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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Three brittle jeers break the blessed stillness of the woods. I am found out. I was enjoying the stillness, feeling totally alone and unnoticed. Observing, presumably without being observed. Now I am the centre of attention. It is a blue jay, of course
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Last Saturday, Dysart et al Mayor Andrea Roberts and Deputy Mayor Pat Kennedy held a town hall meeting in that municipality s council chambers, one it appears will not be the last.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A couple of weeks ago, I met with members of a local lake association for a story about a food drive they do each Thanksgiving, bringing food and money to the Minden Food Bank.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The best position in hockey surely is the centre. The centre player not only needs to be a fast skater, but a fast thinker capable of quickly grasping and assimilating the thinking of both left and right wingers. Hockey centres often are team leaders. A
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. In the lead-up to Minden Hills council s approval of the arena project in February, councillors who were skeptical about it and opposed to proceeding, along with members of the public, were assure
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
To the Editor,
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
A whopping majority of we Canadians believe that climate change is real, despite the fact that we are not well educated about the topic.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
To the Editor, What to do with plastic milk bags the ones that hold three litres of milk, and are sold in every grocery store?
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
To the Editor, I m never in much of a hurry, so I have lots of time to think of these minor annoyances. Why are the three stop lights on Highway 35 set up with left hand turn signals?
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
When I was in Grade 7 my mother insisted that I took typing as one of my classes. It was definitely not in my top three choices. Neither was Latin but I took that too. I am so grateful that I learned how to type (no comment on the Latin). Like riding a bi
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
While a few new businesses have set up shop along Minden s main drag throughout the past few months, a number of them have also closed their doors.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
There s news this week that an electric eel named Wattson is being used to help light up a Christmas tree at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.
Friday, December 20, 2019
An annual tradition, as 2019 draws to a close, here is a countdown of the top 10 Times stories of the year.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
I recently had the opportunity to try jackfruit. It is the chicken alternative in a butter chicken dish. I haven t eaten chicken (or any other meat) for years. It sure tasted good to me. Like tofu, jackfruit tends to take on the taste of what it s seasone
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
As if we didn t have enough worries about the environment, here s a new one: wild pigs.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Today is Bell Let s Talk Day, an annual fundraising campaign by the telecommunications leviathan where five cents is donated to mental health programming each time someone makes a social media post using the campaign s hashtag. Last year, the campaign rai
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Amazing news! The Blackhawk is alive and skating. No, not Blackhawk as in the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. They appear to be dead for this season, drifting between fourth and fifth place in the league s western division. I m talking
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The first week of February is a time of reflection for me. A time to remember a shocking yet inspiring tragedy that occurred on the North Atlantic a lifetime ago. The U.S. army troop ship Dorchester was steaming south of Greenland, carrying 900 soldiers
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
It s budget season, which means local politicians and municipal staff are doing an annual dance of attempting to complete as much work as possible while keeping property tax increases as palatable as possible.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
My first glimpse of the bird has my mouth watering. It looks plump and juicy and I imagine it sitting in a roast pan, plucked and sprinkled with rosemary needles and a touch of garlic powder. A closer look tells me its plumpness is merely feathers puffed
Friday, December 20, 2019
Many Christmas Eves have passed since the one years ago when I heard the voice of an angel. It was a voice I can never forget; a voice that gave me the best Christmas present ever.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
The new decade dawned with many of us hoping for change. Or, perhaps, for the way things used to be.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Well, it s 2020. The future is now, even though there are no flying cars or robot maids or anything, which frankly, feels like a bit of a ripoff. We do have TikTok, though. Whatever that is.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Any change is better than doing nothing, the county s planning director said last week, as councillors grappled with choosing a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target that will help lay the groundwork for the county s climate change mitigation plan.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Next week, the County of Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes will host information sessions regarding incentive programs available for those who commit to building affordable housing in the region.
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