Council asks operator to make zoning request

By Chad Ingram A lgonquin Highlands council will ask the owner of a property near Maple Lake being used for the field spreading of septic waste to request a zoning bylaw amendment for the operation…

Four hands on one piano

On Sunday Oct. 25 the Haliburton Concert Series will present duo pianists Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach in the final concert of its 2015 season. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Northern…

Adjusting to life after spinal stroke

By Angelica Ingram Moss Davis flips through a book that contains pages filled with pictures of his dad. The four-year-old kindergarten student at Archie Stouffer Elementary School shares stories of visiting his dad in Toronto…

Tax jump at Stanhope airport

Tax jump at Stanhope Airport By Chad Ingram Taxes at the Stanhope Airport will rise for Algonquin Highlands after a visit from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Councillors received a report from treasurer Tammy…

Algonquin Highlands must upgrade pit

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands will spend about $15000 on upgrades to a gravel pit it owns after an inspection by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. During an Oct. 1 Algonquin Highlands council…

Mental health policy established for firefighters

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands has instituted a mental health policy to help any of its volunteer firefighters who may need it. Fire chief Mike Cavanagh brought the policy forward during an Oct. 1 council…

TLDSB Schools Receive Funds for Parent Engagement

Twenty-three schools in Trillium Lakelands District School Board will be receiving funding from the Ministry of Education to enhance or initiate parent engagement projects. The Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants range from $750 to a…

Septage operator fined

By Chad Ingram The operator of a sewage spreading site near Maple Lake has been fined by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change shortly after receiving approval from the ministry for the operation of…

New company to look after Minden Hills landfills

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills council voted to award the contract for landfill attendant services at the municipality’s landfills to a new company during their Sept. 24 meeting. Highlands Environmental owned by Paul Barclay of…

Hydro One deal wouldn’t affect Minden 

By Chad Ingram A sale of part of the Orillia Power Corporation to Hydro One would not impact the hydro generation facility at Minden Lake. Last week the City of Orillia which owns the corporation…

Parks plan ‘living document’ reeve says 

By Chad Ingram Some Minden Hills councillors are less than pleased with the township’s new parks and trails master plan but the township’s reeve says the plan is a living document that can be added…

Minden Hills denies support for eight solar projects 

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills councillors denied a support resolution for eight proposed projects by Toronto’s Abundant Solar Energy Inc. during a special meeting Sept. 10. Council had been approached by reps from the company…

Children’s water fest deferred to 2016

By Angelica Blenich Irene Heaven waited until the last possible day until she made a decision she really didn’t want to make. The co-ordinator for the Haliburton-Muskoka-Kawartha Children’s Water Festival Heaven has been spearheading the…

Fighting for long-term care beds

By Chad Ingram The Central East LHIN says it’s trying to maintain the number of long-term care beds in Haliburton County but provincially mandated requirements are making the future of 60 of the community’s  beds…

Intoxicated driver kills moose

A moose is dead and a woman charged with drunk driving after a collision on Highway 118 in the early morning hours of Sunday Sept. 27. Haliburton Highlands OPP say officers responded to a report…

Gala recognizes environmental contributions

By Angelica Ingram Quietly behind the scenes there are many organizations and groups doing great work on environmental causes just because they care. On Sept. 27 the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust recognized a select few…

Huge crowd for debate

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County residents peppered their federal candidates with questions on everything from environmental policy to F-35s to proportional representation to access to information at a candidates’ meeting Monday night. Hundreds packed the…

Finding Lyle Boice

By Darren Lum The following story marks Legion Week a provincial celebration of the organizations dedicated to veterans. When the parachute bomb silently fell in Nijmegen The Netherlands during the Second World War 22-year-old Lyle…

Algonquin Highlands begins office expansion

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands councillors took preliminary steps toward an expansion of the township office on North Shore Road during a Sept. 17 meeting. For years it’s been mentioned that the office constructed in…