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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Shortages are a serious worry during this coronavirus pandemic. Many places report not having enough medical equipment, hospital capacity, or even masks, gloves and gowns for doctors and nurses as the number of infections soar.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
It s been a wild and surreal week, as the scope and magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic becomes clearer and clearer to Canadians, instructions from governments for people to remain home become stricter, and social activity slows to nearly nil.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
We re all in this together. It s a mantra that has been repeated around the world, around the country, around the province, around the county, around our towns as our world encounters the spread of COVID-19, a virus which can make any of us feel awful
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
So many things to think about during this time of plague. So many people to be concerned, even anxious, about. The infirm. The older people with weakened immune systems. People now without work and stable incomes, the homeless on our streets, the homeles
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
I am not a fan of getting stuck in traffic. Specifically, the bumper-to-bumper type that has you inching forward at a rate slower than any sloth I ve seen on a YouTube video
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
would like to send a shout out to the media, Coalition for Haliburton County Property Owners Associations, Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners Association, Environment Haliburton, councillors, mayors, businesses and all community members who have been diligen
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
We sincerely apologize but due to health care concerns and regional recommendations regarding the coronavirus, we will be postponing our annual Volunteer and Supporter Meet and Greet that was scheduled for next weekend, March 22.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
I struggled this year with what to give up during Lent.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
We ve watched it coming for a couple of months, quickly and insidiously, first in China, then Italy and other countries in Europe. Then Vancouver, then the GTA. During the weekend, the strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19 made landfall in the jurisdict
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
I am standing on the deck, drinking coffee and surveying the domain. Down at the lake one of the young folks is on the family-built rink, stick-handling a tennis ball while the three family dogs chase it.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
I am not a fan of the term Self Care. One definition for it is: Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A letter issued by the physicians of the Haliburton Highlands about a week and a half ago has stirred up some contention, some feuding on social media and even in person, from what I understand, but it s important for everyone to remember that letter was
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The lyrics keep riffing through my head . . .
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Leaf budding is taking its time because of this spring s chill. But slowly and surely new leaves are appearing, and soon those long views through a naked forest will be gone.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Earlier this week, the Ontario government began easing restrictions on some businesses landscapers and garden centres among them after a month and half of business clampdown amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
We are still in a state of lockdown thanks to COVID-19 but it s warm and sunny outside. My guess is that most of us are going to take spring cleaning to a whole new level. What else is there for us to do? There are windows to clean, cars to wash, garages
Thursday, May 7, 2020
To the Editor, With Covid-19 restrictions in place, grocery stores no longer allow reusable bags inside the store. Consequently, shoppers have many plastic grocery bags which need to be recycled. My husband and I have found the perfect use for them.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Stressful times can bring out both the best and worst in people.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The prime minister was right on cue. Out in front of the microphone and cameras, promising more gun control in the wake of the Nova Scotia massacres. He said the government had been on the verge of banning assault-style weapons but was interrupted by the
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
It s Saturday afternoon and I m walking along our rural road with my daughter. I m pulling the wagon she started the voyage in, but now it s empty and she is running along beside me, pointing out birds, collecting rocks, and generally observing the c
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying self-isolation practices, which we re about a month into in this country, are exhausting and extremely stressful for, well, everybody.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
After the long winter illness, colour is returning to the cheeks of my bush lot. A red-breasted robin hops through the newly-exposed layer of dead leaves, looking for a grub, or anything else edible. Then there s the slow, silent orange flicker of the wi
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
To say that it s been a rough month would be a drastic understatement.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Finding a laugh in these grim days of disease and isolation is as difficult as trying to light a candle in a snowstorm. I mean, even if a comedian thinks of something funny in the current situation, it s probably inappropriate to say it out loud.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
It s at this time of year that we celebrate the prominent battles, victories and end of the Second World War in 1945. Last Thursday was the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Victory in Europe Day, ending the war against Nazi Germany. While we celebrate apart t
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