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…

Work from home policy goes beyond pandemic

By Nick Bernard The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Jan. 13 meeting of Minden Hills council, held virtually. Minden chief administrative officer and clerk Trisha McKibbin presented a report on the…

Councillors bring arena questions to the table

By Nick Bernard Following his report on the activities of the Community Services department at the Nov. 25 Minden Hills council meeting, director Craig Belfry was asked about a number of concerns arising from the…

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…

MH council asks for accelerated climate action

By Sue Tiffin At a Nov. 11 meeting of Minden Hills council, Korey McKay presented to Minden Hills council an update on the development of the community climate action plan. McKay, Haliburton County’s climate change…

Paramedic service plans for population growth

By Stephen Petrick Some big decisions loom for Haliburton County on how to manage paramedic services, in light of a perceived growing population. Haliburton County councillors voted on Oct. 13 to begin the process of…

Budget talks begin early in Minden Hills

By Sue Tiffin Minden Hills council began looking at the 2022 draft budget on Oct. 14, about two months early compared to prior years. “The intent is to provide council with the same number of…