Marina sale stymies boaters’ access to lakes

by James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A marina that has served a number of Algonquin Highlands and Minden Hills lakefront property owners may be closing public access. And the property owners on three lakes…

Free wood: Minden’s lumber reuse program

by Thomas Smith The Lumber Reuse Program at the Scotch Line Landfill started in late October of 2023. A large amount of high quality, usable lumber was being shipped out of the Scotch Line landfill. …

Whither goes the Frost Centre?

From Shaman's Rock by Jim Poling Sr. It was roughly one year ago that I wrote about the dark, worried feelings I had about the Frost Centre on St. Nora Lake just south of Dorset.…

MH looks into reduced household garbage bag limits

by James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 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…

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,…

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…

Old growth area in HF makes national history

By Vivian Collings Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve leads the way for other private forests by becoming the first commercially-owned forest to receive conservation status in Canada. After partnering with the Nature Conservancy of…

Minden staff to probe rodenticide use

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 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…

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, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 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…

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…