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"Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat."  —Author Unknown

No Ice is Safe Ice
"Your family needs you to come home"

Feb 3, 2016 - Last weekend was a tragic one, with two incidents claiming the lives of three snowmobilers. The OPP and the OFSC are warning snowmobilers about unsafe ice and urging everyone to stay off lakes and rivers. Winter's late arrival and persistent mild temperatures have made ice conditions extremely dangerous. Some snowmobilers call riding on frozen waterways a "personal choice." However, if you and your snowmobile go through the ice, emergency personnel and civilians will put their own lives in danger to try to rescue you. The OPP and OFSC recommend that snowmobilers adhere to available, land-based OFSC trails whenever possible. More information: Snowmobile Safety in Ontario, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs.

Create Your Own Workshop

Abbey Gardens is offering something unique this winter. Book a guided snowshoe with lunch; learn new skills through a bread baking, coffee roasting or beer brewing workshop; enjoy a beer or coffee tasting session or combine a few different activities. Let them know your group size, preferred date and the type of experience you're looking for and they'll customize one just for you. Available January to April 2016. For more information, contact Cara ( or Irene (, call 705-754-4769 or visit

Frost Festival
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Celebrate Winter in the Haliburton Highlands! Put on your layers. Come out with family and friends. Enjoy a full day of fun outdoor actiities at Head Lake Park in Haliburton Village. Don't miss the annual Lions Club Polar Bear Challenge. For more info, visit
Also Featuring: Lions Club Brunch, Crowning of the Ambassador, Snow Sculptures, Wanakita Snowshoeing, Library Craft, Ice Skating, Pony Rides, Snowman Building Contest, Wagon Rides, Bonfire and more!

53rd Annual Haliburton Art and Craft Festival

July 22-24, 2016
Head Lake Park, Haliburton


Guidelines and Application
Contact Laurie Jones or 705-457-2330

The Ten Commandments of Winter Driving

  1. Thou shalt purchase winter tires
  2. Thou shalt be aware of winter’s tricks
  3. Thou shalt not place false hope in all-wheel drive
  4. Thou shalt not spin thy wheels
  5. Thou shalt remove all snow from thy vehicle
  6. Thou shalt drive smoothly
  7. Thou shalt focus far ahead
  8. Thou shalt not despair when thy vehicle doth slide
  9. Thou shalt be personally prepared
  10. Thou shalt not tailgate
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Before heading out, check the MTO website,, and follow the Twitter feeds of 511 Ontario.

Highlands Summer Festival 2016 Lineup

The Highlands Summer Festival will be staging five productions next summer, including the musical Oliver!; comedies Old Love by Norm Foster and Fallen Angels by Noel Coward; an intriguing cabaret production featuring CBC Radio Two personality Tom Allen called The Judgment of Paris; and the one woman show Miss Caledonia. Season passes for all five shows are just $150 - a savings of 13% - available until January 15, 2016. Order online at or call the box office at 705-457-9933 or toll free at 855-457-9933.

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.

And Now the Weather...

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

FEBRUARY 2016: temperature -7C (1C above avg.); precipitation 65mm (20mm above avg.);
Feb 1-7: Snow showers, turning very cold;
Feb 8-10: Flurries, mild;
Feb 11-19: Snowstorm, then flurries east; flurries west; mild;
Feb 20-26: Snow, then flurries, cold;
Feb 27-29: Snow showers, mild.

Annual Weather Summary for Southern Ontario
November 2015 to October 2016

Winter will be colder than normal, with near- to slightly below-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall. The coldest period will be from late December through early February. The snowiest periods will be in mid-November, early December, early and late January, mid-February, and mid-March. April and May will be slightly cooler than normal, with above-normal rainfall. Summer will be warmer and slightly drier than normal, with the hottest temperatures in early to mid- and mid- to late June and early and late August. September and October will be much warmer and somewhat drier than normal.

(adapted from

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

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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