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MH pays out former staffer

By Chad Ingram It’s unknown how much Minden Hills township paid to settle a lawsuit with a former community services department employee, but the township’s legal bills to deal with the situation amount to more than $11,000. Richie Lyddiatt was ...

MH paid for moving, living expenses of former employees

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills residents paid for moving and living expenses of two former senior staff members, documentation obtained through Freedom of Information requests ...

Deputy-reeve leases from CHA chairman

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands Ward 2 Councillor and Deputy-reeve Liz Danielsen is able to run for political office in the township through a lease ...

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Candidates tackle unity and marketing in AH

By Jenn Watt Pulling together three distinct communities, unifying the municipality and promoting that package to the world is one of the big issues councillors ...

Report accuses province of neglect

By Chad Ingram A new report from the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions and CUPE is condemning the province for what it calls systemic neglect ...

Approval of future entrances unclear

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Sept. 24 county council meeting. The Ministry of Transportation has approved entranceways ...

Algonquin Highlands all-candidates meeting

With only two seats up for grabs in Algonquin Highlands, the all-candidates meeting in Dorset on Sept. 25 focused on the concerns of Ward 1 and 3, representing the Dorset and Oxtongue Lake areas generally.

Strong showing for ASES on EQAO tests

In most cases, students throughout Haliburton County are meeting or exceeding provincial averages in core subject areas. That’s according to the latest round of test ...

First novel founded in familiar setting

By Jenn Watt It’s a year of firsts for Gelert resident George Farrell. In November, the visual artist will have his first solo show at ...

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Algonquin Highlands closes spring

By Chad Ingram A long-used natural spring near Maple Lake in Algonquin Highlands has been closed by the township. The municipality received notification last week ...

MNRF improves signage after dog trapped

By Chad Ingram The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will improve signage in areas where it sets animal traps after a dog was snared ...

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County

Blue jays damaging signs throughout county

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County has been repairing road and address signs damaged by blue jays. According to a report from the county’s engineering department, ...

Greenheart Oasis offers respite

By Chad Ingram A new Minden business offers respite services for the intellectually disabled. Greenheart Oasis is located at 161 Bobcaygeon Road, adjacent to the ...

Return to sender for Canada Post

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands council has denied a request from Canada Post to relocate public mailboxes in Oxtongue Lake to the community centre property. ...

Board seeks community partners for area schools

By Jenn Watt Two Haliburton County schools were listed in a report to the school board on under utilized space. Archie Stouffer Elementary School in ...

Fundraising, focus on tourism highlights for outdoors association

By Jenn Watt Financial stability has often been difficult for the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association, which has weathered wild changes in government funding for the ...

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Man arrested after donut-driving rampage

A Barrie man is facing several charges after allegedly driving drunk through Minden Hills’s South Lake Trailer Park in the early morning hours of Sept. ...

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MH purchases ‘emergency’ dehumidifier

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills council voted to set aside the township’s procurement policy and sole-source the purchase of a new dehumidifier for the S.G. ...

Sports

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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

Back of beyond

By Chad Ingram It’s with a great deal of emotion that I embark on the writing of this column. No, I’m not resigning again. This ...

To this, Jiggs says woof!

By Neil Campbell Right from the start, The Brown Dog Jiggs seized this column by the throat. He never let go. There he is again, ...

Every town had a train station

By Neil Campbell Trains are big and black and smokin’ – steam screamin’ at the wheels, bigger than anything they is, at least that’s the ...