Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Holding public office is often a thankless job.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
It was a long time ago, but I was an elevator operator once. That was back in the days when elevators were not push-button automatic and needed a human to guide them from floor to floor with a physical hand control lever.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
It has been a week of thoughtful recollection and warm tributes to George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who died last Friday.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
This week new municipal councils across Haliburton County are getting sworn in, as a fresh council term gets underway. There are a lot of councillors in Haliburton County too many and the absolute No. 1 priority of the new term should be the establish
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
There are days when you look around and see too many mean-spirited jerks. Then you turn on the television and meet Tim Green.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Some readers may have noticed there s been some criticism of the policies of the Ford government in this space in recent months, and so it s fair to acknowledge when the province s new administration is doing something very right, which it is with new leg
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
To the Editor, On Saturday the Ontario PC Party voted to advance a policy motion suggesting that gender identity, gender expression, and transgender rights were somehow political ideology, and that any discussion of such should be removed from Ontario
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Through snowflake-speckled windows I watch stately trees sagging beneath the weight of the early November snowfall. It is a winter picture that denies the existence of wildfires.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
With a host of yuletide festivities getting underway in the county, it would appear that the Christmas season is upon us.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
It is 6:25 a.m. opening day of the deer hunting season. Still coal black outside, so I am sipping the last of my coffee before heading into the woods.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The feds are making close to half a billion dollars available for climate change projects in Ontario, and hopefully we will see at least a little bit of that money come into Haliburton County.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
I was so overwhelmed by bad news this week that I decided to write a column about the good news that is plentiful, if you go looking for it.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The next federal election is just less than a year away, but already it seems evident that certain issues such as carbon taxation and immigration policy will play a large role.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The 737-800 I am flying in just broke through 10,000 feet, the height at which the crew turns off the seat belt sign and makes the flight announcements. The bad news. . . says an authoritative and calm voice.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Last week, the Lindsay office of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP and Ontario Labour Minister Laurie Scott was vandalized; windows smashed, the front customer service area ransacked.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
To the Editor,
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
There s nothing better than being first. So I was ecstatic on Wednesday, Oct. 17 when I became the very first Canadian to get high as smoking marijuana became legal in Canada.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Signage is undoubtedly being collected throughout Haliburton County as I write this, as the proverbial dust of another series of municipal elections settles over the community.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time to look ahead to winter and what we might expect from it this year. There s bad news and more bad news.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
A number of recurring themes have arisen at municipal all-candidates meetings in the county during the past few weeks.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
I step off the airplane into the California sunshine and am welcomed by the sweet voice of America s senior citizen diva, Barbra Streisand. She is singing, through someone s car radio, Don t Lie to Me, a new song she has written to protest the Donald Tr
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Last week, a wave of furor ripped across the country, as Conservative leader Andrew Scheer attempted to demonize Trudeau s Liberals for allowing the murderer of Tori Stafford to be transferred from a medium security prison to a facility being referred to
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
To the Editor,
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
There is a mouse population explosion this year.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
I arrived about 40 minutes early for the Minden Hills all-candidates meeting at the community centre last week, and by no means was I one of the first there. Dozens of people were already milling around, choosing their seats.
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