Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Reducing plastic use in the community needs a multi-pronged approach and it needs to start at the grassroots, organizers from Blue Bayfield told an audience in Haliburton last week.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Malfunctioning septic systems are being found through Highlands East s reinspection program and so far property owners have been receptive to fixing the problems identified, said Laurie Devolin, chief building official, at a council meeting on Sept. 5.
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, August 21, 2018
The ride will be an out and back tour to The Little Tart Bakeshop (known for its desserts and, in particular, its butter tarts) in the hamlet of Donald, starting at 10 a.m. at the Rails End Gallery at 23 York St. in Haliburton.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
By all accounts it s been a banner year for monarch butterflies, the delicate, bright orange insects seen flitting around roadsides and open fields across the county.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The adage that one person s trash is another person s treasure is an understatement for oil-based painter Andrea Kastner.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust announced at its June 2 annual general meeting that close to 500 acres has been donated to the land trust, which will be known as the Barnum Creek Nature Reserve.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Years of acid rain and logging have left some lakes in central Ontario with ecological osteoporosis, a term scientists use to paint a picture of what happens to the environment when not enough calcium is present.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Malcolm Cockwell is quick to share credit with others for the ongoing successes of Haliburton Forest. We kind of run it as a team, said Cockwell, managing director of the Forest. There are a number of key individuals here who do a lot more work than
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, December 11, 2018
The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has selected three environmentalists as this year s Enviro-Heroes.
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.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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
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, 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
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