Ice racing in Minden begins

Photos taken during the Feb. 5 and 6 weekend of ice racing in Minden. And they're off ... Travis Grubb waves the green flag on Feb. 6 at the first weekend of ice racing at…

Schmale hopes Conservatives can find a new uniter

By Stephen Petrick Haliburton’s Conservative MP hopes his party can find a new leader that can bring the country together amid much frustration and division, after his colleagues moved quickly to remove leader Erin O’Toole…

Modernization funding announced for Minden Hills, county

Two projects - the Haliburton County Paramedic Service master plan and a human resources information system modernization for the township of Modern Hills – will benefit from funding from the provincial government.  Last week, Laurie…

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…

County plans for community safety, well-being

By Stephen Petrick New data showing high poverty and unemployment rates, amid a population growth and a housing crunch, shed light on the steep challenges Haliburton County will face as it embarks on a plan…

TLDSB director speaks to keeping parents informed

By Nick Bernard Trillium Lakelands District School Board director Wes Hahn observed a mood of fatigue tinged with hope during his director’s update at the board’s regular meeting on Jan. 25.  “As we enter the…

Sweet treat for Special Olympics fundraising

A limited edition chocolate cake doughnut with white fondant, coloured sprinkles and whipped topping  tasted good, but also helped support the Haliburton County Red Wolves with a fundraising and awareness campaign.  Special Olympics Canada partnered…

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 2

Letters to the Editor submitted to the Feb. 2 edition of the Minden Times. Road repair and resurfacing  To the Editor, The following is an open letter to the councillors who decide on road repairs: 1:…

Tilbury man, 30, dies in Minden worksite incident

A 30-year-old Tilbury man has died after a fall from a telecommunications tower at a worksite in Minden Hills this morning. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, Haliburton Highlands OPP were contacted by Haliburton…

Gelert newborn one of Minden’s first babies of…

By Sue Tiffin First, Jennifer Kim and Praveen Venugopal were welcomed to the community, and then they welcomed little Aran Kim Nair.  Aran was born on Jan. 10, making him the second Minden Hills resident…

MOH recommending boosters, especially for seniors

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually on Jan. 19 and press releases…

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…

Hooked on SUV

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman's Rock I have a confession to make: I am an addict.  Not tobacco. Not drugs. Not alcohol. I’m addicted to a television show. It’s odd, because I’ve never particularly liked…

Number of vaping violations getting high

The following are brief reports from the meeting of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District board, held virtually on Jan. 20. By Steve Petrick The number of nicotine selling violations issued by the health unit…

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…