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…

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…

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…

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…

Getting inked on Bobcaygeon Road

By Chad Ingram “It started when I got my first one” says Tom Tucker. “They are a very addictive thing.” Tucker is talking about tattoos which travel from beneath his shirtsleeve down a bicep across…

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…

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…

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…