Pond hockey plans for return

By Darren Lum “Pondimonium” is back and the hope is it serves as another step towards life before the pandemic, said John Teljeur, organizer of the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships. After a two-year hiatus,…

MH council asks for accelerated climate action

By Sue Tiffin At a Nov. 11 meeting of Minden Hills council, Korey McKay presented to Minden Hills council an update on the development of the community climate action plan. McKay, Haliburton County’s climate change…

County begins 2022 budget talks

By Sue Tiffin Budget discussions have begun at the county level. Budget overviews were presented by chief administrative officer Mike Rutter, director of corporate services Andrea Bull, and county department heads during the Nov. 10…

Spirit of giving

By Sue Tiffin I suppose someone, somewhere – perhaps it was you – put their Christmas decorations up, signalling that it was time for the snow to fall and stick.  And so, here we are, a…

End the eye care dispute now!

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman's Rock We live in a world of negotiations. When you need a new auto, house or a better TV service you negotiate an agreement. The purpose of negotiations is to…

Christmas hampers hope to make the season bright

By Nick Bernard Thousands of kilometres away from the North Pole, in our very own backyard, there is a team of hardworking leaders and volunteers getting ready for the giving season. That work is happening…

Schmale named shadow minister for Indigenous Services

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale was appointed the new shadow minister for Indigenous Services in Canada’s 44th Parliament on Nov. 9, according to a press release sent from Schmale’s office.  “The news comes as part…

Sowing the seeds of success

HHSS Co-Op Series By Darren Lum The following is the first in a series of co-op placement stories, featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11 and…

Haliburton County groups rewarded as Community Champions

By Darren Lum Voters showed their support for the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust and Rotary Club of Minden during the Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) Community Champions contest, resulting in a win for both groups.…

Arena fundraising committee asks for help reaching goal

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from the Minden Hills council meeting held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 28. The Take a Seat fundraising campaign that kicked off in May has raised approximately $40,000…

Minden Hills reverses parade decision

By Sue Tiffin Santa Claus is coming back to town.  Beginning at 11 a.m. on Nov. 20, the Minden Hills Santa Claus Parade will take place as it usually has, moving through the streets of…

Legion president remembers life at sea

By Sue Tiffin While some people were crossing the border from America to Canada to flee participation in the Vietnam war, Jim Ross was prepared to head straight into it. “That concern wasn’t there,” said…

Finding love that led to Haliburton County :…

By Sue Tiffin It was 75 years ago that Betty Inglis, along with her four-month-old daughter, Heather, boarded a ship out of Liverpool bound for Canada. The long-awaited journey would take them from Nairn, in…

Clinic prepares for youth, booster shots

By Sue Tiffin The following are brief reports from a Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge district health unit press conference held Oct. 27 with medical officer of health Dr. Natalie Bocking. Mass vaccination clinics are reopening…