Business owners inspire through their experiences 

By Grace Oborne For two years, due to the pandemic, businesses have been hit hard causing challenging obstacles, financial losses, and stress. Some have struggled to recover, but others have found light amidst the darkness.…

AH employees delighted with four-day work week

By Grace OborneIt’s been a little over a month since the start of a compressed work week trial for Algonquin Highlands township staff, and with several weeks into a new routine, township employees are happy…

MH, AH 2022 election rundown

By James MatthewsWhile Minden Hills voters already know who their mayor and deputy mayor are, the race for Algonquin Hills’ top office is a two-horse race.Three of the four mayors of all four Haliburton County…

Shoreline bylaw vote is on the horizon

By Vivian Collings Please note this story was written about the Aug. 10 Haliburton County special meeting of council. See next week’s Times for coverage on the shoreline preservation bylaw discussion during the Aug. 24…

AH council OKs Maple Lake landfill project

By James MatthewsAlgonquin Highlands council green-lighted a landfill project after a cost-saving measure was agreed to by township staff and a contractor.Township staff and the contractor that submitted the lowest bid to construct an operations…

Responding to adversity with pride and love

By Vivian CollingsMany Pride events were formed in an act of replacing hate and violence with love and celebration.Minden Pride followed suit.It is a welcome place for all to feel safe and celebrated in the…

Fulfilling a childhood dream

By Vivian CollingsMy Great-Grandmother once said to me, “truth is stranger than fiction,” and this year, I’m really believing it.I’m Vivian Collings, and I joined the Haliburton Echo and Minden Times team in my hometown…

Labour of Love shared

By Darren LumJeff Moulton’s first album comes from the heartIt’s a love fulfilled for a local musician ready to share his passion for music with his first album.Ingoldby’s Jeff Moulton might have been born in…

Winners announced for Mannequin Madness

The mannequins have spoken … or at least the mannequins have been examined and we have some winners to announce for this summer’s contest, Minden Mannequin Madness.Up first in the Fun award for the mannequin…

New zoning amendment limits Dimensions

By Stephen Petrick Services by Dimensions Algonquin Highlands will be affected by decisionA new hybrid tourism resort-wellness centre in Algonquin Highlands will have some limitations on what it can offer, after the municipality finalized a…

Resort owners angry over Health Unit hot tub…

Decision leaves owners looking for avenue to appeal order By Stephen Petrick There’s no love for some Haliburton County resort hot tubs this summer. The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit has been clamping down…

Minden Pride is a celebration of community

This year’s event is Loud and Proud in 2022!By Darren Lum Love is at the heart of the upcoming Minden Pride week of festivities hosted in the Highlands.The chair of Minden Pride Allan Guinan invites…

AH gets behind county-wide waste management model

By James Matthews Algonquin Highlands is on its way to having a clearer picture of what it will take for a single county-wide waste management system.Council agreed during regular meeting on Aug. 11 to get…

County library’s service delivery shifts into high gear

By James Matthews Chris Stephenson believes a dedicated vehicle will bring multi-faceted growth to the Haliburton County Public Library.And Stephenson, the library’s chief executive officer and chief librarian, rallied the HCPL board of directors to…

Auntie Plum ready to regale

By James MatthewsDrag Queen Storytime exemplifies Haliburton County Public Library’s core values.Public libraries are forever bastions of free expression where diverse voices are accessible to everybody. And, in concert with Minden Pride Week 2022, drag…