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.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The phrase water levels management will likely cause many pairs of eyeballs to immediately glaze over.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
I totally get why Education Minister Liz Sandals feels the way she does about receipts. They are a pain in the butt. So difficult to organize. Always impossible to find when needed.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Each Halloween I perch on a rockcut across from the Frost Centre, watching for the ghosts to appear.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Minden Hills Councillor Jeanne Anthon has suggested on more than one occasion the upper tier of Haliburton County should institute some kind of standardized approval framework for lower tier councils to use in the assessment of solar project proposals.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Canadians awoke to a substantively different country Tuesday than they had Monday, the country s Conservative majority government replaced by a Liberal one and the man who d been Prime Minister for nearly a decade decisively stripped of that title.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
It was plenty late arriving but Sunday s first hard frost fell from the sky like George Bush s shock and awe campaign in Iraq. It hit fast and hard and completed autumn s Job One.
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