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."
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.
Haliburton Christmas Shindig
Fun Fundraiser for Fuel for Warmth
Don't miss this star studded evening of entertainment by Shout Sister, Highlands Little Theatre Comedy teams, Joy Jam, Brigitte Gall, Heritage Ballet, Gord Kidd, an excerpt from Pirates of Penzance, The TentShakers, and Carl Dixon. Your hosts, Dame Beatrice and Elf, will add to the fun on Saturday, November 29. Tickets are available at Cranberry Cottage in Haliburton and Minden Pharmasave—$15 each or $50 for a family of four.
at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion.
Shop Early, Shop Local!
Book Launch - 'Lonely Lake' by George Farrell
Join Jack Brezina, Jerelyn Craden and George Farrell as they read excerpts from Farrell's cottage country mystery, "Lonely Lake." Book purchases, signings and discussion, plus light refreshments. George will also have copies that have been pre-purchased.
Thursday December 4 at 1:00pm at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden.
FREE Defribrillator Training
Take advantage of the Public Access Defibrillator Training on Wednesday, December 10 from 7 to 10pm at the Dorset Recreation Centre. Learn how the defibrillator works and know what to do in case of an emergency situation. The training is free but registration is required. To register, call the Dorset Recreation Centre at 705-766-9968 or the
Haliburton County Paramedic Service at
Gifts from the Heart
SIRCH Community Services is making it easy for you to give a gift that will make a difference right here at home!
This Christmas, give a gift that will show your support for residents of Haliburton County who may be hungry, ill, alone or grieving. Every gift you purchase will go directly to help children, families and seniors right here in your own community. Gifts as low as $15 can and do change lives. Make a difference today!
SIRCH (So It Really Can Happen) provides several community services including:
128 Mallard Road, Haliburton — 1-844-847-4381
Amazing prices on used household goods, electronics, furniture, lamps, appliances, collectibles and more
Need a Hand
Repairs, maintenance, small construction and more done under the oversight of a licensed home inspector
SIRCH Community Kitchen
Nutritious, tasty meals distributed through community agencies to help individuals and families
Winter Driving - Are You Ready?
Apparently, many of us are not! Between Friday November 7 and Sunday November 9, 2014, the Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to 14 motor vehicle collisions as a result of drivers failing to adjust their speed to the weather conditions.
The OPP want to remind motorists that conditions can change rapidly and unexpectedly, and motorists should drive according to the current weather and road conditions. Get Your Vehicle Ready:
• Install 4 winter tires
• Have an ice scraper and snow brush in your vehicle at all times
• Keep your windshield washer fluid filled and keep an extra container in your vehicle
• Keep your fuel tank at least half full in case you get stranded and to prevent condensation in the tank
• Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle Adjust your Driving Habits:
• SLOW DOWN! BE ALERT! STAY IN CONTROL!
• Keep full set of headlights ON every day throughout the winter months
• Leave extra space between vehicles
• Know your location
• Monitor road and weather conditions before heading out
DO NOT CALL the OPP for ROAD REPORTS.
For driving conditions, please visit www.ontario.ca/511 or dial 511.
What's Blowing Our Way?
The Farmers Almanac Says...
Two Month Weather Forecast for Southern Ontario 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 DECEMBER 2014: temperature -4°C (2°C below avg. east, 2°C above west); precipitation 40mm (avg.)
Dec 1-3: Snowstorm, then sunny, mild
Dec 4-11: Snowstorm, then snow showers, cold
Dec 12-16: Snowstorm, then flurries east and central; sunny, mild, then cold west
Dec 17-24: Snow showers, some heavy; very cold, then mild
Dec 25-31: Snowstorm, then flurries and lake snows, 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.
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.