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College of Trades should be abolished: Dunlop

By Matthew Desrosiers There’s change in the air. Garfield Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North and PC critic for skilled trades and apprenticeship reform, visited Haliburton with Laurie Scott, MPP Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, to meet with the Haliburton County Home Builders Association about WSIB and the new College of Trades. The College of Trades, set to open […]

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By Lisa Harrison Discretionary health benefits for Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients have been reinstated by the county following a final review of available funds. At their Nov. 28 meeting county councillors voted to fully cover the budget shortfall left by a provincial funding cap on the benefits in July. The […]

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OPP refuse to give up search for missing person By Matthew Desrosiers The search continues for a missing Toronto man in Minden Hills. Robert Anthony “Tony” Gorassi, 63, was last seen on Oct. 25 in the area of Queen’s Line Road and Highway 118. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have been searching the area since […]

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Students look at future of food

    By Lisa Harrison Third-year Trent University health geography students received a thorough grounding on food security – ensuring access to good food for all – at the Innovative Models in Rural Food Security in Haliburton County panel on Oct. 17. Held at Haliburton Highlands Health Services, the event provided critical information for students […]

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Storm beat the odds to victory

By Warren Riley On Oct 13 and 14, the Boys Highland Storm Hockey Club turned a minor breeze into a devastating ‘Storm’ at the 7th Annual Matt Duchene Fall Classic Hockey Tournament hosted by the Highland Storm Minor Hockey Association. In the first round robin game, the Storm defeated Hastings 3-1. Coach Barry Boice was pleased […]

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Ranger fights program cancellation

By Mark Arike The Ontario Ranger program has had a profound impact on people like Jaclyn Brown, an assistant sub-supervisor for the Moose Lake ranger camp. With the recent news that the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) plans to axe the program, Brown is doing what she can in an attempt to have the decision […]

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Places for People opens new property

By Matthew Desrosiers Places for People hosted an open house on June 29 to reveal their second property in the Highlands. Located at 1006 West Rd. in Carnarvon, this hundred-year-old house has been turned into a legal duplex, with a three and a four-bedroom unit. Harvey Walker, renovation overseer for the project, said without the […]

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By Lisa Harrison County staff will draft an agreement between the county and Minden Hills to develop the former Walker Fuels property on Highway 35 in Minden following discussions at county council’s June 27 meeting. The township has agreed to participate in construction of a joint county emergency medical services building and township fire hall […]

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Bear deaths could rise, says HHOA  By Mark Arike As of May 1, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) cancelled the practice of trapping and relocating black bears through the Bear Wise program. And that has groups like the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association (HHOA) concerned. “Our feeling is that if anything, it’s going to lead […]

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Rotary gives $2,000 to library

By Mark Arike Members of the Minden Rotary Club presented Minden Hills councillors with a $2,000 cheque during a regular council meeting on May 31. Current Rotary president Molly McInerney and incoming president Brent Devolin attended the meeting to hand over the funds, which are part of an $8,000 commitment made by the club for […]

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