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Agnes Jamieson Gallery launches new ‘Shifting Lens’ exhibit 

A new exhibit has opened at Minden’s Agnes Jamieson Gallery.   Shifting Lens is a selection of 29 works of art by 15 artists from the Ontario Society of Artists’ eastern hub. Shannon Kelly, Minden’s Manager of Cultural Services, says the exhibit charts the evolution of art from the late 1800s...

17-year-old drowns in Burnt River 

A 17-year-old has drowned in Minden’s Burnt River.  Police say around noon on Wednesday, emergency services were called to the river after reports a swimmer had not resurfaced. Officials say CPR was attempted on site, but the Oshawa teenager was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.  Haliburton Highlands OPP is reminding people...

Thousands of rescued turtle hatchlings released across region 

It’s a good year for turtle hatchlings in our region. Conservation group Turtle Guardians has rescued, incubated, and released more than 5,000 young turtles so far this year.  Organization founder Leora Berman says they saved just over 7,500 eggs from roughly 350 nests this summer, with the remaining hatchlings to...

Health Unit stresses safety after heat warning issued

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit is letting area residents know that Environment Canada has issued a heat warning.   Officials say the forecast calls for hot, humid weather through Sept. 6 and the health unit says it is being proactive by alerting the public to prevent and reduce heat-related illnesses.    A heat warning is issued when the daytime temperature is expected...

OPP encouraging bus safety as school year begins 

Ontario Provincial Police are reminding drivers to keep an eye out as school buses return to the roads.  Police remind that motorists must stop for school buses when their red safety lights and stop arms are activated, whether you’re behind the bus or in the opposing lane. The only exception,...

CAFC warns of new “Job Opportunity” Scam making the rounds in Canada

A new pyramid scheme type “job offer” scam is making the rounds across Canada.   The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) says fraudsters are contacting victims through texts, WhatsApp, email or Messenger after the victim shares their resume and contact information on job recruitment websites.  The agency says fraudsters will use the...
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