Arena costs total $13.3 million

By Chad Ingram Costs for the new Minden arena total $13.3 million, a report from Minden Hills finance director Lorrie Blanchard shows, and the township will finalize a debenture through Infrastructure Ontario that will cover…

HHLT hopes to maintain the Highlands Corridor

By Chad Ingram The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has made an application to the Ontario government to have a swath of natural habitat it is referring to as the Highlands Corridor added to a list…

MH to change trailer regulations

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills council plans to make changes to the township’s zoning bylaw to allow residents to live in campers and trailers while they have a residence under construction, and, after conducting public…

County concerned about misuse of Crown land

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County council is attempting to open a dialogue with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry about the ongoing inappropriate use of Crown land within the county’s borders. Councillors received a memo…

County shoreline bylaw to be prepared for fall

By Chad Ingram A new shoreline preservation bylaw for Haliburton County should be ready for final approval by council by October, county councillors heard during a June 23 online meeting. Council received an introductory presentation from…

Kim Wark brings quirky to the paper with…

By Sue Tiffin Since 2010, Kim Wark has contributed a spot of colour, humour and clever fun on a weekly basis to the pages of the Minden Times, one comic panel at a time.It’s her…

Fire ban lifted

By Chad Ingram The fire ban that had been in place across Haliburton County’s four municipalities since June 1 amid dry conditions was lifted by the county’s fire chiefs on June 18.The removal of the…

Dock talk continues in Algonquin Highlands

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands councillors continued conversations regarding the creation of policy governing private docks on public road allowances within the township during an online meeting June 17.The regulations would apply to docks, staircases…

Lottery for purchase of Food Cycler at reduced…

By Chad Ingram The Township of Algonquin Highlands will host a lottery-style draw allowing residents to purchase Food Cyclers at a reduced rate as part of a waste diversion pilot project.As previously reported in the…

New book celebrates the arts, history of Halls…

The Halls and Hawk Lakes Property Owners Association (HHLPOA) is celebrating a 75th anniversary with a collection of stories that traces the history from the lumbering and early settlers’ days to the first cottagers. The…

Scott shuffled out of cabinet

By Chad Ingram Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes- Brock MPP Laurie Scott was one of five prominent ministers removed from the Ford government’s cabinet in a shuffle last week.That shuffle comes one year ahead of next June’s provincial…

MH man charged in armed robbery

Staff A Minden Hills man is one of two men charged in an armed robbery that took place in the Coboconk area on the morning of Saturday, June 19. According to the Kawartha Lakes OPP,…

MH considers renovating old fire hall

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills council will explore the viability of renovating the township’s former fire hall into a new space for local Scouts and Guides, as well as other community groups and functions.As previously…

Dealing with issues at Murdoch Road

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills councillors intend for the municipality to crack down on prohibited uses of a public access to Gull Lake at the end of Murdoch Road.Issues at the site, including people cutting…

‘Gordie’ leaves daycare after decades of love

By Sue Tiffin Gord Hoenow has heard it all.As a longtime early childhood educator, Hoenow has been privy to entertaining disclosures from toddlers and young children in his care for decades.  “Mommy said if I…