Thursday, February 28, 2019
Dear Haliburton County Residents,
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Perhaps because of our northern latitude, or perhaps because we thought we had been vaccinated, we expected Canada to escape the epidemic.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
It seems ludicrous that any political moment these days could make you proud to be a Canadian. But there was one last week when pride swelled in my chest.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
If you think you re sick of hearing about the SNC-Lavalin matter now, then buckle up, or maybe don t pay attention to the news until the fall s federal election, or maybe leave the country for a bit.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
A sort of who s who showed up for the Food and Agriculture Economic Development Forum hosted by Harvest Haliburton last week, designed to facilitate continued collaboration in cultivating a sustainable food system in Haliburton County. Included in the gro
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
A strong, frigid wind bites the skin on my face as it hurls cyclones of snow across a vast expanse of frozen, white wasteland, drift upon drift stretching on for as far as the eye can see. It s Monday morning and I m about to snow-blow the driveway.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Movies are welcome comfort during a nasty winter like the one we are experiencing. January and February are prime times to catch up on the newest and best movies, which will be celebrated Sunday at the annual Academy Awards.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
As this paper goes to print, Minden Hills councillors are finalizing their decision on whether or not to approve a $12 million (plus HST) new arena community hub contract. In part because this is a single source bid on our community s most expensive endea
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Tree branches whisper in a summer breeze, or creak in an icy winter wind, and I wonder if they are talking to each other.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Our hips are a ball and socket joint where the femur (thigh bone) meets the pelvic bone. The beauty of this type of joint is that it moves in all directions. If you want to see just how amazing it is watch a child move around or sit on the floor. It amaz
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
It s budget season, the time of year when municipal councils place things onto and push things off of the proverbial table, deciding what will be implemented for the upcoming year and what will be deferred or scrapped altogether, all while attempting to k
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The child that is hungry must be fed. The child that is sick must be nursed. The child must be the first to receive relief in times of distress.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
A number of residents filled Minden Hills council chambers last week for a public meeting regarding an application for official plan and zoning bylaw amendments to allow the operation of a sewage spreading field off of Bobcaygeon Road north of the village
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Many years ago I was coached not to write anything in anger. Anger allowed to chill makes for cooler thoughts and prudent words.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
This is a love letter to all Early Childhood Educators
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Conversations about reducing and eliminating disposable, single-use plastics are becoming more and more widespread, globally and on a local, municipal level.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The plan this week was to write a column about the SNC-Lavalin political madness whipped up by the muddled minds of the nation s political elite.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
As the county s population continues to grow, many of its new residents skew older in age. Many are retirees looking to leave life in the city, either moving to what has been a family cottaging property, or simply looking to live in a smaller, quieter com
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Just as there is no such thing as a truly free lunch, there is no such thing as truly no-strings-attached funding from the provincial government to municipalities.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Many of us are aware that a global school strike for climate action was initiated last summer by Greta Thunberg, age 16, of Sweden. In January of this year, here is part of what she had to say to the self-appointed global elite at the World Economic For
Thursday, March 21, 2019
I spot the book on the shelf and am intrigued. It is titled The Border and the author is Don Winslow.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
It s that time of year, when the eyes of Mindenites turn to the Gull River.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
There is a lesson learned from the tenacious and tiresome winter which, according to the calendar, ended last week.
Monday, April 1, 2019
On a recent sunny day in the Highlands, Haliburton County leant us a helping hand. We were driving along Highway 118 on the way to visit our parents, when we came around a corner through the rock cut and hit a patch of black ice. Before we knew it, we we
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
I am walking in the almost-spring woods, hoping not to slip and fall on one of the remaining icy patches left by the melting snow. If I do, I can t phone for help because I have left my ever-present smartphone at the cottage.
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