Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Minden Hills Councillor Jeanne Anthon has suggested on more than one occasion the upper tier of Haliburton County should institute some kind of standardized approval framework for lower tier councils to use in the assessment of solar project proposals.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Canadians awoke to a substantively different country Tuesday than they had Monday, the country s Conservative majority government replaced by a Liberal one and the man who d been Prime Minister for nearly a decade decisively stripped of that title.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The phrase water levels management will likely cause many pairs of eyeballs to immediately glaze over.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
It s far too early to make any judgment about how newly minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doing, although that of course isn t stopping detractors.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
During the weekend, someone set fire to Peterborough s sole mosque. Police are investigating the arson as a hate crime and while there is no proof it was some kind of response to the horror that unfolded in Paris last Friday, that it took place the fol
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
In the last few weeks, one of the major topics of the campaign has become whether a tiny number of women should be allowed to wear a religious face covering while taking the citizenship oath.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The recent approval by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change of a sewage-spreading field near Maple Lake has highlighted a glaring and ridiculous gap in the province s approval process for such waste disposal sites that needs to be remedied.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
It was how municipal government is supposed to work. Last week, in what was arguably their first decision on a major, contentious issue, members of the current Minden Hills council unanimously voted against a proposed electricity generation station alon
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
This week was supposed to be the annual Haliburton-Muskoka-Kawartha Children s Water Festival. For anyone unaware, the festival is a wonderful, decade-old event that makes ecological education a fun, interactive time at the Kinark Outdoor Centre.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
If any of the HKLB federal hopefuls thought Monday night s all-candidates meeting was going to be a peaceful stroll through the woods of the Haliburton Highlands, they were wrong. Hosted by CARP, this was not your grandma s tea party.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
With a marathon federal election campaign underway, we get lots of time to watch the country s major political parties duke it out on the airwaves, slinging mud and half-facts, making promises without explaining how they ll be funded and turning any issue
Thursday, November 26, 2015
While some county residents may be lining up for Black Friday sales this week, in a few weeks time, others will be lining up for a basket from the Minden Christmas Basket Campaign. The program helps provide gifts and food for households that may have fal
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The province has the ability to terminate its contract with Carillion. This is not earth-shattering, but is something I can write with stone-cold certainty now that I have a copy of the contract between the provincial government and the multi-national c
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
ust what to do about the Minden Hills Cultural Centre how to make it more economically viable and how to bring more people through its doors, which are of course linked is a puzzle that s been pondered by a succession of Minden Hills councils.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Haliburton County council has decided the county will close its tourist information centre along Highway 35 in Minden at the end of year and that s OK.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Think of critical infrastructure and one may picture roads, bridges and culverts. Think of essential services and ambulances and fire trucks may come to mind.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ontario s municipalities are in trouble. They are camels whose backs can t handle much more baggage.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Imagine for March, which is maple-tapping time in Haliburton County, Minden s downtown decked out with sap buckets and spring kites.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I lost a friend to suicide last year. I didn t find out until months after it happened.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale and members of his Conservative caucus are promoting a petition from one of their colleagues.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
They say the only constants in life are change and beer. Well, they say something like that.
Friday, December 18, 2015
As has become an end-of-year tradition around here, these are the top 10 news stories of 2015 for the western half of Haliburton County.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
2016 will be a year of changes for the Haliburton County Fair as organizers alter its format.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
As I write this, it s minus 11 degrees outside, but it wasn t so a couple of days ago. A couple of days ago it was plus eight.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
It s difficult, impossible, really, for those of us living here in the comfortable 21st century, with our automobiles and propane heating and pocket-sized devices capable of holding the sum total of human knowledge, to truly fathom the hardships the peopl
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