1st Annual Student Art Exhibition a success

by Thomas Smith Archie Stouffer Elementary School and Agnes Jamieson Gallery were ecstatic to showcase local young artist’s talent this past weekend at the opening reception of the 1st Annual Student Art Exhibition. There was…

MH looks into reduced household garbage bag limits

by James Matthews Minden Hills township staff will investigate the possibility of reducing residents’ garbage bag limit. Council heard Feb. 8 during its regular meeting about possible changes to landfill site user identification cards and…

Making memories in Minden

by Thomas Smith I have big shoes to fill. Emily Stonehouse will be going on maternity leave soon and I will be stepping in as her replacement as editor and journalist for the Minden Times…

County pivots to a new way to ink…

by James Matthews The first draft of Haliburton County’s capital and operating budget this year has a tax increase of almost eight per cent.The total levy required to maintain county services in 2024 is $23,621,264.…

Flood preparation underway

by Thomas Smith A public information session was held on Jan. 29 at the Minden Hills Community Centre in regards to flood preparation in the region. The session was presented in partnership by Haliburton County,…

To QR or not to QR; is that…

By Emily Stonehouse Most of us likely remember a chapter before quick response (QR) codes became a thing of normalcy. We used to be able to go into restaurants and open up a paper version…

Frost Centre reunion in the works

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Program This year is pivotal among milestones for the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre. And an effort has taken root to mark a number of those anniversaries and…

Photo arts program wraps it up

By Emily Stonehouse The Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSA+D) is nestled in the heart of Haliburton County, and attracts a diverse range of artists from around the world. Erica Olavario is one such…

HCDC launches LIP once again

By Emily Stonehouse If you’re a not-for-profit in the community, this may be your time to receive a little extra support as you dive into your year ahead.  The Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) has…

Finding her ‘North Star’; the story of Maryam…

By Emily Stonehouse Sitting down to write about the most recent Speaker’s Series on Maryam Monsef was no easy feat.  The Haliburton County Community Co-operative offers the series on a monthly basis; featuring people from…

Inspiring creativity; a conversation about aging 

By Emily Stonehouse It’s no secret that Haliburton County has an aging demographic.  With over 35 percent of the population falling within the 65 and up age range, the concerns around aging safely, sustainably, and…

First baby in Canada welcomed by local family

By Emily Stonehouse What started as a standard New Year’s Eve for Haliburton County local Nadia Shivji, turned into an evening she will never forget.  Shivji and her husband, Jake Martell, currently reside in Halifax,…

‘Trying something new’; County CAO ready to make…

By Emily Stonehouse Gary Dyke is no stranger to local politics, and he’s ready to wade into the (occasionally murky) waters of Haliburton County upper tier governance as their new CAO.  “I’ve never worked at…

County council keeps Danielsen as warden

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Program Haliburton County council voted to stay its course and continue with its most familiar warden at the helm. The upper tier council chose to return Algonquin Highlands Mayor…

Half of local COVID-19 deaths were in the…

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Program Some people living under the umbrella of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit may have gotten tired of frequent talk about respiratory illness season. But that…

A Christmas miracle for local family

By Emily Stonehouse Christmas is a time for giving, a time for kindness, a time for gratitude.  And Lyndsie Fliss understands that wholeheartedly. Fliss and her family recently received $1000 from Chaulk as a part…

Minden council says community should have a say…

By James Matthews, Local Initiative Journalism Reporter Minden Hills has a choice to make regarding re-opening the Lochlin Community Centre. That is to either repair the existing structure at an estimated cost of $366,000 or…

Minden restaurant makes top 100 in Canada

By Emily Stonehouse When you walk into Heather Lodge, it feels like you’re stepping onto the set of a holiday Hallmark movie. Every room is adorned with white twinkling lights, and a Christmas tree is…

New Minden CAO steps in

By Emily Stonehouse The search is finally over. After months of searching for a new CAO in Minden Hills, Cynthia Fletcher has stepped into the role, effective Nov. 23, 2023. “I am extremely pleased that…