Ice racers ready to slide into new season

By Stephen Petrick The coolest type of car racing is (pandemic pending) set to return to Minden this winter. Ice racing was originally scheduled to resume at the Minden fairgrounds on the weekend of Jan.…

Small but mighty: a new truck for MH…

You will notice a new fire truck responding to calls within Minden Hills township. The department just received their new initial attack fire apparatus. The truck may be small but it packs some major fire…

Moose n’ Paddle offers a year-round bite for…

By Alex Gallacher The town of Dorset is the gateway to Muskoka and Haliburton County depending on which way you’re going.  Robinson’s General Store has been a landmark in Dorset for years. Located right on…

Ice racing enthusiast starting one cool school

By Stephen Petrick Zack Wenzel has studied his favourite sport from the top of the snowbanks at Minden Fairgrounds for years. Now, he hopes to pass on his knowledge and keep the culture of ice…

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 12

Letters to the Editor published in the Jan. 12 edition of the Minden Times. We’ve been here before To the Editor, I’ve been doing what many others have likely been doing during the pandemic – projects…

Being a friend

By Sue Tiffin Generally this space is dedicated to thoughts on more local topics and so it might be odd for you to find yourself, now, reading about American actress and comedian Betty White, but…

Dreaming of life without digital

By Jim Poling Sr. From Shaman's Rock How sad that the sweetest dreams never last long, or come true. Just the other night my fantastically happy dream evaporated into the shrill ring of my mobile…

Happy new year for deer after ice rescue

Submitted by the Minden Hills Fire Department A small deer started the year off right by being rescued from the cold water of Mountain Lake. On Jan. 1, 2022 at approximately 10 a.m., the Minden…

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…

Minden 50’s Diner ordered to close

HKPRDHU press release, issued Dec. 30 A Minden restaurant has consented to an Order of the Superior Court of Justice to close after failing to comply with a Section 22 order issued by the local…

High tech can help prepare for high water

LiDAR and bathymetric data allows Conservation Authority to get clear picture of region’s flood plain By STEPHEN PETRICK When the water rises, it can be dangerous and damaging to properties and homes. But gathering good…

Health unit asks employers to move employees to…

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually Dec. 15 and press releases…