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…

Happy new year for deer after ice rescue

Submitted by the Minden Hills Fire Department A small deer started the year off right by being rescued from the cold water of Mountain Lake. On Jan. 1, 2022 at approximately 10 a.m., the Minden…

Surviving lives in the forest

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman's Rock There was no finer sight for a New Year’s morning. At the edge of a freshly snow-covered clearing behind my place stood a whitetail doe and her fawn.  The…

Minden 50’s Diner ordered to close

HKPRDHU press release, issued Dec. 30 A Minden restaurant has consented to an Order of the Superior Court of Justice to close after failing to comply with a Section 22 order issued by the local…

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…

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…

O Night Divine!

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman’s Rock (This column is a story I have written and told many times. I’m repeating it because for me Christmas without it would not be Christmas.) --- Fresh fallen snow…

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…

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…