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David and Patricia Morton donate $50,000 to YWCA…

For the second year in a row, a Peterborough-based couple have donated $50,000 to support women and children experiencing gender-based violence in Haliburton County.  Philanthropists David and Patricia Morton, through The Morton Family Foundation, made…

AH hears two-year update on septic program

By Nick Bernard Kathryn Stasiuk Riddell, rural development engineer for WSP, presented a septic re-inspection program update to Algonquin Highlands council on Dec. 9. In 2017 the company was hired by the township to implement…

MH council considers cattle grate at a cost…

By Sue Tiffin A cattle grate replacement could cost Minden Hills township more than a quarter of a million dollars.  “To be clear, this report brings me no joy,” Tara Stephen, acting director of public…

Update: Minden one of hardest hit areas during…

By Sue Tiffin Days after Saturday’s storm, many residents of Haliburton County were still waiting for power restoration. According to Hydro One, damage was severe and power outages extensive after a massive wind storm swept…

EMS plans for potential emergency department closure

By Chris Drost The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Dec. 8 meeting of Haliburton County council held virtually. Haliburton County council received an EMS (Emergency Medical Services) update from its chief,…

HCPL adopts vaccine and remote work policies

By Sue Tiffin The Haliburton County Library Board adopted two new policies at their Dec. 8 meeting held virtually via Zoom.  The COVID-19 vaccination policy notes the HCPL’s responsibility under provincial legislation to take all…

The intersection of fate, luck, and a really…

By Nick Bernard Hi, I’m Nick – reporter for the Haliburton Echo and Minden Times. That’s how almost all of my conversations have started over the past few months. That first half is easy enough…

Thousands without power after storm

By Sue Tiffin It might be later than Monday that some Hydro One customers have power restored. According to Hydro One, damage is severe and power outages extensive after a massive wind storm swept through…

HHHS deficit adds to ‘already stressful times’

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board meeting held virtually on Dec. 2.  When giving a financial overview, David O’Brien, vice-chair of the board and chair of…

Snow plow crisis in the making

By Steve Galea Slip-and-fall lawsuits in Toronto and other urban areas are not just costly to the businesses and property owners directly involved. They are also having an indirect effect on snow plow operators in…

Gifts from the Heart results in gift to…

By Nick Bernard This is the 10th year of SIRCH’s Gifts from the Heart, the annual fundraiser that helps fund SIRCH’s efforts to address gaps in social and health services in Haliburton County. Since March…

Land trust looking for environmental heroes

By Stephen Petrick There are surely environmental heroes walking among us in the community – and the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust wants to hear about them. The non-profit, environmental charity is calling for nominations for…