Patios to open Friday

By Chad Ingram Outdoor dining will be permitted under Ontario’s COVID-19 economic recovery framework beginning Friday, June 11, and that’s welcome news to local restaurateurs who are preparing to re-open their patios.“Our thoughts can be…

SIU investigation continues

By Chad Ingram Nearly 11 months after a Haliburton County man died following an altercation with police, an Ontario Special Investigations Unit investigation into the incident continues.On the morning of July 15, 2020, a man…

Kinmount Fair cancels 2021 event

By Sue Tiffin For the second year in a row, the 150th Kinmount Fair has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The announcement of the decision was made through a post on the Kinmount Fair’s…

Report highlights need for shoreline eduction

By Chad Ingram A report from Watersheds Canada highlights a perceived lack of shoreland stewardship education among waterfront property owners as one of the major barriers to achieving sustainably healthy shorelines.That report, entitled The Future…

Minden Equipment Rental under new ownership

By Chad Ingram Minden Equipment Rental, previously known as Minden Hills Rent-All, is under new ownership and management and ready to welcome customers both old and new.Bill Burnett and Brady van Tol are now at…

Need for services at local YWCA increases

By Mike Baker The YWCA Women’s Centre of Haliburton County has a rather unique goal – to put itself out of business.However, according to Darlene Smith-Harrison, transition support and women’s centre manager, the organization is…

Larry O’Connor connects with his culture

By Sue Tiffin After becoming introduced to Indigenous beadwork, the first piece that Larry O’Connor beaded himself was a poppy, which he gave to his next door neighbour, a Legion member.“They say you should always…

Youth vaccination clinics to be held June 23,…

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually on June 2 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking. The health unit…

Schools to remain closed until September

By Sue Tiffin School’s not out for summer, but it won’t be in-person again for the majority of elementary and high school students throughout the province until a new school year in September.“To best protect…

Phase 1 to begin on Friday

By Chad Ingram Phase 1 of the Ford government's Roadmap to Reopen COVID-19 economic recovery plan is poised to begin Friday, June 11, amid rising vaccination rates and declining confirmed cases of the virus. As…

OHTO receives $1 million in relief

By Chad Ingram The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization, of which Haliburton County is a part, is receiving $1 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Ontario to help tourism-based businesses, which have been hit…

Councillors discuss collaboration on services

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors discussed inter-municipal collaboration on roads work, landfills, bylaw enforcement and other services during a special online meeting May 26.Councillors, along with the chief administrative officers of the county and…

Austin to depart ASES for Coboconk

By Sue Tiffin After almost six years of leading the Archie Stouffer Elementary School community, principal Jane Austin is returning to Ridgewood Public School in Coboconk.Austin started her career in Ottawa in 1997 at the…

Get a taste of soul from Val’s

By Darren Lum A short drive from downtown Minden will bring your taste buds to faraway lands at Val’s Soul Food where the dishes are slow-cooked and infused with love.Operated by the mother and daughter…

MH to host virtual Canada Day celebrations

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during a May 27 online meeting of Minden Hills council. For the second consecutive year, Minden Hills’ massive Canada Day bash in Minden’s downtown…

Progress Pride flag to fly at TLDSB schools

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting of Trillium Lakelands District School Board held virtually on May 25. As reported in the Times, at the…

Renting private land for camping prohibited

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during a May 20 online meeting of Algonquin Highlands council.  While some Algonquin Highlands residents have been renting out their properties for others to…

Huskies welcome billet families to its pack

By Darren Lum Take a unique opportunity to give back to the community by showing the best of the Highlands as a billet family for a Haliburton County Huskies player, said volunteer billet coordinator Jess…