Minden staff to probe rodenticide use

by James Matthews Minden Hills will take a close look at how rodenticides are used on municipal property. The issue was brought to the fore during the council's Jan. 12 public meeting. Allison Hansen, a…

Native plant sale plants seeds for spring

By Emily Stonehouse During these long, gray days of winter, it’s welcoming to think about getting your hands dirty in the garden in just a few short months. The Friends of Ecological and Environment Learning…

Still no lower-tier consensus on shoreline bylaw

Three of four lower tier municipalities have delegated authority to the county to enforce the proposed Shoreline Preservation Bylaw. Haliburton County council discussed during its regular meeting Dec. 14 whether proceed with the bylaw without…

EH! to address wetlands and politics at AGM

By Clem Grob It’s no secret that the Gull River often floods in the spring, leaving residents and business owners worried about when the next will be.A natural feature of Haliburton County can help prevent…

County creates new position to monitor lake health

By James Matthews Haliburton County has created a planning technologist position for the Lake Health Monitoring Program. Council agreed to the new administrative position Nov. 9 during a special meeting. Funding for the position has…

MH residents can get chipped wood from town…

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Materials from a brush chipping program is available free to the public.Nikki Payne, manager of Minden Hills’ waste facilities, apprised council during its Oct. 13 meeting of a way…

HHOA receive 21,000 new guests

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA) has received more than 21,000 rainbow trout from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Harwood Fish Culture Station. The two to three inch-long Ganaraska strain rainbow trout will…

Shoreline bylaw vote is on the horizon

By Vivian Collings Please note this story was written about the Aug. 10 Haliburton County special meeting of council. See next week’s Times for coverage on the shoreline preservation bylaw discussion during the Aug. 24…

AH council OKs Maple Lake landfill project

By James MatthewsAlgonquin Highlands council green-lighted a landfill project after a cost-saving measure was agreed to by township staff and a contractor.Township staff and the contractor that submitted the lowest bid to construct an operations…

Land Trust AGM reveals a positive year

By Darren Lum Taking the positives from 2021 is keeping spirits high for an upcoming year after the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust annual general meeting held virtually on Thursday, June 23.Land Trust chair Shelley Hunt…

HHOA welcomes new fish hatchery manager

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association is pleased to announce that David Poirier has volunteered to manage the association’s fish hatchery. Poirier takes over for Randy Charter, who managed the hatchery operations for the last seven…

Former Brady Lake resident wins $100K fellowship

Award honours ‘best and brightest’ at Concordia By Sue Tiffin From a very young age, Cassandra Johannessen was interested in science. Her parents, Shirley and Derek Johannessen of Brady Lake, remember her being interested in…

Land trust receives $28K grant for species at…

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has been awarded a Species at Risk Stewardship Program grant of $28,715 from Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.  The grant will be used to further the knowledge of…

HHOA completes stocking of area lakes

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association has completed its 2022 Spring stocking of lake and rainbow trout in area lakes. This year the HHOA raised approximately 15,000 lake trout and 20,000 rainbow trout at its hatchery…

MH plans for FoodCycler pilot program launch

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at a May 12 meeting of Minden Hills council, held virtually via Zoom and YouTube. After the success of the FoodCycler waste diversion pilot…