Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The best position in hockey surely is the centre. The centre player not only needs to be a fast skater, but a fast thinker capable of quickly grasping and assimilating the thinking of both left and right wingers. Hockey centres often are team leaders. A
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A couple of weeks ago, I met with members of a local lake association for a story about a food drive they do each Thanksgiving, bringing food and money to the Minden Food Bank.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Three brittle jeers break the blessed stillness of the woods. I am found out. I was enjoying the stillness, feeling totally alone and unnoticed. Observing, presumably without being observed. Now I am the centre of attention. It is a blue jay, of course
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Last Saturday, Dysart et al Mayor Andrea Roberts and Deputy Mayor Pat Kennedy held a town hall meeting in that municipality s council chambers, one it appears will not be the last.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
To the Editor,
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
A whopping majority of we Canadians believe that climate change is real, despite the fact that we are not well educated about the topic.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
While a few new businesses have set up shop along Minden s main drag throughout the past few months, a number of them have also closed their doors.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
When I was in Grade 7 my mother insisted that I took typing as one of my classes. It was definitely not in my top three choices. Neither was Latin but I took that too. I am so grateful that I learned how to type (no comment on the Latin). Like riding a bi
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
To the Editor, I m never in much of a hurry, so I have lots of time to think of these minor annoyances. Why are the three stop lights on Highway 35 set up with left hand turn signals?
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
To the Editor, What to do with plastic milk bags the ones that hold three litres of milk, and are sold in every grocery store?
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
November is the saddest month. The second last month of the year carries a realization of growing old, reaching an end. Everything is dying or about to die and the crying starts, in the form of the November rains.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
I feel that the project is sucking the life out of us a community at this point, is the way Minden Hills Councillor Pam Sayne put it during a council meeting last week.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Oftentimes after the respectful marking of Remembrance Day, Canadians begin preparing and celebrating the festive season, which will lead us all into the new year.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
On Sept. 27, I attended a meeting of the county s joint environmental committee. I was very impressed by the overall respect and collaboration between its members. John Smith, Councillor for Dysart et al, brought forward to the agenda a request to dec
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
To the Editor, I am writing to you in regards to the use of vaping and the use of those products in Minden. In the past two years there have been a lot of kids vaping at my school. How come there are lots of flavors for vapes that sound like candy
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
To the Editor, The question is vaping safe? came up in class today and I d like to talk to you about the research I have done. But first, I d like to tell you why I m concern.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Movies set in times past sometimes reflect times present. I was thinking about that while re-watching the Hollywood classic Chinatown, starring Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Slap!!! That is the sound of my hand crushing the life out of the last mosquito of 2019. The mosquitoes stayed late this year, possibly because of the wetness and lack of frost. I can t ever recall being bitten in October before, but this year I had sev
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
On Monday, in front of the cenotaph at the Village Green in Minden, residents will gather for a solemn, annual tradition.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Reflections during a dismal post-election, pre-Halloween week: Presumably, and hopefully, blackface will not be part of Halloween costuming this year.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Last week, members of Haliburton County council declined to pass a resolution declaring climate change an emergency, but did have a long discussion about it, and passed a lengthy resolution making it clear the local government believes in the disastrous e
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The voting is done, but we still don t have the government, the prime minister or the opposition leaders that we need. That s not a politically partisan statement. It s simply a fact.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
THE 2019 FEDERAL election concluded Monday night, a lukewarm finale to what has been a tiring and cynical campaign, and one that certainly neither of this country s two main parties should be especially proud of.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The acorns are the first alarm. Night breezes rustle the oaks, shaking their capped nuts from their branches. I hear them hitting the steel roof above my bedroom. My slippers crack and crunch them when I step onto the deck to check the morning weather.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
While summer technically left us just less than a month ago, it feels like longer on Thanksgiving Monday, wind blowing curled leaves along a deserted beach at Halls Lake, a beach littered with pine needles.
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