A deer in the headlights

From Shaman's Rock by Jim Poling Sr. There are times when the political tribalism consuming us seems like a cancer that cannot be cured. Today, thankfully, is not one of them. I say this after…

Re-Open the Minden ER goes to Queen’s Park

by Thomas Smith On April 22, 2024, Patrick Porzuczek, founder of Minden Matters and Re-Open the Minden ER went to Queen’s Park to participate in the public hearings on Bill 180. “On April 20th, 2024…

My foxy friend

From Shaman's Rock by Jim Poling Sr. I’m opposed to feeding wild animals. They get to like human food, depend on it and stop foraging for their natural foods. However, I have a confession to…

AH council seeks to name road

by James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Algonquin Highlands council wants a say in the naming of a road in a Kennisis River subdivision. But first, council will task the township’s museum committee for discussion…

A time for ad blockers

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. It’s the curling bonspiel season and I’ve been watching a lot of the games on television. Exciting to watch, but too much time in front of the TV…

We’ve been depressed: HCSA trail closures

by Thomas Smith The Haliburton County Snowmobile Association has wrapped up their season. It lasted for eight weeks. “We’ve been depressed,” says Paul Wilson, treasurer of the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association (HCSA). “It’s a beautiful…

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…