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…

Province allocates municipal funding

Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund allocations for 2022 have been announced.  Municipalities in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock are receiving more than $16 million of the $500 million main general assistance grant offered by the Ontario government to 389…

Giving real world work experience key to prosperity

This story is the first in a series of articles that will highlight co-op placements. By Darren Lum Labour shortages are affecting communities across the continent and Haliburton County is included. The Highlands has seen…

Getting a grip on education with boot camp

By Darren Lum When Grade 12 Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student Grace Hudson started the day, she didn’t think she would enjoy plumbing, but that changed after she participated in the Tools in the Trades…

Minden Pride group approaches Rainbow Railroad goal

Minden Pride’s Rainbow Railroad team is thrilled to announce they are very close to achieving the goal of raising $10,000 to help an LGBTQ2+ person in danger in Afghanistan. At press time, $9,740 - or…

Frequent bear sightings reported in downtown Minden

By Sue Tiffin Tabi Mascia first captured an image of a black bear walking through her backyard near Newcastle Street in Minden this past August, when her security camera picked up the motion outside at…

Budget talks begin early in Minden Hills

By Sue Tiffin Minden Hills council began looking at the 2022 draft budget on Oct. 14, about two months early compared to prior years. “The intent is to provide council with the same number of…