News Promotion mineral collection key to Highlands East plan to boost tourism SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 2017 Photo credit: MyHaliburtonNow.com newsroom Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton says the municipality has barely scratched the surface. Burton made the comment in reference to Highland East’s tourism industry, specifically mineral collecting. According to a tourism report, close to 100 enquiries were made in August at the information centre on mineral collecting, including a group from the United States. Burton says the municipality’s reputation as a hot spot for rock collecting is not just limited to south of the border. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Dave-1.mp3 Burton says one of his goals as reeve has been to promote Highlands East as a premier mineral collection destination. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Dave-2.mp3 Boosting tourism to Highlands East and make it more environmentally friendly is part of the municipality’s strategic plan, which was reviewed in council yesterday.