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Morrison comes through for Community Care

By Sue Tiffin Staff writer The weekend was a busy one for Scotty Morrison at his charity hockey tournament from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 to benefit Community Care. A charity cocktail party started the event off on Jan. 31. Guests were fed with appetizers from Rhubarb restaurant, the Stanley Cup and Memorial Cup were […]

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Catch the Cure for Minden’s kids

By Matthew Desrosiers Editor Minden believes in angels. The community has rallied behind two families who came together to raise awareness of Angelman Syndrome (AS), a neurogenetic disorder that causes developmental delays, motor coordination problems, lack of functional speech, and epilepsy. Bethan McCutcheon’s family is one of those. Her two sons, 10-year-old Tecwyn and eight-year-old […]

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By Sue Tiffin Staff writer Brigitte Gall and Jean Neville both say they spent their first term in office learning as they went. The councillors, Gall of Ward 1 and Neville of Ward 3 (Snowdon), have filed their nominations as recumbent candidates in this year’s municipal election race and both say that they feel confident […]

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Beloved Little Duds kept alive by new owners

By Sue Tiffin Staff writer Lindsey David said that when she announced she would be closing her downtown Minden children’s consignment shop two weeks ago, she was bombarded with messages from local parents. “I didn’t usually get feedback,” said the Hamilton-based police officer and mother of two. “And then when I said I was closing, […]

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Park’s trailer boys dominate at Pond Hockey

By Mark Arike Staff writer Haliburton was represented well during the first weekend of the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships, with local team The Trailer Park Boys taking first place in the Men’s Recreational Division. “It feels good,” said Brad Park, captain of the six-man team. In their first game, which was held last Friday […]

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Skills and drills a thrill for young hockey players

By Sue Tiffin Staff writer Three local businessmen saw a need for a series of free hockey skills and drills in Minden, and a group of about 30 kids showed up at the Minden Arena on Jan. 26 to take part in the first session. Pharmasave co-owners Rich Smith and Peter Meraw, together with Dollo’s […]

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Film premiere ‘Haliburton cool’

By Mark Arike Staff writer Not even the polar vortex could stop Haliburtonians from the outdoor film premiere of “There’s Something in the Water?” Approximately 1,500 people braved the cold to attend the Jan. 25 premiere in Head Lake Park, which included several VIP guests, giant spotlights that illuminated the night sky, and a 40-foot […]

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By Will Jones Contributing writer Harcourt could soon be home to an explosive new business. Dysart council has agreed to process an application that could see an armoured vehicles testing facility set up in the area. Roadside bombs will be detonated beneath the vehicles the test their survivability. Ontario-based Armatec Survivability, and planner Heather Sadler […]

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By Will Jones Contributing writer Plans for a Rogers cell tower at a site overlooking Little Kennisis Lake have been partially opposed by local residents. In a delegation to Dysart council on Jan. 27, Terrance O’Connor of the Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners’ Association (KLCOA) asked for council’s support in the association’s bid to have the […]

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Skilled trades sector to boom

By Mark Arike Staff writer The future is bright for young people embarking on careers in skilled trades, according to Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Barry Devolin. It just might take a few years for the opportunities to start springing up. “We hear about an unemployment rate of seven or eight per cent, which is relatively high; […]

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