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Armatec public meeting-Donna Martin

Armatec won’t fight council at OMB

Armatec Survivability, the company hoping to create an armour-testing site in Harcourt, has decided to take their plans to another community.

Local organizations thank their volunteers

Across the Haliburton Highlands, organizations large and small are celebrating the volunteers that make the community vibrant.

Students light it up blue, teachers shave off hair

Last week the HHSS student body participated in Light It Up Blue, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, which takes place on April 2.

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Man approaches girl, offers a ride – OPP look for public help

On Friday, April 11, between 1 to 2 p.m. an incident took place at the town docks in the village of Haliburton. A young female was ...

Politicians disappointed with AMO report

Haliburton County politicians are panning the final report from the steering committee on OPP costs compiled by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

Public weighs in on Greens Mountain Plan

An educational facility, a site for astronomy, observing nature or horseback riding. These are just some of the many ideas people have for what could be done on Greens Mountain, an area of Crown land just south of Gooderham.

Doc gives global perspective on water

Watermark, an epic trip around the world visiting 10 countries and hearing 20 stories about water, will be a part of this year's Doc(k) Day at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion on April 12.

Elderly lose out in home-care: unions

Ontario’s oldest demographic is bearing the brunt of bad health-care decisions regarding bed reductions in hospitals and underfunded home care, a report by two unions says.

Haliburton Echo wins first in general excellence

The Haliburton Echo was honoured with a first place finish for general excellence in its circulation category at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association awards gala in Vaughan on April 4.

Questions unanswered in OPP cost hike

Exactly how much does it cost to operate the Haliburton Highlands OPP detachment? No one seems to know.

Storm OMHA champions

It all came together for the Highland Storm Bantam A team in what became a historic year and an incredible end with golden proportions.

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Armatec public meeting-Donna Martin

Armatec won’t fight council at OMB

Armatec Survivability, the company hoping to create an armour-testing site in Harcourt, has decided to take their plans to another community.

SIRCH’s Hike for Hospice marches on

On Sunday, April 27, SIRCH Community Services is excited to host our 10th anniversary Hike for Hospice at the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School in Haliburton, as well as celebrate an amazing milestone, of providing 20 years of hospice services to residents of Haliburton County.

Local uranium film travels to South America

Darlene Buckingham and Shawn Arscott thought they were leaving nuclear power and uranium behind when they moved their lives from Pickering to Tory Hill in 2006.

Walker joins Waterloo’s elite athletes

He never suspected he would win, let alone have his family there to share the joy.

The spirit of robotics alive at HHSS

It’s hard to ignore the enthusiasm felt by the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS) Red Hawks Robotics Team following their inaugural experience at the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) from March 26 to 29 at Nipissing University in North Bay.

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Intermediate Jaguars miss county berth

The J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School Jaguars intermediate girls basketball team finished third at the Intermediate Girls Zone Basketball Tournament on Tuesday at Archie Stouffer Elementary School (ASES) in Minden.

The perfect Storm celebrate

Back in August 2013 we selected 17 players to embark on a journey that would take us to the OMHA finals ending March 29th 2014 as our final destination.

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Junior Hawks send 15 to Kawartha qualifier

The junior Red Hawks badminton team is looking good.

Red Hawks senior Nick Thompson returns a shot during practice last week in preparation for the Kawartha qualifying tournament coming up this week. The team is made up of mainly Grade 11 athletes and will be hardpressed to repeat as COSSA team champions this year.

Entire senior badminton squad soars to Kawartha qualifer

The challenge is only starting for the 16 Red Hawks senior badminton players who advanced to the Kawartha qualifier after a successful pre-qualifying tournament on Tuesday, April 1 at Fenelon Falls Secondary School.

HHSS Red Hawks skaters shine gold

The Haliburton Highlands Secondary School figure skating team skated strongly at the Eastern Ontario High School Invitational skating competition.