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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
A new requirement for provincial approval for docks and boathouses of a certain size needs comprehensive dialogue between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the province s municipalities before any reasonable approval framework is put into
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Haliburton County council has voted to appeal to the Ontario Ombudsman on the OPP billing model, and while that s something, the municipality should not rule out investigating the creation of its own police force.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Ontario s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO), the regional tourism organization encapsulating the Haliburton Highlands, revealed its new brand platform to local stakeholders late last month.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
There was an interesting planning discussion during an Algonquin Highlands council meeting last week and similarly interesting planning discussions are bound to take place amongst the county s other municipal councils in the not-so-distant future.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
There s a joke about Haliburton County and farming, the punch line being that the poor settlers who came to the area in the 19th century with visions of bountiful crop yields found the only thing they could harvest from the hills of Haliburton were rocks.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Springtime is flood season in Haliburton County, particularly in Minden, where the hearty pioneers who settled the place, God bless em, built the community on a flood plain.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
It s difficult, impossible, really, for those of us living here in the comfortable 21st century, with our automobiles and propane heating and pocket-sized devices capable of holding the sum total of human knowledge, to truly fathom the hardships the peopl
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Smart phones have changed our lives in myriad ways. The way we communicate, the way we use the Internet, the way we shop and date and get directions. They ve also made our roads more dangerous.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Earlier this year I was driving along Highway 118, westbound, between West Guilford and Carnarvon. It was an overcast winter day, just starting to lilt into twilight. For several kilometres, I d been following a low-riding Jetta. Our little caravan pas
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Last week I was returning home from work, pulling in the driveway, as I noticed the sun gleaming off something nestled in the grass near a ditch at the periphery of the property.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
We exist in a political culture that has become quite cynical, so when a federal government talks about changing the electoral process, it s difficult to tell if that change is really about making voting more fair or about the governing party trying to ke
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Last Saturday night, a number of Minden residents made their way into the village s downtown to an outdoor screen set up at the River Cone to watch a rock and roll show.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
This week, the rainbow flag the international symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community flew atop the flagpole at the Minden Hills township office for the first time. Council granted a request to fly the flag during a meeting las
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
magine it s an autumn morning, crisp and clear. Sun is gleaming off an amber canvas of leaves amid a robin-egg-blue background. You go to the kitchen to pour yourself another cup of coffee and there, through the window, you see a stranger relieving hims