Prentices keep on trucking in Minden

This is the second in a series of stories on the pioneering families of Minden. The name Prentice is synonymous with Minden. Many are familiar with Tom Prentice and Sons a local multigenerational trucking grading…

Music and mentorship at winter folk camp 

By Chad Ingram A small army of ukelele players pluck strum and sing an advant garde version of Irving Berlin’s Blue Skies . The crowd in the central building at Camp Wanakita erupts into applause.…

Sheep and goats affordable way into farming

By Chad Ingram County residents thinking they may want to try their hands at farming may want to start with small ruminants – that is sheep and goats. “It doesn’t cost as much to get…

Joanne Barnes named Highlander of the Year 

By Jenn Watt Fuel for Warmth and the woman who founded it received a hearty community thank-you on Saturday night when both the charity and Joanne Barnes took home Not-for-Profit of the Year and Highlander…

Company looking at bringing fibre optic cable to…

By Jenn Watt Small communities like Minden Bancroft and Haliburton could be ideal candidates for a fibre optic network Grant Roughley of North Frontenac Telephone Company told Minden Hills council during their meeting Feb. 25.…

Scott tables human trafficking bill 

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott is continuing her fight against human trafficking in Ontario. Scott tabled Bill 158 the Saving the Girl Next Door Act as a private member’s bill in the provincial legislature last…

Cuts set centre 'on its heels' 

By Jenn Watt While the Minden Hills tax levy will quite likely be a 10 per cent increase over 2015 CAO/treasurer Lorrie Blanchard told council at their meeting Feb. 25 that most of that was…

Merchants revive Minden business association 

By Chad Ingram Themes will be a major theme for a reawakened business association in Minden. Merchants from the village’s downtown as well as business people from outside the core are banding together to revive…

Shoot the bull Haliburton style

On Tuesday March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Minden Community Centre the Haliburton County Farmers Association (HCFA) is hosting a farming info evening. What’s it about? It’s about farming here in Haliburton. It’s about…

OTF funding application workshops

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is hosting free workshops for potential nonprofit grant applicants during the month of March with a focus specifically on the Seed and Capital Investment Streams. “Seed grant projects could include…

Family safe after house fire

By Jenn Watt Cammy George isn’t certain what exactly happened on Feb. 14 when her Miners Bay home burned to the ground. Fire investigators are still looking into the cause of the blaze but haven’t…

St. Paul’s celebrates its sesquicentennial 

By Chad Ingram One of the oldest buildings in Haliburton County Minden’s St. Paul’s Anglican Church is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. Its official birthday. As congregation member and sesquicentennial celebrations chairman Gareth Kellett…

Township opts not to pursue septage site injunction

After consulting with legal and planning experts the Township of Algonquin Highlands announced last week that it would not be seeking an injunction against the spreading of septage on a property off Highway 118. In…

Charges laid in multiple break-ins

Membersof the Haliburton Highlands detachment of the Ontario ProvincialPolice have charged three men in relation to a number of break-ins. BetweenJan. 20 and Feb. 11 the OPP received reports of break and entersthroughout Minden Hills.…

20% of homelessness assistance requests come from county 

By Chad Ingram P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Haliburton County residents generated20 per cent of requests for financial assistance from those who arehomeless or on the brink of homelessness from the Kawartha Lakes andHaliburton Housing…

Times, Echo, up for seven OCNA awards

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Fire destroys home near Moore Falls 

By Chad Ingram A year-round home near Moore Falls was destroyed by fire during the weekend. The call for the blaze came in about 5 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 14 Minden Hills fire chief Doug…

Landfill company makes compaction pitch 

By Chad Ingram Highlands Environmental the company in charge of Minden Hills’s landfills wants to run a test pilot program for compacting recyclables. Brigitte Gall and Paul Barclay of Highlands Environmental made a presentation to…

MH asks province to reconsider OPP billing model 

By Chad Ingram Minden Hill is asking the provincial government to reconsider the new OPP billing framework it instituted in 2015. Councillors for the township supported a resolution calling on the province to review and…

Allocating stimulus funds 

By Chad Ingram It’s clear the federal government will be making a great deal of money available to municipalities for stimulus projects but what’s not yet clear is just how that money will be allocated.…