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 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 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, 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, 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.
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.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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
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
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, 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.
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 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, 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.
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, 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, 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
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