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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
It was a forlorn day in spite of the golden sunshine in a sapphire blue sky. At 32 degrees Celsius early last week it was too hot to do anything but sit, but certainly not outside.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Haliburton County Warden Liz Danielsen began last week s county council meeting by thanking her colleagues for their efforts in dealing with the many unanticipated, unexpected aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Words fail us as we desire to somehow articulate our utmost gratitude to you all.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
My name is Julia McEathron, and I am a recent graduate of the General Arts and Science Environmental Studies Program at Algonquin College. Along with being a proud Algonquin College alumni, I am also a queer, Indigenous young woman with a passion for envi
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
There are days when I want to be like Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and cut off my ear. It s the wind. It is getting stronger by the year and never seems to stop. Howling in my ears, like the famous mistral wind that helped drive van Gogh crazy while he
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The biggest challenge for many people is remembering to exercise. Actually, the biggest challenge is wanting to exercise. Perhaps we ll take this one challenge at a time so we ll focus on the remembering part.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Last week s column about what might happen to the former Leslie Frost Natural Resources Centre on Highway 35 just south of Dorset sparked some discussion, and some ideas.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Each time I pass the Leslie Frost Centre on Highway 35 just south of Dorset I hear ghosts of the past.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
There are a couple of simple rules to good nutrition. One is if your grandmother (or great grandmother) didn t use it in her cooking you shouldn t be eating it. The other rule is only ever eat ingredients that you can pronounce. Taking that a step further
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
LTC home comes through for family
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
If you ever met Sinclair Russell, you didn t forget him.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
To the Editor, Five weeks ago I reached out to Mr. Jamie Schmale, our Member of Parliament, to express my concerns about the federal government and their apparent disregard for the political process. If you want to contact our MP you must fill out a pa
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Michael Fay was one of the first people I met when I began working in Minden nearly 12 years ago now, and at that time he was a driving force behind a number of arts-related things happening in the community.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Canada Day is the biggest day of the year in Minden, and so it s strange that this year, a tradition that is so familiar to so many of us will not unfold.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
For the last 25 days I have been getting into and holding a squat position for one minute. I can understand if some of you are asking why I would want to do something like that. I do like challenges. I look at them as experiments. At first, it was an unco
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Thanks to COVID-19 many of us have improved our video chatting skills. I often have coffee dates with friends. I know of many people who have game nights, cocktail calls and even cooking wine tasting events. Thank goodness for technology during this isola
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
When I was growing up, any conflicts from inside or outside the home usually got resolved in Grandma s Room.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Look deep inside the pandemic and you ll see other sicknesses. Not simply sicknesses, but full-blown epidemics. An epidemic of selfishness, plus an epidemic of misinformation.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The dragonfly is seen in many parts of the world as a symbol of adaptability and transformation. I see the dragonfly differently as I sit on my waterfront deck and watch squadrons of them zip, zoom and soar, capturing dozens of mosquitos, midges and othe
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
CBC series Still Standing features rural towns across Canada that have survived despite a setback, focusing on how, regardless of what has come their way, residents have been resilient, and adapted to evolve even when the odds seemed stacked against the
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Semblances of pre-COVID-19 life are beginning to appear here and there as the provincial government allows a regional, phased re-opening of some businesses throughout Ontario.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
To the Editor, I was delighted to read about the accomplishments of Michael Fay in the Minden Times editorial of Wednesday, June 10. A complete list of Michael s endeavours would have taken an entire issue of the paper, but I do want to highlight one t
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
here is more and more discussion happening around intermittent fasting. It s something I am curious about but up until now I didn t know much about it. I do know the basics.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Raccoons love me. Why wouldn t they? I give them bedtime snacks and a nice place to sleep.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Minden Hills councillors continue to discuss which value-added items will be included in the township s arena project, and, with the project looking like it will be wrapped up in a month or so, it s time for council to make that decision and put this th
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