Local school board sues social media companies

By James Matthews The Trillium Lakelands District School Board has joined other Ontario boards in a lawsuit against social media companies. The local board, along with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, York Catholic District…

Bad books and good books

From Shaman's Rock by Jim Poling Sr. I thought it was just me complaining that more and more mediocre – or just plain bad - books are being published. A search of the Internet tells…

Photo arts program wraps it up

By Emily Stonehouse The Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSA+D) is nestled in the heart of Haliburton County, and attracts a diverse range of artists from around the world. Erica Olavario is one such…

Left out in the cold: County hears how…

By James Matthews,  Local Initiative Journalism Reporter Haliburton County needs 750 new units by 2029 to meet its affordable housing needs. Michelle Corley, manager of housing and homelessness at the City of Kawartha Lakes, brought…

No greater love…

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. There are times when we might want to despair over living in a world of selfishness.  This week isn’t one of them.  That’s because the first week of…

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…

Huskies and Cougars fight to a tie in…

By Alex Gallacher After the double-overtime period solved nothing, the Haliburton County Huskies and Cobourg Cougars had to settle for a 3-3 tie Friday night in Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) action at the S.G.…

County’s vaccination talk gets tense

By Steve Petrick Haliburton County councillors are at odds over how to bring forth a COVID-19 vaccination policy that will impact workers. A report to council from chief administrative officer Mike Rutter led to deadlock…

Vaccines approved, appointments open for kids

By Sue Tiffin Health Canada has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11. In a much anticipated announcement last Friday, Pfizer’s Comirnaty became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for a…

Pond hockey plans for return

By Darren Lum “Pondimonium” is back and the hope is it serves as another step towards life before the pandemic, said John Teljeur, organizer of the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships. After a two-year hiatus,…

MH council asks for accelerated climate action

By Sue Tiffin At a Nov. 11 meeting of Minden Hills council, Korey McKay presented to Minden Hills council an update on the development of the community climate action plan. McKay, Haliburton County’s climate change…