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Man dies in motorcycle collision on Bobcaygeon Road

By Staff A 58-year-old man from Toronto died in a motorcycle collision on Bobcaygeon Road yesterday. On April 7, just after 4 p.m., Haliburton Highlands OPP and emergency crews were called to assist at the…

Flood risk appears extremely low

By Chad Ingram Major flooding in Minden and other areas of Haliburton County seems incredibly unlikely this year, barring substantial rains.A watershed conditions statement for the Bancroft District of the Ministry of Natural Resources and…

25 per cent discount for ‘tower’ entry

By Chad Ingram There will be a 25 per cent discount for entry to the Dorset tower property this summer, with the tower itself remaining closed to the public amid the continuing COVID-19 crisis.During a…

Charging station for North Shore Road

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands councillors have agreed with a recommendation that the first municipally owned electric vehicle charging station in the township will be located in the stretch of township facilities along North Shore…

Hyland Crest outbreak declared over

By Chad Ingram The COVID-19 outbreak that had been declared at Hyland Crest on March 12 was declared over on March 27.That outbreak was declared after one staff member at the Minden long-term care home…

Sealing of floors not included in arena budget

By Chad Ingram McDonald Brothers Construction – the company that built the new Minden Hills arena and recreation centre – will receive a contract of nearly $14,000 to seal floors in parts of the new…

Looking at locations for charging stations

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton and its four, lower-tier townships are considering funding applications and locations for electric vehicle charging stations.County council received a report from climate change co-ordinator Korey McKay during a…

Four-month interval between vaccine doses being reviewed

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed during a March 25 meeting of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board. In Ontario, the interval between first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech…

Made-in-Minden product coming for e-bike users

By Darren Lum Minden Hills-based company Tekrider is using its decades of expertise manufacturing protective equipment for dirt bikers and snowmobilers to create a protective vest to keep people using e-bikes safe.Over the last several…

Positive reaction to big-spending budget

By Chad Ingram The provincial budget tabled by the Ford government last week contains $186 billion in spending and years of planned deficits as the province seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Titled Ontario…

Vaccination clinics underway in county

By Darren Lum Standing outside the Haliburton Highlands Health Services vaccination hub located at the Pinesetone Resort and Conference Centre in Haliburton on Thursday, March 18, Kelly Lawr was readying herself to join the line…

AH passes 2021 budget

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during a March 18 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council. Councillors passed the township’s 2021 budget, which includes $12.4 million in total spending, $5.7 million…

Climate change demonstrators hit the streets

By Darren Lum Quietly, demonstrators stood on the sidewalks, lined on either side of Bobcaygeon Road in the heart of Minden’s downtown, holding signs with slogans for a healthier world and questions challenging the government…