MBC takes annual food bank drive online

By Chad Ingram The Maple, Beech and Cameron Lakes’ Area Property Owners Association is taking its annual donation campaign for the Minden Community Food Centre online amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Normally, members of the association’s…

Guideline changes may reduce number of children tested…

By Sue Tiffin “Thank goodness guidelines have changed, easier on families for sure,” said Dr. Norm Bottum after the provincial government updated screening protocols for children last week, amending a COVID-19 screening policy to focus…

Councillors pause on Maple Lake landfill redevelopment

By Sue Tifin Algonquin Highlands council supports a future reconfiguration and redevelopment of Maple Lake landfill which could cost almost $1 million, but opted at its Oct. 1 meeting to hold off on getting started…

Development to bring 30 rental units to Minden

By Chad Ingram A $6.8 million development the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing Corporation plans to build at the intersection of Highway 35 and County Road 21 will bring 30 additional affordable rental units to Minden.During…

Hydro bills for many cottagers to increase

By Chad Ingram Many cottager owners will see their electricity bills increase substantially sometime next year.On Sept. 17, the Ontario Energy Board, the province’s energy regulator, upheld a 2015 directive that Hydro One eliminate the…

First phase of climate change plan focuses on…

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors approved the corporate climate change mitigation plan for the county during its online Sept. 23 meeting.The county hired climate change co-ordinator Korey McKay last fall, and she has been…

County residents create long-term care coalition

Following the COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the roof leak and subsequent months-long evacuation of Highland Wood in Haliburton, a group of concerned citizens has come together…

Strong season for farmers’ market despite COVID-19

By Darren Lum As the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market nears the end of their year, the vendors and organizers thank shoppers for the season’s success.Farmers’ market president and Minden farmer Andrew Graham said it’s important…

TLDSB student reps launch anti-racism initiative

By Jenn Watt Student leaders within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board are looking for action on racism and discrimination against all members of the school community and have asked for anyone with stories about…

Director of education pleased with first weeks back

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting on Sept. 22 for Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Wesley Hahn, director of education for TLDSB, told trustees…

County increases IT staff amid pandemic

By Chad Ingram The COVID-19 pandemic, and, in particular, online council and committee meetings, is putting Haliburton County’s IT department into overdrive, and county council has agreed the county will hire an additional IT staff…

OHL prospect working towards joining Battalion

By Darren Lum Like the rest of the world living during a pandemic, Alex Little is in a holding pattern when it comes to fulfilling his dream of hockey ascension.The former Haliburton Highlands Secondary School…

Forecasts point to ideal fall colours weather

By Jim Poling Sr. The show is starting, but to see it you don’t have to fret about a Covid-19 threat inside a confined theatre. It’s all outside and the indications are it will be…

Potter combines carving and raku

By Chad Ingram Renée Woltz says the beautiful natural environment and thriving arts community of the Haliburton Highlands feed her creative spirit.Woltz will be displaying and selling her unique pottery at the studio of painter…

Annual flu vaccine ‘more important than ever’

By Sue Tiffin It might not be the vaccine that has been on everyone’s mind this year, but the annual flu vaccine will be available in Haliburton County and across Ontario in October, and according…

Camping traffic remains up in AH

By Chad Ingram Rental revenue from camping sites in Algonquin Highlands’ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails remains up over last year, despite being closed for several weeks earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The…

HHHSF thanks departing chairman for years of service

By Darren Lum The 23rd annual general meeting for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation was about recognizing the uncertainty of living through a pandemic and the strength of the community, which provides the backbone…

Power outage planned for Sunday, Sept. 27

About 6,000 Hydro One customers are expected to be without power on Sunday, Sept. 27 as upgrades and maintenance are done in the Minden Hills area.Between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., residents in Galway, Minden,…