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Wilbee drafted to OHL

Minden teenager Mat Wilbee has been drafted by the OHL’s Guelph Storm. /Darren Lum By Darren Lum It’s a dream come true for a Minden teen, who has always wanted to play professional hockey for as long as he can ...

Minden Hills renovates Nature’s Place

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills township is renovating Nature’s Place, its interpretive centre at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre. “We plan to reopen Nature’s Place ...

Tower to be constructed at Fletcher Lake

By Chad Ingram Bell will proceed with the construction of a telecommunications tower near Fletcher Lake in Algonquin Highlands. Township councillors issued a concurrence for ...

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The Stars are coming to Minden arena

Four-time world figure skating champion Kurt Browning gives Minden figure skaters some tips during a clinic at the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena on April 9. ...

OPP bill pushes up taxes in Minden Hills

By Chad Ingram Municipal taxes will increase 5.9 per cent in Minden Hills in 2015 Councillors passed the tax rate bylaw for the year at ...

MH accrues $360,000 surplus for 2014

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills township racked up a surplus of just more than $360,000 in 2014. Treasurer/chief administrative officer Lorrie Blanchard discussed the surplus ...

Minister responds to Scott’s petition

By Chad Ingram Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott says she isn’t satisfied with the province’s response to ongoing concerns over winter highway maintenance in Haliburton ...

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Cold causes low water levels

Water levels along the Gull River in Minden are much lower than usual. Park Canada staff says levels will rise with the spring melt. /Chad ...

Cops catch Valu-Mart thief

By Chad Ingram The Haliburton Highlands OPP have charged a Lindsay man with a December break-in and theft at Minden Valu-Mart. The incident took place ...

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Minden Hills passes on festival for 2015

By Chad Ingram There won’t be a large music festival at the Minden fairgrounds this summer, but Minden Hills councillors are hopeful that such an ...

Resident requests new dog licensing protocol

By Chad Ingram One Minden Hills resident thinks the township is going to the dogs. Sue MacDonald visited township councillors at their March 26 meeting, ...

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Cold takes toll on Minden Hills roads

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during an April 9 meeting of Minden Hills council. Prolonged periods of cold this ...

Neighbours step up to create community we want

By Jenn Watt Our small community accomplishes much thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who give time, money and expertise to making the Haliburton Highlands ...

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Local officer recognized for community service

OPP Const. Robin Carmount recently received an award from Fleming College for the weekly kids’ gym program he runs at Archie Stouffer Elementary School. /Photo ...

Temporary use permit required for wedding tent

By Chad Ingram Halls Lake’s Sandy Land Resort will be able to continue setting up a tent near the lake for weddings, but it will ...

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Redefining “tourists” in the Haliburton Highlands

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County is asking area business owners to re-examine the way they define tourism, and tourists. The provincial government defines anyone who ...

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Planning Act changes worry councillors

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors are concerned about changes the provincial government is in the process of making to the Planning Act. Bill 73 ...

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22 local OPP officers on province’s “sunshine list”

By Chad Ingram Twenty-two of the 29 officers at the Haliburton Highlands OPP detachment made the province’s “sunshine list” for 2014. The public salary disclosure ...

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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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Pair wins provincial gold

River Christiano and Morgan Raffo won gold in ice dance at the Skate Ontario Championships in Brampton earlier this month. The pair have their sights ...

Lady Hawks leave beautiful legacy

By Darren Lum The Red Hawks girls’ varsity hockey team left the Ontario Federation of Sports Athletic Associations championship tournament last week in Kenora without ...

Tough start for Storm Bantam A at OMHA finals against Ingersoll

The Ontario finals began Saturday against the Ingersoll Express. The Minden arena was buzzing with excitement. A memorable event for players, families and the community. It was ...

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Peewees’ series tied in provincial playoffs

By Jason Morissette Head Coach The Minden Pharmasave Highland Storm Peewee A team began their OMHA all-Ontario final series versus the Ingersoll Express on Saturday, ...

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Minden club wins Toni Carr Memorial

By Chad Ingram The Minden Skating Club is gold again, winning the team competition at the Toni Carr Memorial Interclub in Woodville on Feb. 28 ...

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Lady Hawks go for OFSAA gold in Kenora

By Darren Lum The Red Hawks varsity girls’ hockey team is going to their first all-provincial high school tournament and possibly their last. The bittersweet ...

Commentaries

Chopper Charlie

The man who will be king is back on the front pages, taking heavy flak for burning tons of aircraft fuel while telling everyone they must conserve to save the planet.

Tower power

By Chad Ingram We need a new system for the approval of telecommunications towers in this country, one that places the decision-making power on local ...

Blocking business

By Chad Ingram There’s something we need to get out of the way right now. It’s true. This column is about planning. As in municipal ...