Thursday, January 31, 2019
It was a lifetime ago, 1967 to be exact, when I sat listening to a lecturer at Columbia University in New York City.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Premier Doug Ford took the stage at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference in Toronto during the weekend, giving a 10-minute address during which he said a lot of the right things.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
To the Editor,
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
During a Minden Hills council meeting last week, Councillor Bob Carter wondered how the cost of the so-called validation phase of the Minden arena project could run a 50 per cent overage in the span of six weeks.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
When you write, you get messages from readers. Some are complimentary. Some are not. I have received a couple that accuse me of being anti-American, anti-Donald Trump. Yes, I am anti-Trump. I can t stomach the man.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
To the Editor,
Thursday, January 24, 2019
To the Editor,
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
To the Editor, All of my life I have lived in Minden and don t remember ever seeing our roads in such disrepair, they are disgraceful. Potholes so deep they can damage a vehicle badly.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
When I was a reporter in Osoyoos, B.C., there was a town councillor who d made it his mission to see the municipality reclaim a number of public lake accesses that had, over time, been . . . let s say usurped by neighbouring property owners.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Canada s Food Guide is getting some attention these days because a new version came out this week. That seems to be a big deal for some folks. It has been the same document since 2007. I am not sure what all of the excitement is about. Is an apple differe
Thursday, January 24, 2019
If John Steinbeck was alive today he might consider changing the title of his 1961 Nobel prize-winning novel from The Winter of Our Discontent to The Winter of World Discontent.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Good old Minden arena If you ve ever been there on a weekend between September and March, you d know that it is a hub of activity, with plenty of families from here and the greater surrounding area coming to make use of our facility. In fact, it s the o
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
To the Editor,
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Perhaps because of our northern latitude, or perhaps because we thought we had been vaccinated, we expected Canada to escape the epidemic.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
A strong, frigid wind bites the skin on my face as it hurls cyclones of snow across a vast expanse of frozen, white wasteland, drift upon drift stretching on for as far as the eye can see. It s Monday morning and I m about to snow-blow the driveway.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Dear Haliburton County Residents,
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
It seems ludicrous that any political moment these days could make you proud to be a Canadian. But there was one last week when pride swelled in my chest.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
If you think you re sick of hearing about the SNC-Lavalin matter now, then buckle up, or maybe don t pay attention to the news until the fall s federal election, or maybe leave the country for a bit.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Movies are welcome comfort during a nasty winter like the one we are experiencing. January and February are prime times to catch up on the newest and best movies, which will be celebrated Sunday at the annual Academy Awards.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
It s budget season, the time of year when municipal councils place things onto and push things off of the proverbial table, deciding what will be implemented for the upcoming year and what will be deferred or scrapped altogether, all while attempting to k
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
There has been much discussion recently about the proposed new Minden community centre. I am opposed to this project for the following reasons:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
As this paper goes to print, Minden Hills councillors are finalizing their decision on whether or not to approve a $12 million (plus HST) new arena community hub contract. In part because this is a single source bid on our community s most expensive endea
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Tree branches whisper in a summer breeze, or creak in an icy winter wind, and I wonder if they are talking to each other.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Our hips are a ball and socket joint where the femur (thigh bone) meets the pelvic bone. The beauty of this type of joint is that it moves in all directions. If you want to see just how amazing it is watch a child move around or sit on the floor. It amaz
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
A sort of who s who showed up for the Food and Agriculture Economic Development Forum hosted by Harvest Haliburton last week, designed to facilitate continued collaboration in cultivating a sustainable food system in Haliburton County. Included in the gro
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