Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Veteran planner Greg Bishop gave Minden Hills councillors a thorough history lesson on shoreline road allowances during their March 30 meeting.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Minden Hills will spend $35,000 on an automated sandbagging machine that will help speed up emergency efforts the next time there s a flood in Minden.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Hydro rates are one of the most important issues to Ontarians right now. Polling indicates that above all other issues, more people in the province choose electricity as their No. 1 concern than any other. Rising costs coupled with increased alarm at the
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Minden Hills council is embarking on an economic development strategic plan for the municipality it aims to have completed before the current council term is over in late 2018.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
After considerable conversation, Minden Hills council has settled on a flat fee of $35 per cubic yard of waste from compactor trucks at the Scotch Line landfill and $50 per cubic yard in cases where loads are very obviously contaminated with recyclables.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The Ministry of the Attorney General is working on filling a lack of justices of the peace that is causing provincial offences and small claims court proceedings to be suspended in Minden for a year, ministry communications staff say.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
This year s recipient of the 2017 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award has a strong Highlands connection.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Councillors passed the 2017 budget, which includes total spending of $21.6 million, $15.5 million of it to be levied from taxation. That represents a 6.24 per cent increase over last year s tax levy and will result in a 4.86 per cent rate tax increase.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale doesn t believe the riding will benefit much from the Trudeau government s second budget.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Standing steps from Nature s Place in Minden, it s difficult to see past the detritus left behind from the snow melt on the One to Three Youth Garden at the back of the building.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Jennifer Semach wants to create an inclusive, healing environment at Walkabout Farm. Using a herd of horses and potentially other barnyard animals, the equestrian is turning her passion into a business that she hopes can help the community.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Things have changed a bit since the last time I started writing from the offices of the Haliburton County Echo. It was March then, too, but it was 21 years ago, in 1996. According to that week s Echo, Mr. Holland s Opus was being held over for the second
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Local MP Jamie Schmale is asking for nominations of those who should be recognized for their contributions to the riding for Canada 150 Awards.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Following news that the provincial offences court in Minden would be closed from July of 2017 to July of 2018, local MPP Laurie Scott has launched a petition.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Earlier this month, local students were singing loudly and proudly, sharing their legacy with their peers.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Seven giving members of the community are smiling more brightly with the news they ve been selected to receive a 2016 Character Award from the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Visitors to the Minden Hills Cultural Centre might have the chance to see livestock on display in July and August.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Places for People hosted an open house for their most recent completed project, on McPherson street, steps from the Minden hospital on April 12.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Minden Times was awarded second place in its circulation category at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Awards in Toronto on April 7.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
After five workshop sessions, 14 Haliburton Home School students were excited about what they learned from the Tinker Lab pilot program offered at the Minden branch of the Haliburton County Public Library.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Councillors approved a post-traumatic stress disorder prevention plan and anti-stigma policy for the township s fire department.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott has tabled another private member s bill, one calling for mandatory sexual assault training for judges.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Combined, there are more than 110 people on the waiting list for basic beds at Minden s Hyland Crest and Haliburton s Highland Wood long-term care homes and they could be waiting a year or two for beds to become available.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Fay Martin discovered the breadth of demand for housing when her not-for-profit, Places for People, advertised a rental house for the first time to the general population.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The key rules state drones must be marked with contact information and they must not fly higher than 90 metres; at night or in clouds; within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles or people; or within nine kilometres of the centre of any airport, heliport, aer
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