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Lights out for Orillia Power proposal

The Orillia Power facility at Minden Lake. /File photo By Chad Ingram The proposal for an Orillia Power generation station near the Minden Wild Water Preserve is dead in the water after a unanimous vote against the project by Minden ...

ORPP bad for business, critics say

The Wynne government’s Ontario Retirement Pension Plan would put a financial pinch on small businesses and employees in Haliburton County, say critics including Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott.

Algonquin Highlands closes Club 35

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands will close Club 35 at Halls Lake on Oct. 31. Councillors for the township made what they said was the ...

ODRAP rules change

By Chad Ingram Starting next year, Ontario communities affected by natural disasters will no longer have to fundraise their own relief funds. The provincial government ...

Whitewater wires to come down next month

These cross wires used for the slalom gates the Pan Am Games are still up at the Minden Wild Water Preserve and local paddlers want ...

$600,000 gap on Head Lake bridge work

Repairs to the Head Lake bridge near HHHSS will cost about $600,000 more than anticipated. /Photos by Darren Lum By Chad Ingram Repairs to the ...

AH council votes against Bear Lake Road study

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands council has voted against hiring an engineering firm to see how much it would cost to bring Bear Lake Road ...

No rezoning required for septage application: reeve

By Jenn Watt An application before the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to spread septage on a property on 25th Line near Maple Lake ...

Pilot recalls emergency landing on Hwy 35

Doug Norris’s daughter captured the Aug. 2 landing of his four-seater Cessna on Highway 35 on her smartphone. Norris was forced to make an emergency ...

Victoria Bingham of the Minden Hills Museum holds an antique honey tin, part of the Considerations exhibit, now on display. The exhibit asks attendees to consider a world without plastics and what effect the ubiquity of disposal items has had on our culture.

Consider life without plastic

Victoria Bingham holds an antique honey tin, part of Considersations, an exhibit asking attendees to think about a world without plastic. It’s showing at the ...

Get an agricultural education at the fair

Ava Allaire shows of the miniature demolition derby she created for display in the exhibit building (AKA the Minden Curling Club) during the Haliburton County ...

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Police Services Act to get an overhaul

By Chad Ingram The provincial government is gearing up to modernize the Ontario Police Services Act, which means the nature of policing in communities throughout ...

AH council reiterates position on weir

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands council has once again said no to involvement in a project to renovate an old weir at Maple Lake. For ...

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County moves ahead with gateway signage

A rendering of what new Haliburton Highlands gateway signage will look like. There will be no “welcome” message on the signs. By Chad Ingram Councillors ...

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Minden, Haliburton village targeted for growth

A rendering of the 15-unit condo building slated for 9 Newcastle St. in Minden. This is the rear view. By Chad Ingram Growth in medium- ...

Minden blood donor clinics cancelled

By Chad Ingram Canadian Blood Services has discontinued blood donor clinics in Minden. Mobile clinics have been held at the Minden Hills Community Centre since ...

West Nile virus found in Lindsay

Lab results received by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit last week confirm a batch of mosquitoes collected in Lindsay on July 23 ...

Jenna Houghton is all smiles after launching her own business that specializes in teaching people how to use technology. LearnIT for beginners was started this past March and offers lessons and tutoring sessions on everything from setting up a new computer to using an e-reader. Houghton offers the lessons in your own home or at a computer station set-up in Kinmount, seen here. ANGELICA INGRAM Staff

New technology company offers lessons for beginners

By Angelica Ingram Jenna Houghton wanted to become a teacher and in many ways she is fulfilling that dream. The 28-year-old recently launched her own ...

Sports

Hundreds of spectators with photographers, team coaches, waiting competitors and gate judges lined the rocky shore of the starting area for the Pan Am Games canoe/kayak slalom event this past weekend at the Minden Wild Water Preserve. The Canadian white water team won four medals, including a gold medal for women's K1 competitor Jazmyne Denhollander./DARREN LUM Staff

Preserve transformed by world event

By Jenn Watt Perched on a moss-covered rock on the edge of the Gull River I ate my lunch staring into the Wild Water Preserve. ...

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 ...

Commentaries

Flood of good news

By Chad Ingram Finally. The province announced last week it will make changes to the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program. This is great news because ...

The giving place

By Jim Poling I am late on the lake. The fishing has been spotty and dusk is deepening quickly as I concede the evening contest ...

Pension tension

By Chad Ingram Last week, Kathleen Wynne unveiled some of the details of her government’s proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan and there are a lot ...