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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A letter issued by the physicians of the Haliburton Highlands about a week and a half ago has stirred up some contention, some feuding on social media and even in person, from what I understand, but it s important for everyone to remember that letter was
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
We re all in this together. It s a mantra that has been repeated around the world, around the country, around the province, around the county, around our towns as our world encounters the spread of COVID-19, a virus which can make any of us feel awful
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying self-isolation practices, which we re about a month into in this country, are exhausting and extremely stressful for, well, everybody.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
To say that it s been a rough month would be a drastic understatement.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
It s Saturday afternoon and I m walking along our rural road with my daughter. I m pulling the wagon she started the voyage in, but now it s empty and she is running along beside me, pointing out birds, collecting rocks, and generally observing the c
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
It s been a wild and surreal week, as the scope and magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic becomes clearer and clearer to Canadians, instructions from governments for people to remain home become stricter, and social activity slows to nearly nil.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
We ve watched it coming for a couple of months, quickly and insidiously, first in China, then Italy and other countries in Europe. Then Vancouver, then the GTA. During the weekend, the strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19 made landfall in the jurisdict
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
As much as this is transparent it s almost not understandable without a great deal of study, which makes it pretty opaque.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Haliburton County councillors are in the midst of making a decision wherein they re essentially tasked with weighing environmental benefits against economic ones, amid what for the county, is a backdrop of public pressure.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Haliburton County council chambers were full last week, more than full, to hear two delegations related to the county s draft enhanced shoreline preservation bylaw. Residents not only filled the chairs of the chambers public gallery, but were lining the w
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
We need a bed tax, said one attendee of a tourism-focused town hall meeting last week, and he has a point.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Earlier this week, the Ontario government began easing restrictions on some businesses landscapers and garden centres among them after a month and half of business clampdown amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Stressful times can bring out both the best and worst in people.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Minden Hills councillors continue to discuss which value-added items will be included in the township s arena project, and, with the project looking like it will be wrapped up in a month or so, it s time for council to make that decision and put this th
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Canada Day is the biggest day of the year in Minden, and so it s strange that this year, a tradition that is so familiar to so many of us will not unfold.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Despite the weather, last Wednesday was a dark and distressing day in the Haliburton Highlands. There are still some unanswered questions about what happened that day, but we do know some things.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
While Haliburton County went several weeks without any new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, in the past week, there have been three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
2020 has been a rough year for everyone, including our garden. Our vegetable garden is a small, 10-foot-by-10-foot raised box in the corner of the backyard. After being zapped with frost in mid-June then subjected to an extreme heat wave, until recent
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
CBC series Still Standing features rural towns across Canada that have survived despite a setback, focusing on how, regardless of what has come their way, residents have been resilient, and adapted to evolve even when the odds seemed stacked against the
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Semblances of pre-COVID-19 life are beginning to appear here and there as the provincial government allows a regional, phased re-opening of some businesses throughout Ontario.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
During a Minden Hills committee-of-the-whole meeting last week, councillors received a report confirming there will likely be no surplus on the township s arena project.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
If you ever met Sinclair Russell, you didn t forget him.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Haliburton County Warden Liz Danielsen began last week s county council meeting by thanking her colleagues for their efforts in dealing with the many unanticipated, unexpected aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Michael Fay was one of the first people I met when I began working in Minden nearly 12 years ago now, and at that time he was a driving force behind a number of arts-related things happening in the community.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Five months into an unprecedented global pandemic, you have likely learned how to give a physically distanced hug wrapping your arms around your own body, or putting your hand over your heart, perhaps while smiling from behind a mask. We ve offered them
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