Rotary’s second-annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 19 at the Gull River Golf Club in Minden.All proceeds raised from the tournament go towards…

North Shore Road suffers sign thefts

By Vivian CollingsNorth Shore Road residents are left discouraged following thefts of nearly 20 “slow down” signs placed at the end of driveways along the road in Algonquin Highlands.Resident Paul MacInnes reported the thefts to…

SIRCH offers everlasting memories to local seniors

By Vivian Collings A new SIRCH program offers community members a chance to personally hear and retell the colourful life stories of local seniors.The program, Memories to Life, brings a volunteer and a senior together,…

Outlaw hoping to catch the attention of US…

By Darren LumRed Hawk takes passion for baseball to Muskoka … and, hopefully, beyondA former Red Hawk is working to fulfill his baseball dreams by attending the newly formed Muskoka Outlaws Baseball Academy.Seventeen-year-old Damon Harriss…

Huskies excited for second season

Huskies owner Paul Wilson is welcoming the public to come out and watch the Haliburton County Huskies.“Come out and see really good hockey. Anybody that comes is thrilled and they usually come back. So, if…

Get to know the Huskies: Ty Collins

By Alex Gallacher One of the most high profile additions to the Haliburton County Huskies 2022/23 roster is former Mississauga Steelhead Ty Collins. The player from Huntsville, Ontario played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey…

Getting Ready for fall with EarlyON

Submitted Julie BoskerEarlyON Child and FamilyCentre Program co-ordinator We recently took part in the Haliburton and District Lions Club Stories in the Park Fun Fair, and it was a wonderful windy event. It was great…

Face masks voluntary at TLDSB schools this year

By James Matthews There’s much optimism at the Trillium Lakelands District School Board for the coming school year. Wes Hahn, director of education at the school board, said at the group’s Aug. 23 meeting that…

Unfilled jobs plague local businesses

 By Stephen Petrick This is the third in a series of stories the Haliburton Echo/Minden Times is running this summer to explore how a labour shortage is affecting our communities. This story focuses on the…

SIRCH training programs offer local opportunities

By Angelica Ingram This fall, SIRCH Community Services is offering two free training programs to help serve the employment needs of Haliburton County. Back by popular demand, Basics of Carpentry gives participants the entry level…

County council speaks up against hot tub regulations

By James Matthews Put simply, rules for higher-traffic hot tub use shouldn’t have the same bearing on such amenities at the smaller resorts. And Haliburton County resolved during its regular public meeting Aug. 24 to…