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…

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…

Baby Boesveld returns home to Minden

By Sue Tiffin Baby Hunter is home.The first baby to be born in 2021 in Haliburton County had quite the start to life after he was born at home in Minden on Jan. 8 to…

More types of off-road vehicles permitted on county…

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Sept. 9 Haliburton County committee-of-the-whole meeting. More types of off-road vehicles will be permitted on roads owned by Haliburton County.As county public…

Shoreline protection talks resume

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors have resumed conversations regarding a shoreline protection bylaw for the county, one that would restrict site alteration and the removal of vegetation within 30 metres of the high-water mark…