Woman charged after stolen vehicle stopped at RIDE checkpoint
Woman charged after stolen vehicle stopped at RIDE checkpoint

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Schmale named shadow minister for Indigenous Services

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale was appointed the new shadow minister for Indigenous Services in Canada’s 44th Parliament on Nov. 9, according to a press release sent from Schmale’s office.  “The news comes as part…

Sowing the seeds of success

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

Haliburton County groups rewarded as Community Champions

By Darren Lum Voters showed their support for the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust and Rotary Club of Minden during the Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) Community Champions contest, resulting in a win for both groups.…

Arena fundraising committee asks for help reaching goal

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from the Minden Hills council meeting held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 28. The Take a Seat fundraising campaign that kicked off in May has raised approximately $40,000…

Sleeping in Cars draws attention to dire situation

By Stephen Petrick With COVID-related restrictions easing, it’s now possible to hold big fundraising events – and the need to do so may be more important than ever. Places for People, a Haliburton-based housing organization,…

Legion president remembers life at sea

By Sue Tiffin While some people were crossing the border from America to Canada to flee participation in the Vietnam war, Jim Ross was prepared to head straight into it. “That concern wasn’t there,” said…

Haliburton County must reduce emissions, report warns

By Stephen Petrick Warmer summers, milder winters, longer heat waves and increased risk for vulnerable populations, such as seniors, the poor and people without good housing. That’s what Haliburton County officials expect for the area…

Truck fire extinguished in Minden

A fully engulfed pickup truck was the focus of the Minden Hills fire department on Nov. 3. At 5:30 p.m. that evening, the single vehicle fire on Davis Lake Road and Swinson Road was called…

Shindig goes live to warm homes

By Sue Tiffin Mark Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. on your calendars.  Given that the annual Highlands Christmas Shindig has regularly been a sold-out show, tickets to this year’s live event at the Haliburton Legion,…