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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.

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 ...

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.

Weir request rejected by Algonquin Highlands council

Council is saying no to plans by Maple, Beech and Cameron Lakes Area Property Owners’ Association to construct a weir between Beech Lake and Maple Lake.

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 ...

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 ...

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Stanhope Airport has free WiFi

During the airport report at the Oct. 16 Algonquin Highlands council meeting, Stanhope Airport manager Cam Loucks reminded the public to drop by for coffee and WiFi.

Recycling study finds 7% non-compliance in recycling

The estimated overall weekly recycling contamination rate of 6.87 per cent in Algonquin Highlands is owed to the public, said township reeve Carol Moffatt.

Voter turnout in 2010 was 45 per cent

By Chad Ingram There seems to be plenty of interest in the Oct. 27 Minden Hills election, if the standing-room-only all-candidates meeting Oct. 6 and ...

County ready for retirement residence: study

By Jenn Watt Haliburton County has the right conditions for a retirement residence, a market feasibility study has found. There is a strong demand in ...

Proposed policy could jeopardize some Internet services

By Jenn Watt County council’s finance and correspondence committee wants Industry Canada to exempt eastern Ontario from a proposed policy changing spectrum licences, which could ...

County supports dialysis patient’s quest

By Chad Ingram A Havelock man is on a mission and Haliburton County is backing him up. Gord Shepherd wants the provincial government to start ...

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A thankful munchkin is a happy munchkin

By Angelica Blenich They call themselves the Happy Munchkins and judging by the smiles, laughs and enthusiasm the name is pretty accurate. Every Tuesday from ...

Sports

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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

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.

Before the dawn

Experience gets results. Because we are stronger together. New leadership is required for a new day in Minden Hills. For months now, residents year-round and seasonal have been hearing messages from the municipal hopefuls in the Oct. 27 Minden Hills election.

Highway trash

By Jim Poling Hello Highway 35 travellers. Just a quick message for you as you whiz along the highways and byways: Keep your trash to ...