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COVID-19 vaccine info session planned for parents

By Sue Tiffin While Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children five and older, Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit, said she understands…

Vaccines approved, appointments open for kids

By Sue Tiffin Health Canada has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11. In a much anticipated announcement last Friday, Pfizer’s Comirnaty became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for a…

AH to begin land acknowledgements

By Stephen Petrick Council meetings and other formal municipal events in Algonquin Highlands will now start with a land acknowledgement statement. The mayor hopes it’s the first step in a prolonged commitment to research and…

Rogers expects to build new tower in Dorset…

By Stephen Petrick A plan by Rogers Communications to build a new telecommunications tower off of Maple Ridge Drive in Dorset is still a go, after Algonquin Highlands council gave the go-ahead at its Nov.…

‘Tough choices’ for AH ahead of 2022

By Stephen Petrick Dozens of public works infrastructure projects, as well as projects from planning, building, parks and fire services departments, will challenge Algonquin Highlands in 2022. Council is already preparing for its 2022 budget…

Youth Hub program offers job ‘lift’

By Nick Bernard In the basement of a former church in Haliburton is a vivid and modern office space consulted and, in part, designed by local youth. The space serves an important function in making…

Minden’s Book Nook reopens for browsing

By Nick Bernard A sign hangs on the door leading into the corner room at the Minden Hills library branch, a room packed wall-to-wall with books. The Book Nook is Open! One Person Inside At…

Pond hockey plans for return

By Darren Lum “Pondimonium” is back and the hope is it serves as another step towards life before the pandemic, said John Teljeur, organizer of the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships. After a two-year hiatus,…

MH council asks for accelerated climate action

By Sue Tiffin At a Nov. 11 meeting of Minden Hills council, Korey McKay presented to Minden Hills council an update on the development of the community climate action plan. McKay, Haliburton County’s climate change…

County begins 2022 budget talks

By Sue Tiffin Budget discussions have begun at the county level. Budget overviews were presented by chief administrative officer Mike Rutter, director of corporate services Andrea Bull, and county department heads during the Nov. 10…

TLDSB plans school improvement, equity

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the committee of the whole meeting of Trillium Lakelands District School Board held virtually on Nov.9. By Nick Bernard Schools across the Trillium Lakelands District School…

Minden remembers at Nov. 11 ceremony

By Sue Tiffin Though not advertised to the public, a crowd quietly gathered on Bobcaygeon Road across from the county cairn for a service of remembrance held by the Minden legion on Nov. 11. Though…

Library looks to lockers for service solution

By Sue Tiffin Library patrons in Algonquin Highlands are closer to having access to books once again. Residents who use libraries in that municipality have been without library services since March, due to temporary closures…

Christmas hampers hope to make the season bright

By Nick Bernard Thousands of kilometres away from the North Pole, in our very own backyard, there is a team of hardworking leaders and volunteers getting ready for the giving season. That work is happening…