Thursday, June 30, 2016
Church vandalism shameful
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Summer without campfire stories? No way! Here s one of mine that we will publish in three parts over the next three weeks.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
As many readers are likely already aware, a Haliburton Village business was vandalized in a despicable display of homophobia last week.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
It was a long ago scene, from a time before invention of smart phones that take video. That s unfortunate because what I saw then would have made a cool video on the art of splitting wood.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
magine it s an autumn morning, crisp and clear. Sun is gleaming off an amber canvas of leaves amid a robin-egg-blue background. You go to the kitchen to pour yourself another cup of coffee and there, through the window, you see a stranger relieving hims
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Bigger bills and fewer services.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
When it comes to rural Ontario communities promoting themselves as tourism destinations, few do it better than Prince Edward County.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Evening shadows arrive like cloaked ninjas descending silently into the treetops. Soon all light dims into non-existence, consumed by the night.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Earlier this year I was driving along Highway 118, westbound, between West Guilford and Carnarvon. It was an overcast winter day, just starting to lilt into twilight. For several kilometres, I d been following a low-riding Jetta. Our little caravan pas
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
It was the beavers, those clever, industrious engineers, who had the idea: Turn house building into an industry that would create jobs and build a strong economy benefitting all forest creatures.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Residents of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock got a rare opportunity this month when MP Jamie Schmale mailed out ballots for a constituency referendum.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
You might recall from school days the story of the young Greek guy who sat beside a pool, saw his image reflected in the water and fell in love with himself. He couldn t drag himself away and sat moonstruck, staring at his reflection until he died.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Canadian customs officer feeds my passport into the scanner, then looks up and asks: What are you bringing back with you?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Some people leave behind an incredibly big void when they go. Malcolm MacLean was one of those people.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
So, here I am in California getting to know Rusty.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
There was an interesting planning discussion during an Algonquin Highlands council meeting last week and similarly interesting planning discussions are bound to take place amongst the county s other municipal councils in the not-so-distant future.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
It is remarkable how small events often mark major change.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Ontario s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO), the regional tourism organization encapsulating the Haliburton Highlands, revealed its new brand platform to local stakeholders late last month.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Lines on the road By Jim Poling
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
A new requirement for provincial approval for docks and boathouses of a certain size needs comprehensive dialogue between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the province s municipalities before any reasonable approval framework is put into
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Billy Skead was buried during the winter but the question continues to prick the conscience of his troubled aboriginal community: Why did he die?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Haliburton County council has voted to appeal to the Ontario Ombudsman on the OPP billing model, and while that s something, the municipality should not rule out investigating the creation of its own police force.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
It has come to this: If you sat in front of your television set for 10 straight hours (God forbid!) you would be bombarded with roughly three hours of commercials.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
There s a joke about Haliburton County and farming, the punch line being that the poor settlers who came to the area in the 19th century with visions of bountiful crop yields found the only thing they could harvest from the hills of Haliburton were rocks.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
This week our topic is the yin to malt s yang, and the focal point for the craft-beer-loving masses of late hops.
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