County declares end to state of emergency
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County declares end to state of emergency

The County of Haliburton has declared an end to the state of emergency associated with the COVID-19 pandemic at the upper-tier level.“The County of Haliburton is ending this declaration as we no longer require the…

MH eyes road allowance bylaw

By Darren Lum Minden Hills councillors had no shortage of opinions about implementing an unopened road allowance bylaw permitted under the Ontario Municipal Act, which they discussed during a July 29 virtual meeting.The policy was…

Mixed bag at first shoreline preservation bylaw open…

By Mike Baker There were many opposing opinions and viewpoints presented by members of the public during a virtual shoreline preservation bylaw open house, hosted by the County of Haliburton on Thursday evening [July 29].In…

Litwin Rotary Club pres for second time

By Grace Oborne After five years, Lynda Litwin returns as president of the Rotary Club for the Minden branch.“It’s a privilege and an honour to have the opportunity to lead Rotary again. It’s really just…

Good Hood project kicks off in Minden

By Grace Oborne As of early July, Places for People Housing Corporation Inc., a county-based affordable housing organization, released the details of the Good Hood project that has kicked off in Minden.The Good Hood project…

Reviving the Rockcliffe

By Chad Ingram The world-famous Rockcliffe is set to make a return, in a new incarnation.“The idea is to build a new building that will be in the spirit of the old building,” says Mark…

Reach for Top Shelf on Gull

By Chad Ingram A new business operated by two Gull Lake friends is designed to make getting to the cottage a little less hectic.Jenn Currie and Sheila McNamee are decades-long seasonal residents with deep ties…

Still time to register for Highland Yard

By Darren Lum t’s not too late to register for this year’s virtual edition of the fundraising run the Highland Yard.Event organizers are calling it a virtual [Still at] Home Run where participants get to…

Highlands is frontline for invasive snails

By Darren Lum Earlier this month, a large find of 150 kilograms of dead banded mystery snails in Haliburton grabbed national headlines.The recent find didn’t make aquatic program specialist Brook Schryer with the Ontario Federation…

Officers cleared in SIU investigation

By Chad Ingram Two Haliburton Highlands OPP officers who discharged firearms resulting in the fatal shooting of a man last summer have been cleared in an investigation by the Ontario Special Investigations Unit. On the…

Forbes and Schmale square off again

By Chad Ingram Whenever the next federal election is called, Judi Forbes will once again attempt to unseat Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes- Brock Conservative incumbent Jamie Schmale.The Liberal riding association announced last week that Forbes has been…

MH man facing multiple charges

A 27-year-old Minden Hills man is facing multiple charges after the Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to a call for a drug overdose last week.Police were called to a property along County Road 121 just past…

Lakeland Millwork and Windows open new store in…

By Grace Oborne After being a resident of Minden for 30 years, founder of Lakeland Millwork and Windows, Andi Schollig, decided to open up a store called The Toolbox on Bobcaygeon Road in 2020.Lakeland Millwork…

Public education on licence of occupation

By Chad Ingram The Township of Algonquin Highlands intends to embark on a public education process surrounding the licence of occupation system it is creating for docks, staircases and other privately owned infrastructure located on…

Walk-in vaccination clinic available in Minden

By Mike Baker There are around 40,000 eligible individuals who reside within the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit [HKPRDHU] jurisdiction that have not yet received a first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, says…

New initiative aims to drive tourism, celebrate Highlands

By Mike Baker Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization has launched a new regional reopening campaign designed to support area businesses, ignite local tourism and stimulate the economy.The initiative is centred around inspiring individuals to travel locally,…

1971 Haliburton Huskies, champions now and forever

By Darren Lum It’s been fifty years since the 1971 Haliburton Huskies captured the Highlands’ one and only Ontario Hockey Association D title, but few who played or saw the championship final game will ever…