Number of vaping violations getting high

The following are brief reports from the meeting of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District board, held virtually on Jan. 20. By Steve Petrick The number of nicotine selling violations issued by the health unit…

Work from home policy goes beyond pandemic

By Nick Bernard The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Jan. 13 meeting of Minden Hills council, held virtually. Minden chief administrative officer and clerk Trisha McKibbin presented a report on the…

It’s showtime for Minden’s Still Standing episode

By Sue Tiffin “After nearly 40 flood-free years, the township of Minden Hills has developed a flooding problem. But as the community digs out, they also deepen their commitment to one another.” So reads the…

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Community Living home

By Sue Tiffin An outbreak has been declared at a community home in Haliburton. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District health unit reported the outbreak at the Community Living facility on Mountain Street on Jan.…

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…