Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Back in 2003, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) arrived in Toronto from China. Roughly 400 people got it, 43 died, Ontario declared a public health emergency and the rest of the country lived in fear waiting for it to spread.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Like a drunken Vaudeville performer, the Trudeau government is doing a ham-fisted jig away from its promise to create a new federal voting system in this country.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Minden Hills council recently made a decision to forgo the live streaming of council meetings to the Internet, at least for now.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
A courier arrived at my door and handed me an envelope embossed with the Canadian coat of Arms. You know, the one with the scowling lion and a silly unicorn, each holding a flag.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The hootin and hollerin over the passing of the old year has subsided as we move along, trying to make this one better than the last.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Haliburton County is a community that takes care of its own.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday morning (Dec. 5) as I pull out onto Highway 35 at Moore Falls, I wonder where are the snow plows? I turn on my local radio station and I m told that there is a traffic problem at Miners Bay and Highway 35 and that the highway is impassable.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
At the beginning of this school year, the Minden Ontario Early Years Centre, long located at the Sears building along Bobcaygeon, was relocated into Archie Stouffer Elementary School.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
My daughter s steep-sided backyard in California has a strangely shaped tree. It grows out of the hillside naturally but then bends, forms an arch, and follows the ground down the hill to the patio.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
As she chaired her final county council meeting as warden for 2016 last week, Algonquin Highlands Reeve Carol Moffatt tabled a report suggesting that during the final two years of the current term, council at least have a conversation about potential chan
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
In reference to the editorial in the Times about Warden Moffatt making some suggestions in changes to the position of Warden for Haliburton County, may I suggest that she did not include the obvious solution to the Warden and council s future.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
As is an annual tradition around here, here are the top 10 news stories of 2016 for Minden Hills and Algonquin Highlands.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
As is an annual tradition around here, here are the top 10 news stories of 2016 for Minden Hills and Algonquin Highlands.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Minden Hills council made the right call last week by making a $5,000 donation to the Peterborough Haliburton YWCA in order to help the women s shelter in Minden continue to operate.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Canada is a country of great diversity, so it is odd that we might still want to single out anything as especially special in identifying our nationality.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
It would be a waste of time and resources for local townships to attempt to regulate or restrict private, short-term cottage rentals in Haliburton County.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
A dark and heavy despondency had fallen over the forest. The creatures who worked and lived there brooded over their declining state of affairs.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MP Karina Gould, Minister for Democratic Institutions,
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
So, winter returns to normal this weekend. Sort of.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Post-truth. That s the era pundits and professors say we ve now entered. A time with such an overwhelming excess of information, much of it circulated through the digital tentacles of the Internet, that finding information that is verifiable as true bec
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Wynne government is starting 2017 with its promise to reduce Ontarians Hydro One bills, but with the introduction of the province s cap-and-trade system on Jan. 1, it seems likely that the cost of living, for Haliburton County residents, anyway, will
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Few things hurt more than making a mistake that costs money.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
You read it here first!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
This weekend, members of the Haliburton County Fair board will get together for their annual general meeting.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
To the Editor,
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