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The Maple Beats, comprised of Randy Read, left, Terri Crawford and Rick Johnson enjoy their time on stage performing at the third annual Haliburton Hootenanny, a fundraiser for Places for People. The trio performed acoustic covers of songs by The Beatles, including Here Comes the Sun and Come Together. Held at The Dominion Hotel, the event featured a line-up of live music including Chad Ingram and Tim Tofflemire, Trina West and Phil McMahon. A silent auction was also part of the hootenanny, with all proceeds going towards the affordable housing organization.

Hootenanny drums up support for Places for People

Affordable housing in Haliburton County got a boost of support from some live music in a crowded bar this past weekend.

Rogers to use ‘monopine’ design near Horseshoe

By Chad Ingram Rogers will be using using the “monopine” design for a new telecommunications tower the company intends to erect near Horseshoe Lake. Monopine ...

Many local organizations rely on volunteers to run

Volunteers are what make many organizations across the county and in Minden Hills function. They are the heart of many groups and institutions, which couldn’t get their work done without the hundreds who dedicate their time for free.

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County looks at EODP grants for tourism initiatives

The county will be applying to the Eastern Ontario Development Program for funding for two tourism initiatives.

Haliburton County plans for growth

By Chad Ingram According to Ontario’s finance ministry, Haliburton County’s population is projected to grow by more than 4,300 people between now and 2036, bringing ...

Report on OPP costs irks councillors

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County politicians are panning the final report from the steering committee on OPP costs compiled by the Association of Municipalities of ...

Updated: Sparks fly over MH job description

A conversation over the job description of the a community services director for Minden Hills township got heated during an April 10 council meeting.

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County continues crusade against OPP costs

Haliburton County continues its lobbying efforts against the new OPP billing formula the province plans to enact next year.

Minden Times wins first in general excellence

The Minden Times took first place for general excellence at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Competition awards gala in Vaughan on Friday, April 4.

Plane breaks through ice on Lake of Bays

Former Algonquin Highlands councillor Don Shortreed is OK if a bit shaken up after his plane broke through the ice on Lake of Bays Monday, April 7.

AH park chosen for kids’ show

Algonquin Highlands is hitting the small screen.

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Haliburton County plans for growth

By Chad Ingram According to Ontario’s finance ministry, Haliburton County’s population is projected to grow by more than 4,300 people between now and 2036, bringing ...

Relay for Life to be celebrated in Minden

This year those looking to participate in the Haliburton County Relay for Life can trade in their sleeping bags and prepare to walk with candle in hand.

Airport committee conveys concerns with MNR base

The following are brief reports of items discussed during an April 3 meeting of the Algonquin Highlands council.

Trillium grant for food hub

Food hub gets Trillium grant

A Trillium grant will mean that both phases of the Haliburton County Food Centre will be completed within a year.

Watershed update – April 7

This message is being sent on the basis of information received from MNR - Surface Water Monitoring Centre, MNR - Aviation Forest Fire and Emergency Management Services, Trent Severn Waterway and Environment Canada.

Health unit encourges measles precautions

In the wake of nearly a dozen measles cases being reported elsewhere in Ontario, local health officials want people here to take precautions against a very contagious disease.

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Minden Hills dismisses chief building official

Minden Hills chief building official Ken Jones has been terminated, The Times has learned.

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Good luck Dragonfly

Andrea Cavicchi, born Andrea Hughes, is looking to bring a little luck to Haliburton County in the form of a story. The former Haliburton County resident, who now lives in Nova Scotia, has recently published a children’s storybook, titled The Good Luck Dragonfly: A Journey Through the Northern Wetlands, that features “vibrant and engaging illustrations” and “takes children on a fun, educational journey through the wetlands common to southern Canada.”

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Minden Hills purchases portal signage for village

The township will be purchasing gateway signage for the village of Minden from Sensational Signs for approximately $30,000.

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Women get down to business

By Chad Ingram An artist, a resort operator, a raw food chef. The women who graduated from the YWCA’s Women in Business program in Minden ...

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Seeing the silver lining of life

Like any Canadian boy he had a dream to play in the National Hockey League like his idol Toronto Maple Leafs, Darryl Sittler.

Minden’s youth curlers enjoy season and ready for Tim Bits

The 20 Minden Curling Club youth curlers enjoyed another fun season of improving their game. All of the youth are a treasure to spend time ...

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Local skijorer dominates season

A Carnarvon resident is ready for the world after a dominant 2014 skijoring season.

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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.

Atom A sad to see season end

The Peppermilll Atom A team wasn’t victorious over Listowel I the semi-finals, but success can be measured in so many ways! We had a great ...

Players from the Highland Storm Bantam team and their opponents from Mount Brydges watch as a goal scored by storm player Nolan Flood goes into the net, to tie up the game 3-3 in the third period on March 15. The Storm conceded the victory, with a final score of 4-3. The game was the first in a best of five series for the OMHA All Ontario Finals, with the next two games scheduled to take place in Mount Brydges. If needed, the fourth and fifth game will be played in Haliburton on March 29 and 30.

Storm concede first game of finals

The Highland Storm Smolen Dentistry Bantam As lost Game 1 of the best three out of five to Mount Brydges by a score of 4-3.

Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics silver medalist Matt Pheaton is excited about his first all-provinical berth in wrestling from March 5 to 6 in Brampton. Pheaton is proud to represent the Red Hawks and Haliburton at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championships.

Wrestler finishes top 16 at OFSAA

Red Hawks wrestler Matt Pheaton (51 kilograms) stood tall at the all-provincials, finishing in the top-16 in a field of 29 wrestlers.

Red Hawks dominate COSSA hockey

The Red Hawks boys’ hockey team is advancing to the Ontario Federation School Athletics Association (OFSAA) championships thanks to a dominating performance at the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics (COSSA) championships last week.

Silver showing for lady Hawks

On Monday, March 3, the varsity girls’ Red Hawks hockey team played in the COSSA AAA championship in Peterborough, where they defeated the East Northumberland Cougars 3-2 in sudden death overtime to advance to the gold medal game.

The Dollo’s Foodland Highland Storm Peewee A team played two games against Penetang with the first on Friday night at the Haliburton arena.
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Excellent effort by Peewee A team

The Dollo’s Foodland Highland Storm Peewee A team played two games against Penetang with the first on Friday night at the Haliburton arena.