Co-ed soccer kicks-off in Haliburton County

By Grace Oborne For Chris Carere, the game of soccer is about fun and inclusivity.  Two years ago, Carere was a member of the Haliburton Soccer Club. However, due to peak COVID-19 times, it became…

Haliburton County Fair 2022

A Haliburton County Fair event, sponsored by the Minden Agricultural Society, brought hundreds of fairgoers to the Minden fairgrounds on June 11. The event featured live music, games, beef on a bun, agricultural displays and…

Union rallies against TLDSB staff layoffs

By Sue Tiffin  Seven educational assistants and three custodial staff employees from schools in Haliburton County have received layoff notices, part of a “very concerning” number of staff cuts that has resulted in more than…

Golf club staff save man’s life

By Sue Tiffin What started out as a typical Friday morning on the green last week resulted in a life saved. At around 8:30 a.m. on June 10, staff at the Blairhampton Golf Club were…

Municipal candidate update  

Registration for Ontario’s municipal elections opened on May 2. Anyone wishing to run for council has until 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19 to file nomination papers. Residents considering or wishing to run for council…

Mystery solved on how to dispose of mystery…

By Stephen Petrick The municipality of Minden Hills is trying to unlock the mystery of how people can safely dispose of mystery snails. The invasive species is prevalent along long waterways and environment groups are…

HCPL auditor applauds merits of library

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed during a June 8 meeting of the Haliburton County Public Library board.  Oscar Poloni, auditor with KPMG, delivered a clean audit to the Haliburton…

Red Hawks show their colours for Pride Week

By Darren Lum There is reason for optimism for the LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit) community after the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School’s (HHSS) Pride Week said organizers. One of…

Former Brady Lake resident wins $100K fellowship

Award honours ‘best and brightest’ at Concordia By Sue Tiffin From a very young age, Cassandra Johannessen was interested in science. Her parents, Shirley and Derek Johannessen of Brady Lake, remember her being interested in…

Last Monarch returns home for induction honour

By Darren Lum Bob Beeney can’t imagine the life he has led without the Highlands. The 90-year-old is the lone survivor of the Minden Monarchs hockey team from the late-1950s. He is proud about his…

Haliburton Highlands Time Travellers back on the road

Vintage car aficionados were chatting, burgers were cooking and sweet rides were being admired at the first cruise night of the year hosted by the Haliburton Highlands Time Travellers. Thirty vehicles of club members were…

Minden Rotary 75th celebration

The Minden Rotary 75th celebration and gala event held on June 4 honoured the work the local club has done to contribute to the community, as well as the impact of members on international efforts…

Sixth term for Scott

By Vivian Collings Progressive Conservatives win second majority  The 2022 Ontario general election on Thursday, June 2 saw the lowest voter turnout in the province’s history with only 43 per cent of eligible voters appearing…

MH councillors ask for careful cemetery upkeep

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at a May 26 meeting of Minden Hills council, held in-person and broadcast via Zoom and YouTube.  Cemeteries are now open, and the township…

Ontarians offered savings on travel within the province

By Vivian Collings A tax incentive for Ontarians travelling locally should prove to be beneficial to Haliburton County’s tourism. The Staycation Tax Credit allows Ontario residents to claim up to 20 per cent on accommodation…

Land trust receives $28K grant for species at…

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has been awarded a Species at Risk Stewardship Program grant of $28,715 from Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.  The grant will be used to further the knowledge of…

Making connections to a career

By Darren Lum The following story is the last in a series of co-op placement stories featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11 and 12 students,…

Look Talk Make: A bundle for joy

By Jerelyn Craden Irony, fate, call it what you will, when you look at the timeline that led to the creation of the new Look Talk Make (LTM) program – a collaboration between Fay Wilkinson…

Highland Yard virtual race, in-person party planned

By Darren Lum Places for People (P4P) is the real winner of the Highland Yard run. Its long-time organizer Jack Russel said the annual event is important to the not-for-profit organization, which helps to create…