Shoreline bylaw vote is on the horizon

By Vivian Collings Please note this story was written about the Aug. 10 Haliburton County special meeting of council. See next week’s Times for coverage on the shoreline preservation bylaw discussion during the Aug. 24…

AH council OKs Maple Lake landfill project

By James MatthewsAlgonquin Highlands council green-lighted a landfill project after a cost-saving measure was agreed to by township staff and a contractor.Township staff and the contractor that submitted the lowest bid to construct an operations…

Land Trust AGM reveals a positive year

By Darren Lum Taking the positives from 2021 is keeping spirits high for an upcoming year after the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust annual general meeting held virtually on Thursday, June 23.Land Trust chair Shelley Hunt…

HHOA welcomes new fish hatchery manager

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association is pleased to announce that David Poirier has volunteered to manage the association’s fish hatchery. Poirier takes over for Randy Charter, who managed the hatchery operations for the last seven…

Former Brady Lake resident wins $100K fellowship

Award honours ‘best and brightest’ at Concordia By Sue Tiffin From a very young age, Cassandra Johannessen was interested in science. Her parents, Shirley and Derek Johannessen of Brady Lake, remember her being interested in…

Land trust receives $28K grant for species at…

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has been awarded a Species at Risk Stewardship Program grant of $28,715 from Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.  The grant will be used to further the knowledge of…

HHOA completes stocking of area lakes

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association has completed its 2022 Spring stocking of lake and rainbow trout in area lakes. This year the HHOA raised approximately 15,000 lake trout and 20,000 rainbow trout at its hatchery…

MH plans for FoodCycler pilot program launch

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at a May 12 meeting of Minden Hills council, held virtually via Zoom and YouTube. After the success of the FoodCycler waste diversion pilot…

Minden boardwalk closes indefinitely for repairs

By Sue Tiffin A temporary closure of the Minden boardwalk was announced by the township of Minden Hills last Friday.  The wooden boardwalk, noted on the township’s website to be approximately 0.4 kilometres in length…

Goat power for a healthy habitat

By Vivian Collings Barnum Creek Nature Reserve is going with green power in a big way this summer with six healthy four-legged eaters. Relatives Juniper, Maple, Apple, Pear, Cedar, and Walnut (Wally) will be joining…

Hike Haliburton rescheduled for Sept. 21 to 25

By Stephen Petrick Hike Haliburton – hopefully really this time – is coming back. The county-led tourism initiative which intends to get people out and about enjoying the region’s trails, and then supporting local businesses,…

Trout find a new home in Maple Lake

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association kicked off its 2022 spring stocking of lake and rainbow trout in area lakes on April 22.  Volunteers transported 2,500 lake trout by truck from the HHOA hatchery on Gelert…

Bird flu outbreak heading north

By Steve Galea Wild birds are playing a key role in the spread of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in Ontario this spring. HPAI, more commonly known as bird flu, was detected in…