Frost Centre reunion in the works

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Program This year is pivotal among milestones for the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre. And an effort has taken root to mark a number of those anniversaries and…

‘More than three words’: remembering the life of…

By Emily Stonehouse Caring. Compassionate. Hard working. Critical thinker. Friend. Husband. Son. Father.  When I write articles on people who have passed away, one of the first questions I ask those who knew them, is…

A new chapter for the Mill Pond

By Emily Stonehouse If you haven’t visited the Mill Pond in Carnarvon recently, you may want to make the trip.  The Algonquin Highlands staple has received a new facelift, courtesy of the recent ACM Designs…

Spiritual Rest and Relaxation in the Highlands

By Christine Carr Dimensions Healing is offering a new program for those looking for a little more wellness in their lives. The Summer Wellness Series is a new program offering all-inclusive wellness experiences for those…

The small but mighty Stanhope Museum

By Emily Stonehouse You know what they say; good things come in small packages.  That could not be more true for the Stanhope Heritage Museum. Nestled in the heart of Algonquin Highlands, the tiny space…

AH tackles housing questions, starts with ‘blue sky’…

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Algonquin Highlands is taking steps toward encouraging more affordable housing in the township by taking stock of possible options. Council recently tasked staff to prepare a report on…

Celebrate the Solstice with a circus

By Emily Stonehouse While normally Razzamataz Kids’ Shows wind down for the summer months, this year, an opportunity came up that they just couldn’t pass up. “This is the first time we've partnered with Dance…

Old growth area in HF makes national history

By Vivian Collings Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve leads the way for other private forests by becoming the first commercially-owned forest to receive conservation status in Canada. After partnering with the Nature Conservancy of…

Robinson’s back in business

By Emily Stonehouse The iconic Robinson’s General Store in the heart of Dorset will once again be opening its doors.  Joanne Robinson, the former owner of the business, took to the official Dorset public Facebook…

Worrying about the Frost Centre

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. I’m getting dark, worried feelings about the Frost Centre on Highway 35 just south of Dorset. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) bought the 40-acre site and…

Mill Pond wins restaurant makeover

By Emily Stonehouse Carnavon’s well- known Mill Pond has officially won the ACM Design’s Restaurant Makeover Contest, concluding the month-long voting craze. In total, there were just shy of 9000 votes cast for the online…

Snowball Winter Carnival Returns

By Emily Stonehouse It’s back. After a few year’s hiatus from large-scale public events, the 31st Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival will be welcoming guests from near and far on Feb. 17 and 18 this year.…

Dailloux named Deputy Mayor for AH

By Emily Stonehouse Algonquin Highlands will have a new face in the role of deputy mayor. Jennifer Dailloux, who previously served as Councillor Ward 3 for the area was nominated for deputy mayor by Councillor…

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…

AH council OKs Maple Lake landfill project

By James MatthewsAlgonquin Highlands council green-lighted a landfill project after a cost-saving measure was agreed to by township staff and a contractor.Township staff and the contractor that submitted the lowest bid to construct an operations…

New zoning amendment limits Dimensions

By Stephen Petrick Services by Dimensions Algonquin Highlands will be affected by decisionA new hybrid tourism resort-wellness centre in Algonquin Highlands will have some limitations on what it can offer, after the municipality finalized a…

AH council defers decision on Dimensions

By Stephen Petrick Algonquin Highlands council wants more time to review a zoning application that would allow a new hybrid tourism resort-health centre to offer more services.The decision to defer on the application, which would…

AH mayor ‘gobsmacked’ by Bear Lake Road ownership…

Municipality will look at how it can help with maintenance By Stephen PetrickThe long, winding story of how Algonquin Highlands should treat long, winding Bear Lake Road is taking another twist.Councillors from the municipality asked…

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…

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…

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…