Thursday, February 20, 2020
To the Editor, In 1997, Barbara Ehrenreich published an essay titled Spinning the Poor into Gold: How corporations seek to profit from welfare reform based on her experience attending a conference billed as an opportunity to Capitalize on the massi
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
I know that February is Heart Month. Given the business that I m in I feel every month should be heart month.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The hit movie Parasite, winner of this year s best picture Oscar, may be fiction but it reflects what is happening in real life today.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
As much as this is transparent it s almost not understandable without a great deal of study, which makes it pretty opaque.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Last week, the OPP released information about a large operation it had carried out the week before, arresting 16 people allegedly involved in a drug trafficking operation with drugs, weapons and or theft charges. Thirteen of those 16 people are residents
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
A Gallup poll taken just before Christmas found that people visit a library on average 10.5 times a year compared with only 5.3 times a year for movie theatres. After reading about and watching Sunday s annual Academy Awards show, I understand why.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
There s a bunch of confusing information around whether eggs are good or bad for our health. I love eggs. Scrambled, sunny side up, or in a sandwich. While I don t eat meat or poultry I do eat eggs almost daily. My favourite breakfast consists of red pepp
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Next week, the County of Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes will host information sessions regarding incentive programs available for those who commit to building affordable housing in the region.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The first week of February is a time of reflection for me. A time to remember a shocking yet inspiring tragedy that occurred on the North Atlantic a lifetime ago. The U.S. army troop ship Dorchester was steaming south of Greenland, carrying 900 soldiers
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Amazing news! The Blackhawk is alive and skating. No, not Blackhawk as in the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. They appear to be dead for this season, drifting between fourth and fifth place in the league s western division. I m talking
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Today is Bell Let s Talk Day, an annual fundraising campaign by the telecommunications leviathan where five cents is donated to mental health programming each time someone makes a social media post using the campaign s hashtag. Last year, the campaign rai
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
I recently had the opportunity to try jackfruit. It is the chicken alternative in a butter chicken dish. I haven t eaten chicken (or any other meat) for years. It sure tasted good to me. Like tofu, jackfruit tends to take on the taste of what it s seasone
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
As if we didn t have enough worries about the environment, here s a new one: wild pigs.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
It s budget season, which means local politicians and municipal staff are doing an annual dance of attempting to complete as much work as possible while keeping property tax increases as palatable as possible.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
My first glimpse of the bird has my mouth watering. It looks plump and juicy and I imagine it sitting in a roast pan, plucked and sprinkled with rosemary needles and a touch of garlic powder. A closer look tells me its plumpness is merely feathers puffed
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Any change is better than doing nothing, the county s planning director said last week, as councillors grappled with choosing a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target that will help lay the groundwork for the county s climate change mitigation plan.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Well, it s 2020. The future is now, even though there are no flying cars or robot maids or anything, which frankly, feels like a bit of a ripoff. We do have TikTok, though. Whatever that is.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
The new decade dawned with many of us hoping for change. Or, perhaps, for the way things used to be.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Many Christmas Eves have passed since the one years ago when I heard the voice of an angel. It was a voice I can never forget; a voice that gave me the best Christmas present ever.
Friday, December 20, 2019
An annual tradition, as 2019 draws to a close, here is a countdown of the top 10 Times stories of the year.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
There s news this week that an electric eel named Wattson is being used to help light up a Christmas tree at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. In the lead-up to Minden Hills council s approval of the arena project in February, councillors who were skeptical about it and opposed to proceeding, along with members of the public, were assure
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The best position in hockey surely is the centre. The centre player not only needs to be a fast skater, but a fast thinker capable of quickly grasping and assimilating the thinking of both left and right wingers. Hockey centres often are team leaders. A
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A couple of weeks ago, I met with members of a local lake association for a story about a food drive they do each Thanksgiving, bringing food and money to the Minden Food Bank.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Three brittle jeers break the blessed stillness of the woods. I am found out. I was enjoying the stillness, feeling totally alone and unnoticed. Observing, presumably without being observed. Now I am the centre of attention. It is a blue jay, of course
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