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"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons."
 —Jim Bishop

14th Annual Hike Haliburton Festival
September 22-25, 2016

Over 1,500 people are expected to take part in over 80 guided hikes throughout the beautiful Haliburton Highlands during the Hike Haliburton Festival this year. From September 22nd until the 25th, hikers of all ages and abilities will come from all over Ontario—and beyond—to take in the wonder of the Haliburton Highlands. The festival goes beyond 'traditional hiking,' heavily integrating the arts, culture, heritage and foodie experiences to truly showcase the area. There are lots of great events happening throughout the festival as well, which anyone can attend. The closing ceremony on the September 25 will take place during the Haliburton Highlands Biggest Picnic Ever in Head Lake Park in the village of Haliburton and features local food vendors, craft beers, live entertainment, contests and more. For more info or to register, please visit

Haliburton Concert Series presents Michele Jacot
September 24, 2016

Saturday, September 24 is the date of the second concert of the season for the Haliburton Concert Series. Enjoy a wonderful evening of music with multi-instrumentalist, Michele Jacot. She's an expert on clarinet, saxophone, flute and piccolo, and will play all of them during the concert. Works by Brahms, Debussy, Shostakovich, and Finzi will be included. Michele will be accompanied by pianist Sonya Sim, who will also play a few short works for piano. Michele has a vast musical background, including playing with symphony and opera orchestras, the Shaw Festival, and in theatre pits for Mirvish Productions. She is the Artistic Director of the Wychwood Clarinet Choir, Assistant Conductor for Canadian music icon Howard Cable, and is in demand as a teacher, clinician, and adjudicator. The concert will take place in the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from June Smith at 705-457-3272 or Adults $30, Students $10. Further information about the series is available at

Winterdance Kennel Tours
September 24 and October 1, 2016

Winterdance Dogsled Tours invites you to be their guest on a Kennel Tour and meet their entire four and two-legged family members. Two dates are available: September 24 and October 1. Availability is limited to 30 guests for each tour so they can interact with all visitors and answer all questions. To reserve your spot, call 705-457-5281 or email You will get a tour of the entire Winterdance kennels, meet all 150 purebred Siberian Huskies, and play with puppies in their yard. Owners Hank & Tanya will share stories of their 1,000-mile races. You are also welcome to join their family for a BBQ lunch. See

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:
Tuesdays - Farmers' Market, Head Lake Haliburton, noon till 4pm
Fridays - Farmers' Market, Carnarvon, noon till 4pm
Saturdays - Farmers' Market, Minden, 10am till 2pm
September 22-25 - 14th Annual Hike Haliburton Festival
September 24 - Winterdance Kennel Tour
September 24 - Haliburton Concert Series presents Michele Jacot
September 24 - Logging History in Haliburton County
October 1 - Winterdance Kennel Tour
October 1 - Fireside Concert Series: An Evening with Dala
October 29 - Dig in Series: Pickles and Pickleball
October 30 - Haliburton Concert Series presents Sheng Cai
Various Dates - Experience Haliburton - Embrace the wonders of the Haliburton Highlands with unique, fun and active outdoor experiences. For details, see

Changes to Canada's Sun Safety Guidelines

The Canadian Cancer Society, along with 27 other organizations including Cancer Care Ontario and the Canadian Dermatology Association, have collaborated to come up with updates to Canada's sun safety guidelines - the first update in 20 years (see Global News article). These guidelines are specifically for Canada.
Time: Canadians need to be extra careful to protect their skin between 11 am and 3 pm. The previously recommended time frame was 11-4.
Sunscreen vs clothing: Clothes usually provide better protection than sunscreen. Use a hat and wear long sleeves and pants when possible.
SPF: Use a minimum of SPF 30 (previously SPF 15). The sunscreen should also be labelled as broad-spectrum and water resistant.
Good to know:
- Your car's side windows are not protecting you from UV rays.
- If you've had skin cancer or you have a strong family history of the disease, you are at higher risk.
Guidelines that have remained the same:
- Seek shade, like a tree or an awning, or bring your own, such as an umbrella, when you're in the sun for long periods of time
- Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect your head, face, ears, neck and eyes
- Wear close-fitting sunglasses in a wraparound style with full UVA/UVB protection
- Never use indoor tanning

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 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

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

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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