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New electronic records system coming for Haliburton County paramedics

The Haliburton County Paramedic Service will be getting a new electronic patient care record system.

Artists come out of the forest for annual tour

When Pat Hemphill met Gerry Hogaboam at the Rails End Gallery during the members show the two artists struck up a conversation that eventually led to a partnership. Two different types of artists, the pair will be sharing space in the upcoming Tour De Forest taking place Aug. 2 and 3.

County considers paved shoulders for cyclists

Haliburton County’s roads could gradually become more bicycle-friendly, with the municipality planning to include shoulder treatment in its ongoing roads projects.

Sharing the road an exercise in patience

Roads in the Highlands aren’t growing, but traffic and challenges are. Users include more than cars and trucks, with ATVs, snowmobiles, bicycles and pedestrians all sharing the space, particularly in the summer.

Pool group presses council

The County Swimming Pool Initiative is looking for leadership and vision from the municipality and they are looking for it now.

Councillors hope to meet with AMO on OPP

Haliburton County councillors are hoping to meet with the president and executive director of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario to relay their concerns about the proposed OPP billing formula.

Community News

Artistic marriage of contrasts

From Monday, July 21 to Saturday, July 26, the Fleming College Haliburton School of the Arts held the iron and glass collaboration course as one of the summer class offerings.

Matt Duchene drives at the 16th hole for Buy the Best Drive (for $10 per ball) at the Matt Duchene Gold Medal Golf Classic on Thursday, July 24 at the Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre outside of Haliburton. This event, which was presented by the Rotary Club of Haliburton, helps to fund the new Haliburton Highlands Palliative Centre.
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Duchene drives Foundation event to success

It was more than a perfect day for the Matt Duchene Gold Medal Golf Classic, as it helped raise $65,000 for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Palliative Centre on Thursday at the Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre.

Celebrating 150 years of Haliburton

First and foremost, I have to begin by wishing this wonderful community a very happy 150th birthday – there can be no doubt it looks amazing for its years!

Police nab impaired drivers

Officers from the Haliburton Highlands detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police continue in their efforts to get impaired drivers off the roads and lakes.

Haliburton MNR fire crews head out west and up north

More than 30 fire rangers from the Haliburton area have been deployed to Western Canada and the Northwest Territories to help contain wild fires.


A young girl rides through pylons on a course, learning to develop her trail riding skills during the Skills Camp offered by the Sir Sam's Ski and Bike resort this past Thursday in Eagle Lake. For more information about the next Skill Camp or other related information see

Wheelie good time

The Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike resort is fostering a love for mountain biking with its Skills Camps this summer.

Melissa Kurtin tries her hand at some wakeboarding jumps in the intermediate women's wakeboard qualifiers on July 6, 2013 at Head Lake in Haliburton. The Sharpley Source for Sports Provincial Championships will take place in Haliburton this Saturday.

Head Lake to host wakeboarding elite

Local wakeboarders Jacob Bishop and Gavin Hicks are getting anxious to showcase their skills for family, friends and the public when the Sharpley Source for Sports Provincial Championships is held in Haliburton for July 12.

Duchene Day to include music, barbecue and charity dinner

Matt Duchene Day is for the community and the children of Haliburton, said the man of the hour.

Red Hawks triple jumper Charlene Hicks savoured the experience at OFSAA after earning her berth with a third place at the East Regional competition. Hicks' last trip to the all-provincials came in her first year as a Grade 9 athlete.

OFSAA caps off season for Hawks

From the rookie to the veteran, the Red Hawks were represented well at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Track and Field Championship at Mississauga’s St. Marcellinus Secondary School from June 5 to 7.

Nearly half of Hawks qualify for Eastern Regionals

Perennial gold medal threat Charlene Hicks led the Red Hawks with a gold in the senior triple jump at the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics track and field meet Thursday at Bruce Faulds Track and Field Complex in Belleville.

Keeping karate alive in the Highlands

Haliburton’s Kai-Shin North Branch Karate Club has been a fixture of the village’s downtown core for 14 years.

Hawks strike soccer balance

The following are HHSS sports briefs for the week of May 5 to 9.

Duchene needs votes

Haliburton’s Matt Duchene needs votes to make the cover for the upcoming EA Sports NHL15 video game.

Brock outpaces Sr Hawks

The storm might have held off, but Brock struck for six goals against the Red Hawks senior girls’ soccer team this past Thursday at the Gary G. Brohman Athletic Field in Haliburton.

55+ games to focus on promoting Highlands

In less than a year, more than 1,000 people will flock to the Highlands to participate in the 2015 Ontario 55+ Winter Games from Feb. 17 to 19, and this time organizers have prepared a decidedly Haliburton County experience for them.


Sweet Dreams

I recently attended a yoga workshop about yoga and having a good night’s sleep.

Experience Haliburton’s brilliant summer night life

By Gail Stelter Come to Town Tuesdays. Come to Haliburton Village. Come for the farmers’ market from noon to 4 p.m. Come for the Haliburton ...


My friend and I are “bug widows.” This term was coined by another friend last weekend as we headed off to attend Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia.

Party’s over

Another provincial election has come and gone and Ontarians are looking at four years of rule by a very unexpected Liberal majority government.

Our capacity for creativity

I recently walked the Sculpture Forest over the at the college in the early morning and found myself contemplating our capacity as human beings for being creative.