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Can we do it alone?

By Emily Stonehouse Nearly half a million dollars for a concession stand.  A hot topic in the community these days. I’ve had a series of emails, people stopping me on the street, calling my cell…

No greater love…

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. There are times when we might want to despair over living in a world of selfishness.  This week isn’t one of them.  That’s because the first week of…

Chaulk full of local pride

By Emily Stonehouse When something is done with pride, it makes a world of difference. And that is what Trevor Chaulk, founding president of Chaulk, has. Pride in the company. Pride in the product. Pride…

A refresh in the theatrical world

By Emily Stonehouse Make way for young adults in the community - they’re about to take centre stage. Ctrl-ART-Del is a new theatre company that’s sprung up in the Haliburton Highlands, with individuals between the…

Naloxone training key to ending the stigma

By Emily Stonehouse The concept of overdoses - particularly in a rural community - is often something that is pushed under the rug. Yet, while it may seem foreign to some, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine…

The age of the grandparent

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. There’s been little to do during this winter’s days of chilly grey overcast. So I’ve taken to thumbing through stacks of photo prints that have been gathering dust…

The impossible dream; memories of Don Cameron

By Emily Stonehouse To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow And to run where the brave dare not go These were the opening words for one of…

No decision by Minden Hills council on Bob…

By James Matthews The Bob Lake Association wants to enter into a lease agreement with Minden Hills that would lead to a boat launch for members. The public boat launch was closed in 2016. Since…

Focusing on the Finn details

By Emily Stonehouse Perhaps 2023 is the year to finally dabble in the art world, and cross that off your bucket list. Nationally-acclaimed artist Carole Finn has returned to the Haliburton Highlands for the winter…

Minden staff to probe rodenticide use

by James Matthews Minden Hills will take a close look at how rodenticides are used on municipal property. The issue was brought to the fore during the council's Jan. 12 public meeting. Allison Hansen, a…

Seen, heard, and together

By Emily Stonehouse I sleep with a notebook beside my bed.  Usually, my favourite ideas slither into my groggy mind at approximately 3 a.m.  I had a few ideas for this week’s editorial. Conversations around…

What’s with our winters?

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. Canada is winter country and we Canadians are winter people. So, I’m concerned about what is happening to our winters.  Is the current one of above average temperatures,…

Razzamataz kicks off 2023 with dance

By Emily Stonehouse Razzamataz Kids’ Shows is kickstarting the new year with colour, culture, and dance. On Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15, Razz will present two special events featuring the Indigenous dance group,…

Native plant sale plants seeds for spring

By Emily Stonehouse During these long, gray days of winter, it’s welcoming to think about getting your hands dirty in the garden in just a few short months. The Friends of Ecological and Environment Learning…

Robinson’s General Store closed for now

By Emily Stonehouse The historic Robinson’s General Store in Dorset has closed its doors temporarily. As of Jan. 8 at 5 p.m., a sign appeared on the front door of the store, letting customers know…

Lots of noise about little

From Shaman’s RockBy Jim Poling Sr. When you go to a 10-pin bowling alley you have to put up with a lot of noise.That’s why Prince Harry’s book Spare, released this week, seems so appropriatelytitled.…

Two years of lessons for The Wolf Moon

By Emily Stonehouse With highs and lows, ups and downs, it’s been nearly two years of learning experiences for Reed Sacharoff, the owner of the Wolf Moon Shop in Minden.  Sacharoff kicked off his unique…

Turning the wheels on wellness

By Emily Stonehouse Sometimes, the first step is the most important one to take. Other times, it’s the hopping, skipping, stumbling, and jumping that makes the journey worthwhile.  For Shay Hutchings and Sarah Comer, their…

A year in review

By Emily Stonehouse I have read through every single Minden Times that was published in 2022.  Every year, the Times and Echo produce a year in review. The highlights of our hometown, the best of…

The realities of 2023

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. The celebratory shouts of Happy New Year! are but faint echoes now, pushed into the past by the realities of today. Today’s realities unfortunately remain the realities of…