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Council mulls large solar farm proposal

By Chad Ingram An Oakville-based company is hoping to construct a solar farm near the Allsaw flats in Minden Hills. Representatives from Algonquin, a solar and wind energy company, are proposing a 300-acre, 40 to 50 megawatt operation that would ...

Dorset man dies in car accident

Members from the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and the OPP’s Technical Collision Investigation unit are investigating a fatal single motor vehicle ...

Council amends bylaw for off-road vehicles

By Elizabeth Bate The following are brief reports of items discussed at the June 18 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council. Council voted unanimously to amend ...

Charity tolls no longer permitted on bridge

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during a June 25 Minden Hills council meeting. Community groups will no longer be ...

Volunteer recognized for decades of work on Music by the Gull

Bathed in a golden light with her husband George Summers beside her, wiping tears away, Yvonne Hogg was recognized by Glen Carter and the Highlands Wind Symphony for her 22 years of dedication to Music by the Gull.

Orillia Power Generation proposes second generation station in Minden

By Chad Ingram The Orillia Power Generation Corporation wants to build a second power generation station near Minden. Reps from the corporation, which owns and ...

Carillion appeals release of contract

By Chad Ingram Carillion Canada has appealed the release of a contract between the company and the province to the newspaper. During the winter, the ...

Kinmount doc leaves for T.O.

By Chad Ingram Kinmount is losing one of its two family doctors. Patients of Dr. Zsuzsanna Kaszas, who practises out of the Kinmount and District ...

County changes bylaws to allow ORVs on roadways

By Chad Ingram Off-road vehicles, including side-by-side ATVs, will be permitted on Haliburton County roads as council amends the municipality’s bylaws in the wake of ...

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Minden man charged with attempted murder

On Thursday, June 18 at approximately 3:20 p.m. officers from the Haliburton Highlands Ontario Provincial Police were called to a residence on County Road 121 in Minden Hills.

Lions Club unhappy with proposed policy

By Chad Ingram The Minden Lions Club is concerned a proposed policy from Minden Hills township banning charity tolls on the Bobycaygeon Road bridge would ...

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Highland Yard takes new strides this year

Runners in Minden will be covering some new ground in this year’s Highland Yard.

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Strides in physio, mental health for HHHS

HHHS CEO Varouj Eskedian speaks at the health care organization’s AGM in Minden on June 25 as HHHS board chairman John Kay looks on. /Chad ...

After 11 years as chief administrative officer for Haliburton County and more than 30 years in municipal administration, Jim Wilson retires this week. Wilson says technological advances during the past three decades have changed the way municipalities function.

Wilson retires after 11 years with the county

After 11 years as CAO of Haliburton County and 30 years in municipal administration, Jim Wilson is retiring. The Minden Hills resident will continue to ...

The Archie Stouffer Elementary School graduating class of 2014-2015 (in alphabetical order): Danielle Allison, Denver Allore, Griffen Baldry, Attila Baricz, Evan Barry, Noah Black, Hailey Bull, Jaxson Campbell, Kathryn Christian, Destiny Cooper, Kyle Davis, Nikolas Dollo, Drew Foster, Austin French, Dylan Garbutt, Jackson Gartshore, Owen Gilbert, Alicia Gottschalk, Dylan Gullins, Jessica Hannah, David Hartwick, Jesse Johnston, Christopher Kirkpatrick, Caden Little, Liam Little, Cassidy Mahler, Liam McAlister, Mackenzie Mulock, Nicholas Newbatt, Samuel Olliffe, Hannah Packard, Benjamin Prentice, Daniel Rivard, Denniella Rivard, Dane Roylance, Logan Roylance, Carter Semach, Carson Sisson, Connor Spence, Samantha Steffensen, Gerry Sutcliffe, Shawn Walker, Austin Weller, Alyssa Whitaker, Brandon Wildsmith-King and Karley Wilson. /DARREN LUM Staff

New chapter for ASES graduates

By Darren Lum The Archie Stouffer Elementary School graduation on June 22 was a time to reflect, acknowledge the efforts and achievements of its students ...

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Police looking for stolen truck loaded with logs

Police are looking for someone who stole a truck loaded with logs from a business along Highway 35 in Minden overnight on Wednesday. According to ...

Kevin Hill, left, the longtime roads director for Minden Hills township is retiring, passing the keys to new director Travis Wilson. Wilson has spent the past six years as engineering assistant in the Haliburton County roads department.

New roads director in MH as Hill retires

Longtime Minden Hills roads director Kevin Hill, left, is retiring and Travis Wilson, an engineering assistant with the Haliburton County roads department for the past ...

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Minden Hills considers solar proposals

By Chad Ingram Two solar power companies interested in projects in Minden Hills visited councillors for the township during their June 11 meeting. Both companies ...

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Archie Stouffer Elementary School Grade 6 student Jon Bittner Bittner stands with Trillium Lakelands District School Board's Dave Lyons, who delivered a new bike following the educational field trip, Bike Fest 2 on Friday, June 12 at the Buckwallow Cycling Centre. Students were invited to learn how to mountain bike. Submitted

A Wildcat takes to the trails for the first time

John Bittner has a new passion – mountain biking. /Submitted By Darren Lum Jon Bittner of Archie Stouffer Elementary School didn’t let a steady spring ...

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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Prettiest girl in the room

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills has plenty of callers looking to court the township as of late. Thus far in 2015, council has received numerous ...

Life without so much stuff

By Jim Poling There is important new thinking out there on rescuing the environment and it comes from what some might consider an unlikely source. ...

Freedom of information

By Chad Ingram It’s becoming disturbingly difficult to obtain what should be straightforward, public information. As reported in this issue, about six months ago, the ...