Minden Hills plans for future downtown ice rink

By Nick Bernard Minden’s downtown will be home to an ice rink in the future. At a Jan. 13 Minden Hills council meeting, Craig Belfry, community services director, spoke to councillors about a Dec. 9…

Board prepares for return to in-school learning

By Nick Bernard The following are brief reports on items discussed at the Trillium Lakelands District School Board trustees meeting, held on Jan 11. TLDSB director Wes Hahn’s first update for the year characterized an…

Hike Haliburton – Winter Edition cancelled

By Stephen Petrick Another event is taking a hike, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hike Haliburton - Winter Edition festival, scheduled for Feb. 5 and 6, has been cancelled. The news was made official…

Snow day

By Sue Tiffin It’s been a long, hard winter but not for the usual weather-related reasons. For some days leading up to Christmas, I wondered if it would be a touch on the green side…

Learning to live in the future

By Jim Poling Sr. From Shaman's Rock The kids are back in school, which is a good thing. Excellent education without COVID-19 infections is the hope of all. Canada has good education systems with teachers…

Donna Lee McKnight remembered with happy tears

By Sue Tiffin When Linda Robertson and Wendy Connelly sit together to speak in memory of their friend, Donna Lee McKnight, they spend much of the time laughing. That’s how they spent time together throughout…

Grant funding available to local start-ups

By Angelica IngramSpecial to the Times Since signing up for ShopCloseBuy.ca, Kyla Grexton has been amazed at the local support and assistance she has received. The creator behind Keep Me In Stitchez, Grexton makes handmade…

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…