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…

Not sure what to do with it? AH…

By Nick Bernard The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Dec. 9 meeting of Algonquin Highlands council, held virtually. Three ReUse Centres in Algonquin Highlands are set to be cleaned up and…

Math students find the formula to make great…

By Stephen Petrick Math students at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS) have found the formula to make great works of art. Students in HHSS teacher Amy Klose’s advanced math functions course were recently given an…

Christmas memories

By Sue Tiffin Recently, my mom was asked by her youngest grandchild to share a story from her life as part of a school assignment connecting children with their family history. My mom has had…

David and Patricia Morton donate $50,000 to YWCA…

For the second year in a row, a Peterborough-based couple have donated $50,000 to support women and children experiencing gender-based violence in Haliburton County.  Philanthropists David and Patricia Morton, through The Morton Family Foundation, made…

AH hears two-year update on septic program

By Nick Bernard Kathryn Stasiuk Riddell, rural development engineer for WSP, presented a septic re-inspection program update to Algonquin Highlands council on Dec. 9. In 2017 the company was hired by the township to implement…

MH council considers cattle grate at a cost…

By Sue Tiffin A cattle grate replacement could cost Minden Hills township more than a quarter of a million dollars.  “To be clear, this report brings me no joy,” Tara Stephen, acting director of public…

Small, smart, safe

By Sue Tiffin We are all so tired. While there is still excitement and hope in our lives – for the upcoming holidays, for a booster shot, for a new year in which maybe this…

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 15

Letters to the Editor published in the Dec. 15 edition of the Minden Times. Read more to know more  To the Editor:  Research also finds truth and knowledge in fiction, and improves your vocabulary. Current research…

The intersection of fate, luck, and a really…

By Nick Bernard Hi, I’m Nick – reporter for the Haliburton Echo and Minden Times. That’s how almost all of my conversations have started over the past few months. That first half is easy enough…

Snow plow crisis in the making

By Steve Galea Slip-and-fall lawsuits in Toronto and other urban areas are not just costly to the businesses and property owners directly involved. They are also having an indirect effect on snow plow operators in…

Gifts from the Heart results in gift to…

By Nick Bernard This is the 10th year of SIRCH’s Gifts from the Heart, the annual fundraiser that helps fund SIRCH’s efforts to address gaps in social and health services in Haliburton County. Since March…