Ministry seeks partners on Sherborne Lake Road

By Chad Ingram The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is looking for some help with the maintenance of Sherborne Lake Road south of Dorset. “The ministry is saying ‘we can’t continue to fund this…

Places for People seeking board members

By Chad Ingram Local non-profit affordable housing organization Places for People is seeking three new members for its board of directors. Places for People now in its eighth year recently held its annual general meeting.…

ASES parent advocating for more allergy awareness

By Angelica Ingram Every year around Halloween eight-year-old Maya Johnson gets nervous. A Grade 3 student at Archie Stouffer Elementary School Maya isn’t frightened by the scary costumes or haunting decorations she sees around the…

County residents go days without power

By Jenn Watt A storm that swept across Ontario on Friday downed hydro lines with 100-kilometre-an-hour winds knocking out power to thousands for days. Across Haliburton County there were more than 60 incidents investigated by…

Health unit welcomes return of census

By Chad Ingram The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit is welcoming last week’s announcement that the federal government will reinstate the mandatory long-form census. A day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his…

No decision on rental fees yet

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands continues to struggle to create an updated rental fees framework for its halls. Parks rec and trails director Dave Drobitch had brought a report before councillors at their Oct. 1…

Doors closed in Algonquin Highlands

By Chad Ingram <!-- @page { margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } --> The Township of Algonquin Highlandswill not be participating in Doors Open 2016. Council made that decision at its Nov.5 meeting.…

Two injured in plane crash

On Tuesday Nov. 3 at approximately 2:55 p.m. members from the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were called the scene of a crash involving a single aircraft. Haliburton County  Emergency Services and…

County urged to support Blue Dot  

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during an Oct. 28 meeting of Haliburton County council. Members of Environment Haliburton asked county council to sign a petition supporting the Blue Dot…

War memories from inside Austria

By Darren Lum With tears welling up Johanna Cius a Hyland Crest resident the past five years apologizes for her country during the Second World War. The 89-year-old from Austria has an experience that isn’t…

HHHS to spend $2M on records system  

By Chad Ingram Haliburton Highlands Health Services will spend up to $2.1 million on a centralized electronic records system with Ross Memorial Hospital Campbellford Memorial Hospital Northumberland Hills Hospital and Lakeridge Health. HHHS board members…

ETFO and CUPE reach deals with province

By Angelica Ingram Elementary school teachers and education workers represented by CUPE have reached a tentative deal with the province both of which were announced on Monday Nov. 2. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario…

Minden Hills removes asbestos from buildings

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during an Oct. 29 meeting of Minden Hills council. Minden Hills will pay about $15000 for removal of asbestos at Pritchard House and the…

Collapse of shoring wall closes Newcastle Street

By Chad Ingram As of Monday afternoon a portion ofMinden's Newcastle Street remained closed to traffic and theHaliburton County office closed pending the assessment of thestability of the area's soil. Just after 5 p.m. on…

No-parking zone extended to Fleming Road

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills is extending a no parkingzone along Bobcaygeon Road from Invergordon Avenue to Fleming Road. During the summer council voted toresurface and sign a little-used municipal parking lot at theintersection of…

County forms new water management organization with CEWF

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County is joining forceswith the Coalition for Equitable Water Flow (CEWF) to create a neworganization to give a unified voice to the stakeholders of thefeeder lakes of the Trent-Severn Waterway when…

­Ending bullying with babies

By Darren Lum Surrounded by the watchful eyes of Grade 5 and 6 students who kneel and sit silent three-and-a-half month old Violet Buchanan lies on a green blanket facing up with saliva bubbling out…

Inconsistency in CCAC CEO pay report finds

By Chad Ingram A September report from Ontario’s auditor general found large discrepancies in the pay of the CEOs of the province’s Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) as well as inconsistencies in the models through…

Cambodian children receive gift of bicycles 

By Chad Ingram Mindenites can help make the Christmas season a little merrier for children in Cambodia by buying them bicycles through the Minden Rotary Club. “That becomes a form of family transportation” says club…