Dailloux named Deputy Mayor for AH
Dailloux named Deputy Mayor for AH

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A merry-go-round of scams

By Jim Poling Hey, Beverley J. Karl@aliciablong05@gmail.com. I am emailing to let you know that I am returning your nose. I found it sniffing around my business the other day, looking for ways to relieve…

Minden Legion is a community hub

By Emily Stonehouse Along the warm wooden walls of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 636 in Minden, there are a series of framed accolades, accumulated over the years. There are certificates for hospice support, water…

HHSS students actively engage in Remembrance Day

By James Matthews Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students have taken an active role in remembering Canada’s fallen soldiers and their sacrifices. The local high school will have a pair of assemblies for students as part…

A time to remember

By Kate Butler For some, history is seen as series of numbers and dates, but those numbers and dates only truly gain their meaning when linked to human stories. At this time of year, we…

All that is old is new again…

By Fay Martin Housing is unaffordable, we read and hear everywhere, and that is jeopardizing our economy and discouraging the younger generation. Ah, hasn’t it always been thus?  In Middlemarch, George Eliot’s novel published 151…

Early literacy at the library 

By Chris Stephenson The staff at Haliburton County Public Library (HCPL) are here to support lifelong learning for all community members. However, this starts with our youngest patrons, as we create early literacy programs and…

Broadband investment will help county prosper, says Warden

By James Matthews Haliburton County residents are one step closer to reliable high-speed internet. The provincial government announced on Oct. 28 an infusion of more than $30-million. It’s one piece of a $56.4-million funding package…

AH sets policy for Bear Lake Road summer…

By James Matthews Algonquin Highlands council set parameters by which the town will maintain Bear Lake Road during the summer. A policy for maintaining the road, which is a forest access road about seven kilometres…

Of government, a pandemic, and Jacks-in-boxes

By James Matthews This is a level of seriousness people try to keep out of their lives. Excuse the improper formatting. It’s necessary for space and accommodating a newspaper’s column-width. [BLACK SCREEN] Dr. Nicole Bocking…

The buck stops here

By Steve Galea f you hunt deer, two things are for certain: first, there will be times when you are sitting with a perfect wind in your face at a spot where your trail cameras…

Austin Boylan excels at Canadian Futures Showcase

By Amanda Duncombe-Lee At just sixteen years old and one of the younger players selected, Austin Boylan, who grew up in Minden, was recently invited to be part of the 2022 Canadian Futures Showcase among…

Moose Trail to reopen after large donation

The Moose Trail, part of the Frost Centre Ski Trails, will open this winter for the first time in five years thanks to a generous donation in memory of a longtime user and supporter of…

A bureaucracy gone mad

By Jim Poling Sr. I have confirmed that COVID-19 is not a respiratory disease. It is a mental disease that makes some people more stupid than they already are. I confirmed this during yet another…

The splendour of the woods

By Jim Poling Sr. The lights dim. The audience turns to other spectacles.Nature’s annual autumn show is over. It was a spectacular one. Certainly one of the most vibrant in years. Crimson and golden hillsides…

A step to a bright new day

By Darren Lum There’s a lot to unpack in about a 600 word editorial to say goodbye.But after almost a year of these, it’s something I’ve been told I’m good at, so here goes.Thank you.…

Report details integrity of AH bridges and culverts

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Each of Algonquin Highlands’ five bridges are structurally sound.Adam Thorn, the township’s public works manager, delivered inspection results to council during its Oct. 13 regular meeting. He said the…

More money needed for Sedgwick Bridge

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Tulloch Engineering is requesting an additional $20,000 in project engineering fees for work at the Sedgwick Bridge in Minden Hills.But, while council approved the coin to cover the additional…

MH residents can get chipped wood from town…

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Materials from a brush chipping program is available free to the public.Nikki Payne, manager of Minden Hills’ waste facilities, apprised council during its Oct. 13 meeting of a way…

UFO’s landing at the Cultural Centre

By Emily StonehouseIt’s a bird, it’s a plane, oh, no, it’s actually that unfinished art project that’s been collecting dust for years.If you are someone who dabbles in the creative world but lacks the initiative…

Wondering about Ma Bell

By Jim Poling Sr. I’ve been wondering a lot recently about Bell. You know, the telephone company now into mobile phones, internet service, digital television, radio and television news, sports and entertainment programming, plus TV…