Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Don t mess with Mother Nature, used to be a cute and humorous expression. Not these days. Too often now we witness how an angry Mother Nature fights back.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The issues of landfills and waste diversion have taken up a lot of space in this publication lately.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
One hundred years ago this week a vacationing Toronto doctor was relaxing at his rented cottage on Algonquin Park s Canoe Lake. He looked out over the water and noticed an odd piece of flotsam.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
To the Editor,
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
To the Editor,
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Minden continues to grow and evolve, as evidenced by a number of openings that took place within the village in early July.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
I would like to bring to your attention what I believe is an unfair policy of the Town of Minden Hills.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Sometimes, during the winter, I wonder why it is that I continue to live in Haliburton County. Often, these ponderances come when I m snow-blowing my relatively long driveway on a dark, February evening, Arctic-calibre winds lashing at my face.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
I ll never forget Canada Day 2017. It was the day Louie learned to swim.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
I don t know anyone who likes doing Burpees. When I have clients do them (notice I didn t say ask clients to do them ) this question often comes up Why are they called Burpees? Until now, I didn t know the answer. But now, thanks to Google, I do.
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.
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