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Highlands Little Theatre presents Cut!
October 27 and 29

What happens to a character when the playwright cuts him out of the script? Find out at the Highlands Little Theatre's presentation of "Cut!" a one-act play by Lyle Victor Albert. Musical entertainment by "Duo Proseco" (Laurel McCauley and Kim Quigley) and Nick Russell & Rob Muir. Tickets are $15 each. For more info call 705-457-2760. For more info visit

Haliburton Concert Series - Final Concert of 2017
October 28

The Haliburton Concert Series ends its 2017 season on Saturday, October 28 with Ensemble Vivant, a wonderful piano quintet. They will present "An Evening in Paris," an imaginative program capturing the essence of Parisian musical life. Composers to be featured include Widor, Franck, Debussy, and Piazzolla. Refreshments and an opportunity to meet members of the quintet will follow. CDs will be available for sale, and the performers will be happy to sign them. Ensemble Vivant last performed in Haliburton in 2006. They were a huge hit! For more info visit Adults $30, students $10. Contact Fred Shuttleworth at 705-455-9060 for tickets. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion.

Fall Colour Report

Fall officially arrived on Sept. 22, 2017. Get the colour report for Haliburton

And Now the Weather...

Long Range Weather Forecast for Southern Ontario
The Old Farmers Almanac says:

OCTOBER 2017: temperature 7°C (2°C below avg.); precipitation 65mm (30mm above avg east, 30mm below west)
Oct 1-9: Showers, cool
Oct 10-14: Flurries
Oct 15-19: Rain east, snow showers west
Oct 20-22: Sunny, mild
Oct 23-31: Rain and snow showers

NOVEMBER 2017: temperature 1°C (2° below avg.); precipitation 85mm (30mm above avg. east, 30mm below west)
Nov 1-5: Rain east, rain and snow showers west
Nov 6-12: Flurries, cold west; rain to snow, then flurries, cold east
Nov 13-16: Snow showers, very cold
Nov 17-21: Rain and snow, mild
Nov 22-28: Snow showers, very cold
Nov 29-30: Snowstorm east, flurries west

Travelling Foodie Visits Haliburton

"Travelling Foodie" is a Toronto-based Food and Travel Blog that features travel and nature, food and drinks, lifestyle and events from all over the world. The author recently visited the Haliburton Highlands and has published The Haliburton Highlands Food and Travel Guide: 15 Best Restaurants, Things To Do & Places To Stay. You can view it at

Save The Dates!

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:

Oct 7 & 8 - Haliburton County Studio Tour
Oct 28 - Ensemble Vivant
Oct 14-15 - Winter Moccasin Making Workshop
Various Dates - Experience Haliburton - Embrace the wonders of the Haliburton Highlands with unique, fun and active experiences. For details, see

Haliburton Highlands Video

Minden Named Friendliest Community by

Have you heard? It's true! The popular travel site,, recently ranked the most friendly towns, cities, and communities in Canada based on their user reviews - and Minden, Ontario made the cut! Read the full article here and find out what other cities and towns made the list.

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 For public safety tips, residents may check out the OPP web-site at

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.

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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

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

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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 call 705-457-2941.

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.

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