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Storm Road Damage

Thanks to the Roads Department and private contractors for working long hours today to repair numerous road washouts that resulted from recent torrential rains.  Please continue to exercise caution driving.  At this time, Kennisis Lake Road, Kennaway Bay and Watts Road have all been reopened for traffic after being impassible for most of the day. If you see any problems that have not already been noted, please contact us at 705-457-1740 during regular business hours or use the Contact Us form on the Find Us page to send an email notification....
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Celebrate Victoria Day Weekend at the Museum

Come to the Haliburton Highlands Museum on Saturday, May 18th between 2:00 and 4:00 pm for a pop-up museum in celebration of International Museum Day! Bring an item that represents an important memory for you (it doesn’t have to be old, just important to you!), then help to create an impromptu museum display. Socialize, share stories and learn about others through the objects they’ve brought. Refreshments will also be served. At the end of the event, you’ll take your item home, so it can continue to make memories. Celebrate the May long weekend the way Canadians would have during Queen Victoria’s lifetime! Come to the Haliburton Highlands Museum on Sunday, May 19th and Monday, May 20th between 12:00 and 4:00pm for Victorian treats and games on the lawn. Tour the museum’s beautiful 1882 historic house and try your hand at...
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Forest Stand Improvement in the Glebe Park Forest

The Municipality of Dysart et al is currently undertaking stand improvement in the Glebe Park Forest that was recommended in the Glebe Park Forest Stewardship Plan. In 2011 the Glebe Park Committee commissioned Forest Design Consulting in association with Glenside Ecological Services to create a stewardship plan for the Glebe Park Forest that would ensure safety for recreation and forest health, diversity and ecological integrity. The scope of the work included researching forest health, analyzing social and ecological values, inventorying plant and animal species, identifying wildlife habitat and examining water courses. The plan was created to reflect the following values Recreation Ensuring safety along the trail corridors. Encouraging increased use of existing trails; Planning for trail infrastructure with minimal effect on the environment; Maintaining and/or enhancing forest health and diversity; Removing diseased trees; Encouragement of all ages classes of trees;...
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