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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Mapping wetlands is one of the first steps to providing them legal protection, prohibiting development that could hinder their ability to filter water, mitigate flooding, safeguard wildlife, and sequester carbon.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Bark Creek Wetland Complex has been deemed provincially significant by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Municipal planner Chris Jones told councillors at a Jan. 14 meeting of Highlands East council that he had received notice of the
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Korey McKay is in the unique position of working in a job that didn t exist two years ago when she enrolled in a master s program that would eventually enable her to work in the role.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A beekeeper and a student climate activist were honoured by the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust as this year s enviro-heroes during a presentation at their office in Haliburton on Dec. 5.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Gino Ariano and Jim Prince, of the Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners Association, presented to Dysart et al council on Oct. 22 on their traditional rights of way project, for which they ve been researching key portage routes in the area in an effort to ensure
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Beech bark disease, a quick-spreading, highly destructive threat continues to be a challenge to manage throughout the county. In his report to county council on Sept. 25, the county s forest conservation bylaw officer James Rogers said landowners are taki
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Much of the Coalition of Equitable Water Flow s annual communications meeting, held Sept. 14 at the Haliburton fish hatchery celebrated the work done through what was described as being a critical relationship between CEWF and the Trent-Severn Waterway,
Friday, September 20, 2019
A group of students and community members joined together on County Road 21 outside the high school in Haliburton on Friday afternoon demanding action on climate change as part of the Global Climate Strike.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
A Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry proposal that, if implemented, will dramatically change moose hunting in Haliburton County and the rest of the province beginning in 2020 is open for public comment on Environmental Registry of Ontario until Se
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Municipality of Dysart et al will impose a ban on the use of powerful herbicide Garlon. Back at an April council meeting, councillors supported a recommendation from the municipality s environment and climate change committee that Hydro One be advised
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
An introductory course on how to find, identify and harvest wild edible mushrooms is a new addition to the Yours Outdoors experiences offered.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The beach on Head Lake in Haliburton was reopened on Thursday, July 18 by the Municipality of Dysart et al after staff determined debris from a boat fire had been adequately cleaned up.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
As climate change progresses, cities and towns around the world can expect more natural disasters affecting infrastructure, energy, water and food availability, and human health.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Composting in cottage country doesn t necessarily mean attracting critters. Several local composting enthusiasts say proper use of a compost bin can eliminate many of the potential problems and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
On Saturday, June 8, the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations honoured the years of support Murray Fearrey gave to the organization when he was mayor of Dysart et al.
Monday, June 24, 2019
A legacy of acid rain, falling calcium levels in some forests and lakes has put pressure on the entire ecosystem, slowing the growth of trees and their ability to capture carbon and endangering calcium-rich aquatic lifeforms.
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
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 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.
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 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
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.
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
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