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…

Jane Austin named Citizen of the Year

By Chad Ingram She’s an educator choir director and multi-faceted volunteer from one of Kinmount’s founding families. And as of last Friday she’s also the community’s 2015 Citizen of the Year. The Kinmount Lions Club…

Land trust director resigns

By Angelica Ingram The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is once again without an executive director following Patrick Kennedy’s resignation from the organization last week. The Land Trust issued a press release on Sept. 4 stating…

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…

Council updates burning bylaw 

By Chad Ingram The township has updated its burning bylaw which was last updated in 2004. In Minden Hills the fire season is considered the first day of April through the last day of October.…

Easement agreement created for condo 

Minden Hills will enter into an easement agreement with the builders of a 15-unit building at 9 Newcastle St. who will use part of the municipal parking lot as a construction staging area. The township…

Fundraising group is alive again

By Chad Ingram After a hiatus the Minden Hills Cultural Centre Foundation is hoping to make a comeback. Operating as Arts Alive Minden the board of the not-for-profit group held a public meeting at the…

Minden Hills denies support for solar farm

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills councillors have voted against a support resolution for a solar farm near the Allsaw flats proposed by the Oakville-based Algonquin Power Company. Back in June council was approached by company…