Minden Hills Flood – How To Help (PHOTOS) (VIDEO) What’s Happening in the Ontario Highlands #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ May 11th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, community, community services, cottage country, events, government/politics, Haliburton Highlands, home, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, spring, video, weather |

 How to Help the Flood-Ravaged Minden Hills

IMMEDIATE NEED TO HELP people who have been displaced by the Minden Flood: We need items like hand soap, tooth paste, deodorant, toilet paper, shampoo.

SOURCE: Minden Food Bank

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Aerial View of Minden, April 2013

Aerial View of Minden, April 2013

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Though last week’s good weather helped to dry things up, the fallout from the 2013 Minden Hills flooding is far from over.

In an effort to bring you up-to-the-minute, I’m devoting this post to the Minden Hills area in hopes that you will reach out and support them in any way you possibly can. Over 150 families are homeless and many will permanently lose their homes as they do not have the option to purchase flood insurance coverage since they live on a flood plain.

Please read above “Flood related Community Information” about the latest, streamlined way that anyone, anywhere can donate to the flood relief fund. This makes me so happy as I’m 700 miles away right now and want to help and now can do so on payday using PayPal. Since I’m spending a month and-a-half in the Algonquin Highlands this summer, I intend to do as much of my shopping at local Minden businesses as possible and I hope other folks follow suit this year.

The sun coming out also brought this snap of the Minden Bridge opening this week past:

Minden Bridge reopens

Minden Bridge reopens (May 2013)

Coach’s Corner Minden Hills Flood Relief May 8th 2013

A huge thank you to Ron Maclean and Don Cherry for giving our town such needed national exposure as we work to raise donations for our devastated town. Over 150 families are homeless and many will permanently lose their homes as they do not have the option to purchase flood insurance coverage as they are in a flood plain. Please visit www.pinestone-resort.com and click on the “Donate Now” button to donate to the “Township of Minden Hills Flood Relief” Trust account or visit any CIBC Branch – All Donations so VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

EVERY DOLLAR RAISED IS MATCHED WITH A $2 DONATION FROM THE PROVINCIAL GOVT, ESSENTIALLY TRIPLING THE FUNDS

 CBC news report

More damage from high water in Minden Hills.

Fund raising efforts for the Minden Community After the Jump:

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What’s Happening This Week in the Haliburton Highlands – Ontario PHOTOS – 14-Day Weather Outlook #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ March 22nd, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Minden Hills Township, Ontario, Photography, spring, Trails, weather, webcam |

Get the details on the fun times awaiting you in the Haliburton Highlands!
Kincardine Channel leading to Lake Huron

Kincardine Channel leading to Lake (Cr: Weather Network)

Happy spring and Hi to all from the back of my car which is parked next to a Mickey D’s in Frederick, MD! Gotta love that free wifi.(Of course I had to have a cheeseburger and orange drink, too–I’m not a mooch!)  Been here all week without <gulp> high speed Internet but I’m determined to not miss my weekly report of what’s happening in the highlands as well as some gorgeous Ontario photos and the 14 – Day Weather Outlook for the Haliburton Highlands. This post will be a bit quick and dirty as they say, but just the same it is all activities–many fundraising this week–that I think think you’ll glad to know  about.

The weather this first full week of spring  is going to be almost completely seasonal, mostly a tad warmer than normal highs and notable lows that will be higher than normal. Be sure to check it out below.

Haliburton Highlands 14-Day Weather Outlook - March 23 - April 5

Haliburton Highlands 14-Day Weather Outlook – March 23 – April 5 (Cr: Weather Network)

Winterdance Dogsled Tours

Winterdance Dogsled Tours (Credit: Haliburton County Tourism)

 

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s in the Haliburton Highlands NOW – Ontario Sunset PHOTOS – 14-Day Weather #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ March 14th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, holiday(s), marine/marina, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, sunsets, weather, webcam, winter |

Haliburton Highlands’ Happenings!

Chapleau River Sunset Ontario (March 14 2013)

Chapleau River Mulligan’s Bay Sunset Ontario (March 14 2013)

I would love to visit this spot on Mulligan’s Bay and see one of  it’s sunsets live and in person. Unless it is raining. They have a beautiful sunset every night of the week on this area of the Chapleau River.

14-Day Weather Trend West Guilford Haliburton Highlands

14-Day Weather Trend West Guilford Haliburton Highlands

I can’t think of a single thing to say about the 14-Day Weather Trend for West Guilford/ the Haliburton Highlands. It looks yucky.

Maple Syrup Harvest

Maple Syrup Harvest

A funny thing I just realized –and it’s not that there is nothing yummier than pancakes with fresh maple syrup (see above). No, what I realized is that I taught my son to pronounce the word syrup, the way I way I was taught. Despite him being 100% Midwest American he pronounces it “seer-up.’ Here in the Chicago area (and maybe the rest of the country–not sure), it is  pronounced ‘sir-up’. As I said, it is indisputable that no matter what you call it, genuine maple syrup is one of the yummiest taste sensations you’ll experience!

Duntroon Highlands Nordic

Duntroon Highlands Nordic

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick's Beef Stew & Biscuit Dinner

St Patrick’s Beef Stew & Biscuit Dinner

McKeck's

McKeck’s


14-Day Weather Trend West Guilford Haliburton Highlands

14-Day Weather Trend West Guilford Haliburton Highlands

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Haliburton Highlands Winter Weather Watch – PHOTOS – Ski Report #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ February 8th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Trails, weather, webcam, winter |

Collingwood Blue Mtn Ski Resort

Collingwood Blue Mtn Ski Resort 2.8.12

Sir Sam's (Haliburton Highlands) Ski Report

Sir Sam’s (Haliburton Highlands) Ski Report

Haliburton Highlands' Weekend Weather

Haliburton Highlands’ Weekend Weather

Though there is no snow expected in the Haliburton Highlands from Friday evening to Saturday evening, you can look forward to close to an inch of snow on Sunday and 2-3 inches on Monday. Skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, sledders & tobogganers–Enjoy!

Haliburton Ontario - Winter 2012 -2013

Haliburton Ontario – Winter 2012 -2013

What’s Happening in the Haliburton Highlands This Week!

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Winter Fun Day

Winter Fun Day

Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival

Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival

Highlands' Male Chorus

Highlands’ Male Chorus

 

50 things to do and see in the Haliburton Highlands

50 things to do and see in the Haliburton Highlands

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Polar Bear Challenge

Polar Bear Challenge

Haliburton Highlands Long Term Weather Forecast February 9- Feb 14

Haliburton Highlands Weather Forecast Feb 9 - 14

Haliburton Highlands Weather Forecast Feb 9 – 14

Gowganda Lake Lodge 2.8.13

Gowganda Lake Lodge 2.8.13

 

 

Haliburton Highlands Happenings Now – 14-Day Weather – Ski Report – Ontario PHOTOS #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ February 1st, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, community, community services, cottage country, entertainment, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, Trails, weather, webcam, winter |

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Lake of Bays – Muskoka Ontario Feb 1, 2013

Haliburton Highlands Weekend Weather

Haliburton Highlands Weekend Weather forecast

Haliburton Highlands Weekend Weather forecast

 

Haliburton Highlands 14-Day Weather Outlook

 

Haliburton Highlands 14-Day Weather Outlook

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Snow Report Haliburton Canada

This Snow Report Brought to you By  The Haliburton Highlands Visitor Centre

This Snow Report Brought to you By The Haliburton Highlands Visitor Centre

What’s Happening This Week in the Haliburton Highlands

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What's Happening This Week in the Haliburton Highlands

What’s Happening This Week in the Haliburton Highlands

 

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