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Development to bring 30 rental units to Minden

By Chad Ingram A $6.8 million development the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing Corporation plans to build at the intersection of Highway 35 and County Road 21 will bring 30 additional affordable rental units to Minden.During…

Hydro bills for many cottagers to increase

By Chad Ingram Many cottager owners will see their electricity bills increase substantially sometime next year.On Sept. 17, the Ontario Energy Board, the province’s energy regulator, upheld a 2015 directive that Hydro One eliminate the…

First phase of climate change plan focuses on…

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors approved the corporate climate change mitigation plan for the county during its online Sept. 23 meeting.The county hired climate change co-ordinator Korey McKay last fall, and she has been…

County residents create long-term care coalition

Following the COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the roof leak and subsequent months-long evacuation of Highland Wood in Haliburton, a group of concerned citizens has come together…

Strong season for farmers’ market despite COVID-19

By Darren Lum As the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market nears the end of their year, the vendors and organizers thank shoppers for the season’s success.Farmers’ market president and Minden farmer Andrew Graham said it’s important…

TLDSB student reps launch anti-racism initiative

By Jenn Watt Student leaders within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board are looking for action on racism and discrimination against all members of the school community and have asked for anyone with stories about…

Director of education pleased with first weeks back

By Jenn Watt The following are brief reports of items discussed at the board of trustees meeting on Sept. 22 for Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Wesley Hahn, director of education for TLDSB, told trustees…

County increases IT staff amid pandemic

By Chad Ingram The COVID-19 pandemic, and, in particular, online council and committee meetings, is putting Haliburton County’s IT department into overdrive, and county council has agreed the county will hire an additional IT staff…

OHL prospect working towards joining Battalion

By Darren Lum Like the rest of the world living during a pandemic, Alex Little is in a holding pattern when it comes to fulfilling his dream of hockey ascension.The former Haliburton Highlands Secondary School…

Forecasts point to ideal fall colours weather

By Jim Poling Sr. The show is starting, but to see it you don’t have to fret about a Covid-19 threat inside a confined theatre. It’s all outside and the indications are it will be…

Potter combines carving and raku

By Chad Ingram Renée Woltz says the beautiful natural environment and thriving arts community of the Haliburton Highlands feed her creative spirit.Woltz will be displaying and selling her unique pottery at the studio of painter…

Annual flu vaccine ‘more important than ever’

By Sue Tiffin It might not be the vaccine that has been on everyone’s mind this year, but the annual flu vaccine will be available in Haliburton County and across Ontario in October, and according…

Camping traffic remains up in AH

By Chad Ingram Rental revenue from camping sites in Algonquin Highlands’ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails remains up over last year, despite being closed for several weeks earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The…

HHHSF thanks departing chairman for years of service

By Darren Lum The 23rd annual general meeting for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation was about recognizing the uncertainty of living through a pandemic and the strength of the community, which provides the backbone…

AH cancels Dorset Snowball amid pandemic

By Chad Ingram Algonquin Highlands council has cancelled popular winter festival the Dorset Snowball amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Councillors made that decision during a Sept. 17 meeting after hearing a report from parks, rec and trails…

Councillors approve snack bar, signage for new arena

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills councillors approved additional expenses for the township’s arena project – additions that have been referred to as “value-added items” throughout the process – during a special meeting on Sept. 17.Those…

Tracking COVID-19 in schools

By Sue Tiffin Parents and caregivers, as well as Ontarians in general, concerned about confirmed COVID-19 cases in class or at daycare will be able to track outbreaks of the virus at schools and child…