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.
"In the city, I lose my mind . . . in the Highlands, I find it."
FREE Exercise Classes for Seniors
Haliburton – Highlands Medical Supplies – 10:30 Tues and Thurs Wilberforce – Maple View Apartments – 12:30 Tues and Thurs Minden – Hyland Crest/HHHS – 2:15 Tues and Thurs
Please join us for Senior Exercise Classes. These classes are FREE to attend and are provided by funding from the Local Health Integration Network. The programs are provided in partnership between HHHS, Community Support Services and Closing the Gap Healthcare Group.
Phone: 705-324-5085 x4070
Haliburton Concert Series 2015 Lineup
The Gryphon Trio Saturday, May 2
This world-renowned violin-cello-piano trio has been impressing audiences and critics around the world for more than 20 years now. The Elmer Iseler Singers Saturday, September 26
This 20-voice choir has a repertoire that spans more than 500 years, has made more than 50 recordings, and has been thrilling audiences for more than 35 years. We know that those who love choral music won't want to miss this concert. Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach Sunday, October 25
This piano duo has entertained us in the past, and we're delighted to welcome them back. One piano, four hands, twenty fingers playing at once. A memorable concert for sure.
Visit our web site for more details: haliburtoncs.blogspot.com.
Tickets are now on sale. contact June Smith at 705-457-3272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The series is sold as a subscription of three concerts - $60 for adults, $25 for students.
Howard Ross and the Full Count Blues Band
The Canadian Blues Legends series is proud to announce that Howard Ross and the Full Count Blues Band will be coming to the Dominion Hotel on April 25. This is a six piece band with special guests sax man, Pat Carey, and Paul Reddick on blues harp. Between them they have amassed 14 Maple Blues Awards. And you're gonna love Howard's soulful, mature voice and unique guitar stylings. Tickets $20 in advance.
LEARN - GROW - EAT
SIRCH, Abbey Gardens and the HKPR Health Unit have teamed up to provide a series of workshops about growing, preparing and preserving food.
Both workshops are $15. Register on-line at www.abbeygardens.ca or contact Irene at 705-457-4769 or email@example.com.
Down to Earth! - Get your hands dirty and learn about soil. Soil is not just dirt; soil is one of the most complex ecosystems known. It's one of the world's most important natural resources! Come out and learn about soil, what good soil can do for your plants & how to improve or sustain your own soil. Participants may bring a mason jar of their garden soil.
Facilitated by Pauline Plooard, Liz Case & Janice Hardy.
May 23, 2015, 10 am – 1 pm
at the Dorset Community Centre
Short Season Sweet Potatoes - We can grow sweet potatoes in Haliburton! Join us for some helpful tips while we learn about different varieties, preparing for planting, different planting techniques and how to harvest these wonderful tubers!
Facilitated by Lee Risdale of Gelert Garden Farms.
June 6, 2015, 10 am – 1 pm at Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Dr., Haliburton
There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch!
Every Monday from March 2 to May 11, meals will be cooked and served with love at NO COST TO YOU at Baked & Battered in Haliburton, from 11 am to 3 pm. It's truly an experience in kindness. By being a customer, you will help food service trainees gain experience and hone their skills. You may choose to throw some cash in the jar to "pay it forward" for the next customer. "Cook It Up: Gratitude in Motion" is brought to you by SIRCH Community Services in partnership with Baked & Battered. It is based on the pay-it-forward Karma Kitchen concept to offer a free nutritious meal to anyone, promote gratitude, connect the community and provide food services training for motivated individuals.
More info: www.sirch.on.ca or 705-457-1742
What's Blowing Our Way?
The Farmers Almanac Says...
Long Range Weather Forecast for Southern Ontario APRIL 2015: temperature 6°C (1°C above avg.); precipitation 65mm (20mm below avg. east, 50mm above west); Apr 1-7: Showers, then sunny, cool; Apr 8-13: Showers, cool; Apr 14: Rain, then sunny, cool; Apr 15-21: Rain, then sunny, warm; Apr 22-30: A few showers; warm, then cool.
Annual Weather Summary for Southern Ontario
November 2014 to October 2015
Winter temperatures and precipitation will be below normal, with the coldest periods in mid-December, early and mid-January, and early to mid-February. Snowfall will be below normal in Southwest Ontario and above normal elsewhere, with the snowiest periods in December and mid- to late March.
April and May temperatures will be near normal, with precipitation below normal east, above west.
Summer will be warmer than normal, with the hottest temperatures in mid- to late July and early August. Rainfall will be above normal in the east and below in the west.
September and October will be warmer than normal, with precipitation below normal in the east and above in the west.
February 11 was 211 Day across North America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 457-2941 or by email. Community Care wants to help our seniors get to where they need to go.
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.