Tuesday, February 2, 2016
It was just before 1 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1943 when the torpedo struck, beginning one of the most inspirational stories of the Second World War.
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, February 9, 2016
ust what to do about the Minden Hills Cultural Centre how to make it more economically viable and how to bring more people through its doors, which are of course linked is a puzzle that s been pondered by a succession of Minden Hills councils.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Maybe it s the fine winter weather. Little snow to shovel. Some ice, but I ve spread salt and sand on the driveway only once. Never any thought of having to shovel the roof. With few winter chores, I ve had more time to think.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Think of critical infrastructure and one may picture roads, bridges and culverts. Think of essential services and ambulances and fire trucks may come to mind.
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 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 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 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 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, February 16, 2016
It has not only been an unusually mild winter (except for last weekend), but an unusually mild influenza season. Everyone hopes it will stay that way.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ontario s municipalities are in trouble. They are camels whose backs can t handle much more baggage.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Job creation, along with business attraction and retention, are major and ongoing challenges in Haliburton County.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Hola! I am just back from a week on the Costa Tropical in Andalucía Spain. My sister and her husband wisely decided to spend the winter in Spain so that meant free accommodation for me!
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Evidence continues to stack up proving that trees are among our best friends who help us to enjoy healthier and happier lives.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
People continue to shake their heads and ask how Donald Trump, the vulgarian who inherited all his money, got to be a U.S. presidential contender. The answer will not be found by studying the man. The answer lies within the millions of Americans who suppo
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Springtime is flood season in Haliburton County, particularly in Minden, where the hearty pioneers who settled the place, God bless em, built the community on a flood plain.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
A guided tour through the art, science and history of our favourite 7,000-year-old beverage with beer columnist Brent Milcz.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
We ve seen the final episode of Downton Abbey, but the finales of two real-life Canadian dramas will be aired within the next few weeks.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Everything I read about tattoos was interesting, although not necessarily helpful. Then I landed on some totally unexpected, bombshell information: Some tattoo studios in the United States are offering free Donald Trump tattoos.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
A malaise that vague sense that something is not right has us in its grip.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Imagine for March, which is maple-tapping time in Haliburton County, Minden s downtown decked out with sap buckets and spring kites.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Smart phones have changed our lives in myriad ways. The way we communicate, the way we use the Internet, the way we shop and date and get directions. They ve also made our roads more dangerous.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
I think it is time that Justin the Good sat down for a serious heart to heart with his No. 1 policeman, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.
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