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Emergency calls up in Haliburton County

By Elizabeth Bate The following are brief reports of items discussed at the July 22 meeting of Haliburton County council. EMS calls in Haliburton County are up 36 per cent from last year for the period from Jan. 1 to ...

AH council in favour of MBC info request

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the July 16 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council. The Maple, Beech and Cameron Lakes Area Property ...

Minden Hills staff looks into selling land to Orillia Power Generation

Minden Hills council has given staff authorization to look into selling land to Orillia Power Generation, which needs two pieces of shore road allowance in order to construct a hydro electric generating facility on the Gull River upstream of the Horseshoe Lake dam.

Minden Township Reeve Brent Devolin, left, was a regular visitor to the Pan Am Games canoe/kayak slalom event this past weekend at the Minden Wild Water Preserve. Devolin visited both days, cheering with hundreds in support of all paddlers and the Canadian team, who won four medals./DARREN LUM Staff

Minden swept up in excitement of Pan Am Games

It was a once in a lifetime kind of weekend in Minden Hills July 18 and 19 as the Pan Am Games came to the Minden Wild Water Preserve.

Council to hold public meeting on renewable energy

By Jenn Watt Minden Hills council voted last week to begin planning and advertising a public meeting on renewable energy following a recommendation from the ...

River advocates not sold on hydro proposal

By Elizabeth Bate Not everyone was happy to see Orillia Power in Minden July 16. In the second public meeting of the week for a ...

Pan Am Games at Gull River inspires

Edmonton’s Ben Hayward turns for an upriver gate in the men’s K1 (kayak singles) slalom event on his way to a bronze medal at the ...

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Update: CKL death investigation leads OPP to vehicle near Kushog Lake

In the early stages of the investigation a vehicle was located in the Haliburton Highlands area that is believed to be associated to the ongoing death investigation. The area in and around Kushog Lake has been secured and Highway #35 near Carnarvon will be closed in both directions until further notice.

Environmental impact of proposed Minden solar project troubles some

Paul Hudson of Algonquin Power and Dysart resident Stephen Foster speak about the Minden Solar Farm project at a community meeting held at Minden Legion ...

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Local dancer joins Cirque in Pan Am opening ceremonies

By Darren Lum It’s an experience Jordy Schell will never forget. While close to five million people were watching on television from across the Americas, ...

Cat reunited with owners after two years lost

After more than two years Crystal Perry, left, and boyfriend Nairen Nesbitt were reunited with their cat Louis this past Saturday. The cat was separated ...

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Horticulture society wins awards

On Friday through Sunday, July 3, 4 and 5, there was a huge gathering of gardeners from all over Ontario for the 109th Ontario Horticultural ...

Hundreds of spectators with photographers, team coaches, waiting competitors and gate judges lined the rocky shore of the starting area for the Pan Am Games canoe/kayak slalom event this past weekend at the Minden Wild Water Preserve. The Canadian white water team won four medals, including a gold medal for women's K1 competitor Jazmyne Denhollander./DARREN LUM Staff

Preserve transformed by world event

By Jenn Watt Perched on a moss-covered rock on the edge of the Gull River I ate my lunch staring into the Wild Water Preserve. ...

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Cottager writes London tour for Canadians

By Elizabeth Bate Canning Lake cottager Christopher Walters wants to share the hidden Canada inside Great Britain. The author of London Eh to Zed: 101 ...

Lake program encourages natural shorelines

By Elizabeth Bate Dale Rider is excited about her new landscaping. With help from Bark Ecological Gardens and Nursery, the owner of Buttermilk Falls resort ...

Float trailer stolen

On June 13, 2015 Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding the theft of a float trailer from an address ...

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Petting zoo, live music and citron marmalade at Stanhope Heritage Day

More than 100 volunteers have been working to organize the 13th annual Stanhope Heritage Day, being held this weekend at the Stanhope Heritage Museum.

Michelle Lewis of Nature's Healing Touch stands in her home treatment room next to one of two amethyst cathedrals featured there. The Reiki parctitioner has opened a new business in Minden serving the Highlands area. ELIZABETH BATE staff

Reiki practitioner opens Minden business

Michelle Lewis of Nature’s Healing Touch stands in her home treatment room next to one of two amethyst cathedrals featured there. The Reiki parctitioner has ...

