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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 installation in a 34-foot voyageur canoe that will go on display in Ottawa. By Chad ...

Reid defends record, promotes experience

Incumbent Minden Hills Reeve Barb Reid answers a question during an all-candidates meeting Oct. 6 as competitors Brigitte Gall and Brent Devolin look on. By ...

MH pays out former staffer

By Chad Ingram It’s unknown how much Minden Hills township paid to settle a lawsuit with a former community services department employee, but the township’s ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Reid denies existence of new slate

Incumbent Deputy-reeve Cheryl Murdoch answers a question during the all-candidates debate in Minden Hills on Oct. 2. Darren Lum By Chad Ingram Minden Hills residents ...

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Live blog: Minden Hills all-candidates meeting

Watch reporter tweets from Minden Hills's all-candidates meeting Oct. 2.

Candidates tackle unity and marketing in AH

By Jenn Watt Pulling together three distinct communities, unifying the municipality and promoting that package to the world is one of the big issues councillors ...

County

Approval of future entrances unclear

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Sept. 24 county council meeting. The Ministry of Transportation has approved entranceways ...

MH paid for moving, living expenses of former employees

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills residents paid for moving and living expenses of two former senior staff members, documentation obtained through Freedom of Information requests ...

More News

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 ...

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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 ...

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Looking for a sign (location)

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills is searching for a place to put a sign promoting the 2015 Pan Am Games. At their Oct. 9 meeting, ...

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Hike Haliburton continues climb

John Etches leads a hike to the Harburn Wells during the 2014 Hike Haliburton Festival. By Chad Ingram The Hike Haliburton Festival continues to grow. ...

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Where politics meets public health in Minden Hills

In the midst of the municipal election, a group of health promoters has come together to highlight the importance of local councils in providing healthy communities.

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

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 ...

United we fall

By Chad Ingram The idea of amalgamating Haliburton County’s four lower-tier townships into one, large, single-tier government was discussed at a meeting for reeve and ...

Noises in my head

Somewhere in this newspaper today, the editor is explaining who I am and what I am doing here. What she has not told you is that I hear noises in my head.