Minden to become home to Junior A team

By Chad Ingram The new Minden arena will become home to a Junior A hockey team to be re-branded as the Haliburton County Huskies, beginning this fall.During an April 29 online meeting, Minden Hills councillors…

Phone, internet and paper ballots for MH election

By Chad Ingram The 2022 Minden Hills municipal election will allow residents to vote by telephone, internet or paper ballot, as was the case during the last municipal election in 2018.During an April 29 online…

Paramedic urges public to take COVID-19 seriously

By Sue Tiffin One morning, Tanisha Gordon woke up with a scratch in her throat.“The next morning, I woke up with a congested cough, mucous accumulation and nasal congestion and my immediate thoughts were, ‘oh…

Paramedics vaccinating homebound residents

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County paramedics began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound patients and their caregivers last week.As paramedic chief and EMS director Tim Waite told county councillors during an April 28 online meeting, on…

Mass vaccine clinic remain closed across county

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually on April 28 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking.  Mass vaccine clinics…

Rock our World fundraiser is about paying it…

By Darren Lum Getting through the pandemic has been a lesson on how working together helps everyone.It’s that kind of approach  that  is at the heart of this year’s Rock our World, a major fundraiser…

Up to 40 new communication towers for county

By Chad Ingram The Eastern Ontario Regional Network's cell gap project will see between 30 and 40 new communication towers constructed throughout Haliburton County and the entire project, which includes the construction of 300 new…

Minden woman wins $500K on Plinko

By Chad Ingram A Minden woman has won $500,000, the top prize, on a Plinko ticket purchased at On the Spot Variety. Jennifer Smith received the ticket as a gift from her dad. As a…

Saving Grace and researching roads to help area…

By Sue Tiffin The first time Leora Berman was called to rescue Grace, one of Haliburton County’s oldest snapping turtles, was last year toward the end of the summer. Grace was crossing the street in…

Sullivan signs off as library CEO

By Chad Ingram After a dozen years at the helm of the Haliburton County Public Library, CEO Bessie Sullivan has tendered her resignation, which will take effect at the end of May.“Twelve years at the…

Schmale critical of ‘monstrous’ 2021 budget

By Mike Baker Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale is concerned by the figures included in the 2021 federal budget, which he has labelled a “super spreader of spending.”Tabled by Canada’s finance minister Chrystia Freeland last…

Mass vaccination clinics temporarily close due to low…

By Sue TiffinLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually on April 21 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking.…

Hike Haliburton ‘Light’ to proceed in September

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton plans to host a scaled-down version of the Hike Haliburton Festival this fall.County councillors discussed options for a festival this year during an April 14 meeting. Last year,…

AH eyes dock regulations

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands councillors waded into the subject of regulating private docks on public road allowances during an April 15 meeting.Council received a report from planner Sean O’Callaghan, outlining options for dealing with…

Council compensation under review

By Chad Ingram A pay equity and compensation review for Algonquin Highlands staff will also entail one for members of council.Councillors received a report regarding the review during an April 15 online meeting.“As a public…

Local COVID-19 cases on the rise, MoH calls…

By Mike Baker The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit [HKPRDHU] is “sounding the alarm” with the recent spike in local COVID-19 cases stretching the capacity of the health unit to its limits.In the…

TLDSB bags $7.5 in new COVID-19 relief funding

By Mike Baker Trillium Lakelands District School Board is receiving around $7.5 million in additional COVID-19 relief funding from the provincial and federal governments.  In a release to media last week, Laurie Scott, MPP for…