Grant money helps Minden Curling Club add new…

By Stephen Petrick You may want to hurry, hurry hard down to the Minden Curling Club this summer to check out its new features. The club, located at 50 Prentice St., has new amenities which…

AH moves to four-day work week

By Sue Tiffin After the upcoming Canada Day long weekend, Algonquin Highlands township staff will begin trialling a compressed work week, making long weekends a weekly option. Algonquin Highlands council supported the eight-month trial, which…

Veteran MPP Scott expected to provide leadership at…

By Stephen Petrick The work of Ontario’s Legislative Assembly is still on pause, after being dissolved in May for the spring provincial election, but Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock’s Member of Provincial Parliament was called to Queen’s Park…

Canada Day in the Highlands

By Vivian Collings Canada Day celebration laughter, music, and fireworks will be heard far and wide across the county on July 1. With festivities taking place all over the county in Minden, West Guilford, and…

HHOA welcomes new fish hatchery manager

The Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association is pleased to announce that David Poirier has volunteered to manage the association’s fish hatchery. Poirier takes over for Randy Charter, who managed the hatchery operations for the last seven…

A ‘dream’ come true for Minden teen

By Vivian Collings Tathan McCutcheon’s biggest dream was to build a basketball court, and it was made possible this spring with a little help from his friends. The Sunshine Foundation of Canada recently granted Tathan…

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…