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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Minden Skating Club unearths missing history

By Nick Bernard As far as Jane Symons understood, 2021 was very much the 50th anniversary of the Minden Skating Club. An email with Skate Canada even confirmed it – the Minden Figure Club was…

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…