HHHS staff now required to be fully vaccinated…

By Sue Tiffin In a reversal from an earlier decision discussed at a Sept. 23 Haliburton Highlands Health Services board meeting, staff and physicians working in HHHS hospitals, long-term care facilities and community programs must…

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…

HHHS receives $130K for infrastructure upgrades

By Sue Tiffin Haliburton hospital will soon have better access with $130,000 of provincial funding announced Oct. 12 intended to fund the replacement of the building’s main doors. The automatic doors of the main entrance,…

‘Some light at the end of the tunnel’…

By Sue Tiffin Working collaboratively to support each other and reaching out for care to access all of the available resources remain two key messages during the fourth wave and after more than a year…

Rich Hevesi carves wood into art

By Sue Tiffin Seven years ago, Rich Hevesi decided to get away from his desk job as a web developer and instead, picked up a chainsaw. Now, the full-time chainsaw carver and founder of Breakthru…

Health unit reaches milestone with 80 per cent…

The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually Sept. 29. By Sue Tiffin As of Monday [Sept.…

HHHS maintaining vigilance during fourth wave

By Katrina Boguski The Haliburton Highlands Health Services board met virtually on Sept 23. CEO Carolyn Plummer provided an update on several issues related to the fourth wave of the pandemic.  Her written report, contained…

Good news, bad news for HHSS sports and…

By Darren Lum After close to two years living with pandemic restrictions, life at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School is returning to a place where athletic teams, social and service clubs and inter-school sports with an…

Until next time Haliburton County

By Grace Oborne As I sit to write my final article for the Echo and Times, I look out to see the calm and tempting water of Canning Lake. I keep thinking that I can’t…

Significant windfall for Haliburton Highlands Land Trust

Submitted by the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust HHLT is pleased to announce that we have received  $61,750 in funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s 2021-23 Habitat Stewardship Program. This grant will help HHLT in…

New library CEO happy to make the Highlands…

By Darren Lum New CEO of the Haliburton County Public Library Chris Stephenson is following his heart home. Stephenson was most recently the branch head librarian at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional…

Red Hawks ahead of the game

HHSS name change resulted from concern about Indigenous representation By Darren Lum Decades before other colleges, universities and professional sports teams such as the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, the Cleveland Indians of…

Man, 45, dies following off-road vehicle accident

A 45-year-old man from Fergus has died following a single off-road vehicle collision in Minden on Sept. 26. Yesterday afternoon, Haliburton Highlands OPP, Haliburton County Paramedic Services and Minden Hills Fire Department responded to the…

Schmale wins again in a landslide, returns to…

By Fred GrovesMonday night’s, Sept. 20 federal election once again turned out to be bittersweet for Conservative Jamie Schmale.Cruising to another victory, the Member of Parliament will head back to Ottawa where he will once…