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.
Website Under Construction!
We are rebuilding the website and look forward to continuing serving the community. Email email@example.com for more information.
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Haliburton Highlands Video
How to properly slam into wildlife with your car
� to save your life
According to this National Post article, since 2000, wildlife collisions have killed as many Canadians as the Korean War. They offer three tips:
* DON'T SPEED
* DON'T SWERVE
* IF COLLISION LOOMS, RELEASE THE BRAKES AT THE LAST MINUTE
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.
Diabetes Canada is looking for volunteers to provide
education and services to people living with or at risk of diabetes by
representing the organization at local community health fairs and by
presenting to the community. To learn more, email VolunteerOntario@Diabetes.ca or call 416-408-7155.
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
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
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!
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 call 705-457-2941.
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.