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…

Get to know the Huskies: Ryan Hall

By Alex Gallacher Ryan Hall scored his first career OJHL earlier this season against the Toronto Patriots on Oct. 27, and since then Hall has been a substantial addition to the Huskies blue line. Adding…

Councillors bring arena questions to the table

By Nick Bernard Following his report on the activities of the Community Services department at the Nov. 25 Minden Hills council meeting, director Craig Belfry was asked about a number of concerns arising from the…

Minden fire department reintroduces duty crews

By Nick Bernard Minden Hills fire chief Nelson Johnson reported the hiring of five new volunteer firefighters, and with that a new duty rotation that would place firefighters on a rotating schedule. “With our call…

Huskies and Cougars fight to a tie in…

By Alex Gallacher After the double-overtime period solved nothing, the Haliburton County Huskies and Cobourg Cougars had to settle for a 3-3 tie Friday night in Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) action at the S.G.…

Vaccine clinics for kids book 122 appointments

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking, held virtually Nov. 24. On the first day…

Maple Lake United Church hopes for help to…

By Sue Tiffin During the Advent season of hope, Reverend Max Ward said the congregation of Maple Lake United Church is “hoping for a hopeful story.”  On Nov. 25, a letter from the church council…

Being there

By Sue Tiffin Audiobooks have long been criticized as not being “real” reading, or in some way a lesser version of a print book. Many people prefer to read the audio version of a book,…

County’s vaccination talk gets tense

By Steve Petrick Haliburton County councillors are at odds over how to bring forth a COVID-19 vaccination policy that will impact workers. A report to council from chief administrative officer Mike Rutter led to deadlock…

COVID-19 vaccine info session planned for parents

By Sue Tiffin While Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children five and older, Dr. Natalie Bocking, medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit, said she understands…

Vaccines approved, appointments open for kids

By Sue Tiffin Health Canada has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11. In a much anticipated announcement last Friday, Pfizer’s Comirnaty became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada for a…

Rogers expects to build new tower in Dorset…

By Stephen Petrick A plan by Rogers Communications to build a new telecommunications tower off of Maple Ridge Drive in Dorset is still a go, after Algonquin Highlands council gave the go-ahead at its Nov.…

Minden’s Book Nook reopens for browsing

By Nick Bernard A sign hangs on the door leading into the corner room at the Minden Hills library branch, a room packed wall-to-wall with books. The Book Nook is Open! One Person Inside At…