Wednesday, May 1, 2019
To the Editor, Laurie Scott has really outdone herself this time. In a rare visit to this part of her riding, our MPP sank to a new low by sneaking in the back door to a Haliburton restaurant in order to avoid a peaceful protest out front.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
With lakes opening, winter-weary minds turn to fish. A fish netted in the open water floating your boat is genuine proof that spring is here.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The County of Haliburton will continue to go without any form of public transit because there is not the political will at the council table to create one. That s it. That s the reason, and that s the only reason. Period. Full stop.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Something exceptional occurred last week as so many of us watched flames, smoke and water ravage the iconic Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
With Doug Ford s PC government tabling its first budget earlier this month, we are starting to learn what some of the service cuts Ontarians will see over the next few years will look like.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
To the Editor, I am writing with two concerns. First the actions of Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario government around education and second the lack of meaningful communication from our representative, Laurie Scott.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
To the Editor,
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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, March 27, 2019
There is a lesson learned from the tenacious and tiresome winter which, according to the calendar, ended last week.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
It s that time of year, when the eyes of Mindenites turn to the Gull River.
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.
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
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.
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, 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 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.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Dear Haliburton County Residents,
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