A life well lived: Lois Rigney on the…

By Angelica Ingram April 14 2016 Surrounded by beautiful watercolour paintings depicting winter scenes that she created herself Lois Rigney talks animatedly about her life in Minden Hills and how she came to be a…

County to appeal to ombudsman on OPP billing…

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Opportunities abound at municipal level CAOs say

By Darren Lum Published April 14 2016 P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } It was a stroll down memory lane as muchas it was an opportunity to encourage students in high school toconsider municipal work for…

New sections in county's official plan 

By Chad Ingram Published April 14 2016 There are a number of new sections in Haliburton County’s updated official plan many of them a direct result of changes in provincial policy. Official plans are the…

AH awards contract for office expansion 

By Chad Ingram Woodbridge’s Maram Building Corp. will construct the addition to the Algonquin Highlands township office along North Shore Road. Councillors awarded the contract for a 124-square-metre addition and renovations to the building during…

OHTO to launch new marketing campaign

The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is inviting tourism stakeholders across the region to participate in the first reveal of the Come Wander brand and to provide valuable input at stakeholder sessions being held at…

Food truckin' at Stanhope Airport

By Chad Ingram Things could get tasty in AlgonquinHighlands this summer as it seems a food truck is ready to rollinto the Stanhope Airport. “Talks are ongoing and looking verypromising” airport manager Cam Loucks told…

Farming fastest growing sector report says 

By Chad Ingram Published April 7 2016 Agriculture is the fastest growing sector in Haliburton County. That’s according to a recent community food assessment performed by a number of partner organizations that moving forward will…

Schmale had largest election budget report shows 

By Chad Ingram Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale had the largest campaign budget of the four candidates for the riding in last October’s federal election a report from Elections Canada shows. Schmale’s grand total of…

HHHS ends year with $223000 deficit 

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the March 31 meeting of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board. The finance committee of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board is projecting a $223000 deficit…

Refugee committee hosts fundraiser at Rhubarb 

By Angelica Ingram With approximately $46000 raised to date the Haliburton Refugee Sponsorship Committee has made significant strides since it was established last fall. On Sunday April 10 the committee is looking to add to…

Here explores sense of place

After 25 years of exhibiting their work in major cities such as Toronto New York Chicago Berlin Brussels England and Budapest the artistic team of Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg are showing their latest creative…

Homelessness count to get underway 

By Chad Ingram The City of Kawartha Lakes which is the social and housing services provider for both the City and the County of Haliburton is joining the 20000 Homes Campaign a program that aims…

Food hub teaches cooking for kids 

“I want you to learn different ways of cooking eggs” says Marilynne Lesperance as she flips her toad in the hole – a fried egg in toast. Lesperance chairwoman of the Minden Food Bank and…

MNRF base ready for April move-in 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s emergency response base at the Stanhope Airport is on schedule for staff to move in by early April. Control of the facility will be turned over to the…

Large demand for local food council hears

By Chad Ingram Demand for locally produced food far outweighs its production. That finding is part of a recently completed community food assessment results of which were presented to Haliburton County councillors by Highlands East…

Retiring biologist remembers the relationships 

By Darren Lum David Flowers said he wasn’t on the job at the Ministry of Natural Resources here for two weeks before he appeared in the Minden Times newspaper. So it’s fitting that after 19…