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Alexandra McGee, women's C1 competitior and Canadian national team member, trains for the Pan Am Games qualifying trials at the Minden Wild Water Preserve on May 20, 2015. ELIZABETH BATE staff

Parks Canada ready for Pan Am events

By Chad Ingram Low water levels this spring should not impact the Pan Am Games whitewater events at the Minden Wild Water Preserve this July, according to Parks Canada. Parks Canada manages the Trent Severn Waterway, of which the preserve, ...

Pan Am relay brings pride and delays

By Darren Lum You can add Minden’s Shawn Walker to the list of Pan Am Games Relay torchbearers. The Grade 8 Archie Stouffer Elementary School ...

Times takes awards for general excellence, editorial writing

The Minden Times took home second place honours for general excellence at the Better Newspaper Competition on Friday, May 22. “The Minden Times had a ...

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AH spends $140K on legal bills

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands township has spent nearly $140,000 defending itself against legal action from Todd Bros. Contracting Ltd. The company sued the township ...

Business owner caps Halls Lake spring

By Chad Ingram A longtime drinking water spring outside the Chip Shop at Halls Lake has been closed to the public. The spring – which ...

Council to support Stanhope solar project sites

By Elizabeth Bate After much discussion Algonquin Highlands council approved a resolution to support to two proposed solar panel sites in Stanhope in a 3-2 ...

County officially opens Minden EMS base

Retired Haliburton County EMS director Pat Kennedy speaks at the opening reception of the municipality’s new EMS base off Highway 35 in Minden. Kennedy retired ...

Teljeur talks Pinestone priorities

By Jenn Watt John Teljeur’s first week on the job at Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre is a bit of deja vu. “It’s very surreal,” ...

Stakes high in weekend whitewater competition

Elizabeth Bate/Times staff By Elizabeth Bate Approaching the picnic table, strewn with the the remnants of a shared lunch, you’d think they were just another ...

Palliative Care Community Team ready to roll out

By Angelica Blenich Palliative care can be as simple as playing a came of cards with someone or stopping in for an afternoon chat. There ...

Loggers’ lodge to modern pub: Dominion at 150

Dominion Hotel owner Shawn Chamberlin outside his business, which marks its sesquicentennial anniversary this year. Chamberlin credits the hotel’s success to its team of staff ...

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Rodeo comes to Minden in June

By Chad Ingram Get out your chaps and spurs; the rodeo is coming to Minden. At their May 28 meeting, Minden Hills councillors unanimously and ...

Tim Hortons the place to be on June 3

By Angelica Blenich Audrina Upton has so many ideas buzzing around her head about ways to raise money on June 3. While the day marks ...

County

Fall start for work on Head Lake bridge

By Chad Ingram Reconstruction work on Haliburton’s Head Lake bridge will commence this fall. County councillors got an update on the project from staff at ...

Navigating the local heath care system

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a May 21 meeting of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board. Community advisory committee chairman Dave ...

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Bringing the rodeo to Minden

The Minden Agricultural Society, which presents the annual Haliburton County Fair, wants to bring the rodeo to Minden.

Anna DeSellas of the Dorset Environmental Science Centre talks about the Lake Partners Program during a lake stewards training session the CHA hosted in Stanhope in late April.

Citizen science contributes to lake health

Anna DeSellas of the Dorset Environmental Science Centre talks about the Lake Partners Program during a lake stewards training session the CHA hosted in Stanhope ...

Emmerson Lumber is growing

The Cottage Country Building Supplies is having its grand opening on Friday, May 15 in Carnarvon.

Sports

Archie Stouffer Elementary School's Shawn Walker is honoured to be announced as a torchbearer, representing his school for the Pan Am Games Relay when the 41-day relay passes through Minden on June 4. The relay will begin in Toronto this Saturday; where 3; 000 runners will cover 20; 000 kilometres (15; 000 by air; 5; 000 on the road) and finishes with the lighting of the cauldron on July 10 at the opening ceremony.

Pan Am relay brings pride and delays

By Darren Lum You can add Minden’s Shawn Walker to the list of Pan Am Games Relay torchbearers. The Grade 8 Archie Stouffer Elementary School ...

Former K1 olympic competitor John Hastings trains for the Pan Am Games and national team qualifying trials at the Minden Wild Water Preserve May 20, 2015. Hastings' scores qualified him for a spot on the Canadian national team. ELIZABETH BATE staff

Stakes high in weekend whitewater competition

Elizabeth Bate/Times staff By Elizabeth Bate Approaching the picnic table, strewn with the the remnants of a shared lunch, you’d think they were just another ...

Carnarvon resident Sage Christiano, 16, earned an opportunity to play in the Third annual Red vs Black Weekend on April 19 at the Alumni Stadium at the University of Guelph with strong showcase of his football skills at a regional tryout at Varsity Stadium in Toronto on April 4. The Haliburton Highlands Secondary School senior was one of 16 offensive lineman in the province selected to participate at the Red vs Black Weekend./DARREN LUM Staff

Another step closer to achieving a dream

By Darren Lum A soft spoken Sage Christiano of Carnarvon might not breathe fire when interviewed, but there is a burning passion in his eyes. ...

Hawks badminton teams rule COSSA courts

By Darren Lum By all appearances the Red Hawks senior boys’ doubles team of Caleb Schmidt and Curtis Ballantyne dominated the competition on Tuesday, April ...

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Red Hawks win Kawartha team title

By Darren Lum Two first place finishes was all the senior Red Hawks badminton team really needed to capture the Kawartha Championship team title on ...

Girls create the perfect Storm, win championship

By Dan Marsden Head coach The Minden Car Quest Auto Midget B girls hockey team travelled to Mississauga this past weekend to participate in the ...

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Midget B girls crowned LLFHL champs in Oshawa

By Dan Marsden Head Coach The Minden Car Quest Auto Storm Midget B girls travelled to Oshawa on Friday to participate in the LLFHL (Lower ...

Peewees’ series going to Game 5

By Jason Morissette Head coach The Minden Pharmasave Peewee A Team travelled to Ingersoll this past weekend tied one game apiece in the all-Ontario championship ...

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Midget girls tie Ice Kats, head to finals

The Highland Storm Midget B girls teams battled it out with the Peterborough Ice Kats at Minden’s S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena on March 22. /Chad ...

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Pair wins provincial gold

River Christiano and Morgan Raffo won gold in ice dance at the Skate Ontario Championships in Brampton earlier this month. The pair have their sights ...

Commentaries

Don’t drink the water

By Chad Ingram Change is one of life’s few constants and certainly a part of cottage country culture is changing, a part some will lament ...

Pulling the plug on Hydro’s brass

By Jim Poling So there you have it. Hydro One sent out bad bills to 100,000 customers, lied about it and then spent $88.3 million ...

Nowhere no good

By Chad Ingram Welcome to nowhere. That’s the slogan the Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization – of which Haliburton County is part – has chosen for ...