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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
During the Labour Day weekend, we took a family day trip to Fenelon Falls, which was excellent. It s been years since I ve spent much time there, and it s apparent there s an ongoing community effort to rejuvenate the town. There have been improvements to
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Trees, I believe, are smarter than humans. They are more grounded, obviously, but they also have an advanced sense of life, a more mature understanding of what it is all about. Humans see life as individual time frames with beginnings and ends. Trees see
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Silence is not always golden. Sometimes it is sorrowful, even hurtful. It was all that when the thunder of newspaper presses at The Hamilton Spectator faded to a whisper, then silence, last Friday.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
This column is about a digital application for waste disposal and recycling, which is a lot cooler than it sounds.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The campaigning has yet to hit full stride, but federal election day is just over a month away with plenty of serious issues to debate. There is one issue that will not see any debate, probably because it does not impact large swaths of voters.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
As reported earlier this month, the County of Haliburton will assume ownership of the licensed daycare centre in Minden, and that is great news for local families, both current and future.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
H. G. Wells, the English author of The War of the Worlds, once wrote that human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
I am gratefuL that I have not suffered from plantar fasciitis. I have known many people who have. It sounds painful and debilitating. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue, known as the plantar fascia, which runs across the bot
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
If you re anything like me, you ve spent most of the last month closely following the story of the B.C. murders, the ensuing manhunt and finally, earlier this week, the release of the autopsy results for the murder suspects.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
And so it begins; the second American Civil War. It is not like the first American Civil War (1861-1865) with uniformed armies shooting at each other, but there are frightening similarities. The first civil war started when the political system failed
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
I wasn t going to write a this is why we need Minden Pride column this year, as I have in others.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The stages of competence define how we learn. Four very distinct stages have been identified. Here s the breakdown:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The writ was dropped last week, which means the next federal election is just more than four weeks away, and that Canadians will be faced with a deluge of ads and information during the next month or so.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
While summer technically left us just less than a month ago, it feels like longer on Thanksgiving Monday, wind blowing curled leaves along a deserted beach at Halls Lake, a beach littered with pine needles.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
This federal election has devolved into the country s two major parties asking us to choose which of their leaders is less terrible.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The acorns are the first alarm. Night breezes rustle the oaks, shaking their capped nuts from their branches. I hear them hitting the steel roof above my bedroom. My slippers crack and crunch them when I step onto the deck to check the morning weather.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
THE 2019 FEDERAL election concluded Monday night, a lukewarm finale to what has been a tiring and cynical campaign, and one that certainly neither of this country s two main parties should be especially proud of.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The voting is done, but we still don t have the government, the prime minister or the opposition leaders that we need. That s not a politically partisan statement. It s simply a fact.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was a solitary child with no interest in things that amused other children. His sole plaything was a fat red crayon with which he drew world maps.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Fifty-seven years ago last week Sept. 27, 1962 Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, the book that really got us thinking about what we are doing to the environment. Silent Spring predicted more future consequences from indiscriminate use of pest
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Relax people. Let s refocus and reset our thinking. We need not allow septic tank politicking for the Oct. 21 federal election to distract us from thinking about the critical issue affecting us all: What is wrong with our world and how can we begin to ch
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The federal election campaign is underway and, amid a few exploding proverbial bombshells, the major party leaders are busy making stops in communities across Canada, and making promises while they are there.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
There is no better place to sit and think than on one of the rocky outcrops offering entrancing views of the magnificent Haliburton landscape.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
A distasteful trend as of late has been the number of adult residents of the county who seem to think nothing of insulting and mocking local teenagers on social media because they disagree with them. What I m referring to are the Facebook comments that
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Last week, members of Haliburton County council declined to pass a resolution declaring climate change an emergency, but did have a long discussion about it, and passed a lengthy resolution making it clear the local government believes in the disastrous e
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