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MP Barry Devolin’s chief of staff Jamie Schmale announced he will run to become the Conservative candidate for the next federal election.  Submitted photo

Schmale named Conservative candidate for 2015

By Chad Ingram Jamie Schmale will be the Conservative candidate for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock in next year’s federal election. “I’m humbled and excited to be acclaimed as the Conservative candidate in HKLB for the October 2015 election,” Schmale wrote on his ...

Gall to challenge Reid, Devolin for reeve

Reeve Barb Reid’s Vision 2010 Team as they appeared in May of 2010. Team member Brigitte Gall is now challenging Reid for the reeve’s chair. ...

Councillors hope to meet with AMO on OPP

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County councillors are hoping to meet with the president and executive director of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario to relay ...

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MH changes fence design at cultural centre

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills township is changing the design of a fence it will be installing along Parkside Street at the Minden Hills Cultural ...

County considers paved shoulders for cyclists

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County’s roads could gradually become more bicycle-friendly, with the municipality planning to include shoulder treatment in its ongoing roads projects. At ...

Reid’s tax talk doesn’t address provincial funding/billing changes

By Chad Ingram Taxation is an issue in most municipal election campaigns and this October’s Minden Hills election is no different. On her re-election website, ...

MH looks to lower speed limit on Gull River

By Chad Ingram Minden Hills township is seeking to lower the speed limit on the Gull River. The current limit on the water body that ...

New Kennedy trial set for March

By Chad Ingram A new trial for the 2011 murder of Haliburton County resident Ryan Kennedy will begin in March. The Ministry of the Attorney ...

Construction on county EMS base begins

By Chad Ingram Construction will begin on Haliburton County’s new EMS base in Minden after county council gave the project the go-ahead at a July ...

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Moffatt seeks re-eleection as AH reeve

By Chad Ingram Carol Moffatt is officially re-seeking her seat as reeve of Algonquin Highlands in the Oct. 27 election. Moffatt filed her nomination papers ...

Give Rotary a spin

Give Rotary a spin

By Chad Ingram The Rotary Club of Minden’s new president would like civic-minded residents to give the organization a try. Kay Godden says the club ...

Created by former Ontario Premier Leslie M. Frost, the Frost Centre was an education and training facility used by the Ministry of Natural Resources. Prior to the MNR it was used as the Ontario Forest Ranger School, managed by the Department of Lands and Forests. The provincial government announced ten years ago it was going to close the facility. Today the Frost Centre sits vacant on Highway 35 between Minden and Dorset.

Frost Centre closure hits 10-year anniversary

This month marks the ten-year anniversary of the MNR shutting down the Leslie Frost Centre, which still stands vacant in Haliburton County to this day.

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Boat ripped apart in accident on Kushog Lake

Three people are lucky to be alive after a boat ran ashore on Lake Kushog during the weekend, skewering itself on a tree on David Pennycook’s property.

After the Jennings famiy purchased their cottage last summer, they showed up to find the for sale sign burned on the property. Six months later, the cottage was destroyed by fire.

Cottage arson takes Facebook twist

The investigation into a suspected arson south of Minden is continuing as the affected family looks for answers.

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Blood brothers honour grandfathers with donation

Wes Lytle and Ian Tingey aren’t related, but they are bound by blood.

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Bradley sends Reid notice of libel suit

Minden Hills resident Richard Bradley says he plans to sue Reeve Barb Reid for libel and slander.

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Pan Am Games seek local volunteers

A local Pan Am Games volunteer is excited for the community to welcome the world when the Minden Wild Water Preserve hosts the white water canoe/kayak slalom event next summer.

Canadian ATV MX Race Team member Cody Withey of Minden, who is seen here racing at Gopher Dunes in Ontario, is leading the overall Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation ATV series pro championship through two rounds. Withey, who is also racing in he American Motorcross Association ATV Motocross National race series, is learning on-the-fly in his rookie season in the Pro Am class./Photo courtesy of Tanya Groves

ATV racer leading series

It might just be two rounds into the Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation ATV series pro championship, but Minden’s Cody Withey is excited about his prospects to win the overall title.

Nearly half of Hawks qualify for Eastern Regionals

Perennial gold medal threat Charlene Hicks led the Red Hawks with a gold in the senior triple jump at the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics track and field meet Thursday at Bruce Faulds Track and Field Complex in Belleville.

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Local karate competitor reflects on Scottish Championships

Sixteen-year-old Owen MacKeigan is still excited about his Scottish experience and has the purple plaid pants to prove it. MacKeigan is looking forward to a strong future in karate after winning a bronze medal at the Scottish International Open Karate Championships from April 26 to 27 at the Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh.

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Record win for Storm

It all came together for the Highland Storm Bantam A team in what became a historic year and an incredible end with golden proportions.

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Reid for Reeve

Three’s a crowd

The Vision 2010 Team as they appeared in May of 2010. From left are Larry Clarke, then-Ward 2 Councillor Barb Reid, Brigitte Gall and Ken ...

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Why can’t we all get along?

By Neil Campbell     The last time I saw the Reeve of Minden Hills must have been on Canada Day, just before or after her ...

Candidate crunch

By Chad Ingram Municipal elections are just more than three months away and the race is on. Well, sort of. Thus far, on the western ...