Minden Hills council is writing a letter of support in principle for EPCOR Utilities Inc. as it applies for grant funding to assist with the exploration of a natural gas system that could service the village of Minden.
Minden Hills council has passed a non-medical mask or face covering policy that applies to employees and members of the public within municipal facilities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and which will deny entry to anyone not wearing a face mask.
Algonquin Highlands recreation complexes the Dorset Recreation Centre, the Stanhope Firefighters Community Hall and the Oxtongue Lake Community Centre will remain closed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
When the school bell rings in September, students in Haliburton County will be able to head back full time.
After weeks of parents fretting, going over three options the provincial government had recommended for public schools full-time learning, distan
Minden Hills council is directing township staff to develop a public input process for the potential creation of regulations to limit the use of and create a licensing system for recreational campers within the township.
The Township of Minden Hills and the Municipality of Highlands East are getting closer to an agreement that will allow Irondale-area residents to use a waste disposal site in Highlands East once Minden Hills closes the Irondale landfill, which is schedule
Neighbours, municipal workers, hydro crews and local businesses were out in Kinmount on Monday morning, cleaning up after what many are describing as a tornado went through the village around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2.
Minden Hills councillors adopted a video surveillance policy for the township during a special July 23 online meeting, and a subsequent report will come back to the council table regarding specific locations for security cameras.
While three local Royal Canadian Legions in the county Haliburton, Branch 129, Wilberforce, Branch 624, and Minden, Branch 636 closed their doors alongside other Legions across the country on March 17 to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, they did
Last week, a group of cousins brought a fresh offer of colour and kindness to Minden.
Our daughter, Kadyn, is very in tune with what is going on around her and the world, mom Kayla Gillooly told the Minden Times. She wanted to do something nice for peo
As of Tuesday, July 28, 13 people in Haliburton County have had confirmed cases of Haliburton County. All cases but one, reported earlier this week, have been resolved.
The Minden Times asked the health unit some of the questions about its data and the r
The region s face-mask regulations have been put in the spotlight following the fatal police-involved shooting of a man at his residence north of Haliburton, which followed an incident earlier that morning when he refused to wear a mask at Minden s Valu-M
While professional projections for COVID-19 s impact on the economy of eastern Ontario are dire, Haliburton County Warden Liz Danielsen notes that eastern Ontario has fared better proportionally than other regions of the province, and says the Eastern Ont
Changes are being made to the acute care services at Haliburton Highlands Health Services, with visits to acute care patients being reintroduced, and a move of patients at the acute care unit in Minden back to Haliburton this week.
It was a difficult spring for everyone, but especially for small business owners in the Haliburton Highlands who rely on tourist visitation. Forced to close their doors entirely, or quickly adapt their business model to safely adhere to COVID-19 restricti
On July 13, the Government of Ontario announced that much of the province, including Haliburton County, may enter Phase 3 of reopening as of Friday, July 16. The government has stressed that organizations should only reopen if they can do so safely.
Ontario Minister of Tourism Lisa MacLeod had nothing but good things to say about the Highlands as she walked through the Haliburton Sculpture Forest last week as part the Reopening Ontario Tour.
It s a perfect mix of nature, art and heritage and it ju
Face masks will be mandatory in businesses in Haliburton County as of July 13, according to instructions issued by the local medical officer of health in an end-of-day announcement made July 7 by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
Busy hands and compassionate community members are helping to bring more than 1,200 homemade fabric masks to faces through SIRCH Community Services Sewing for a Great Cause initiative.
The sewers in this community are amazing, said Gena Robertson,
Two fires were safely put out last week by the Minden Hills Fire Department, but fire chief Nelson Johnson is reminding the local business community to develop a fire safety plan and participate in a lock box program, initiatives part of a fire safety pro
Highlands Cinemas in Kinmount will remain closed this season, citing multiple factors in not being able to open for the 2020 season.
