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."
What's Blowing Our Way?
The Farmers Almanac Says...
Two Month Weather Forecast for Southern Ontario OCTOBER 2014: temperature 9°C (avg.); precipitation 65mm (avg.)
Oct 19-24: Showers east, snow west, then sunny, cool
Oct 25-28: Rainy periods, mild
Oct 29-31: Sunny; cool east, mild west NOVEMBER 2014: temperature 2°C (1°C below avg.) precipitation 65mm (20mm below avg.)
Nov 1-6: Scattered showers, mild
Nov 7-10: Snow showers, cold
Nov 11-18: Rain to snow, then flurries, cold
Nov 19-30: Snow showers, cold
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.
Countdown to the Municipal Election
List of Candidates
Votes will be counted on Election Day - October 27, 2014. Be sure your ballot is received on time. It's not too late to drop ballots off at your municipal office.
Township of Algonquin Highlands Vote by mail
Reeve: Carol Moffatt (acclaimed) Councillor Ward 1: Brian Lynch, Sarah Coombs Councillor Ward 2: Lisa Barry, Elizabeth Danielson (both acclaimed) Councillor Ward 3: Bob Buckingham, Marlene Kyle
Municipality of Dysart et al Vote by mail
Reeve: Murray Fearrey, Janis Parker Deputy-Reeve: Dennis Casey, Andrea Roberts Councillor Ward 1: Bill Davis, Bob Nichol, Nancy Wood-Roberts Councillor Ward 2: Steve Dunec, Derek Knowles, David McKay Councillor Ward 3: Bill Sinclair, Tammy Donaldson Councillor Ward 4: Susan Norcross, Aaron Walker Councillor Ward 5: Walt McKechnie (acclaimed)
Municipality of Highlands East Vote by mail
Reeve: Dave Burton, Steve Cosentino Councillor Ward 1: Steve Kauffeldt, Cam McKenzie Councillor Ward 2: Suzanne Partridge, Adam Szelei Councillor Ward 3: Cecil Ryall, Donna Graham Councillor Ward 4: Joan Barton, Todd Bertram
Township of Minden Hills Internet and telephone voting in conjunction with a paper ballot at a voting location Reeve: Brent Devolin, Brigitte Gall, Barb Reid Deputy-Reeve: Rick Ashall, John Beattie, Cheryl Murdoch Councillor at Large: Daryl Moore, Ron Nesbitt Councillor Ward 1: Jeanne Anthon, Lisa Schell Councillor Ward 2: Ken Redpath, Pam Sayne Councillor Ward 3: Richard Bradley, Jean Neville
Heat Bank Haliburton County is a new community initiative with a mission to increase the supply of and ease of access to emergency firewood and heat for vulnerable residents of Haliburton County. Made up of a network of community agencies, organizations, community members and companies, the new organization is committed to ensuring that residents within Haliburton County have access to emergency heat when they need it. They recognize that struggling households can be faced with many challenges and so their aim is to eliminate the need to have to sacrifice on heat in order to purchase other necessities.
Find out more at www.heatbankhc.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.