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MNR issues flood warning for Minden

According to a press released issued by the Township of Minden Hills, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has issued a flood warning for the Gull River Watershed. The release says a series of strong storm systems over the past few days have brought a significant amount of precipitation to the Gull River Watershed, the […]

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Disaster declaration clears way for flood compensation By Matthew Desrosiers After spending 25 days in a state of emergency from flooding, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAH), Linda Jeffrey, has named Minden Hills, along with 13 other municipalities in Ontario, a disaster area. The decision was announced on May 16 to commit up […]

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Event organizer only focusing on 2014 event By Mark Arike For the second year in a row, both the County of Haliburton and the Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) will be investing $10,000 into the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships. Although several local businesses didn’t seem to feel the effects of last year’s event, Dysart […]

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By Matthew Desrosiers The state of emergency in Minden has been lifted. “That state of emergency was lifted because the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) lifted their flood warning, and we had opened all the streets in the municipality,” said Nancy Wright-Laking, Minden Hills CAO. “There was no longer a need to be in a […]

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By Mark Arike It’s unknown at this time just how long it will take for the funds to start flowing in to Minden through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP). That’s just one piece of information Minden Hills councillors and members of the public gleaned from a presentation provided by Stephen Seller, a representative […]

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Flood victims demand answers

By Warren Riley They came for answers, not rhetoric. A continuous salvo of questions was thrown at government representatives who tried to give flood victims reassurance the situation was under control. At the end of the night, several hundred residents obtained some information at a Community Information Forum held at the Minden Hills Community Centre […]

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By Mark Arike When it comes the installation of cell phone towers in Minden Hills, the township will follow Industry Canada’s guidelines for the public consultation process. Councillors made that decision at an April 11 committee-of-the-whole meeting, following a recommendation from planning administrator Adam King. “This process is regulated by the federal government and Industry […]

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By Matthew Desrosiers Municipalities are always changing. Whether it’s implementing new policies and bylaws  or electing a new council, an efficient and successful municipality is one that’s in a constant state of evolution. One of the biggest changes in Minden’s history was amalgamation. The process started in 1999. Ron Buchanan, then a Snowdon Township councillor, […]

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The sweet world of beekeeping

By Warren Riley There is nothing like the sweet taste of honey. Honey collection is an ancient activity. Many people keep bees as a hobby, while others, known as apiarists, do it for income. Tom Green of Haliburton moved to the county 13 years ago from Niagara Falls, bringing with him knowledge of beekeeping gleaned […]

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Canadian Tire donates $500 to food bank

The Minden Food Bank received a boost to their coffers on March 26 thanks to a $517 donation from Minden’s Canadian Tire and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. Steve McLean, owner of the Minden store, said the money was collected over Christmas and came from the sales of gift card holders and Canadian Tire money donations. […]

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