Council approves fairground use for ice racing

By Nick Bernard Ice racing season is a go.  Earlier this month when the provincial government announced a modified version of Step Two of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, the township of Minden Hills closed…

Man charged with impaired driving after Hwy. 35…

A 29-year-old man from Scarborough was charged with impaired operation after a single-vehicle collision in Minden Hills. On Jan. 15 at approximately 10 p.m., Haliburton Highlands OPP was notified of a vehicle in the ditch…

Minden Hills plans for future downtown ice rink

By Nick Bernard Minden’s downtown will be home to an ice rink in the future. At a Jan. 13 Minden Hills council meeting, Craig Belfry, community services director, spoke to councillors about a Dec. 9…

Board prepares for return to in-school learning

By Nick Bernard The following are brief reports on items discussed at the Trillium Lakelands District School Board trustees meeting, held on Jan 11. TLDSB director Wes Hahn’s first update for the year characterized an…

Hike Haliburton – Winter Edition cancelled

By Stephen Petrick Another event is taking a hike, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hike Haliburton - Winter Edition festival, scheduled for Feb. 5 and 6, has been cancelled. The news was made official…

Enviro-Cafe fosters climate conversation

By Nick Bernard The public received an update on Haliburton County’s climate change plan during an Enviro-Cafe presentation led by climate change co-ordinator Korey McKay on Jan. 11. Organized by Environment Haliburton (EH), the event…

Co-op experience leads student to employment

By Darren Lum The following is one in a series of stories, depicting Haliburton Highlands Secondary School co-op placements. Ever since she was a young girl, Brooke Stover has loved animals. The Grade 12 Haliburton…

Donna Lee McKnight remembered with happy tears

By Sue Tiffin When Linda Robertson and Wendy Connelly sit together to speak in memory of their friend, Donna Lee McKnight, they spend much of the time laughing. That’s how they spent time together throughout…

Grant funding available to local start-ups

By Angelica IngramSpecial to the Times Since signing up for ShopCloseBuy.ca, Kyla Grexton has been amazed at the local support and assistance she has received. The creator behind Keep Me In Stitchez, Grexton makes handmade…

Paul Wilson celebrates winning solution

By Alex Gallacher At the end of what would’ve been the 2020-21 season, the OJHL’s Whitby Fury weren’t drawing very well. The team was among the bottom in attendance and needed a change, enter owner…

Pandemic continues drawing people to Nordic trails

By Stephen Petrick For so many, the last two years of the pandemic has included our winters of discontent. The COVID crisis, which we now know is worsened in winter, leads to shuttered schools, boarded…

Ice racers ready to slide into new season

By Stephen Petrick The coolest type of car racing is (pandemic pending) set to return to Minden this winter. Ice racing was originally scheduled to resume at the Minden fairgrounds on the weekend of Jan.…

No shot at Canadian National Pond Hockey this…

The Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships is cancelled for 2022. The multi-day outdoor hockey tournament was hoping to return to action after a two-year pause caused by the pandemic. This year it was scheduled to…