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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
It was a close call. Very close.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Early this month, there was a long-awaited announcement that the federal government will contribute funding to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network s cell gap project, meaning all the funding is now in place, and the project can proceed.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
When the Hawk Lake landfill is shuttered in 2021, the site will simply be shut down, rather than replaced by a transfer station. That was the decision made by Algonquin Highlands councillors last week, and it was the right one.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Here s a follow-up-up to last week s column about how angry, autocratic politicians are working to turn voters against journalists.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Back in 2016 Minden Hills council passed a bylaw that limited fireworks use to a select number of days in the year. New Year s Eve, the weeks preceding and following Canada Day and the weekends of Victoria Day and Labour Day. It doesn t work. The bylaw is
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Reality often is more brutal than fiction. You realize that when reading The Border, the 2019 novel about the Mexican drug cartels and their American enablers.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
I don t remember the first time I went to Highlands Cinemas. It would have been in the 1980s. I would have gone as a kid with my family during a visit to the cottage. It was likely to see a Ghostbusters or Peewee Herman movie, or something of the sort. T
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Staring out a window at Sky Harbour Airport in Phoenix, Ariz., I become increasingly edgy. Outside that window, baggage handlers toss dozens of bulky bags onto the conveyor belt crawling up into the belly of the aircraft I am about to board. The stream o
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Haliburton County councillors should proceed with the commissioning of a third-party governance review for the county and its lower-tier municipalities, but only if the political will exists to actually do something with the results.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
I need to confess: I have harboured bad thoughts about chipmunks. Murderous thoughts. I know, chipmunks are cute and fun-loving little critters. They have drawn millions of smiles as the Disney characters Chip and Dale and have enthralled children in com
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
One definition of posture is the position in which someone holds his or her body when standing or sitting. Somewhere along the line we ve added the qualification of good or bad when it comes posture. We re all built a little differently so I believe i
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
For the second consecutive week, I am writing a column about landfills in Algonquin Highlands, which, in more than a decade of writing these things, has to be some kind of record.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
There are times when the best thing anyone can do is to get lost in the woods. I don t mean seriously, dangerously lost. We always should know where we are in the woods, and exactly how to get out of them.
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 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
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
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, 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, 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 7, 2019
I m following the lead of Donnie Trump. I m withdrawing from a treaty and building a wall. I have to do it to stop thieving neighbours from stealing my corn. Every year, come late summer, they sneak into my garden at night and strip the cornstalks clean.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
The weekend before last I was driving northbound on Highway 35, just north of Carnarvon, with a long, steady stream of southbound traffic in the other lane. As I came over a rise in the hilly stretch between the hamlet and the Beech River, coming toward m
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, September 11, 2019
This column is about a digital application for waste disposal and recycling, which is a lot cooler than it sounds.
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