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Gall to challenge Reid, Devolin for reeve

By Chad Ingram Another of Minden Hills Reeve Barb Reid’s former Vision Team members is challenging her for leadership of the township. On July 24, Ward 1 Councillor Brigitte Gall withdrew her candidacy in the ward and added her name ...

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.

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 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 ...

Cool memories of Las Vegas

Leaving the arena wearing sandals, shorts and a tank top is something Owen Smith and Owen Patterson Smith could get used to if given the chance.

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.

Cottage arson takes Facebook twist

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

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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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.

Step right up with your odd fruits and veggies

Have a potato with too many eyes? Or perhaps a carrot that looks like a pair of legs? Then you just might have a winner on your hands.

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New airport manager to touch down this week

Algonquin Highlands’s new airport manager is scheduled to land in the township this week.

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‘I’d like to give my say,’ Beattie says

John Beattie says he just wants the same opportunities as other candidates in the Oct. 27 Minden Hills election.

The Minden River Cone is open again for business thanks to its new owners Paul Barclay and Lisa Post are excited about keeping the iconic business going for themselves and the community.

New owner restores Minden landmark

It was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up to keep a Minden summer institution going.

Stanhope Heritage Day set to impress

One of the county’s most hands-on family festivals is just around the corner.

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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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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 ...

You can’t see the taxes for the trees

How small would a sum of money have to be before you declared it not big? How about more than three hundred dollars? Is that little enough?