Schmale wins again in a landslide, returns to…

By Fred GrovesMonday night’s, Sept. 20 federal election once again turned out to be bittersweet for Conservative Jamie Schmale.Cruising to another victory, the Member of Parliament will head back to Ottawa where he will once…

Reflecting on what was and what will be

Cody Hodgson humbled by Hall of Fame induction By Grace OborneFormer NHL centreman, Cody Hodgson, still has a profound passion for the sport of hockey. Though he retired from the game early in his career,…

Terry Fox set an unforgettable example

By Fred Groves There is a symbiotic relationship between Terry Fox and all the participants in this year’s Marathon of Hope Run, including those who live in Minden.Sunday morning, several women known as Nancy’s Fun…

Huskies coming together during pre-season

By Fred Groves It’s been 19 long months since Haliburton County Huskies’ captain Nathan Porter has played in an Ontario Junior Hockey League game.This past weekend, the 6’2”, 220-pounds veteran defenceman led the Huskies into…

Recovery team remains flexible and realistic

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit met virtually on Sept. 16. By Katrina Boguski During the meeting the board heard from Dr. Natalie Bocking and other staff members about various plans to transition…

Minden Hills Fire Department cleans up

The Minden Hills Fire Department was asked to assist with an “outdoor yard cleanup” on Sept. 17 at Floralan Park Drive in Minden. According to a press release from the fire department, they received help…

Q3 results show impact of pandemic on school…

The following are briefs from the TLDSB virtual meeting on Sept.14. By Katrina Boguski There was no meeting over the summer so this was the first chance to present the third quarter results which ended…

When life gives you apples … make apple…

Apple Sauce Project returns to Haliburton County By Angelica BlenichIt’s that time of year again when the apples are ripe and falling from the trees—perfect for apple sauce!The Apple Sauce Project turns unused apples from…

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…