Congratulations to the Bahais of Dysart and Glamorgan who have agreed to care for 3 km stretches on highways 121 and 503. The highway department supplies vests, garbage bags, twist ties and also picks up the filled bags of garbage. We applaud the Bahai’s sense of civic responsibility.
Construction has started on both additions and improvements to the Haliburton Hospital and the Minden Hyland Crest facility. These have been projects on the books for many years and it is good to at last seem them underway. Considerable public fund-raising will have to be done. The project’s total cost is $19.6 million. From this total, $5.5 million will have to be raised locally. $1.5 million has already been raised, $1.5 million has been committed, leaving a further $2.5 million to raise. Hugh Nichol, chair of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation, believes this can be done as the Ministry of Health would not have approved the project if it didn’t believe the community could meet the challenge.
On behalf of the Minnicock Ratepayers’ Association, two volunteers attended the Haliburton Highlands Stewardship Council meeting at the Pinestone on October 10. The purpose of the meeting was to facilitate the formation of a Haliburton Highlands Cottage Council. The council would link the various lake associations as a force in monitoring lake health, undertaking capacity studies and other related projects.