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"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!"  
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The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 3 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 4 at 2:00pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion

Presented by Heritage Ballet
Tickets $20 per person
$50 for family of 4
(2 adults, 2 kids, $10 per extra child)
Cranberry Cottage, Haliburton
Pharmasave, Minden



Not Too Cold, Not Too Hot - a 'Goldilocks of Winters'

According to Environment Canada, winter will start off a little milder than normal and the real snow and cold won't arrive until January. This is in contrast to other weather agencies, like the Farmer's Almanac, who have been predicting a harsh winter ahead. Meteorologist David Phillips is calling it the "Goldilocks of Winters" - not too cold, not too hot. This is good news for those who enjoy outdoor winter activities like skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
Remember that warm weather we had from May to October? Well, that means warmer waterways, so if a cold spell shows up in December, it could result in some heavy lake effect snowfalls. So get your snow tires on and practice your winter driving!
(Reference: http://barrie.ctvnews.ca)


Upcoming Events in Haliburton County

Fall is a busy time in Haliburton County! Art, sports, music, nature, adventure ... whatever you're into, you'll find something to do here. Visit our Events page for details about these and other great events:

November 26 - Minden Hills Santa Claus Parade
November 26 - Highlands Christmas Shindig
November 26, 27 - Highlands Festival Singers - HANDEL'S MESSIAH
November 27 - Minden Hills Christmas Market
December 3 - Gord Kidd & Friends at the Haliburton Legion
December 3, January 21 - Snowmobile Driver Training
December 3 - Winter Festival & Farmers' Market
December 14 - Sourdough - The Yukon in Story and Song
Various Dates - Experience Haliburton - Embrace the wonders of the Haliburton Highlands with unique, fun and active outdoor experiences. For details, see www.yoursoutdoors.ca.



Head Lake, Haliburton




Living with Cancer Support Group

The Living with Cancer Support Group is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with or has survived cancer. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Ruth Parkes Room at the Haliburton Hospital from 1-3pm. Please contact Lynn Higgs Thompson at 705-457-2941 for more information.



Wildlife Collisions - Reduce Your Risk

On average, there is a motor vehicle/wild animal collision every 38 minutes in Ontario. Almost 90% occur on two-lane roads outside of urban areas, and in good weather. The risk of a collision is highest during May and June, and from October to January.
Tips to Reduce Risk of Collision:
Scan the road ahead from shoulder to shoulder.
Slow down in areas marked with yellow wildlife warning signs.
Use high beams at night when possible and watch for glowing eyes.
Wildlife beside the road: slow down and pass carefully as they may suddenly bolt onto the road.
Wildlife on the road: Brake firmly. Never assume the animal will move out of your way. Never swerve suddenly; you could lose control or head into oncoming traffic.
If you see one deer, there are likely more nearby.
If possible, avoid driving during dusk or dawn when most wildlife collisions occur.
Don't feed deer if you live near a highway.
For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Transportation website at www.mto.gov.on.ca. For public safety tips, residents may check out the OPP web-site at www.opp.ca.



Who You Gonna Call?

Call 2-1-1 for information about the social, municipal and health services available in your community including housing, employment, mental health and addiction agencies. 211 is answered live, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, by trained specialists who know your community services and can refer callers to local support. Calling 211 is free and confidential.

For more information, please go to www.211ontario.ca.


Call 211 for Information
Call 511 for Road Reports

Call 911 for Emergencies
Knowing the right number to call will help residents find the right services for their situation and reduce inappropriate calls to 911.



Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers Needed

Did you know that the simple act of driving your car can help cancer patients in your community? For one in five cancer patients in Ontario, transportation to treatment is just one of the many challenges they face on their road to recovery. You can help provide rides to life-saving appointments by becoming a volunteer driver. All drivers must have a smoke free vehicle. Reimbursement and training are provided. For more information please contact Alison Payne at 1-800-463-0432 or apayne@ontario.cancer.ca.


ONTARIO SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Right Here in #MyHaliburtonHighlands!

Canopy Tour at Haliburton ForestTwo local experiences have been designated as Ontario Signature Experiences (OSE), which showcase the best and most unique tourism experiences in the province carefully selected to motivate visits to Ontario from global markets. The Canopy Tour at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve (right), and the 'Haliburton Rocks!' package offered by Yours Outdoors were included, along with Madawaska Kanu Centre in Barry's Bay and Ottawa River rafting offered by OWL Rafting, Wilderness Tours, and RiverRun Rafting. In addition to the associated prestige that comes with being named an OSE, recipients receive marketplace credibility, worldwide recognition as part of the OSE collection, increased marketing through OTMPC partnership, increased packaging and cross-promotional opportunities with other OSE members, and strengthened business relationships with travel trade. For more information on OHTO membership, initiatives, or becoming an Ontario Signature Experience, visit www.ohto.ca.







Promoting the Haliburton Highlands!


The Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) has completed a pilot series video project. The video above, for the Haliburton region, features the Sculpture Forest, Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, Sir Sam's Ski & Bike, and Sir Sandford Fleming College. The OHTO will be using these videos on their website to promote the Haliburton Highlands.





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Seniors: Need a Ride?


Community Support Services (previously Community Care Haliburton County) would like to help seniors who live in remote areas of our county to get into town to do their weekly shopping, banking, prescription pick up, etc. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in this service, please contact Judy at 705-457-2941 or jcumming@hhhs.on.ca.

Have you seen
the Eight Wonders of Haliburton County?
  • Ritchie Falls
  • View from Dorset Tower
  • Hawk River Log Chute
  • Sleeping Woman in Sculpture Forest
  • Gull River
  • Autumn Colours
  • Essonville Church
  • Furnace Falls
The winners of the Canoe FM contest were announced on September 1, 2007.

Stanhope Airport Click for county map

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