Wednesday, January 16, 2019
At last week s Enviro-Cafe in Haliburton, attendees watched a few short videos about issues around plastic and potential solutions, and then shared their collective frustration about what to do. The Enviro-Cafe was run by Environment Haliburton and too
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Witness trees, trees that have stood through history and can help date when significant events like forest fires occurred by way of increment boring extracting a small sample of the core of the tree to analyze and count rings can help tell us about th
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
To the Editor, We should heed Ernie Demuth s advice about dealing with forest problems early on. And extrapolate to apply it to lakes and water, wildlife, and plants in our area.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Chief building official Karl Korpela came to the Dysart environment and climate change committee meeting Feb. 7 looking for feedback on how to proceed with year two of the septic reinspection program after only 28 per cent of those eligible took part the
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Dysart is planning to change the way we look at bottled water and single use plastics, starting in its facilities and with its staff.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association is hoping the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will revisit its decision to cease its assistance in an egg collection program that supplies eggs for the Haliburton Fish Hatchery.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has selected three environmentalists as this year s Enviro-Heroes.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Though cyanobacteria have been around for over 2.5 billion years, we re still learning about how best to deal with accumulations of the photosynthetic bacteria, groupings known as blue-green algae blooms.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association is turning back the clock on Gould s Creek with the support of the community and professionals from near and far.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The presence of the emerald ash borer hasn t been confirmed in Haliburton yet, but the invasive wood-boring beetle has been identified in Muskoka and City of Kawartha Lakes and it s just a matter of time before the insect establishes itself here.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Two decades after becoming the first company in Canada to be certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council, Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve is still celebrating annual sustainability certification and now also a leadership award ...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Trees along the shoreline of Head Lake Park are doing well, for the most part, with good soil conditions. Trent University student Anieca Lloyd gave a presentation on her research into the trees during Dysart s environment and climate change committee
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
People showed their support for the climate change rally on Friday outside the Dysart township office by honking their horns and bringing hot chocolate to the participants of the student-led event.
Monday, June 24, 2019
A legacy of acid rain, falling calcium levels in some forests and lakes has put pressure on the entire ecosystem, slowing the growth of trees and their ability to capture carbon and endangering calcium-rich aquatic lifeforms.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
It doesn t matter which part of the county people are picking up roadside garbage from, they all say the same thing: they re finding plastic bags, candy wrappers, plastic bottles, coffee cups, cigarette butts, used diapers, and numerous empty beer cans an
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
On Saturday, June 8, the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations honoured the years of support Murray Fearrey gave to the organization when he was mayor of Dysart et al.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Composting in cottage country doesn t necessarily mean attracting critters. Several local composting enthusiasts say proper use of a compost bin can eliminate many of the potential problems and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
As climate change progresses, cities and towns around the world can expect more natural disasters affecting infrastructure, energy, water and food availability, and human health.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Use of a chemical called permethrin to rid properties of mosquitoes could have unintended consequences, a guest speaker at the Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners Association spring meeting told the audience.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
A new publication on Haliburton County lakes called The Lake Health Report is providing the public with an opportunity to make an environmental difference.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
When one thinks of methane emissions, a herd of livestock may come to mind more so than a grove of maple trees, however, a project by a University of Toronto researcher is demonstrating that maple trees do emit quantities of the greenhouse gas into the ai
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Residents may soon have access to composters and digesters sold at-cost by the Municipality of Dysart et al. Council s environment and climate change committee passed a recommendation at its May 9 meeting to join with other municipalities within the count
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Sister Nancy Murray ended up in Haliburton thanks to teamwork and sheer luck. After a last-minute cancellation from another venue, Murray, who s booked back-to-back, had a slot open for another performance. When Jean Tyler, the organizer of the event,
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A large group of hikers arrived at the Barnum Creek Nature Reserve on Saturday, May 11 keen to see the property recently donated to the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust by the Dobrzensky family and to learn about the wildflowers, leeks and other spring eph
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The beach on Head Lake in Haliburton was reopened on Thursday, July 18 by the Municipality of Dysart et al after staff determined debris from a boat fire had been adequately cleaned up.
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