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Santa en route to Minden Hills

EVENTS: Santa returns to Minden Nov. 19

Haliburton resident was brakeman for 1959 royal tour

NEWS: County residents are already sharing stories of connections to Queen Elizabeth II who died earlier today.

From Haliburton to Everest: Highlander journeys to top of the world

It was third time a charm for Highlands resident Liliya Ianovskaia, who last month made history by becoming the oldest Canadian woman to conquer...

Epilepsy fundraiser hoping for last big year

For a decade, hundreds of Highlanders gathered at HHSS each summer to run and walk for epilepsy research. Now, the Woudstra and Pogue families...

Stormy skies challenge Christmas bird counters

Birders around Minden faced stormy weather and mild temperatures during a record-setting Christmas bird count. More field observers than ever, 32, scanned the skies,...

Woodland healers weather COVID

 Don Ross’ grandkids spotted the loon first, huddled on the sand of the family’s Grass Lake cottage. “They didn’t want to leave it. It was...

Birders flock to Christmas count

Ed Poropat looks up at the frosty evergreens lining the Haliburton County Rail Trail. With binoculars in one hand, he makes a “pish pish...

A different kind of ice at River Cone

This year, winterizing Minden’s iconic River Cone didn’t mean unplugging fridges, locking doors or shuttering windows.  Instead, new owners Monica Bolton and Ben Scott have...

Health unit to answer parents’ questions about COVID vaccines for kids

HEALTH: The health unit is holding an information session for parents about kids vaccines Dec. 2

Commemorating a true Canadian hero

While he will never tell you this, Haliburton resident Harold ‘Rowdy’ Rowden is the very definition of a war hero.  Serving with the 3rd Division...

Turning cans and bottles into community food

Cole Dobson and his mother Carolyn might have been the Beer Store’s most regular customers this summer, but they weren’t shopping for drinks. The teen...

The ‘loon whisperer’ of Salerno Lake

Across Salerno Lake’s calm waters, it’s easy to spot Kevin Pepper.He’s sporting a camo Blue Jays hat and a big grin; driving a small...

A decade of care at Volunteer Dental Outreach

NEWS: Volunteer Dental Outreach celebrates 10 years on May 19

Highlands Opera Studio launches online concert series

ARTS --- Haliburton Opera Studio is launching a virtual concert series

Supporting families through trying times

Haliburton’s Pregnancy Care & Family Support Centre said the pandemic is putting a strain on young mothers and families. The Christian-based charity said pandemic...

Mushroom master finds new life in outdoors

When Stephan Lukacic returned to Canada after years in international music production, he thought he would continue the career – not heed the call...

Beloved ‘Leo’ passes into history

The community remembers Leopoldina Dobrzensky.

Dogsledders journey 1,000 miles in new book

When Winterdance owner Hank DeBruin was unable to finish the Iditarod dog sled race in 2010, his wife Tanya McCready said she lost him....

Fire chief dished out smiles to the community

Whether fighting fires, plowing roads or getting kids to school on time as a bus driver, Highland Grove district fire chief, Doug Bowen, was...

Two pot shops proposed for Minden

NEWS: There are two applications before the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for cannibis stores in Minden.

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