Vaccination clinics underway in county

By Darren Lum Standing outside the Haliburton Highlands Health Services vaccination hub located at the Pinesetone Resort and Conference Centre in Haliburton on Thursday, March 18, Kelly Lawr was readying herself to join the line…

AH passes 2021 budget

By Chad Ingram The following are brief reports of items discussed during a March 18 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council. Councillors passed the township’s 2021 budget, which includes $12.4 million in total spending, $5.7 million…

Climate change demonstrators hit the streets

By Darren Lum Quietly, demonstrators stood on the sidewalks, lined on either side of Bobcaygeon Road in the heart of Minden’s downtown, holding signs with slogans for a healthier world and questions challenging the government…

Rogers successful bidder on EORN project

By Chad Ingram Rogers Communications is the successful bidder on the contract for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network's cell gap project, with some work on the massive project, now valued at more than $300 million,…

Minden Hills council: We’re still investing in roads

By Darren Lum The following are brief reports of items discussed during a March 11 online committee-of-the-whole meeting of Minden Hills council. Bobcaygeon Road being excluded from any improvement work in the 2021 budget prompted…

Second outbreak at Hyland Crest

By Chad Ingram A second COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Hyland Crest in Minden.Haliburton Highlands Health Services was notified on March 12 that an outbreak was being declared at the long-term care home after…

MH budget put to public meeting

By Darren Lum After five rounds of budget talks, the 2021 Minden Hills draft budget was put before a public meeting on March 11.The draft budget contains a levy increase of 3.75 per cent over…

Cultural centre reopens with quilt exhibit

By Laurie Carmount Presently exhibiting at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery, in Minden, is Colour with a U Too. This is a touring, national exhibition from the Studio Art Quilt Associates. A nonprofit organization, SAQA’s mission…

County in search of rentals to house new…

By Mike Baker Attracting doctors to Haliburton County is Cheryl Kennedy’s specialty.Since taking on the role of physician recruitment coordinator in May 2019, Kennedy has welcomed four new physicians to the community. Selling people on…

TLDSB shuffle sends shockwaves across county

By Mike Baker Lisa Barry was sat at her kitchen table helping her youngest son with his school work last Wednesday morning [March 10] when her email pinged. It was a notice from Trillium Lakelands…

100 Women Who Care Haliburton County seeking new…

By Chad Ingram Charitable organization 100 Women Who Care Haliburton County is looking for more women who care.  The group, which made a $6,200 donation to the Abbey Retreat Centre last week, is seeking new…

Arrangement of treasures ready to enjoy

By Darren Lum Come down Red Umbrella Road to a well-appointed and warm home where you’ll find the specialty catering company, Prosciutto Brie and Charcuterie, which produces boxes of beautifully cut and arranged delectables that…

Vaccines rolling out across Haliburton County

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with acting medical officer of health Dr. Ian Gemmill, held virtually March…

Starlink brings the world to rural Highlanders

By Darren Lum High speed internet is here for rural residents through Starlink, an effort being led by the private spaceflight company owned by Elon Musk – SpaceX. SpaceX is constructing a satellite internet constellation…