Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Haliburton County council has decided the county will close its tourist information centre along Highway 35 in Minden at the end of year and that s OK.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I lost a friend to suicide last year. I didn t find out until months after it happened.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
After six seasons I m still wondering why a guy like me became a fan of the British TV series Downton Abbey. Not just a run-of-the-mill fan a rabid fan. I would rather miss dinner than an episode of Downton.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale and members of his Conservative caucus are promoting a petition from one of their colleagues.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
St. Nora Lake has frozen over, finally. The ice was five inches thick at the start of this week. Great news for the snowmobile crowd and winter anglers.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
I saw him from the corner of my eye. He was standing statue still, no more than 15 feet away, staring into a pile of snow-covered rocks.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
That was nice. The last two months of the year filled with optimism, generated mostly by a new federal government. Lots of cooing and gushing about positive change.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
2016 will be a year of changes for the Haliburton County Fair as organizers alter its format.
Friday, December 18, 2015
This is my favourite Christmas memory, which I have written about many times in many places. Repeating it has become a Christmas tradition.
Friday, December 18, 2015
As has become an end-of-year tradition around here, these are the top 10 news stories of 2015 for the western half of Haliburton County.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
It is warm and spring like outside, but when I open the side door and step into the kitchen, suddenly it is Christmas.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
They say the only constants in life are change and beer. Well, they say something like that.
Friday, December 11, 2015
The politicians are back on Parliament Hill apparently having learned little from October s general election.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The province has the ability to terminate its contract with Carillion. This is not earth-shattering, but is something I can write with stone-cold certainty now that I have a copy of the contract between the provincial government and the multi-national c
Friday, December 4, 2015
On Thursday Nov. 26, residents from Hunter Creek Estates and Gull Lake attended the Minden Hills council meeting. The extremely large group came to protest the proposal to create a salvage yard on the adjoining property to Hunter Creek Estates.
Friday, December 4, 2015
This is in response to Tim Pritchard s letter in the Nov. 26 edition of the Times. I totally agree with Tim s statements
Friday, December 4, 2015
Fortunately, we may be lucky enough to have somebody special come into our lives. If you rode the big yellow bus with Ed Pritchard, you had the company of such a person twice each school day!
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Who says municipal politics can t be interesting? Minden Hills councillors were greeted by a protest as they made their way into the township building for last week s meeting.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Gentle mists caress the lake like a mother s hand massaging her child s back, calming her to sleep. Sleep for the lake is delayed this year. Winter s approach, usually loud and bullying, is just a whisper so far. It might be well into this month of Decem
Thursday, November 26, 2015
While some county residents may be lining up for Black Friday sales this week, in a few weeks time, others will be lining up for a basket from the Minden Christmas Basket Campaign. The program helps provide gifts and food for households that may have fal
Thursday, November 26, 2015
It is remarkable how tiny pieces of news help us to see much larger, worrisome trends. For instance, we now learn that the Natural Resources Ministry has been poking about, seeking a partner to help maintain the Sherborne Road. The gravel road winds 12
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
During the weekend, someone set fire to Peterborough s sole mosque. Police are investigating the arson as a hate crime and while there is no proof it was some kind of response to the horror that unfolded in Paris last Friday, that it took place the fol
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
I listen for sounds of movement but the woods are as silent as the wet stones on the hillside. Rain drips off my hunting cap brim, each drip telling me that no sensible deer, or person, would be out in this foul weather.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
I have a new granddog. His name is Rusty and he is a rescued dog from Los Angeles.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
It s far too early to make any judgment about how newly minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doing, although that of course isn t stopping detractors.
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