Kids toss melons from tower 

By Chad Ingram Don’t throw watermelons from the Dorset lookout tower. During a Sept. 17 Algonquin Highlands council meeting parks rec and trails director Dave Drobitch told councillors that in August staff at the tower…

A taste of the forest

By Darren Lum It’s unknown how much the rain on Saturday put a damper on this year’s 13th annual Hike Haliburton Festival. Marketed as the largest hiking festival in Canada with 70 guided hikes across…

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…

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…

Education workers begin job action

By Angelica Ingram While just weeks ago representatives from the Trillium Lakelands District School Board were hopeful the provincial government would reach a deal with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario talks between the two…

TSW feeder lakes need unified voice: CEWF

By Chad Ingram Greater attention to trout spawning and loon nesting are some goals for the Coalition for Equitable Water Flow but first the organization is determined to create a new group that will speak…

Dream transit system mapped in T-shirt form

By Darren Lum Just imagine if Haliburton County is a bustling metropolis. That’s what André Nichol a 2003 Haliburton Highlands Secondary School graduate and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) professional did to create the “fantasy map”…

Driver turns self in after hit-and-run

By Chad Ingram The driver in a hit-and-run incident that occurred in Minden early Sunday morning has turned himself in to police. On Sept. 13 the Haliburton Highlands OPP reported a man had been critically…

Laurie Scott given new title as MPP heads…

By Angelica Ingram As Ontario MPPs head back to the provincial legislature this week Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock representative Laurie Scott will be wearing a new hat. Following a shuffle by PC party leader Patrick Brown last…

Minden Hills may look for partners on transit

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills council is wondering if neighbouring municipalities may be interested in partnering on some kind of transit project. During their Sept. 10 committee-of-the-whole meeting Minden Hills councillors received a staff report…

New county tourism website to debut later this…

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during county advisory committee meetings on Sept. 9. Haliburton County’s new tourism website will go live later this month likely the week of Sept.…

Plan recommends new trails 

By Chad Ingram A trail connecting Riverwalk to Rotary Park. A trail connecting Rotary Park to the Minden fairgrounds. A trail connecting Panorama Park to the village. These are some of the recommendations laid out…

Township considers new speed signage for river

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills township is looking at new speed limit signage reminding boaters to slow down on the Gull River. Residents along the five-kilometre stretch of river between Gull Lake and Minden’s Rotary…

Minden man on sex offenders’ list

By Chad Ingram Minden man Keith Hirstwood has been sentenced to four and a half years of jail time and will be put on the sex offender registry for life. In September of 2014 Hirstwood…

Postal changes for Carnarvon residents

By Chad Ingram Carnarvon residents who have been using the postal outlet at the local hardware store will now be using community boxes located along Highway 35. For the past several years the Castle Building…

Stellar summer for area businesses 

By Chad Ingram Whether it was the nice weather or the low Canadian dollar area businesses are reporting a stellar summer season this year. “Our summer was truly outstanding and our numbers are up across…

Algonquin Highlands quashes hydro projects

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands council declined support resolutions for proposed hydro and solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) projects in the township during a Sept. 3 meeting. Patrick Gillette of CRD Energy Consultants visited councillors Thursday looking…

Candidates gear up for election

By Jenn Watt While most of us saw the month of August as a time to catch some sun and relax candidates running for federal government have been busy knocking on doors and meeting voters.…

Dorset tower structurally sound: study

By Chad Ingram The following are brief items discussed during a Sept. 3 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council. The township’s lookout tower at Dorset has no major structural issues an inspection by Tulloch Engineering conducted…