Beware the Domain Registry of Canada
The Domain Registry of Canada (DROC) is not as official as it sounds. If you own a web domain (e.g. fyihaliburton.com), then you may have received an "expiration notice" from DROC. Please check with your webmaster or domain registrar (the company you registered your domain with) before sending these people any money. That "expiration notice" that looks like an official invoice (threatening that you will lose your website if you don't respond) may in fact be a ploy to get you to transfer your domain to them at a higher cost.
Golf for Clean Water!
This year's tournament is conveniently being held on the Thursday afternoon before the long weekend. What a great way to "tee off" your Canada Day celebrations!
Annual Plant Sale Now Closed
Thanks to all who ordered plants during FEEL's annual Haliburton Native Plant Sale. Plants will be available for pickup on May 13th at the Beer Store in Haliburton.
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:
May 6 - Haliburton Concert Series - Guy & Nadina May 27 - Planting the Town June 2-4 - Haliburton Home and Cottage Show June 6 - Straw Bale Gardening June 10 -
153rd Haliburton County Fair June 24 - Katie's Run for Epilepsy Various Dates - Experience Haliburton - Embrace the wonders of the Haliburton Highlands with unique, fun and active experiences. For details, see www.yoursoutdoors.ca.
The 18th season of the Highlands Summer Festival has entertainment written all over it, according to Artistic Director Scot Denton. The line-up of productions for the next season was announced at a Volunteer Appreciation and Season Unveiling event last November at McKeck's Tap and Grill.
The afternoon reception paid tribute to the many individuals who help make the six weeks of live theatre happen each summer at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion. But it also provided an opportunity to reveal what is ahead for the 2017 season, which includes A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum, Proof, Jake's Gift, Hilda's Yard and Three Men in a Boat. For more details, please visit
Minden Named Friendliest Community by Expedia.ca
Have you heard? It's true! The popular travel site, expedia.ca, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONTARIO SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Right Here in #MyHaliburtonHighlands!
Two 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.
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 email@example.com.
Have you seen
the Eight Wonders of Haliburton County?
View from Dorset Tower
Hawk River Log Chute
Sleeping Woman in Sculpture Forest
The winners of the Canoe FM contest were announced on September 1, 2007.