Window for Bob lake residents

Window for Bob Lake residents By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 29 2016 Residents of Bob Lake will have an11-day window to take out their boats beginning Friday Sept. 30. Earlier this year the owner of…

Hundreds of millions to fill broadband gaps

Published Sept. 28 2016 It will cost about $300 million to fill thegaps in mobile broadband service in the part of Ontario covered by the EasternOntario Regional Network (EORN). Jim Pine chief administrative officer forHastings…

14th Hike Haliburton Festival largest yet 

By Angelica Ingram Published Sept. 29 2016 The annual Hike Haliburton Festival that took place county-wide this past weekend was the largest one yet. Since its inception the festival which incorporates hikes concerts food events…

Bag Ladies need your toiletries 

By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 29 2016 The Bag Ladies are back and they want your soap toothpaste toothbrushes deodorant combs brushes creams shampoo lotions and potions kleenex sanitary products shaving cream nail care stuff…

Declining scores across the board

Declining scores across the board By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 29 2016 The latest round of results from the province’s Education Quality and Accountability Office show declining academic performance within the Trillium Lakelands District School…

Five blooms for Minden Hills

Minden has received five blooms - the highest grade possible - from Communities in Bloom Ontario. Judges from the organization visited the community in August grading it on a variety of criteria including tidiness floral…

Minden Hills woman killed in crash

A Minden Hills woman was killed in acrash near Bobcaygeon on Thursday Sept. 22. Kawartha Lakes OPP say that LisaAllison 69 is dead after a two-vehicle collision along KawarthaLakes Road 36 just south of Bobcaygeon…

HHHS changes tack with ER docs

By Jenn Watt Published Sept. 22 2016 P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } With the number of local doctors willing and able to staff theHaliburton emergency room dwindling Haliburton Highlands HealthServices has decided to try recruiting…

Stephens hounoured at Zion's 125th anniversary 

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Scott reintroduces human trafficking bill 

By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 22 2016 Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott hasreintroduced her private member's bill taking aim at humantrafficking following the sudden prorogation of the Ontariolegislature earlier this month. On Sept. 8 Premier…

Hydro One deal doesn't include dam 

By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 22 2016 In a deal finalized last month Hydro One purchased the Orillia Power Distribution Corporation from the City of Orillia. The deal however does not include the dam on…

Committee celebrates new playground 

The Lochlin Community Centre Advisory Committee is inviting the community to check out the new playground at the centre in a grand opening ceremony the afternoon of Sunday Sept. 25. The event will take place…

Exploring options for the Minden arena 

By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 22 2016 It would cost about $3 million to bring the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena as it is up to grade. It would cost about $6.6 million for significant renovations…

Keeping lake levels up during a dry summer

By Jenn Watt Published Sept. 13 2016 Spring and summer of 2016 presented particularly difficult weatherconditions for the staff at Parks Canada as they grappled withmanagement of the Trent Severn Waterway and the lakes that…

Majority of Highlands visitors are middle-aged

By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 14 2016 Most visitors to the HaliburtonHighlands are middle-aged early results from a county tourismdepartment survey show. As of the end of August 153 people hadfilled out the survey what…

Province shortens municipal election period 

By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 15 2016 When municipal elections take place throughout Ontario in 2018 they will be somewhat different from the ones that happened in 2014. The province has passed a number of…

Minden Terry Fox run this weekend 

By Darren Lum Published Sept. 15 2016 As far as Canadian heroes they don’t get much better than Terry Fox. The night before he had his right leg amputated because of a malignant tumour he…

Betty and the Bobs bop back into Minden…

Quirky eclectic and energetic Betty and the Bobs will bring their unique style back to Minden on Sept. 24 for a dance at the Minden Hills Community Centre. Formed in 2000 the band is a…

Hydro rebate not enough Scott says 

By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 15 2016 Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott says the Wynne government’s pledge to reduce hydro rates for Ontarians isn’t good enough. The provincial government announced Monday that electricity rebates will…

Minden landmark comes down 

By Chad Ingram Published  Sept. 15 2016 Minden is without one of its long-time landmarks after the large orange barn at the corner of Highway 35 and County Road 21 was demolished last week. While…

Huge dip in property assessment on four AH…

By Chad Ingram Published Sept. 8 2016 Property owners on four lakes in Algonquin Highlands will see the assessed value of their properties drop substantially in the current round of assessment by the Municipal Property…