Aircraft maintenance company in talks to locate at…

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Oct. 15 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council. To continue to grow Stanhope Airport needs to begin offering more services to pilots particularly…

Bridge work to be done by late November

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at county council committee meetings on Wednesday Oct. 14. The first phase of work on Haliburton’s Head Lake Bridge should be complete by late…

Group petitions removal of portage

By Chad Ingram A group of residents is petitioning Parks Canada’s effective closure of a portage at the bottom of Gull Lake near Moore Falls after it removed boat rollers from the route which has…

Marquis thrilled with national results upset by local…

By Angelica Ingram Cheers were erupting throughout the night around Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Liberal candidate David Marquis however the political hopeful remained cautiously quiet. As federal election results rolled in across the bottom of the television…

Rhubarb up for provincial award

By Chad Ingram One of Haliburton County’s eateries is a finalist in the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence which will be handed out at the Ontario Tourism Summit in Toronto in November. Carnarvon’s Rhubarb along…

Schmale MP for HKLB

By Chad Ingram “I think anybody can be successful on the other side of the fence” says Jamie Schmale. “I think it has a lot to do with the personality of the individual.” Schmale 11…

You’ve got Schmale

By Times Staff Conservative candidate Jamie Schmale will find himself outnumbered on Parliament Hill when he takes his seat as MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock amongst a sea of Liberal red. “I think we knew it…

Minden man seriously injured in collision

Submitted by Haliburton Highlands OPP On Saturday Oct. 17 just befo re 6:30 p.m. officers from the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway…

MH buys portion of former Walker’s property 

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills township has purchased part of the former Walker’s Auto Repair property along Highway 35 in Minden from Haliburton County. At their Oct. 8 meeting Minden Hills councillors passed resolutions to…

AMO expenses total about $8300 

By Chad Ingram County politicians who attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Niagara Falls in August accrued just more than $8300 in combined expenses. The annual conference offers seminars speakers and allows…

Council rescinds approval of solar projects

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills council has rescinded approval for 11 solar power projects given a support resolution by the township’s previous council. During their Oct. 8 meeting councillors were visited by Vlad Glebov of…

HCDC loans $4.2 million in 2015

By Jenn Watt Haliburton County Development Corporation continues to do far more business in its region than areas with many times the population. At the organization’s annual general meeting at the Pinestone on Oct. 7…

$3000 awarded locally for parent engagement projects

Several local schools were successful recipients of funds for parent engagement projects. Trillium Lakelands District School Board announced late last month that $22000 was allocated to projects board-wide from the Ministry of Education. Parents Reaching…

Festival dead in the water (again) 

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during an Oct. 8 meeting of Minden Hills council. A multi-day musical festival with an emphasis on water quality and education that organizer Earth…

Housing project to cost $300000

By Chad Ingram An affordable housing project near Minden’s Stouffer Street will likely cost Minden Hills township $300000. Back in February councillors voted to donate the land for a single-storey 12-unit facility near the S.G.…

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…