Visiting Saints steal win against Hawks
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Visiting Saints steal win against Hawks

By Darren Lum After opening the Kawartha High School Field Hockey League season with a home loss against the Hurricanes the week before, the Red Hawks girls’ field hockey team was able to take the…

Giving real world work experience key to prosperity

This story is the first in a series of articles that will highlight co-op placements. By Darren Lum Labour shortages are affecting communities across the continent and Haliburton County is included. The Highlands has seen…

Getting a grip on education with boot camp

By Darren Lum When Grade 12 Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student Grace Hudson started the day, she didn’t think she would enjoy plumbing, but that changed after she participated in the Tools in the Trades…

Lions serve up a feast for first in-person…

By Sue Tiffin Brian Moore was excited all day Saturday, knowing that the Minden and District Lions Club was hosting the service club’s first in-person event in 19 months that evening. An Octoberfest-themed dinner event…

Hike Haliburton a go for winter

By Stephen Petrick County councillors want to get the tourism industry moving again; they’ve given a hearty endorsement for Hike Haliburton Winter Edition, 2022. Council gave the green light for staff to begin preparing for…

Paramedic service plans for population growth

By Stephen Petrick Some big decisions loom for Haliburton County on how to manage paramedic services, in light of a perceived growing population. Haliburton County councillors voted on Oct. 13 to begin the process of…

Algonquin Highlands closes Hawk Lake landfill

Last Thursday, the Hawk Lake landfill was closed after its final day of operations, having reached capacity.  In 2019, Algonquin Highlands councillors decided to shut the site, which had been deemed not suitable for expansion,…

Frequent bear sightings reported in downtown Minden

By Sue Tiffin Tabi Mascia first captured an image of a black bear walking through her backyard near Newcastle Street in Minden this past August, when her security camera picked up the motion outside at…

Solutions sought to restore library services in AH

By Sue Tiffin Library patrons in Algonquin Highlands have been without library options in the township, with the Dorset book depot being closed since March this year due to mould at the facility it’s housed…

Budget talks begin early in Minden Hills

By Sue Tiffin Minden Hills council began looking at the 2022 draft budget on Oct. 14, about two months early compared to prior years. “The intent is to provide council with the same number of…

Running down a Kawartha championship

By Darren Lum The return to racing was welcomed by the Red Hawks cross-country team after close to two years away because of COVID-19 restrictions. Four runners, Erika Hoare, Nick Phippen, Corin Gervais and Ivan…