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High teenage turnout in Minden Hills election

By Chad Ingram The clerk for Minden Hills is commending the township’s teenage voters for their high participation rate in the Oct. 27 election. Forty-two per cent of eligible 18- and 19-year-old voters cast ballots, a rate equivalent to the ...

Ghomeshi sparks Scott request

By Chad Ingram Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott is asking the province to create an all-party committee to review and improve legislation dealing with sexual ...

Lynch, Kyle win in Algonquin Highlands

One new face and one incumbent won the two contested seats in Algonquin Highlands on election night Oct. 27. Incumbent Marlene Kyle won Ward 3 ...

Places for People seeking board members

Places for People seeking board members

Places for People president Rev. Max Ward. second from right, speaks at the organization’s annual general meeting at Carnarvon’s Zion United Church on Nov. 14. ...

This winter should be less severe: Environment Canada

Minden’s Bobcaygeon Road on Nov. 17. By Chad Ingram This winter should not be as severe as the frigid, snowy winter Haliburton County residents and ...

New vet takes helm at Minden Animal Hospital

By Chad Ingram There’s a new veterinarian at the helm of the Minden Animal Hospital. Dr. Jenn Morrow took over the practice from Dr. Carol ...

Province to fund Dorset health care hub

By Chad Ingram The province will fund a nurse practitioner station in Dorset. Members of the Dorset Community Partnership, a citizen group that has been ...

Devolin wins reeves' race

Devolin wins big in MH reeves’ race

Lois Rigney looks on following the announcement that Brent Devolin, right, will be the next reeve of Minden Hills. Citizens awaited results in Minden Hills ...

Unofficial election results: Minden Hills

Reeve: Brent Devolin – 2,159 Brigitte Gall – 1,596 Barb Reid – 937 Deputy-reeve: Cheryl Murdoch – 2,821 Rick Ashall – 1,529 John Beattie – ...

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Davis Lake email promotes slate

Minden Hills Reeve Barb Reid answers questions at an all-candidates meeting. By Chad Ingram An email sent to Davis Lake cottagers Friday promotes a group ...

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 ...

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Flippin’ Fiddler brings Christmas cheer to Minden

By Chad Ingram The musician known as the Flippin’ Fiddler will somersault his way into Minden for a concert on Dec. 5. Canadian fiddle champion ...

Formulating a framework with SPARC 2

Formulating a framework for SPARC

Fay Martin, left, and Fay Wilkinson consult during a brainstorming exercise at the SPARC Network Summit at the Bonnie View Inn on Nov. 15. By ...

Summer festival announces lineup

Summer festival announces season lineup

By Chad Ingram It’s shaping up to be a sidesplitting season at the Highlands Summer Festival. The theatre company unveiled the 2015 festival lineup on ...

Minden saved by 'motor car, modern highway'

Minden saved by ‘motor car’, modern highway

By Chad Ingram A 60-year-old Toronto newspaper article paints tourism as the saviour of Minden’s economy and perhaps the community itself. Last month, a reader ...

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Owner working on demolition of building

By Chad Ingram The owner of the derelict former gas station along Highway 121 in Kinmount wants the community to know he is still working ...

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Kinmount remembers Gelert’s sacrifice

The Royal Canadian Legion’s John McGrath 441 branch of Kinmount sargent-at-arms Brian Ferguson salutes during the Remembrance Day ceremony this past Saturday at the Gelert ...

Three injured in crash on Cty Rd 503

By Chad Ingram Three people were taken to hospital, two with serious injuries, following a crash on County Road 503 between Kinmount and Irondale on ...

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

Blue jay at my shoulder

Blue jays have been shrieking at people since we were still in the ape stage. Evidence of the jay family has been found in fossils more than 25 million years old.

Own it

By Chad Ingram Enjoy the Canadian winter or it will enjoy you. This phrase, or something close to it, came up in my Twitter feed ...

Waiting for the undertaker

By Jim Poling The television fantasy has become reality for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The CBC now is among The Walking Dead. The Jian Ghomeshi ...