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Hundreds of spectators with photographers, team coaches, waiting competitors and gate judges lined the rocky shore of the starting area for the Pan Am Games canoe/kayak slalom event this past weekend at the Minden Wild Water Preserve. The Canadian white water team won four medals, including a gold medal for women's K1 competitor Jazmyne Denhollander./DARREN LUM Staff

Preserve transformed by world event

By Jenn Watt Perched on a moss-covered rock on the edge of the Gull River I ate my lunch staring into the Wild Water Preserve. ...

Archie Stouffer Elementary School Grade 6 student Jon Bittner Bittner stands with Trillium Lakelands District School Board's Dave Lyons, who delivered a new bike following the educational field trip, Bike Fest 2 on Friday, June 12 at the Buckwallow Cycling Centre. Students were invited to learn how to mountain bike. Submitted

A Wildcat takes to the trails for the first time

John Bittner has a new passion – mountain biking. /Submitted By Darren Lum Jon Bittner of Archie Stouffer Elementary School didn’t let a steady spring ...

Archie Stouffer Elementary School's Shawn Walker is honoured to be announced as a torchbearer, representing his school for the Pan Am Games Relay when the 41-day relay passes through Minden on June 4. The relay will begin in Toronto this Saturday; where 3; 000 runners will cover 20; 000 kilometres (15; 000 by air; 5; 000 on the road) and finishes with the lighting of the cauldron on July 10 at the opening ceremony.

Pan Am relay brings pride and delays

By Darren Lum You can add Minden’s Shawn Walker to the list of Pan Am Games Relay torchbearers. The Grade 8 Archie Stouffer Elementary School ...

Former K1 olympic competitor John Hastings trains for the Pan Am Games and national team qualifying trials at the Minden Wild Water Preserve May 20, 2015. Hastings' scores qualified him for a spot on the Canadian national team. ELIZABETH BATE staff

Stakes high in weekend whitewater competition

Elizabeth Bate/Times staff By Elizabeth Bate Approaching the picnic table, strewn with the the remnants of a shared lunch, you’d think they were just another ...

Carnarvon resident Sage Christiano, 16, earned an opportunity to play in the Third annual Red vs Black Weekend on April 19 at the Alumni Stadium at the University of Guelph with strong showcase of his football skills at a regional tryout at Varsity Stadium in Toronto on April 4. The Haliburton Highlands Secondary School senior was one of 16 offensive lineman in the province selected to participate at the Red vs Black Weekend./DARREN LUM Staff

Another step closer to achieving a dream

By Darren Lum A soft spoken Sage Christiano of Carnarvon might not breathe fire when interviewed, but there is a burning passion in his eyes. ...

Hawks badminton teams rule COSSA courts

By Darren Lum By all appearances the Red Hawks senior boys’ doubles team of Caleb Schmidt and Curtis Ballantyne dominated the competition on Tuesday, April ...

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Red Hawks win Kawartha team title

By Darren Lum Two first place finishes was all the senior Red Hawks badminton team really needed to capture the Kawartha Championship team title on ...

Girls create the perfect Storm, win championship

By Dan Marsden Head coach The Minden Car Quest Auto Midget B girls hockey team travelled to Mississauga this past weekend to participate in the ...

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Midget B girls crowned LLFHL champs in Oshawa

By Dan Marsden Head Coach The Minden Car Quest Auto Storm Midget B girls travelled to Oshawa on Friday to participate in the LLFHL (Lower ...

Peewees’ series going to Game 5

By Jason Morissette Head coach The Minden Pharmasave Peewee A Team travelled to Ingersoll this past weekend tied one game apiece in the all-Ontario championship ...

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Whither the birds?

By Jim Poling Sr Delicious little wild strawberries grow in a sandy patch of soil in the woods where I walk. The birds usually snatch ...

The best there is

By Elizabeth Bate This has been a week to make Minden proud. In the last several weeks leading up to the Pan Am games, as ...

The turtle and the 18-wheeler

We Canadians are governed by turtles. Our governments are notoriously unforthcoming. Maybe they feel we citizens are not smart enough to handle a lot of information. Maybe they just want to shield us from facts that might upset us. Whatever, they don’t want us to know too much.