Wednesday, May 1, 2019
With lakes opening, winter-weary minds turn to fish. A fish netted in the open water floating your boat is genuine proof that spring is here.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The County of Haliburton will continue to go without any form of public transit because there is not the political will at the council table to create one. That s it. That s the reason, and that s the only reason. Period. Full stop.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
To the Editor, Laurie Scott has really outdone herself this time. In a rare visit to this part of her riding, our MPP sank to a new low by sneaking in the back door to a Haliburton restaurant in order to avoid a peaceful protest out front.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The County of Haliburton will be commissioning a study looking at the institution of development charges, and it s probably time.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
he hard rock façade of The National Rifle Association (NRA) is starting to crack. And that s a good thing.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Something exceptional occurred last week as so many of us watched flames, smoke and water ravage the iconic Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
With Doug Ford s PC government tabling its first budget earlier this month, we are starting to learn what some of the service cuts Ontarians will see over the next few years will look like.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
As the county s population continues to grow, many of its new residents skew older in age. Many are retirees looking to leave life in the city, either moving to what has been a family cottaging property, or simply looking to live in a smaller, quieter com
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
I am walking in the almost-spring woods, hoping not to slip and fall on one of the remaining icy patches left by the melting snow. If I do, I can t phone for help because I have left my ever-present smartphone at the cottage.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
To the Editor,
Thursday, April 18, 2019
To the Editor, I am writing with two concerns. First the actions of Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario government around education and second the lack of meaningful communication from our representative, Laurie Scott.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Clients of mine travelled to Florida by car this year. Before heading off they asked my advice on what to do to minimize the body stiffness that comes with driving for long periods.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Last summer, the Township of Minden Hills embarked upon the creation of a community improvement plan, and that process is now at a phase of public input, the township encouraging residents to take an online survey and provide feedback. Taking the survey i
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
It s here, vegetarians and vegans, the day it is possible to order a vegan breakfast, pick up a cashew cheese ball, have more than one plant-based menu item to choose at the same restaurant, opt for almond milk in a coffee to go, full-on feast at the farm
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Putting ourselves first is important yet often we don t. Is it linked to self-worth? Sure, it could be. I believe establishing self-awareness is the first step. How can we be there for someone else if we don t take care of ourselves first? We can t withou
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Despite its wet, raw coolness, this spring has provided some joyful observation. Blue jays, in their sartorial splendour, gorge greedily on seed we have spread on the ground. There are as many as 18 of them throating seeds almost non-stop, pausing occa
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
During the weekend, members of the Ford government, either on a coincidental, collective whim, or at the direction of the premier, posted to social media pictures of themselves in convenience stores in their respective ridings, promoting the government s
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Black flies and mosquitoes are true nuisances but at least you can see and hear them. A new danger developing in cottage country is one you usually don t see until it is too late. Blacklegged ticks are moving north and bringing Lyme disease. Lyme is an
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Just a reminder that this Saturday, May 25 the Maple, Beech & Cameron Lake Assoc. (MBC) is hosting our Summer Safety Speaker Series. It is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Stanhope Community Centre. Never take your water safety for granted; read below.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
An Australian review of 73 scientific studies of insect decline has concluded that the total mass of the world s insects is declining by a shocking 2.5 per cent a year. This rate of decline might lead to extinction of 40 per cent of the world s insects
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Getting the boat ready for spring launch can be stressful. Will the motor start quickly and run smoothly after its winter hibernation? Did you remember to insert and secure the drain plug? Are the trailer lights shining and blinking, as they were when s
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
To the Editor, Re: cuts to library services and health units Aging Well Haliburton County is dismayed by the news of the library and health unit cuts. The loss of the inter-library-loan service (ILL) will particularly affect older adults. Large print
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
To the Editor, MPP Laurie Scott, nothing you have said to defend or justify the cuts to our libraries stands up under scrutiny. During the announcement of these cuts in the legislature, you nodded and clapped along with your colleagues.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Most of us at one time or another have likely read or heard about quirky laws or bylaws that exist in certain places, often left over from a bygone time.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Most of us have likely been the intended target of a scam at one time or another. Perhaps you ve received an email from a Middle Eastern prince, looking to share his fortune with you, for some reason. Or maybe you ve received a text message from the Canad
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