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Positive changes for winter games

Brigitte Gall hosts the closing ceremonies of the Ontario 55+ Winter Games on Feb. 19. Angelica Blenich By Chad Ingram Organizers of the 55+ Ontario Winter Games made changes to the event since it was last hosted in Haliburton County ...

Council approves new landfill fees

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills township will begin charging new tipping fees for waste that has not been disposed of properly at its landfills. “Municipalities ...

Local dancers chosen for Pan Am ceremony

Jordy Schell, left, Wyatt Hutchings and Dawson Hutchings of Haliburton Dance Academy, travelled to Toronto on Feb. 7 to audition for the opening ceremonies of ...

Dorset waste to be diverted to Maple Lake

By Chad Ingram Once the Dorset landfill is converted to a transfer station, waste from the site will be transported to the landfill at Maple ...

Greystone gets contract for public works garage in AH

By Chad Ingram Huntsville’s Greystone Project Management will be hired by Algonquin Highlands to construct a new public works garage in Dorset. The township put ...

Check vaccination records, health unit urges

By Chad Ingram There have been no cases of measles reported in the area served by the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, but ...

Minden Times finalist for general excellence, editorial writing awards

The Minden Times is a top-three finalist for general excellence and editorial writing in the Better Newspaper Competition conducted by the Ontario Community Newspaper Association. ...

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Taking council out of staff appraisals

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills councillors will no longer be involved in staff performance appraisals at the township. Council decided at a Feb. 12 committee-of-the-whole ...

Dorset landfill to become transfer station

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands will hire Cambium Inc. to oversee the transition of the Dorset landfill to a transfer station. Councillors received a report ...

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OPP bill hits Minden Hills budget hard

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills councillors are feeling the pressure of the township’s increased OPP bill as they put together the 2015 budget. Residents could ...

Federal NDP candidate chosen

On Jan. 31 Mike Perry was chosen to be the NDP candidate for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock in the upcoming federal election. The executive director of the ...

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Minden Hills announces new advisory committees

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills Reeve Brent Devolin announced the committees that will make recommendations to council during the new term at a Feb. 25 ...

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Brush disposal remains free in MH

By Chad Ingram The disposal of brush will remain a free service at landfills in Minden Hills township. Councillors passed new fees for the municipality’s ...

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Raising friends and funds for Rainbow Youth

Evangeline Gentle plays some of her original tunes at a GLBTQ support event at Baked and Battered on Feb. 23. By Chad Ingram Youth in ...

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County insurance climbs by $15,000

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County’s insurance plan will cost more than $15,000 more than it did last year. The municipality’s annual insurance renewal is jumping ...

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County ambulances go high-visiblity

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County’s ambulances will be more visible in the future, starting with the new ambulance the municipality is buying this year. At ...

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Catch the Cure raises more than 10K for AS research

Sue and Justin Tiffin with daughter Harper at the second annual Catch the Cure event at the Minden Hills Community Centre on Feb. 14. By ...

Minden Housing

Waiving fees for affordable housing project

A single-storey, 12-unit affordable housing facility in Minden would be located near off Stouffer Street near the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena. By Chad Ingram Minden ...

Sports

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Minden skaters win gold

By Jenn Watt Dedication and hard work paid off for four skaters from the Minden skating club (and one from Fenelon Falls) who headed to ...

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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 ...

Commentaries

When insurance becomes a liability

By Chad Ingram What happens when municipal insurance rates become a financial liability for townships? It’s a problem that Ontario municipalities are facing in an ...

Watching the wrestling match

By Jim Poling The great battle is soon to begin. Biboon, cocky and confident, is arching his muscles in a belligerent show of strength. Ziigwan ...

That winter stare

By Jim Poling An epidemic of Winter Stare is sweeping the county. Winter Stare is that mid-February ailment in which the sufferer develops a 20-foot ...