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County commits $1-million towards CT scanner 

Haliburton County council has approved a $1-million contribution towards a CT scanner at the Haliburton Hospital, with some conditions.  The county will set aside $200,000 in the budget each year until 2028 to fund the proposal, with $600,000 coming from reserves. Outgoing CAO Michael Rutter told council that would mean a...

Remembrance Day ceremonies planned in Haliburton County 

For Remembrance Day, services are planned throughout Haliburton County to honour those who served.  “It’s a time when we remember and thank those who made sacrifices as part of the Canadian Army, which led to our freedoms today,” says Wendy Bolt, President of Minden Royal Canadian Legion Branch 636. “It’s...

One dead, after Hwy. 118 collision

A 71-year-old from Highlands East is dead, following a crash in the municipality on Monday. Bancroft OPP was called to a section of Hwy. 118, near Dyno Road, just after 2 p.m. Police say it was a two-vehicle collision and one driver was pronounced dead. Bancroft OPP officers, OPP technical collision...

Mike Rutter retires, Gary Dyke hired as County CAO

Haliburton County has a new Chief Administrative Officer and Clerk. Gary Dyke will start in the role on Nov. 8 and replaces Michael Rutter, who is retiring after being in the position since 2015. “We have been extremely fortunate to have had Mike Rutter work with us for the last eight...

UPDATED: Highway 35 reopens after propane leak

UPDATE: The highway has fully reopened as of 6:00 p.m.. Highway 35 is closed both ways from Taylor Road to Horseshoe Lake Road as officials deal with a propane leak.  Minden Hills Fire Chief Shain Duda says it’s a 400-pound tank, so they’ve evacuated a home and a business as a...

Hunting season brings with it safety warning from police

With hunting season for most small game already underway and deer hunting starting in just a few days, the Ontario Provincial Police is warning residents about safety.  Provincial Const. Joel Devenish says deer hunting season runs from Nov. 6 to 19. He adds the season for most small game, including...
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