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Whatever you call it, it’s all ball to…

By Darren Lum I value sport for the intangibles and know it has given me immeasurable rewards in my life.This past week I was shooting photos of team’s four and nine playing a game for…

This election is an opportunity to make a…

By Vivian CollingsIf you’ve always wanted to make a difference in your community, now is the time to put your name forward.The 2022 Municipal and School Board Election is only a few months away, and…

A presidential transition for Minden Rotary

By Grace ObornePermanent resident of Minden, Dave Woodcroft, is excited to be the current president for the Rotary Club of Minden.While only joining the Rotary Club of Minden a little over a year ago, Woodcroft…

Faith, hope and unity takes centre stage at…

Sizzlin’ Summer Service returns to Haliburton By Darren LumUnity and faith is at the heart of the upcoming multi-church event, the Summer Sizzlin’ Service.This event returns after a three-year absence with the collaboration of area…

Terry Fox Foundation seeking leader for Minden

On Sept. 18 hundreds of thousands of people across Canada will lace up their sneakers to participate in the annual Terry Fox Run to raise funds for cancer research. Now in its 42nd year, the…

The monarchy: A needed tradition?

By Jim Poling Sr. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.I’m looking at a picture that tells me everything I need to know with one seven-letter word – madness.It’s a wire…

Zoning for hybrid “tourist resort-health clinic” to be reviewed by council, neighbours concerned By Stephen PetrickA neighbour of a new Algonquin Highlands business, described as a hybrid tourist resort-health clinic, plans to speak against the…

Rogers outage stirs up concerns and questions

By Vivian Collings A recent national connectivity outage is making local organizations and businesses think about the what-ifs around a repeat situation.With service provider Rogers experiencing an outage on July 8 across the country, there…

OPP detachment welcomes online buyers and sellers

By Vivian Collings Finding that safe public space for your next online purchase is only an OPP detachment away.The Haliburton Highlands OPP detachment is inviting the public to their designated “community safe zone” in their…

Soak in the sun, take a walk in…

By Darren Lum Savour the summer sun, take a slow walk through the forest and get out there.I’m a big fan of seasons that don’t require much but the clothes on my back and a…

CanoeFM Radiothon receives $39,000 in donations

By Vivian Collings Thanks to a generous community, CanoeFM’s annual Radiothon is being heralded a success despite facing technical challenges related to the country-wide Rogers outage on the first day of the fundraiser.The 14th annual…

Turn on the audio

By Jim Poling Sr. It’s the time of summer craft sales and I find myself in a sunlit park helping a daughter display and sell some of her artwork. I’ve tossed some of my own…

Farmers want Ontario to step up

By Stephen Petrick A shortage of doctors to treat big farm animals is hurting Haliburton County’s agriculture sector.Godfrey Tyler is an experienced livestock farmer and knows how to take care of his animals. But he…

Residents of Canning Lake set to paddle in…

By Grace Oborne Canning Lake is the place to be this Saturday. Whether you canoe, kayak or paddleboard, grab your paddles because Kayak Canning for a Cause is back for another year.The Canning Lake Property…

A warm hug for Haliburton County residents facing…

By Vivian CollingsAbbey Retreat Centre’s (ARC) new program is offering a warm embrace and comforting emotional support to people with a cancer diagnosis and the caregivers in their lives.A Warm Hug from the Highlands program…

AHFS seeking new firefighter recruits

Algonquin Highlands Fire Services (AHFS) is searching for new members.“Our goal is to bring them in in the fall, so they can try the position, and see if they like it,” said fire chief Michael…