CARP tackles assisted dying bill at AGM 

By Angelica Ingram Published May 24 2016 The assisted dying legislation also referred to as Bill C-14 has been making headlines in the news and is a topic of much discussion. The issue was also…

Cottagers' association hires legal counsel

By Chad Ingram Published May 19 2016 The Gull Lake Cottagers’ Association has retained legal counsel over the proposal for an auto salvage yard south of Minden. The scrap yard application first came before Minden…

Fleeing the Fort McMurray fire 

By Chad Ingram Published May 19 2016 A former Mindenite was among the thousands to flee Fort McMurray Alta. during a horrific wildfire that destroyed swaths of the city earlier this month. Cameron Monk and…

CHA promotes natural shorelines

This was the message delivered at the organization’s eighth annual meeting held on May 14 at the Stanhope Community Centre. The CHA which was started in 2009 with 23 lake associations is now 48 associations…

Refugee family coming to Haliburton County

Haliburton County could be welcoming a refugee family from Syria as early as this summer. Last week the Haliburton Refugee Sponsorship Committee confirmed a family of 10 consisting of two parents and eight children would…

Task force tables renewable energy policy 

Minden Hills’s Renewable Energy Task Force tabled a renewable energy policy for the township during a May 12 committee-of-the-whole meeting. Following a flood of applications for the province’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) program last year Minden Hills…

Minden Hills sees large surplus from 2016 

The following are brief reports of items from a May 12 Minden Hills committee-of-the-whole meeting. Minden Hills accrued a surplus of nearly $700000 in 2015. A report from chief administrative officer and treasurer Lorrie Blanchard…

Minden Hills puts out call for banners 

By Chad Ingram Published May 12 2016 Minden Hills township is hopingresidents who have banners from the Minden Festival of Banners fromyears past will donate them to the township for installation in thevillage. For several…

County to stick with map for tourism promotion

By Chad Ingram Published May 12 2016 P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Haliburton County will stick with themap-like explore guide it produced this year versus the traditionalDestination Guide it produced previously as its main tourismpublication…

Food truck serves up grub starting May 19

A food truck at the Stanhope Airport will start dishing out greasy goodness on Friday May 19 the beginning of the May long weekend. Councillors voted to proceed with a licensing agreement with Delightful Temptations…

Hospitals not closing CEO stresses 

A Lindsay-based organization says it’s worried about cuts to or even the closure of the Haliburton and Minden hospitals but the CEO of Haliburton Highlands Health Services says there are no such plans in place.…

AH continues to craft parking bylaw 

Algonquin Highlands council continues to work on a parking bylaw for the township. Councillors looked at a revised version of a draft bylaw during a May 5 meeting. First discussed during an April 21 meeting…

Supreme court dismisses Todd Bros. appeal 

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from Stouffville’s Todd Brothers Contracting Limited in a years-long legal battle with Algonquin Highlands township. Legal invoices obtained by the Times show the township has spent…

Province to close Minden Service Ontario office  By Chad…

The provincial government is closingMinden's Service Ontario office. Located in a provincially owned buildingalong Highway 35 the office where residents go for driver's licence andhealth card renewals licence plate stickers hunting and fishing licences anda…

Bylaw to deal with shipping containers

By Chad Ingram Published May 5 2016 Algonquin Highlands council is workingon a zoning bylaw amendment to regulate the use of shippingcontainers – such as the body of a transport truck or sea shippingcontainers -…

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Gauging the impact of cycling By Chad Ingram Published May 5 2016 <!-- /* Font Definitions */@font-face {font-family:"Times New Roman"; panose-1:0 2 2 6 3 5 4 5 2 3; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:50331648 0…

Council makes changes to ATV start on Rail…

Haliburton County councillors have made a change to the official spring opening of the Haliburton County Rail Trail to ATVs although in practice there will be little difference. For a number of years the official…

Community transportation project gets rolling 

By Chad Ingram Wheels are turning on the Haliburton community transportation project. A project of Rural Transportation Options (RTO) Haliburton County it’s funded through a transportation pilot grant from the Ministry of Transportation. The goal…

Community transportation project gets rolling 

By Chad Ingram Published May 3 2016 Wheels are turning on the Haliburton community transportation project. A project of Rural Transportation Options (RTO) Haliburton County it’s funded through a transportation pilot grant from the Ministry…