ASES parent council hosts end-of-year concert
ASES parent council hosts end-of-year concert

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Fuelling a dream with foundational skills

By Darren Lum The following is part of a series of co-op placement stories featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11 and 12 students, the co-op…

Edgewater Grill set to open for the long…

By Vivian Collings Local new owners of what was formerly the Kinmount Grill hope to share their lifelong love of the area by providing delicious food to residents and visitors. The Hancocks purchased the building…

Women’s soccer league kicks off season

By Vivian Collings An ambitious new resident is eager to share her devoted passion for soccer with the community. Fitness trainer Kathy Judson moved to the area with her husband and twin daughters last summer,…

Flying the red and white well at OFSAA

Tidey and Smith’s love for game rewarded  By Darren Lum The Red Hawks senior girls’ doubles badminton team of Ava Smith and Emma Tidey played among the best, savouring the dream at the all-provincials last…

And they’re off …

Nominations open for municipal elections  Registration for Ontario’s municipal elections opened this week, on May 2. Anyone wishing to run for council has until 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19 to file nomination papers. Any…

MH council approves 2022 budget

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Minden Hills council meeting held virtually on April 28.  While members of the public did not attend a public meeting on the 2022 budget held…

Goat power for a healthy habitat

By Vivian Collings Barnum Creek Nature Reserve is going with green power in a big way this summer with six healthy four-legged eaters. Relatives Juniper, Maple, Apple, Pear, Cedar, and Walnut (Wally) will be joining…

Proposal calls for MH Cultural Centre to be…

By Stephen Petrick Supporters of the Minden Hills Cultural Centre are proposing a new governance model for the centre, which would have its foundation board overseeing day-to-day management instead of municipal staff. The proposal was…

Chamber executive director welcomes challenge

By Darren Lum The new Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce’s executive director Robert Gaudette is excited at the opportunity to help local businesses move forward. “I think it’s an interesting time to come in because…

MPP Laurie Scott up for re-election this June

By Stephen Petrick It’s party time! Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to visit the lieutenant-governor any day now and ask for an election to be called, meaning Ontarians will soon go to the polls…

Council information session encourages involvement

By Vivian Collings Dozens of committed citizens took the first step in leading the Highlands to a new future last week. The importance of being involved in community council was highlighted at the So You…

MOH strongly recommends indoor masks

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of a letter penned by medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking on April 20, and items discussed at the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit…

Moffatt announces she won’t seek re-election

By Sue Tiffin It's an end of an era in Algonquin Highlands, with Mayor Carol Moffatt announcing she doesn't intend to seek re-election this year after 16 years of public service. “While I’m passionately drawn…

Devolin not seeking third term as MH mayor

By Sue Tiffin Back in October, Minden Hills Mayor Brent Devolin announced he wasn't planning to seek a third term. “I've ticked all the big boxes, it's time to move on, and I've made plans…

New MH budget draft calls for 5.5% tax…

By Stephen Petrick Minden Hills residents may see a municipal tax hike this year, but staff say this year’s budget process is a building block for future years. Council discussed a fourth draft of its…

Hike Haliburton rescheduled for Sept. 21 to 25

By Stephen Petrick Hike Haliburton – hopefully really this time – is coming back. The county-led tourism initiative which intends to get people out and about enjoying the region’s trails, and then supporting local businesses,…