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Nancy Wright-Laking prepares for her future with Minden Hills By Mark Arike After a 10-year career with the City of Peterborough, Nancy Wright-Laking is preparing for her new position with the Township of Minden Hills. “I’m very interested in change and a new challenge,” said Wright-Laking, who will be joining the township on April 16 […]

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Hal High student off to Calgary for snowboarding nationals By Terrance Gavan Greg Foster will be getting on a plane for Calgary next Tuesday (April 3). Once there, he travels to Nakiska Ski Area to compete in the Parallel Giant Slalom junior snowboarding nationals. Foster, an 18-year old Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student, won the […]

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  Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) sets new targets for stakeholders By Terrance Gavan Last week, Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) called on local tourism stakeholders to join with Haliburton County Tourism, and Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce to participate in a four hour tourism packaging seminar. Over 30 Haliburton Highlands tourism stakeholders and individuals […]

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“We’ve only managed to bottle about 20 per cent of what we normally make.” Godfrey Tyler,WaverleyBrook Farm. By Will Jones Disastrous, catastrophic, the worst in living memory: this is how some of the county’s most prominent maple syrup producers are describing the 2012 season. Not since the 1940s has there been a year with such […]

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Popular chain to be located at property on Cty Rd. 21 By Will Jones Plans to bring Tim Hortons to Haliburton Village took a step forward when at the Monday, March 26 Dysart et al Council meeting, a resolution to amend a zoning by-law to allow the construction of a drive-through restaurant was passed. The site, […]

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PARDON THE ERUPTION By Terrance Gavan We wonder if Matt Duchene’s skyward glance in his rookie season – just before scoring the shootout goal that propelled the Colorado Avalanche into the 2010 playoffs – was noticed by anyone in that packed arena. Probably not. It was, after all, almost imperceptible; a short peek to the […]

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THE OUTSIDER By Will Jones OK, I win. I’m first, the quickest, the all-time leader, faster than anyone else. At what? At getting bitten by a bloody mosquito, that’s what. Surely it’s a record: March 22was the date, with snow still lying in shaded parts of my garden. That’s when the dastardly beast struck. I […]

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Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike gears up for mountain biking By Terrance Gavan It starts with a schuss and ends with a sploosh. Sir Sam’s Spring Splash is a seasonal sally that used to signal cessation of operations at the family run resort. Once upon a time, the resort’s annual Spring Splash meant sayonara Sir […]

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STATE OF THE ARTS By Victoria Ward Mike Daisey, a Brooklyn based monologist (or what I like to call playwright because alone or not it’s still theatre) is a writer who has found himself at an interesting nexus of myth, storytelling and the truth. His show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,describes a […]

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  Visual and Creative Arts Diploma Class Exhibition Rails End Gallery – To March 31 A review by Terrance Gavan A yearly showstopper at the Rails End Gallery in Haliburton likes to stretch the binding on a book we’ll call Art 101. Students in Fleming College’s Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (VCAD) program get to […]

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