Well, it was a long winter, now it looks like it is going to be an even longer summer, said owner Keith Stata on the
SIRCH Community Services, Rotaract Haliburton Highlands, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes Haliburton are accepting used, operational mobile phones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers to distribute them to residents in need.
Funding provided to Haliburton Highlands Health Services through the Emergency Community Support Fund will improve access to mental health services for vulnerable members of the community, HHHS CEO Carolyn Plummer said in a letter to the community.
Since restrictions on who can be tested for COVID-19 have been lifted, demand has swelled at the assessment centre in Haliburton, which is averaging 25 to 35 people per day, said Dr. Norm Bottum of the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team.
Haliburton County council will proceed with the purchase and installation of audiovisual equipment for council chambers so that when in-person meetings resume, they will be broadcast publicly on the internet.
Council awarded the contract for the reconstruction of IGA Road to Four Brothers Construction for a total cost of just less than $410,000. The road has been in poor condition for many years, with the project continually deferred during council s annual bu
Twenty-one of 33 registered junior kindergarten students got a look at the school they could be going to for the first time this September at the June 22 Welcome to Kindergarten Drive About event held at Archie Stouffer Elementary School.
Canada Day will look a lot different in Minden this year, with Minden Hills annual celebration, which normally packs the downtown with residents and visitors, cancelled amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
For the second time in a year, Algonquin Highlands township will replace guide rails at the intersection of St. Peters Road and North Shore Road, after they were damaged by transport trucks. The rails had just been replaced in fall of last year.
Penny s Place, the consignment shop dealing mostly in children s clothing that opened on Minden s main drag during the winter, no longer has a storefront along Bobcaygeon Road amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is still in business.
Emma Casey couldn t hold back the tears when she learned she was named the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School s Female Athlete of the Year.
Casey learned the good news online from the virtual Red Hawks ceremony on Thursday morning with her family pres
Isaac Little, this year s Male Athlete of the Year for Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, is an inspiring force for teammates and coaches, appreciated for his athletic prowess, and the way he carried himself off and on the track, trail or ice.
There wasn t any audience applause. There weren t any tearful acceptance speeches. There wasn t any laughter from a crowd. What students do have is a lasting reminder of athletic excellence and commitment to sport through the Red Hawks Athletic Banquet he
The Township of Minden Hills will outfit its community halls in Lochlin and Irondale with satellite internet, councillors decided during their June 11 committee-of-the-whole meeting, which was held using online conferencing and broadcast on YouTube.
As non-urgent appointments are made available throughout the province and residents are contacted for specialty visits, Ontario Telemedicine Network allows for virtual care for out-of-town engagements.
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing many to stay home and go out only for the essentials, Monika Melichar, the founder and director of Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary, had thought less people would be out on the roads. And that would mean there was going to b
Haliburton County s total confirmed cases of COVID-19 that are unresolved remain at one, after a new case appeared the first since April last week. Currently there are also two community high-risk contacts in Haliburton County reported in the June 9 d
In a weekly update from Haliburton Highlands Health Services, Carolyn Plummer, president and CEO, said all long-term care staff will be tested for COVID-19 twice during the month of June, under direction by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The first-ever virtual Terry Fox Run will be held in 650 communities across Canada, including Haliburton and Minden. The Terry Fox Foundation confirmed both Minden and Haliburton have had organizers step up to help coordinate the run, which is being held
Every year, from as early as May to as late as mid-July, it s turtle nesting season in Ontario. And us humans have created the perfect nesting or relaxing habitat for these threatened creatures: the side of the road. As a result of this, road mortalit
Last week, the provincial government announced more funding for internet infrastructure in Ontario, aimed at bringing enhanced broadband and cellular service to rural, remote and under-serviced areas.
The $150 million in funding is part of a $315-million
It appears that cottage rental resorts in the county may open for business under provincial guidelines as long as they abide by proper protocols, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit said, that information being sent to county accommo