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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 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, 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