No greater love…

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. There are times when we might want to despair over living in a world of selfishness.  This week isn’t one of them.  That’s because the first week of…

Naloxone training key to ending the stigma

By Emily Stonehouse The concept of overdoses - particularly in a rural community - is often something that is pushed under the rug. Yet, while it may seem foreign to some, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine…

Focusing on the Finn details

By Emily Stonehouse Perhaps 2023 is the year to finally dabble in the art world, and cross that off your bucket list. Nationally-acclaimed artist Carole Finn has returned to the Haliburton Highlands for the winter…

Minden staff to probe rodenticide use

by James Matthews Minden Hills will take a close look at how rodenticides are used on municipal property. The issue was brought to the fore during the council's Jan. 12 public meeting. Allison Hansen, a…

Seen, heard, and together

By Emily Stonehouse I sleep with a notebook beside my bed.  Usually, my favourite ideas slither into my groggy mind at approximately 3 a.m.  I had a few ideas for this week’s editorial. Conversations around…

What’s with our winters?

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. Canada is winter country and we Canadians are winter people. So, I’m concerned about what is happening to our winters.  Is the current one of above average temperatures,…

Two years of lessons for The Wolf Moon

By Emily Stonehouse With highs and lows, ups and downs, it’s been nearly two years of learning experiences for Reed Sacharoff, the owner of the Wolf Moon Shop in Minden.  Sacharoff kicked off his unique…

Our roadside garbage pits

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. What the world needs now are more dog walkers like Row Iliescu. Iliescu is the Toronto woman who spends a lot of her time picking up litter while…

Winds of Change

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. The wind off the lake is furiously slapping the flag on the pole anchored in the little flower patch out front my place. There’s nothing noteworthy about a…

Who will stop the Russians?

From Shaman's Rock By Jim Poling Sr. IF I THROW stones at my neighbours relaxing on their backyard patio, other neighbours witnessing the crime will rush in to stop me. If I take wire cutters…

Fixing social media

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. Whenever I read about global problems, I note climate change, serious pandemics, wars-military conflicts, poverty and hunger always top the list. I’d like to add one: social media.…

Minden resident vexed her election information was invalid

By James Matthews Minden resident Michele Bishop believes in the importance of taking part in the electoral process, but she didn’t vote in the last municipal election. That’s because Bishop couldn’t vote, despite having lived…

Minden Council faces a fresh start

By Emily Stonehouse Minden Council faces a fresh startThere’s a new mayor in town for Minden Hills, and he is ready to hit the ground running. Mayor Bob Carter, who ran unopposed in the municipal…

Highlander of the Year awarded to advocate for…

By Emily Stonehouse Robin Carmount has officially been named the Highlander of the Year at the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, held this past Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Bonnie View Inn. “It…

Stedmans staying in Minden

By Emily Stonehouse The Stedmans name will not be leaving the downtown core of Minden any time soon. According to the new owner of the business, Faisal Rasool, while he did intend to originally change…

Legion invites public to Junk in the Trunk…

By Darren Lum Finding that special treasure (to you) is just a little more than a week away and a few kilometres out of Minden at the Royal Canadian Legion, located on Highway 35.The annual…

Hello and goodbye

By Darren Lum Rock legend Jimi Hendrix said, “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye … until we meet again.” Sue Tiffin…

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…