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Housing feasibility study moves ahead in MH

By Chad Ingram The Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing Corporation will move ahead with a feasibility study for a new affordable housing complex in Minden after Minden Hills council gave the study the green light at an Aug. 28 meeting. KLHHC ...

AH braces for tight budget in wake of funding formula

 By Zach Cox The following are brief reports of items discussed during an Aug. 21 Algonquin Highlands council meeting. Algonquin Highlands township is preparing for ...

Police costs to increase by millions

By Chad Ingram The new OPP billing model will increase Haliburton County’s annual policing costs from approximately $3.3 million to approximately $6.5 million during the ...

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Athletes ready for Pan Am Games

Some top-level international athletes were at the Minden Wildwater Preserve during the weekend for a test event for the 2015 Pan Am Games. The whitewater ...

AH candidate remains Hastings County resident

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands Ward 2 Councillor and Deputy-reeve Liz Danielsen is running for re-election on Oct. 27, but continues to live in Hastings ...

Minden history full of flame

A man stands among the ruins of Minden’s downtown after a fire ripped through the community in the early morning hours of May 15, 1942. ...

Major challenges ahead for Eastern Ontario

By Chad Ingram An aging population, desperately needed infrastructure funding and a disproportionately high residential tax base are some of the major challenges a new ...

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MH council defers feasibility study

By Angelica Blenich Councillors in Minden Hills are not yet ready to commit to a feasibility study for an affordable housing project, instead wanting to ...

July flooding costs county $125,000

By Chad Ingram Flooding in Haliburton County on and around Canada Day will cost the county about $125,000. At an Aug. 13 county roads committee ...

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Councillors say letter not authorized

By Chad Ingram The Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation will be looking at a new affordable housing project in Minden. However, there are questions about a ...

Haliburton zone of broadband project complete

County warden and EORN board chairman Dave Burton speaks at the launch of the Haliburton, Dorset and Hastings zones under the network’s broadband Internet expansion ...

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County continues to turn wheels on OPP costs

By Chad Ingram While the provincial government has decided on the new OPP billing model it will bring into effect in 2015, Haliburton County continues ...

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Redefining the role of warden

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County council will leave the length of a warden’s term at one year, but some members would like to see changes ...

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Prentice family reunites at cultural centre

By Glenn Springer If you’re not from Minden, you don’t realize how much the heritage of the area and the Prentice family are intertwined. The ...

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Building owner looking for help with demolition

By Chad Ingram The new owner of the derelict former gas station along Kinmount’s main drag is looking for financial assistance in knocking the building ...

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County moving in right direction, OHTO director says

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County’s tourism branding strategy is moving the right direction, says the executive director of the Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO). Nicole ...

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Ingoldsby resident requests speed bumps

Despite a community safety zone with a speed limit of 40 kilometres an hour that already exists in Ingoldsby, residents who say speeding is still ...

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Hike Haliburton seeks volunteers

Hundreds of hikers will soon be taking to the hills in the Haliburton Highlands.  From Sept. 18 to 21 they will be participating in the ...

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Pan Am Games seek local volunteers

A local Pan Am Games volunteer is excited for the community to welcome the world when the Minden Wild Water Preserve hosts the white water canoe/kayak slalom event next summer.

Canadian ATV MX Race Team member Cody Withey of Minden, who is seen here racing at Gopher Dunes in Ontario, is leading the overall Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation ATV series pro championship through two rounds. Withey, who is also racing in he American Motorcross Association ATV Motocross National race series, is learning on-the-fly in his rookie season in the Pro Am class./Photo courtesy of Tanya Groves

ATV racer leading series

It might just be two rounds into the Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation ATV series pro championship, but Minden’s Cody Withey is excited about his prospects to win the overall title.

Nearly half of Hawks qualify for Eastern Regionals

Perennial gold medal threat Charlene Hicks led the Red Hawks with a gold in the senior triple jump at the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics track and field meet Thursday at Bruce Faulds Track and Field Complex in Belleville.

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Local karate competitor reflects on Scottish Championships

Sixteen-year-old Owen MacKeigan is still excited about his Scottish experience and has the purple plaid pants to prove it. MacKeigan is looking forward to a strong future in karate after winning a bronze medal at the Scottish International Open Karate Championships from April 26 to 27 at the Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh.

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Record win for Storm

It all came together for the Highland Storm Bantam A team in what became a historic year and an incredible end with golden proportions.

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Fire and flood

The remnants of a printing press from the Minden Echo stands amongst the ruins of downtown Minden following a massive fire in 1942. The Echo ...

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Putting the cuffs on OPP costs

By Chad Ingram With a new OPP billing model now selected, the province needs to shift its focus to bringing outrageous and unsustainable policing costs ...

Oversight

By Chad Ingram There is little oversight of municipal politicians or municipal process in Ontario. Unlike Members of Provincial Parliament, who are overseen by the ...