Postal changes for Carnarvon residents

By Chad Ingram Carnarvon residents who have been using the postal outlet at the local hardware store will now be using community boxes located along Highway 35. For the past several years the Castle Building…

Land trust director resigns

By Angelica Ingram The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is once again without an executive director following Patrick Kennedy’s resignation from the organization last week. The Land Trust issued a press release on Sept. 4 stating…

Easement agreement created for condo 

Minden Hills will enter into an easement agreement with the builders of a 15-unit building at 9 Newcastle St. who will use part of the municipal parking lot as a construction staging area. The township…

Council updates burning bylaw 

By Chad Ingram The township has updated its burning bylaw which was last updated in 2004. In Minden Hills the fire season is considered the first day of April through the last day of October.…

Fundraising group is alive again

By Chad Ingram After a hiatus the Minden Hills Cultural Centre Foundation is hoping to make a comeback. Operating as Arts Alive Minden the board of the not-for-profit group held a public meeting at the…

Natural gas contract goes to lawyers 

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during an Aug. 27 meeting of Minden Hills council. Council is sending a franchise precedent agreement from Niagara-area natural gas company Northeast Midstream LP…

Minden Hills denies support for solar farm

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills councillors have voted against a support resolution for a solar farm near the Allsaw flats proposed by the Oakville-based Algonquin Power Company. Back in June council was approached by company…

Orillia Power project rejected

By Chad Ingram A proposal for an Orillia Power generation station near the Minden Wild Water Preserve is dead in the water after a unanimous vote against the project by Minden Hills councillors on Aug.…

No solar compactor for Maple Lake landfill

May 6 2014 By Zach Cox The following are brief reports of items discussed during a May 1 meeting of the Algonquin Highlands council. At the April 17 Algonquin Highlands council meeting council decided to…

Success of May Day unclear

May 6 2014 By Chad Ingram While it is difficult to gauge what impact last week’s OPP May Day may have had local politicians are grateful to the county residents who participated and are continuing…

Making emergencies manageable

May 6 2014 By Jenn Watt In August of 2006 while many were struggling without power following a tornado that rolled through Haliburton County Marci Mandel and Alan Clark were making the best of it…

Devolin expects to support Fair Elections Act

May 5 2014 By Chad Ingram Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Barry Devolin says he is surprised that the Conservative government’s Fair Elections Act has become such a lightening rod of controversy. “There’s kind of a bandwagon”…

Transportation can reduce poverty

April 30 2014 By Chad Ingram Transportation could go a long way in battling poverty in Haliburton County. At their April 23 meeting county councillors heard from Mike Perry executive director of the City of…

Minden 150 Bike Tour motion deferred

April 30 2014 By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed at an April 24 Minden Hills Council meeting. A motion to make the Minden 150 Bike Tour a signature Minden Hills…

Expanding CoKL police force out of the question…

April 30 2014 By Chad Ingram Alternative policing methods are being explored by some municipalities as they struggle to deal with large cost increases that would be brought on by a new OPP billing model…

Planting the seeds to a healthy community

April 30 2014 By Darren Lum Amandha Vollmer of Minden spoke passionately about the opportunity to share her knowledge and guidance through the Garden Buddies peer mentorship program. Experienced gardeners have been paired with young…

County working on alternative OPP model

April 30 2014 By Chad Ingram Haliburton County is working on an alternative OPP billing model to submit to the province one that would encapsulate commercial and industrial properties. A new billing model set to…