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County awards contract for creation of shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton has awarded a contract for the creation of a draft shoreline protection bylaw to Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd., in partnership with J.J Richards and Associates.Councillors made that decision…

Short-term rental regs move to upper tier

By Chad Ingram The issue of regulating short-term rentals in Haliburton County will move to the upper tier of the county council table, after receiving support for the concept from each of the county’s four,…

Guides, township working on solution

By Chad Ingram Representatives of Minden’s Guides and Scouts groups met virtually with Minden Hills staff last week to discuss options for a new home for the organizations.As previously reported, the leaders of local Guides…

Surplus spent on roads projects

By Chad Ingram A 2020 surplus for the Township of Minden Hills that would have totalled some $1.1 million has formally totalled just more than $106,000, with the township spending the bulk of the large,…

Mitigating mystery snails in county waters

By Chad Ingram The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations is launching a program aimed at decreasing the population of Chinese mystery snails, an invasive species, in the county’s lakes.County councillors heard a presentation about…

Library cultivates gardens to grow, to go

By Sue Tiffin A new initiative to enable more people to experience gardening at home sprouts this week from the Minden, Dysart and Wilberforce branches of the Haliburton County Public Library.The Grab ‘n’ Go Seed…

Fewer school suspensions in first semester compared to…

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting of Trillium Lakelands District School Board held virtually on May 11. Paul Goldring, TLDSB superintendent of learning, presented…

Planned power outage Sunday morning

There's a planned power outage scheduled for Minden and surrounding area for the morning of Sunday, May 16, as Hydro One crews perform work at the utility's transmission station along County Road 21. The outage…

No notice for Scouts and Guides

By Chad Ingram Leaders of Minden’s Scouts and Guide groups were dismayed when they discovered through an article in the Times that what has been the Scouts hall at the Minden Hills Community Centre will…

AH adopts internet and telephone voting

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands residents will be able to cast their votes by telephone or using the internet for the 2022 municipal election.Councillors for the township made that decision during a May 6 online…

Farmers’ markets essential, going ahead with season

By Darren Lum Whatever the province decides regarding the stay-at-home order, the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market is looking to move forward with opening its season because it’s an essential service, said its new manager.Returning to…

Minden to become home to Junior A team

By Chad Ingram The new Minden arena will become home to a Junior A hockey team to be re-branded as the Haliburton County Huskies, beginning this fall.During an April 29 online meeting, Minden Hills councillors…

Phone, internet and paper ballots for MH election

By Chad Ingram The 2022 Minden Hills municipal election will allow residents to vote by telephone, internet or paper ballot, as was the case during the last municipal election in 2018.During an April 29 online…

Paramedic urges public to take COVID-19 seriously

By Sue Tiffin One morning, Tanisha Gordon woke up with a scratch in her throat.“The next morning, I woke up with a congested cough, mucous accumulation and nasal congestion and my immediate thoughts were, ‘oh…

Paramedics vaccinating homebound residents

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County paramedics began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound patients and their caregivers last week.As paramedic chief and EMS director Tim Waite told county councillors during an April 28 online meeting, on…

Mass vaccine clinic remain closed across county

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held virtually on April 28 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking.  Mass vaccine clinics…