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Health unit wants long-form census reinstated

By Chad Ingram The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health unit is urging the federal government to reinstate the long-form census. The Tories scrapped the census – which included a long, detailed list of questions that citizens who received it ...

Pushing for poultry

By Chad Ingram The head of the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market Association is asking Minden Hills to change its bylaws to facilitate the keeping of ...

$1-million program for elderly launches

Longtime hospice volunteer and HHHS community advisory committee member Dorothy Owens speaks at a Jan. 13 funding announcement. Owens said the more than $1 million ...

Discussing development at Stanhope Airport

By Chad Ingram Additional hangers, solar panels, the development of a business park. Algonquin Highlands councillors contemplated the future of the Stanhope Airport at a ...

HHSS students rally around departing vice-principal

By Jenn Watt Local high school students are protesting following news that their vice-principal Gord Wood has been transferred to Ridgewood Public School in Coboconk. ...

Correctional workers want better deal with province

Terry Goodwin, a Haiburton County probation/parole officer and president of OPSEU Local 356. staged an information picket with some help from friends in Minden on ...

Ministry looking for testing sites

By Chad Ingram The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is looking for testing sites for new technology it says can remove phosphorus from lakes. Victor ...

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Minden vying for Kraft Hockeyville title

By Darren Lum Minden is throwing its hat in the ring, joining Haliburton and many other communities across the nation in a bid to become ...

Pharmasave changes hands

Richard Smith and Peter Meraw, who have run Minden Pharmasave for nearly nine years, with new owner Phong Tan. By Chad Ingram One of Minden’s ...

Changes to dental programs will create gap: health unit

By Chad Ingram The health unit is concerned the integration of dental programs for children from low-income families will leave those children with reduced access ...

Former airport manager will defend himself against charges

By Chad Ingram Duane Hicks, the former manager of Stanhope Airport, says the charges laid against him are frivolous and he will defend himself in ...

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Looking out for Ashton Moore

By Chad Ingram In a communal cemetery in France, there is a grave of a Haliburton-born World War One soldier who died in battle. His ...

Tracing the history of Minden's pharmacy

Tracing the history of Minden’s pharmacy

Carolynn Coburn, left, whose father Lorne owned the pharmacy from 1949 to 1975, with Jan Heffer, who, with husband Paul, owned the pharmacy from 1975 ...

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Minden resident optimistic about the future post surgery

By Angelica Blenich Beatrice Alton can’t wait to go camping this summer. A resident of Minden her entire life, Alton has been battling serious health ...

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Teenagers charged in break and enter case

After a lengthy investigation, OPP officers from the Haliburton Highlands detachment have charged two men with breaking and entering a structure on Buller Road in ...

Cat Angels seeks funding

By Chad Ingram A group of Minden-area residents who have been caring for stray and feral cats are asking Minden Hills for funding to spay, ...

Getting tough with customer service in the Highlands

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County may be exercising some tough love when it comes to customer service at businesses within its borders. The idea of ...

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County can’t afford tourism building in near future

The county’s current tourism office along Highway 35 is leased from the chamber of commerce. By Chad Ingram The county’s tourism director has suggested to ...

Sports

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Denyer’s rink readies for regionals

The Minden Curling Club bantam girls rink’s coach Russ Duhaime, skip Alyssa Denyer, second, Tori Hawley, vice, Emma Cox and lead, Emma Seed-Binne are excited ...

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Bobcaygeon team has strong local connection

From left, the Bobcaygeon Curling Club’s bantam girls rink’s coach Reg Humphries; Jessica Humphries, skip; Audrey Wallbank, vice; Taylor Barton, second; and Alanna Casper, lead. ...

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Mackeigan ready to take on the world

By Darren Lum It’s been several months and Minden’s Owen Mackeigan is still excited to be on the Shintani Canadian National Team. When asked how ...

Lessons learned in senior Hawks’ season

By Darren Lum Years from now most will not remember the score of the Kawartha tier II final between the senior Red Hawks football team ...

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Junior Red Hawks win Kawartha title

By Darren Lum When it comes to sports parlance it’s always difficult to win the last one, particularly a championship game. No win though is ...

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Shooting for dreams with AAA

By Darren Lum Standing in the entrance of the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena in Minden it was appropriate that Tammy Smith and her 13-year-old son ...

Seniors boys’ soccer season ends at COSSA

By Rob Gervais Coach The boys had a chance to see top tier competition when we travelled to Port Hope to play St. Paul’s of ...

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Red Hawks capture COSSA silver medal

By Darren Lum It’s hard not to feel robbed after coming so close to getting into the all-provincial field hockey championships. No matter how much ...

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Local ATV racer crowned provincial champion

By Darren Lum You wouldn’t know it by hearing him, but Minden’s Cody Withey is a provincial champion, having accumulated the most points to win ...

Red Hawks varsity A forward Emma Scheffee leads an attack against the Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Hurricanes  on Monday, Oct. 20 in Haliburton. The Hawks overcame a 1-nil deficit at the halftime break with two unanswered goals to win 2-1. The win keeps the Hawks in first place in Kawartha and undefeated (7-1-0) through eight games. Hawks forward Connor Marsden scored the equalizer and teammate Alicia McLean completed the comeback seconds later with the winner.

Varsity A completes comeback over Hurricanes

It was an unlikely situation when the Red Hawks varsity A field hockey team had to fight back from a first half 1-nil deficit against the visiting Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Hurricanes.

Commentaries

Winter love

By Jim Poling It is minus 20 and snowy outside but love is in the winter air. By the time Valentine’s Day arrives coyote love ...

Common census

By Chad Ingram The federal government should reinstate the long-form census. The health of the country may depend on it. The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge ...

For cluck’s sake

By Chad Ingram Laws must change to reflect the values of the societies they govern. In this country, that has meant the execution of the ...