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BUSINESS: Agnew’s General Store in Wilberforce has been a family-run business for nearly a century. But recently, Mary Barker and her siblings, Cathy and Wynne, decided it was time to put the business up for sale.

Wilberforce landmark changes hands By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | February 15, 2018 Agnew’s General Store in Wilberforce has been a family-run business for nearly a century. But recently, Mary Barker and her siblings, Cathy and Wynne, decided it was time to put the business up for sale. O...
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EDUCATION: The Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) recently released the results of its biennial climate survey, conducted online for elementary and high schools across the board.

School survey finds high anxiety levels By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | February 15, 2018 The Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) recently released the results of its biennial climate survey, conducted online for elementary and high schools across the board. It was open to studen...
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NEWS: A draft bylaw, regulating the maintenance of nearly 20 kilometres of seasonallymaintained roads throughout the Township of Minden Hills, was described “as a hand grenade being thrown in the room” by Mayor Brent Devolin.

Roads supervisor ‘throws hand grenade’ By Lisa Gervais - Editor | February 15, 2018 A draft bylaw, regulating the maintenance of nearly 20 kilometres of seasonallymaintained roads throughout the Township of Minden Hills, was described “as a hand grenade being thrown in the room” by May...
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PEOPLE: Billy Pickard was a decorated veteran, a grand storyteller and, one could argue, witnessed more in her lifetime than many of us ever will. Pickard, 97, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 5 surrounded by her family.

Second World War vet Pickard dies at 97 By Jennifer Hughey - Contributing Writer | February 15, 2018 Billy Pickard was a decorated veteran, a grand storyteller and, one could argue, witnessed more in her lifetime than many of us ever will. Pickard, 97, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. ...
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STORM GOTW: In hockey action, the Wasaga Beach Stars have a 2-1 lead over the Highland Storm bantams at the end of the first period at A.J. LaRue Arena in Haliburton. See the full game report in next Thursday's Highlander.

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NEWS: Next month, Highlands East’s acting fire chief will advise council on how it should spend money raised through an online GoFundMe campaign last year.

Rescue money on its way for Highlands East By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | February 15, 2018 Next month, Highlands East’s acting fire chief will advise council on how it should spend money raised through an online GoFundMe campaign last year. On Feb. 8, Chris Baughman confirmed he has ...
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VIDEO: Several brave souls went for an icy-cold dip in Head Lake earlier today for the annual Polar Bear Challenge. Funds raised go to the Garron Family Cancer Centre at Sickkids Hospital and the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation. See photos in next Thursday's Highlander.

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EVENT: The crowds have descended on Head Lake Park for the annual Frost Festival. Embrace winter at this full-day, family-friendly event hosted by Dysart et al. The polar bear plunge starts at 1 p.m. See more photos in next Thursday's Highlander.

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NEWS: Police are seeking tips from the public after a body was found inside a home that caught on fire in Algonquin Highlands. Around 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, firefighters from Algonquin Highlands, Dorset and Lake of Bays, along with Huntsville OPP and Muskoka EMS, responded to a structure fire on Daisy Trail, according to the OPP. The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office and OPP Forensic Identification Services discovered a body, which has been sent to the Centre of Forensic Science to determine the identity. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 705-789-5551 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at crimestopperssdm.com. Tips can lead to a cash reward up to $2,000.

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NEWS: It’s been two years since the Aurora Hotel Group bought the historic Wigamog Inn property.

Plans for Wigamog go online By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | February 15, 2018 It’s been two years since the Aurora Hotel Group bought the historic Wigamog Inn property. It was their second local purchase after acquiring the Pinestone Resort the previous summer. Despite announcing plans t...
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OPINION: Tips for beating the winter blues

We Wisdom: Winter blues By Anabelle Craig - Contributing writer | February 18, 2018 Winter. That dreaded six letter word. When it blows in, it is absolutely beautiful. The trees are covered in snow and icicles are hanging from every rooftop. The magical white powder covers everything in si...
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NEWS: Four fishermen are lucky to be alive after going through the ice on Grass Lake in the wee hours of Feb. 9.

Firefighters save fishermen on Grass Lake By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | February 15, 2018 Four fishermen are lucky to be alive after going through the ice on Grass Lake in the wee hours of Feb. 9. Haliburton Highlands OPP, Dysart volunteer firefighters and Haliburton County Paramedic Servi...
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ATTENTION CROSSWORD ENTHUSIASTS: It has been brought to our attention, that part of the answers for the Feb 8, 2018 crossword puzzle were cut off. We apologize for this error, and hope many of you have fully finished your puzzles. The newbie in the office, sends her abject apologies and will make it up to you in the future. Keep wording on'

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NEWS: With a dozen people going through the ice over the past two weeks, Algonquin Highlands Mayor Carol Moffatt has asked whether her municipality should bill for ice and water rescues.

Time for ice and water rescue fees? By Lisa Gervais - Editor | February 15, 2018 With a dozen people going through the ice over the past two weeks, Algonquin Highlands Mayor Carol Moffatt has asked whether her municipality should bill for ice and water rescues. Her question came during...
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OPINION: Is it time for water and ice rescue fees?

When you go through the ice, everyone pays By Lisa Gervais - Editor | February 15 2018 Another day – another snowmobile or ATV going through the ice on a Haliburton county lake. Since Feb. 2, there have been three incidents involving 12 people. Thankfully, no one has been killed this...
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