Giving real world work experience key to prosperity

This story is the first in a series of articles that will highlight co-op placements. By Darren Lum Labour shortages are affecting communities across the continent and Haliburton County is included. The Highlands has seen…

Getting a grip on education with boot camp

By Darren Lum When Grade 12 Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student Grace Hudson started the day, she didn’t think she would enjoy plumbing, but that changed after she participated in the Tools in the Trades…

Minden Pride group approaches Rainbow Railroad goal

Minden Pride’s Rainbow Railroad team is thrilled to announce they are very close to achieving the goal of raising $10,000 to help an LGBTQ2+ person in danger in Afghanistan. At press time, $9,740 - or…

Paramedic service plans for population growth

By Stephen Petrick Some big decisions loom for Haliburton County on how to manage paramedic services, in light of a perceived growing population. Haliburton County councillors voted on Oct. 13 to begin the process of…

Thatta boy, Will!

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman's Rock Suddenly, the Royal family no longer bores me to tears. I’ve yawned through years of watching the Queen deliver stultifying television addresses with her cut-glass upper-class accent.  And, one…

Love your library

By Sue Tiffin I am grateful for everything that has been available to me during the pandemic that has helped make a difficult time even slightly more comfortable where possible – technology, curbside service, kind…

Budget talks begin early in Minden Hills

By Sue Tiffin Minden Hills council began looking at the 2022 draft budget on Oct. 14, about two months early compared to prior years. “The intent is to provide council with the same number of…

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…

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…

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…

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…