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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Twelve people in Haliburton County have been exceptionally lucky. Between Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, a dozen people found themselves on thin ice and then in the frigid water of local lakes.
Monday, March 12, 2018
There aren t enough workers for the jobs that exist and the workers who are here don t always have the training they need. This isn t new information, but a recent presentation to Highlands East council ...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Most of us can probably sense the conversation around mental health has shifted over the last decade. Topics that were once taboo about bipolar disorder, panic attacks or depression have become mainstream.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
DURING ANY type of event, something can and likely will go wrong ask any newly married couple what went wrong at their wedding and there will have been something that sticks in the minds of those who spent the time planning for it to be just so.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
This is our last newspaper before Christmas and includes our annual Season s Greetings special section. Each year, we assemble this supplement trying to capture some of what makes the holidays special both locally and in a wider sense.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
When fire destroyed The Great Haliburton Feed Company on a frigid evening in November of 2014, the community stepped up. Support for the store and the owners, Maureen Adams and Charles McAleaney, flooded in.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Last week, the Echo s sister paper, the Minden Times published a story about the candidates who have declared they re running in this riding in the upcoming provincial election. As of press time, there are only two...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The pool debate has been raging for decades in this county. The biggest argument against it is that we just can t afford a big facility like what Bracebridge has. That we might be able to fundraise for the space or score a few government grants to do the
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The election is now looming large on the horizon with only a handful of days before Ontarians go to the polls. And in less than a week, we will have an opportunity locally to meet the candidates vying to represent us in provincial parliament during the al
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Reducing single-use plastic has been dominating international news lately as troubling new information comes out about the amount of plastic in our oceans coupled with China s shift away from buying recycling waste from the West.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The Highlands own Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary made headlines again this week as Monika Melichar made her way to Ottawa to assist the Bluesfest organizers in saving a killdeer nest.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
One of the great strengths of the Haliburton area is the ebb and flow of people. Not just those who savour their weekends away from the city, but the retirees, the students and new entrepreneurs who choose to make the Highlands home full- or part time.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
One of Haliburton s most iconic trees came down last week. The big old willow that once towered over the bridge in Head Lake Park took a beating during a windstorm at the beginning of the month.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Spring is a good time to think about resilience, as residents from around the county come out of the dark clutches of hibernation (or perhaps warm up in the sun after active days in the snow) and take in the spirit and season of renewal and growth ...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The saying think globally, act locally is so well worn it no longer resonates the way it once did, but it s only becoming increasingly relevant as we grapple with major environmental and economic concerns.