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 21, 2017
Never underestimate the power of a group of angry people.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
To the Editor,
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, 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
Wednesday, February 8, 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
A dark and heavy despondency had fallen over the forest. The creatures who worked and lived there brooded over their declining state of affairs.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
It would be a waste of time and resources for local townships to attempt to regulate or restrict private, short-term cottage rentals in Haliburton County.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Minden Hills council made the right call last week by making a $5,000 donation to the Peterborough Haliburton YWCA in order to help the women s shelter in Minden continue to operate.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Canada is a country of great diversity, so it is odd that we might still want to single out anything as especially special in identifying our nationality.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
So, winter returns to normal this weekend. Sort of.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Post-truth. That s the era pundits and professors say we ve now entered. A time with such an overwhelming excess of information, much of it circulated through the digital tentacles of the Internet, that finding information that is verifiable as true bec
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
This weekend, members of the Haliburton County Fair board will get together for their annual general meeting.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
You read it here first!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Few things hurt more than making a mistake that costs money.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Wynne government is starting 2017 with its promise to reduce Ontarians Hydro One bills, but with the introduction of the province s cap-and-trade system on Jan. 1, it seems likely that the cost of living, for Haliburton County residents, anyway, will
Thursday, January 5, 2017
As is an annual tradition around here, here are the top 10 news stories of 2016 for Minden Hills and Algonquin Highlands.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
As is an annual tradition around here, here are the top 10 news stories of 2016 for Minden Hills and Algonquin Highlands.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The hootin and hollerin over the passing of the old year has subsided as we move along, trying to make this one better than the last.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
A courier arrived at my door and handed me an envelope embossed with the Canadian coat of Arms. You know, the one with the scowling lion and a silly unicorn, each holding a flag.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Minden Hills council recently made a decision to forgo the live streaming of council meetings to the Internet, at least for now.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Back in 2003, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) arrived in Toronto from China. Roughly 400 people got it, 43 died, Ontario declared a public health emergency and the rest of the country lived in fear waiting for it to spread.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Like a drunken Vaudeville performer, the Trudeau government is doing a ham-fisted jig away from its promise to create a new federal voting system in this country.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Haliburton County is a community that takes care of its own.
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