Tuesday, February 28, 2017
When you ve lived much of your life in snow country, grossly swelling snow banks are no big deal. Certainly nothing to worry about.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
News of a death does not always bring only dark sadness. Sometimes it brings illumination. That was the case last week when we learned that Stuart McLean, an unpretentious Canadian icon, had passed away. He died at 68 of cancer.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
With cottage season coming up soon, it seems like a good time to discuss the importance of shoreline health.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
There is good news and not-so-good news about the weather for Haliburton County over the next three months.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Who says being an Opposition member in a legislature controlled by a majority government means you can t accomplish anything?
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Never underestimate the power of a group of angry people.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
To the Editor,
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MP Karina Gould, Minister for Democratic Institutions,
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
To the Editor,
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has broken numerous election pledges since taking office, but the fracturing of a very clear promise to reform Canada s electoral system before the next election is perhaps the most egregious, because of the cynicism with whi
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The number of Canadians who say they read books is continuing to drop. That s not good news because reading books is known to make us better informed citizens while increasing our understanding of others.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
When municipal elections take place next year, the year will be 2018.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Richard Wagamese completed his life journey last week, leaving behind the only thing any of us leave: his story.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A long-awaited walk in the spring woods is like stepping through a looking glass and entering a remarkably different world.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Firefighters put their lives at risk in more ways than one on the job. They obviously put their physical safety at risk, but so too their mental health.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Climate Change is a hot topic heard daily in our media. There is much concern and debate about it. For this reason, the programming at Nature s Place will feature information about climate change as a main point of education.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A little while ago I saw this post on a social media site of a guy attempting to touch his toes. It took him 41 days, but he did it. He touched his toes. Can you touch your toes? For the record, I can, but it s not pretty.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
It s spring in Muskoka which means that pretty soon we re going to start seeing bears. If you encounter a bear remember to stay calm because bears want to avoid humans.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
I can t delay any longer. It is April and it has to get done, so I ll just have to screw up my nerve and get on with it the hated spring crawl.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Shoreline road allowances are complicated, in both their history and the way municipalities deal with them. Minden Hills councillors may wish to think carefully before agreeing to an increase on the price of shoreline road allowances that would essential
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I woke this morning with a head like a fermenting pumpkin, ready to explode.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Spring technically arrived this week, making its entrance Monday.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote recently that the Republican party, now governing the U.S., is not ready to govern.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
It sometimes feels like the provincial government is trying to pinch communities north of Highway 7 out of existence.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
I started visiting Ruby Gilbert after I interviewed her for an article about residents at Hyland Crest and Highland Wood long-term care homes. The series, called The Road to Highland Wood, was about life stories. Some interview subjects gave short summari
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