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…

It’s showtime for Minden’s Still Standing episode

By Sue Tiffin “After nearly 40 flood-free years, the township of Minden Hills has developed a flooding problem. But as the community digs out, they also deepen their commitment to one another.” So reads the…

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Community Living home

By Sue Tiffin An outbreak has been declared at a community home in Haliburton. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit reported the outbreak at the Community Living facility on Mountain Street on Jan.…

Two charged after robbery at Minden home

Haliburton Highlands OPP are investigating a robbery that took place on Thursday afternoon in Minden. According to an OPP press release, on Jan. 20, shortly before 1:30 p.m., Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to a report…

Snowmobilers asked to stay off closed trails

Area residents and visitors are being asked to be patient and stay off local Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trails that remain closed The reminder was made in a press release issued Jan. 19…

Council approves fairground use for ice racing

By Nick Bernard Ice racing season is a go.  Earlier this month when the provincial government announced a modified version of Step Two of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, the township of Minden Hills closed…

Man charged with impaired driving after Hwy. 35…

A 29-year-old man from Scarborough was charged with impaired operation after a single-vehicle collision in Minden Hills. On Jan. 15 at approximately 10 p.m., Haliburton Highlands OPP was notified of a vehicle in the ditch…