AH council discusses firefighter pay

The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Feb. 3 meeting of Algonquin Highlands Council, held virtually. By Nick Bernard Fire Chief Mike French presented a proposal outlining new hourly rates for firefighters…

Working group to form around green burial initiative

By Nick Bernard The following are brief reports from an Algonquin Highlands regular council meeting held virtually on Jan. 20. Council has agreed to form an ad hoc committee to collaborate with the Haliburton Highlands…

AH invites public to participate

The township of Algonquin Highlands is providing an opportunity for the public to have its say with its launch of Let’s Connect Algonquin Highlands – its new public engagement platform.  Let’s Connect Algonquin Highlands is…

Surviving lives in the forest

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman's Rock There was no finer sight for a New Year’s morning. At the edge of a freshly snow-covered clearing behind my place stood a whitetail doe and her fawn.  The…

Not sure what to do with it? AH…

By Nick Bernard The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Dec. 9 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council, held virtually. Three ReUse Centres in Algonquin Highlands are set to be cleaned up and…

AH hears two-year update on septic program

By Nick Bernard Kathryn Stasiuk Riddell, rural development engineer for WSP, presented a septic re-inspection program update to Algonquin Highlands council on Dec. 9. In 2017 the company was hired by the township to implement…

Vaccines approved, appointments open for kids

By Sue Tiffin Health Canada has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11. In a much anticipated announcement last Friday, Pfizer’s Comirnaty became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for a…

AH to begin land acknowledgements

By Stephen Petrick Council meetings and other formal municipal events in Algonquin Highlands will now start with a land acknowledgement statement. The mayor hopes it’s the first step in a prolonged commitment to research and…

Rogers expects to build new tower in Dorset…

By Stephen Petrick A plan by Rogers Communications to build a new telecommunications tower off of Maple Ridge Drive in Dorset is still a go, after Algonquin Highlands council gave the go-ahead at its Nov.…

‘Tough choices’ for AH ahead of 2022

By Stephen Petrick Dozens of public works infrastructure projects, as well as projects from planning, building, parks and fire services departments, will challenge Algonquin Highlands in 2022. Council is already preparing for its 2022 budget…

Library looks to lockers for service solution

By Sue Tiffin Library patrons in Algonquin Highlands are closer to having access to books once again. Residents who use libraries in that municipality have been without library services since March, due to temporary closures…

Province allocates municipal funding

Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund allocations for 2022 have been announced.  Municipalities in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock are receiving more than $16 million of the $500 million main general assistance grant offered by the Ontario government to 389…