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Devolin wins reeves' race

Devolin wins big in MH reeves’ race

Lois Rigney looks on following the announcement that Brent Devolin, right, will be the next reeve of Minden Hills. Citizens awaited results in Minden Hills council chambers for two hours on Monday night. By Chad Ingram Brent Devolin will become ...

Davis Lake email promotes slate

Minden Hills Reeve Barb Reid answers questions at an all-candidates meeting. By Chad Ingram An email sent to Davis Lake cottagers Friday promotes a group ...

Phone campaign collectively promotes candidates

Minden Hills candidates answered questions at an Oct. 2 meeting at the community centre. By Chad Ingram A telephone campaign is collectively promoting four candidates ...

Lynch, Kyle win in Algonquin Highlands

One new face and one incumbent won the two contested seats in Algonquin Highlands on election night Oct. 27. Incumbent Marlene Kyle won Ward 3 ...

Unofficial election results: Minden Hills

Reeve: Brent Devolin – 2,159 Brigitte Gall – 1,596 Barb Reid – 937 Deputy-reeve: Cheryl Murdoch – 2,821 Rick Ashall – 1,529 John Beattie – ...

Live blog: Municipal Election coverage

Live updates and results from the municipal election and from reporters across Haliburton County.

One hundred canoes later

Algonquin Highlands resident Rick Nash has been building birch bark canoes for 40 years. Here he uses a crooked knife to carve cedar ribs for ...

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HCDC celebrates year’s success at AGM

Bill Obee was honoured for his nine years on the HCDC board during the corporation’s annual general meeting. By Jenn Watt Haliburton’s old library building ...

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MP Barry Devolin recalls shooting on Parliament Hill

By Jenn Watt There are a lot of “what ifs” running through local MP Barry Devolin’s mind following last week’s shooting at Parliament Hill and ...

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West coast blues great coming to Minden

Harpdog Brown, the west coast bluesmeister, is coming to the Dominion Hotel on Oct. 25 to open season four of the Canadian Blues Legends series.

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Salon opens in Carnarvon

Love the hair you wear. That’s Luanne Russell’s motto.

Artist Edgardo Moreno, who is originally from Chile, performs to his film that conveys the universal immigrant experience at the opening of Sensory on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden. Sensory is an immersive show for the senses that provokes and intrigues. It features the work of Moreno, Rod Prouse and Jorge Lozano. This is the first time the gallery is entirely dedicated to a multimedia installation. The show continues until Nov. 15.

An exhibition for the senses

For close to 30 minutes an audience at the Sensory exhibition opening this past Saturday at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden was held mesmerized by the passing images of Chile, Toronto and northern Ontario matched to the live sounds emanating from the mouth harp, ukulele and the guitar played by artist Edgardo Moreno.

Halloween new target for Bobcaygeon road work

Construction on Bobcaygeon Road between Highway 35 and downtown Minden is now expected to be completed by the end of the month. The project, which got underway following Labour Day weekend, was initially scheduled to be completed by mid-October. However, wet and inclement weather has caused some delays in the process.

The township of Algonquin Highlands is proceeding with decommissioning the cold spring on Hwy. 118 despite the public's opposition to the decision. The plan is to have the cold spring decommissioned by December.

Hwy 118 water spring to be decommissioned in Algonquin Highlands

The cold spring on Hwy. 118 is nearing its official end. Algonquin Highlands council calls it an “unfortunate” situation, but the issue related to the decommissioning of the spring is complicated.

Funding inadequate for PSWs, group says

Family members of residents at Hyland Crest long-term care home and some of the personal support workers who help them are concerned that lack of funding from the province is creating inadequate staffing levels.

Sports

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.

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Wildcats bring Hawks back to Earth

By Darren Lum Everything looked ripe for an upset until reality reared its ugly head. When the visiting undefeated I.E. Weldon Secondary School Wildcats soccer ...

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Hurley leads the Bs’ charge to victory

By Darren Lum The Red Hawks forward Cierra Hurley is showing she’s the one to mark, after striking for the game winner in the team’s ...

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Hawks blank the Saints in opener

By Darren Lum Sometimes a little challenge is all you need to get going, said Red Hawks varsity A field hockey coach Caley Sisson, following ...

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League dedicates tournament to Jim O’Neill

By Darren Lum He was and always will be Jimmy. Jimmy O’Neill, the Eagle Lake resident with a passion for anything baseball and hockey, was ...

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Minden golfer strikes gold

By Darren Lum Minden’s Jere Pike has a winning appreciation for life that has turned into a golden achievement at the Ontario 55+ Summer Games ...

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.

Commentaries

Crazy man

By Jim Poling The day after the crazy gunman assault on Parliament Hill was a day of reflection for Canada. People exchanged theories, thoughts and ...

Small noisy rabble

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills voters sent a decisive and resounding message in this week’s municipal election. The message was this: enough. Monday’s election was ...

The tree

Everyone stand and clap hearty appreciation for our Haliburton forests. The annual autumn colour spectacle is ending and the maples, oaks, birches and others displayed exceptional brilliance this year. Wind, deluges and hail could not stop them from putting on their show.