Grads mark completion of high school

By Jenn Watt Published July 6, 2017 When you work hard, even the most seemingly insurmountable goals can be achieved, valedictorian Caleb Schmidt told his fellow graduates at last week’s commencement ceremony at the high…

Fire destroys Bark Lake rec hall museum

Published July 6 2016 Two structures on the Bark Lake Leadership Centre property burned on Wednesday June 29. Twenty-five Highlands East firefighters worked to contain the flames which had spread to some trees that surround…

Miners’ Bay Lodge hooked on history

By Angela Long Published July 7 2016 Never underestimate the power of a fish. “There’s a 23-pound trout in my office” Miners’ Bay Lodge owner Russ Wunker says. “That’s why we are here.” He pauses…

Rainbow flag flies in Minden Hills 

By Chad Ingram Published June 30 2016 The rainbow flag – international symbol ofthe lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community – will fly outside theMinden Hills township office for the week beginning July 4. Township…

HHHS celebrates its history at AGM 

By Chad Ingram Published June 28 2016 Times have certainly changed throughout decades of health care in Haliburton County. The annual general meeting of Haliburton Highlands Health Services was a much larger affair than usual…

Off-road vehicles remain off the Rail Trail 

By Chad Ingram Published June 28 2016 Off-road vehicles will remain banned from the Haliburton County Rail Trail at least for the foreseeable future. Last year the Haliburton County ATV Association requested that off-road vehicles…

Health costs continue to climb for county 

By Chad Ingram Published June 28 2016 The cost of the county’s EMS department continues to rise year after year at a rate that Minden Hills Reeve Brent Devolin says is unacceptable. Haliburton County councillors…

Millions for county dams 

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Septic system damaged in construction 

Two septic beds at the Algonquin Highlands township office along North Shore Road have been damaged during construction of an addition at the site and work associated with the mishap will cost the township about…

SIRCH Community Services goes into the red 

SIRCH’s financial statements for 2015/2016 financial year were presented during its annual general meeting at SIRCH Central in Haliburton Village on June 15. An audit from firm Collins Barrow shows a deficit of nearly $80000…

Highlands Opera proud of  10 years 

By Sue Tiffin   At precisely 1:15 p.m. on April 4, the front doors of Haliburton Highlands Secondary School opened and more than 50 students walked out of class to protest changes being made to…

U-Links welcomes new co-ordinator 

By Chad Ingram Published June 23 2016 Sonja Addison is the  new co-ordinator of the U-Links Centre for Community Based Research which  is looking for research project proposals for the 2016/17 academic year. The organization…

Additional AH staff may be required for septic…

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a June 16 Algonquin Highlands council meeting. The township’s septic tank re-inspection program will likely require the hiring of a contract employee for 2017. Townships inherited…

MTO just keeping highways safe rep says 

By Chad Ingram Published June 23 2016 It’s an oft-heard complaint in the county that the Ministry of Transportation is overzealous when it comes to regulating entrances signage drainage etc. along the Highway 35 and…

Stranded tourists urinating on properties 

By Chad Ingram Published June 23 2016 Algonquin Highlands township is looking to the province to do something about traffic congestion at the Algonquin Park entrance along Highway 60 near Oxtongue Lake congestion that is…

Public meeting on storage containers Aug. 20

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Broadband project should be complete by year's end 

By Chad Ingram Published June 14 2016 The county’s latest broadband connectivity project should be completed by year’s end or most of it at least. In January county councillors voted to spend $360000 on a…

Approvals delay mall completion 

By Chad Ingram Published June 16 2016 The completion of a strip mall being constructed on the HP Superstore property at the intersection of Highway 35 and County Road 21 continues to be delayed as…

MH to offer land for propane tank 

By Chad Ingram Published June 16 2016 Minden Hills township will offer to sell a piece of the township office property to Greystone Construction to house the propane tank for the condo building the Huntsville-based…

Committee complications for Minden Hills 

By Chad Ingram Published June 16 2016 Members of the Minden Hills advisory committee on planning and development are concerned about the process of getting committee recommendations to the council table calling it inefficient. Kate…

Point in Time services change lives 

On June 6 McGillion shared his story to a full house at the annual general meeting for Point in Time Centre for Children Youth and Parents. Diagnosed with autism McGillion moved to Haliburton County in…