Orillia Power project rejected

By Chad Ingram A proposal for an Orillia Power generation station near the Minden Wild Water Preserve is dead in the water after a unanimous vote against the project by Minden Hills councillors on Aug.…

No solar compactor for Maple Lake landfill

May 6 2014 By Zach Cox The following are brief reports of items discussed during a May 1 meeting of the Algonquin Highlands council. At the April 17 Algonquin Highlands council meeting council decided to…

Success of May Day unclear

May 6 2014 By Chad Ingram While it is difficult to gauge what impact last week’s OPP May Day may have had local politicians are grateful to the county residents who participated and are continuing…

Making emergencies manageable

May 6 2014 By Jenn Watt In August of 2006 while many were struggling without power following a tornado that rolled through Haliburton County Marci Mandel and Alan Clark were making the best of it…

Devolin expects to support Fair Elections Act

May 5 2014 By Chad Ingram Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Barry Devolin says he is surprised that the Conservative government’s Fair Elections Act has become such a lightening rod of controversy. “There’s kind of a bandwagon”…

Transportation can reduce poverty

April 30 2014 By Chad Ingram Transportation could go a long way in battling poverty in Haliburton County. At their April 23 meeting county councillors heard from Mike Perry executive director of the City of…

Minden 150 Bike Tour motion deferred

April 30 2014 By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed at an April 24 Minden Hills Council meeting. A motion to make the Minden 150 Bike Tour a signature Minden Hills…

County working on alternative OPP model

April 30 2014 By Chad Ingram Haliburton County is working on an alternative OPP billing model to submit to the province one that would encapsulate commercial and industrial properties. A new billing model set to…

Expanding CoKL police force out of the question…

April 30 2014 By Chad Ingram Alternative policing methods are being explored by some municipalities as they struggle to deal with large cost increases that would be brought on by a new OPP billing model…

Planting the seeds to a healthy community

April 30 2014 By Darren Lum Amandha Vollmer of Minden spoke passionately about the opportunity to share her knowledge and guidance through the Garden Buddies peer mentorship program. Experienced gardeners have been paired with young…

Carnarvon brewery scores local food grant

April 30 2014 By Zach Cox The Boshkung Brewing Company located in Carnarvon has been informed that it will be receiving $111500 in funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food’s Local Food Fund.…

HHHS supports EMS proposal for paramedicine program

April 30 2014 By Angelica Blenich The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board meeting on April 24. A proposal to introduce a community paramedicine program in Haliburton…

Library needs increased IT support

April 30 2014 By Chad Ingram The Haliburton County Public Library system needs increased IT support the library’s CEO told council last week. Bessie Sullivan visited county councillors during their April 23 meeting delivering her…

New pretrial in Kennedy murder case

April 29 2014 By Chad Ingram The Ryan Kennedy murder case is back at the judicial pretrial stage. A new pretrial for the 2011 killing of the 21-year-old Haliburton County man began on April 30.…

Controversy continues over fence

April 28 2014 By Chad Ingram The issue of constructing a fence near the the Irondale Community Centre is heading back to the centre’s advisory committee. For months Minden Hills council has been discussing putting…

County moves on standalone EMS base

April 23 2014 By Chad Ingram Haliburton County will construct a standalone EMS base on the former Walker’s Auto Repair property along Highway 35 in Minden. For months councillors have been delaying a decision on…

Haliburton County plans for growth

April 11 2014 By Chad Ingram According to Ontario’s finance ministry Haliburton County’s population is projected to grow by more than 4300 people between now and 2036 bringing it to approximately 21420. This will require…

The aging face of volunteerism

February 25 2014 By Chad Ingram Minden’s service clubs are pillars of the community raising money for charitable causes and local infrastructure projects from playgrounds to bandshells. Along with benevolence and generosity these groups have…