Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Despite the troubles facing it earlier this year, the Ontario PC party quickly and easily swept its way to a majority government last week.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
We Canadians are just too polite. There are times when we need to swap our signature friendly, sometimes phoney, body language with genuine Canadian hockey body slams.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
t s amazing what you learn when you open a book.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Kathleen Wynne shocked Ontarians last weekend by admitting a blunt truth; after Thursday, the day this column is published in the paper, she will no longer be premier of the province.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
I m trying to figure out whether it was a wishful dream, or a nasty nightmare. Whichever it was, I know what prompted it.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
While we often refer to and perhaps think of the three levels of government as distinct and separate, they are inextricably interconnected. What happens at one level can, and does, have implications at another.
Friday, May 25, 2018
When I hear the word foam I think of something comfortable. Foam mattress, foam pillow, the foam that forms on the top of a beer sometimes. Foam rollers are not in the group. Not by a long shot. Yes, they are made of foam but they are meant to cause pain
Friday, May 25, 2018
I was at the Minden laundromat this afternoon. I have not had to do this in years but washer breakdown made it a necessity. Put all the wash in, set it going and headed into town. Went to pay for something and no purse. Left everything there and hurried
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
At first it sounds like the muffled booming of a distant jet. Or perhaps a moose thumping through the open forest over the next hill.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
My great-grandfather bought a lot on the eastern shore of Halls Lake in 1932, for five bucks.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Most visitors to the San Francisco Bay area take in the usual popular sights: Fisherman s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The wood-fuelled heating systems being proposed for downtown Minden, Haliburton, Wilberforce and Cardiff by Torchlight Bioresources Inc. are a great idea for numerous reasons.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
I ve been inspired to help out with our garden this year. Over the past couple of days I ve been out cultivating the soil with one of those garden claw things. After a few years of this not being done it was quite a bit of work to get through the tiny roo
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The provincial election campaign is officially underway and in just less than a month s time, we ll know who Ontario s next premier will be.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
I am boot-horned into seat 37B at 31,000 feet, massaging numbness from my legs when I taste a wetness at the corners of my mouth. It is a salty wetness and I realize that I am crying. In fact, I am about to bawl.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The financial reserves of the County of Haliburton are too low, an auditor told members of council last week.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
To the Editor,
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
I think I am going to be ill. My stomach is gurgling, starting to roll and its contents are about to take flight.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
It was mid-afternoon Monday when I realized something terrible had taken place in Toronto.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
It was a lifetime ago but I still remember my father bending his tall and lanky frame, reaching down to clasp my hand and walking me across the invisible line dividing Canada and the United States.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Imagine a bustling downtown Minden buzzing with activity, residents coming in and out of apartments perched atop the shops of the main drag.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
If you ve not heard, the world is entering a new epoch unofficially named Anthropocene, the Age of Humans. With that odd moniker has come equally odd and dangerous thinking that puts human greed ahead of conserving nature.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Hockey rinks remain the heart of many small towns across Canada.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The first rain showers of April, scattered, brief and chilly as they were in the past week, have brought out something more than just the promise of May flowers.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The purchase of a Prince Street property gives the Township of Minden Hills a perfect opportunity for a new civic space in downtown Minden.
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