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Fearrey county warden for 12th time

By Chad Ingram Make it an even dozen. Dysart et al Reeve Murray Fearrey will be warden of Haliburton County for 2015. It will be the 12th time he’s held the post. Fearrey was elected to the position by his ...

MH attempts to reduce legal costs

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills council is asking staff to find ways to reduce legal costs within the township’s building department. A report from chief ...

OPP bill brings tax increase for township

By Chad Ingram As expected, the new OPP billing formula that will come into effect in 2015 will likely translate into a sizeable tax increase ...

Local man comes to crash victim’s aid

By Chad Ingram A Gelert man is being humble about the role he played in the probable saving of a woman’s life on the morning ...

Advocate and author passes away

By Chad Ingram Jeff Pinney, a county resident known for his art and activism, passed away Sunday at the age of 67. Pinney, who documented ...

Minden Hills to demolish Gelert hall . . . again

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills council is issuing a tender for the demolition of the Gelert hall. Councillors passed the motion at their Dec. 11 ...

Take two for Teljeur with music festival

By Chad Ingram Nearly three years after he first brought the proposal to the last Minden Hills council, John Teljeur was in council chambers on ...

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Stars on Ice to train in Minden

Four-time world figure skating champion Kurt Browning visited Minden Hills council on Dec. 11. By Chad Ingram The country’s best figure skaters will be in ...

Dilapidated building comes down

By Chad Ingram Christmas has come early to Kinmount. The derelict former gas station that sat abandoned at the intersection of county roads 121 and ...

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New Minden Hills council sworn in

By Chad Ingram It was a night many Minden Hills residents have been waiting for a long time. The township’s new council, led by Reeve ...

Ghomeshi hid out in Minden Hills

By Chad Ingram Disgraced former CBC star Jian Ghomeshi was in Minden Hills during the past month, keeping a low profile amid allegations of assault. ...

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Paramedicine program will provide home visits

By Chad Ingram A community paramedicine program for Haliburton County will start up in the new year. Last March, the county applied to the Ministry ...

AH provides health hub funding

By Angelica Blenich The municipality of Algonquin Highlands will lend financial support to the community health hub in Dorset, however moving forward the township is ...

Heat-Line plans for expansion, CEO tells council

By Angelica Blenich One of Haliburton County’s biggest companies is looking at a possible expansion in the future. President and CEO of Heat-Line Lorne Heise ...

System glitches delay OW payments

By Jenn Watt Rod Sutherland still isn’t sure exactly what led to 170 late payments to Ontario Works recipients in Haliburton County and the City ...

Fixing infractions at Highland Wood

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Dec. 4 meeting of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board. A nine-day ...

Minden inspiration for songwriter

Minden inspiration for Toronto musician

By Chad Ingram Minden and its rocky terrain have been inspiring Charlie Mills for years, so it’s fitting that the alt-country artist’s newest project takes ...

Newly elected councillors for the township of Algonquin Highlands were sworn into office at the inauguration on Dec. 2, 2014 in council chambers. From left, ward 1 Councillor Brian Lynch, ward 2 Councillor Lisa Barry, Reeve Carol Moffatt, Deputy-reeve Liz Danielsen and ward 3 Councillor Marlene Kyle.

AH councillors welcome new term of office

It was mostly familiar faces around the table at Algonquin Highlands when councillors were sworn in for their new term of office at the township’s inauguration on Dec. 2.

Sports

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 ...

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 ...

Commentaries

The power of yes

By Chad Ingram Yes Man was a 2005 book and 2008 movie in which the main character, heeding the advice of a self-help guru, begins ...

Crazy like a fox

By Jim Poling That worried look is back on the whiskered snouts of British foxes. They had been running less and grinning more since the ...

Dark coincidence

By Chad Ingram A series of dark coincidences seems to be casting a bit of a shadow over Minden in recent weeks. As was reported ...