Tuesday, June 27, 2017
There is hope.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
A few weeks ago, a delegation of seasonal residents showed up in Minden Hills council chambers, upset that council was, in their opinion, moving too quickly to approve a series of zoning bylaw amendments, some with implications for waterfront properties.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
What s in a name? Apparently enough to approve a title change for the head of council three quarters of the way through the current council term.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
I love the sound of dragonfly wings in the evening.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
There is an important anniversary in my life this month. It is an anniversary that tells more about a changed culture than my individual life.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
There was some fiery conversation in Minden Hills council chambers last week.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Finally, the mystery is solved.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Some serious waves were created last week when it was announced a $120,000 provincial grant would be used to help rent a giant rubber duck to be brought to Toronto s Redpath Waterfront Festival in celebration of Canada s sesquicentennial anniversary.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Every working person deserves to not have to worry about covering basic expenses. The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, recently sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne indicating it opposes
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Machines and I don t get along. I have never done them any bad, but they have never liked me. Whenever we meet, they treat me like an idiot. That happened again last week when I had to make a trip into the Big Smoke.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Last week it was reported that the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a doomsday bunker protecting a reserve of almost 900,000 international food crop seeds deep within a mountain in Norway had flooded in October.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
We live in an increasingly peevish society.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
There s erring on the side of the caution, and then there s hyperbolic overreaction to a perceived threat.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Sloughs, marshes and ditches along the roads are brimming and finally getting some warm sun. So it won t be long now before thousands of amphibians begin their annual overland migrations.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
A dark wave of déjà vu shot through Minden last Thursday as water levels that had been steadily rising in the Gull River for days reached a critical point.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Back scratchers do not have video screens, so I was surprised when my 10-year-old grandson Anderson asked me to make him a wooden back scratcher.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Judging the first 100 days in office is ridiculous, artificial and something invented by the news media. That s how U.S. President Forrest Trump sees it. I feel it is important however, as president of my family, to review my performance for the first 10
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Haliburton County is making a request of the province that the municipality become the ultimate approval authority for official plan amendments and there is no reason the province shouldn t acquiesce to that request.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Ah, the joys of becoming parents. Here it is, Ingrams. You ve imagined it, maybe even planned for it. You ve got that baby in your hands and you re home and now well, now what? To get you through the sleepless nights, here s some advice:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The cattle are prowlin , the coyotes are howlin Way out where the doggies bawl
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
I have written hundreds upon hundreds of columns, but as I begin this one, everything is different.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Spring feels like the time of year to exhale. After being wrapped up and shut in for the winter everything is uncurling, stretching and getting ready for new growth. It is a time that inspires movement. And movement is needed to get everything ready f
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
But surely the greatest mystery is about the sweetest of all spring things. How did maple syrup get invented?
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
I started visiting Ruby Gilbert after I interviewed her for an article about residents at Hyland Crest and Highland Wood long-term care homes. The series, called The Road to Highland Wood, was about life stories. Some interview subjects gave short summari
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
It s spring in Muskoka which means that pretty soon we re going to start seeing bears. If you encounter a bear remember to stay calm because bears want to avoid humans.
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