AH cancels Dorset Snowball amid pandemic

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands council has cancelled popular winter festival the Dorset Snowball amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Councillors made that decision during a Sept. 17 meeting after hearing a report from parks, rec and trails…

Councillors approve snack bar, signage for new arena

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills councillors approved additional expenses for the township’s arena project – additions that have been referred to as “value-added items” throughout the process – during a special meeting on Sept. 17.Those…

Tracking COVID-19 in schools

By Sue Tiffin Parents and caregivers, as well as Ontarians in general, concerned about confirmed COVID-19 cases in class or at daycare will be able to track outbreaks of the virus at schools and child…

Rumours of 100s of cottagers enrolling in local…

By Jenn Watt A rumour that 300 students from cottaging households had registered in Haliburton schools this fall was an inflated number, the school board’s director of education said at a meeting last week. Asked…

Lakeside Church helps with Apple Sauce Project in…

Submitted by SIRCH Community Services The Apple Sauce Project is a community initiative that turns unused apples from local trees into apple sauce, which is then frozen and distributed to seniors and families through Meals…

Shoreline protection talks resume

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors have resumed conversations regarding a shoreline protection bylaw for the county, one that would restrict site alteration and the removal of vegetation within 30 metres of the high-water mark…

MH projecting surplus despite pandemic

By Chad Ingram Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Minden Hills’ director of finance is reporting a large surplus for the township so far in 2020. A report on the municipality’s finances from finance director Lorrie…

Councillor takes contract with CBC show, plans to…

By Chad Ingram When CBC comedy series Still Standing films in Minden later this month, Minden Hills CouncillorJennifer Hughey will take a paid contract position with the production, with the agreement that moneywill be donated…

MH pitches in on Bob Lake consultation costs

By Chad Ingram   The Township of Minden Hills will provide up to $5,000 to the Bob Lake Association for legal consulting costs regarding a proposal for a new boat launch on the lake.  …

AH plans for fall colours traffic, despite tower…

By Chad Ingram   While the Dorset tower in Algonquin Highlands remains closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the township is still preparing to control traffic as leaf-lookers make their way to the area to check…

Library branches to reopen to public

Haliburton County Public Library announced that as of Tuesday, Sept. 8 select branches would reopen to the public after several months of closure due to coronavirus precautions. Haliburton, Minden and Wilberforce branches will be offering…

CERB payment on the way, CRA says

By Chad Ingram Any county residents who've not received their September payment of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit this week should receive it within a number of days, the Canadian Revenue Agency says. On the…