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MNR’s Stanhope relocation grinds on

MNR’s Stanhope relocation grinds on

By Lisa Harrison Relocation of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) northeast region fire management headquarters to Haliburton-Stanhope Municipal Airport is still on track. Algonquin Highlands Reeve Carol Moffatt confirmed the news to councillors at their Mar. 7 meeting. Moffatt, Deputy Reeve Liz Danielsen and Ward 3 Councillor Marlene Kyle met with MNR representatives during […]

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Firefighting fuels life for new trainer

By Lisa Harrison Peter Frank found his passion in mid-life and thinks he’s finally found the perfect way to live it. Frank is the new chief training officer (CTO) for the Algonquin Highlands fire services department. He’ll work 30 hours a week augmenting Ontario Fire College (OFC) training with additional instruction for volunteer firefighters at […]

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Impoverished teens find hope in community

By Lisa Harrison She’s 17, about to graduate and has her whole life ahead of her. But what will that life look like? Leah (not her real name) is one of the many youths living below the poverty line in Haliburton County. In her single-parent family, money was already scarce for food and the medication […]

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Critical Haliburton bridge up for replacement

By Lisa Harrison Among the county public works department’s budget items this year are replacements of the bridge on the critical west-end entry route to Haliburton and a culvert on the entry route from the south. The Wallings bridge is the crossing point for County Rd. 21 from Minden over the waterway connecting Head and […]

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By Lisa Harrison A request for support of a public transit initiative in the county was denied by council at its Nov. 28 meeting. The request was submitted by Darren Parberry, who has visited lower tiers in the past few months with a similar request for written support of his Metis Transit initiative. His plan […]

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By Lisa Harrison The Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association (HHOA) plans to be self-sustaining by 2014, despite Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) funding cuts of more than 80 per cent since 2009. HHOA vice president John Teljeur appeared at the Nov. 28 county council meeting to request continued county funding for 2013, but presented the HHOA’s […]

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By Lisa Harrison Pond hockey joys – pucks disappearing into snowbanks, cracked pond ice after a full day of play – Warden Murray Fearrey remembers them well. So Fearrey, backed by John Teljeur of JT’s Food Crusade, is bringing the 2013 Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships to Haliburton County. The championships will run from Jan. […]

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By Warren Riley Whatever happened to the terms ’proper size’ or ‘correct fit? We seem to have ignored the insufferable pain our body went through while growing up. Our parents paid for a pair of skates or skies and we had to make them last for many seasons. Those were the rules. Over several years […]

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Foundation campaigns for Cardiac Safe Communities

By Lisa Harrison Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives, but while many Ontarians know this, too few administer it, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO).  So the HSFO is on a new campaign to encourage the creation of “Cardiac Safe Communities.” “Up to 80 per cent of cardiac arrests [in […]

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By Lisa Harrison Municipal property assessment changes are all over the map for residences in Haliburton County this year. In a presentation to county council at its Oct. 24 meeting, Judy Piggott of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) outlined comparative rate increases for specific residential property types in the lower municipal tiers. Piggott is […]

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