Rural health hub coming to Highlands 

By Angela Long Published Aug. 11 2016 On Sunday Aug. 7 Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the Haliburton Highlands Health Services has been chosen as one of five sites for a rural health hub pilot…

County council responds to OPP superintendent 

By Chad Ingram Published Aug. 2 2016 Haliburton County councillors will be sending a letter to OPP municipal policing bureau superintendent Marc Bedard taking issue with a recent letter to the editor Bedard sent to…

County council hears energy policy 

By Chad Ingram Published Aug. 4 2016 Members of Minden Hills’s renewable energy task force presented their renewable energy policy to Haliburton County council on July 27 and it seems like before long the county’s…

Spring flooding costs MH $65K 

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a July 28 Minden Hills council meeting. Flooding this spring cost the township about about $65000 roads superintendent Travis Wilson told councillors. “We had quite a…

Scott's Dam Bridge to come down 

By Chad Ingram Published Aug. 4 2016 Scott’s Dam Bridge at Canning Lake will be demolished when the federal government reconstructs the Canning Lake dam. It was announced earlier this summer the feds will invest…

CoKL wants more cash from county 

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking amendments to its joint service agreement with Haliburton County amendments that would cost the county an additional $100000 or so a year. Social services and housing for Haliburton…

Murder at Raven Lake 

By Jenn Watt Published July 28 2016 The Dominion Hotel Raven Lake Highland Ridge long-term care home The Highland Times newspaper – if all of that sounds familiar it’s because the Haliburton Highlands serves as…

Minden Hills tenders construction of new fire hall…

By Chad Ingram Published July 28 2016 The current aging fire hall is locatedbetween Prince Street and Pritchard Lane in Minden's downtown. The new facilitywill be built along Highway 35 in Minden near the county's…

Tentrees comes home to perform

By Darren Lum Published July 28 2016 Once a hawk always a hawk. Haliburton Highlands Secondary School proud graduate and musician Gordie Tentrees is returning to the Highlands for a performance when he takes the…

County without an ambulance on multiple occasions 

By Chad Ingram Published July 27 2016 P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; Eight times in the first six months of2016 there were zero ambulances available in Haliburton County thoseincidents equating to a total of 12 hours.…

Age-friendly plan requires feedback

Work on the Age-Friendly Master Plan for Haliburton County continues and is requiring more input from the public says the chairwoman of the Aging Well Committee. Angela Andrews said after two work group meetings and…

AH applies for playground grant 

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a July 21 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council. Council will apply for a grant from the federal Enabling Accessibility Fund to construct a new accessible playground…

Studs going up at The Newcastle 

By Chad Ingram Published July 28 2016 “The concept for us is we’re building your home inside our walls” says Peter Brady of Trophy Property Corp. as he makes his way through The Newcastle the…

Wood keeps it local at Wall FlowerBy Chad…

Wood a self-trained artist who started as a draftsperson started her painting work in oils. However “about six years ago I switched to acrylic” Wood says explaining she’d taken a course in acrylics at the…

Try volunteering at Hyland Crest

By Chad Ingram Published July 28 2016 Cards. Crafts. Going for a walk. Watching the hockey game. There are a multitude of ways community members can spend time with residents of Hyland Crest says volunteer…

New staff sgt. expands community web

By Angela Long July 19 2016 He’s braved the rains to celebrate Canada Day in Minden andcast a line for Kids and Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days. StaffSergeant Richard Riopelle the new detachment commander…

FIT projects approved for MH AH 

The province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has approved a number of feed-in tariff (FIT) projects for Minden Hills and Algonquin Highlands. The IESO recently released a list of 936 renewable energy projects that were…