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, 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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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, 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, 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.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
As a community, we haven t been doing a good enough job listening to young people. Among us we find examples of exceptional people going out of their way to help kids and teenagers, but as a collective we haven t done enough.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Radon is a gas naturally occurring during the breakdown of uranium in the earth. Typically, as this process happens, radon is dispersed into the air, posing no health risk.
Friday, November 3, 2017
Those who attend cultural activities in the Highlands will be familiar with the under-appreciated world-class act. A place as small as Haliburton has a hard time drawing the audiences needed to break even on many events, whether it be a Juno-award-winning
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Human trafficking happens in our community. It s hard to imagine, perhaps because representations in the media typically show images of young women brought from another country, smuggled across the ocean, ending up in an urban area ...