A Valentine’s Day pondering

by Thomas Smith I am a hopeless romantic. Some may call me a sucker that falls for clever marketing. Jewelry, chocolates, flowers, cards. Do I get one of everything, or will they want one of…

Where are they now? 

Creating a community: catching up with Kaitlyn Hillier By Emily Stonehouse In a small town, sometimes we don’t see the scope of the world for what it is. For Kaitlyn Hillier, she knew Minden was…

Litter boxes and lies

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. I’ve never been a fan of cats. I find them self-obsessed and neurotic. If I was a cat fan, however, I certainly would not be dressing up as…

A walk on the wild side: a day…

By Emily Stonehouse We’re always running. Setting alarms on our cell phones and scheduling meetings to catch up. It’s a time where we hear “I don’t have the time” daily, and priorities are jumbled like…

Company wants to bring treehouses to Minden Hills

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Treehouses won’t solve the housing predicament in Minden Hills, but there’s an effort afoot to make them a tourist draw to the area. Township council heard an application…

Get out and vote

By Darren Lum Four years can be a long time.That’s the term for members of council in the Township of Minden Hills and the Township of Algonquin Highlands.In contrast voting and learning about the candidates…

2022 Minden Hills election candidates

Here are your Minden Hills candidates on the Oct. 24 ballot. Already acclaimed were Mayor Bob Carter, Deputy Mayor Lisa Schell, and Bob Sisson, Councillor for Ward 3. Tammy McKelvey,for Councillor-at-Large My husband and I…

Bookapalooza turns page on first chapter

By Darren LumA new chapter is being written for the Haliburton Highlands when it comes to an event that appeals to writers and readers since the successful launch of Bookapalooza.With 125 people who came to…

Times, Echo, celebrate provincial awards

The Minden Times and Haliburton County Echo took home several awards at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s Better Newspapers Contest on April 29. A special ceremony was held virtually during the OCNA spring convention last…

Minden couple remembered

By Sue Tiffin The community is mourning the loss of two caring Minden residents who died in a three-car collision last week. On April 6, Victor Disik, 79, and Sonya Holliday-Rhodes, 77, were transported from…

Letter to the Editor: Feb. 23

The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted for the Feb. 23 edition. Ice racing is family driven To the Editor,  This past Family Day weekend of 2022 saw a great group of racers…

Woman, 28, dies in Hwy 35 collision

One person has died after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 35, south of Dorset, in Algonquin Highlands on Friday. Haliburton Highlands Ontario Provincial Police and emergency services responded to the collision involving a passenger vehicle…

When “net zero” is not zero

To the Editor, Net zero carbon. Net zero targets. Net zero by 2030. Net zero by 2050. We hear a lot about net zero but do we hear much about what it is and what…

Bear Lake Road residents propose private plowing

By Alex Gallacher Approximately 40 families along Bear Lake Road have formed the Bear Lake winter maintenance association, looking to hire a private contractor to plow the road in the winter after years of requesting…

Shapeshifting for the future

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman's Rock While we humans continue to fret and argue about climate change, animals have already started to adapt to it.  That’s really no surprise because some folks, me included, believe…

Driver charged with drug, firearms offences

A 27-year-old Gravenhurst man is facing more than half a dozen charges after he crashed his car along County Road 1 in Minden Hills on June 9. According to a release from the OPP, officers…