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Strong season for farmers’ market despite COVID-19

By Darren Lum As the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market nears the end of their year, the vendors and organizers thank shoppers for the season’s success.Farmers’ market president and Minden farmer Andrew Graham said it’s important…

TLDSB student reps launch anti-racism initiative

By Jenn Watt Student leaders within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board are looking for action on racism and discrimination against all members of the school community and have asked for anyone with stories about…

Director of education pleased with first weeks back

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting on Sept. 22 for Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Wesley Hahn, director of education for TLDSB, told trustees…

County increases IT staff amid pandemic

By Chad Ingram The COVID-19 pandemic, and, in particular, online council and committee meetings, is putting Haliburton County’s IT department into overdrive, and county council has agreed the county will hire an additional IT staff…

OHL prospect working towards joining Battalion

By Darren Lum Like the rest of the world living during a pandemic, Alex Little is in a holding pattern when it comes to fulfilling his dream of hockey ascension.The former Haliburton Highlands Secondary School…

Annual flu vaccine ‘more important than ever’

By Sue Tiffin It might not be the vaccine that has been on everyone’s mind this year, but the annual flu vaccine will be available in Haliburton County and across Ontario in October, and according…

Camping traffic remains up in AH

By Chad Ingram Rental revenue from camping sites in Algonquin Highlands’ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails remains up over last year, despite being closed for several weeks earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The…

HHHSF thanks departing chairman for years of service

By Darren Lum The 23rd annual general meeting for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation was about recognizing the uncertainty of living through a pandemic and the strength of the community, which provides the backbone…

AH cancels Dorset Snowball amid pandemic

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands council has cancelled popular winter festival the Dorset Snowball amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Councillors made that decision during a Sept. 17 meeting after hearing a report from parks, rec and trails…

Councillors approve snack bar, signage for new arena

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills councillors approved additional expenses for the township’s arena project – additions that have been referred to as “value-added items” throughout the process – during a special meeting on Sept. 17.Those…

Tracking COVID-19 in schools

By Sue Tiffin Parents and caregivers, as well as Ontarians in general, concerned about confirmed COVID-19 cases in class or at daycare will be able to track outbreaks of the virus at schools and child…

Rumours of 100s of cottagers enrolling in local…

By Jenn Watt A rumour that 300 students from cottaging households had registered in Haliburton schools this fall was an inflated number, the school board’s director of education said at a meeting last week. Asked…

Lakeside Church helps with Apple Sauce Project in…

Submitted by SIRCH Community Services The Apple Sauce Project is a community initiative that turns unused apples from local trees into apple sauce, which is then frozen and distributed to seniors and families through Meals…

Shoreline protection talks resume

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors have resumed conversations regarding a shoreline protection bylaw for the county, one that would restrict site alteration and the removal of vegetation within 30 metres of the high-water mark…

MH projecting surplus despite pandemic

By Chad Ingram Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Minden Hills’ director of finance is reporting a large surplus for the township so far in 2020. A report on the municipality’s finances from finance director Lorrie…

Councillor takes contract with CBC show, plans to…

By Chad Ingram When CBC comedy series Still Standing films in Minden later this month, Minden Hills CouncillorJennifer Hughey will take a paid contract position with the production, with the agreement that moneywill be donated…

MH pitches in on Bob Lake consultation costs

By Chad Ingram   The Township of Minden Hills will provide up to $5,000 to the Bob Lake Association for legal consulting costs regarding a proposal for a new boat launch on the lake.  …

AH plans for fall colours traffic, despite tower…

By Chad Ingram   While the Dorset tower in Algonquin Highlands remains closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the township is still preparing to control traffic as leaf-lookers make their way to the area to check…