Tuesday, March 6, 2018
I remember the Columbine school shooting very clearly, the media coverage of it, that is. Perhaps that s because, in the spring of 1999, I was a 16-year-old high school student, the same age as some of those killed in the massacre.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
There are few refuges during a brutal winter; so few places to hide and stay calm and warm. It s not the weather that has made this winter brutal. It has had its violent ups and downs but it is winter weather we have been getting used to over the past fe
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Interesting things are missed when there is so much news happening around the world.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
In the fall of 2016, jaws hit floors around the world as an anti-establishment businessman with no relevant experience, a reputation as a bully and penchant for shouting slogans rather than talking about anything substantive, was elected president of the
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The United States just isn t going to put up with it any more. Tired of forever being screwed over by beady-eyed Canadians and sleazy Mexican drug lords.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
I first met Lorraine McNeil fairly early on in my tenure with the Times. I went to her home on Horseshoe Lake to interview her and her friend Maureen James -- known, in comedy duo format, as Lo and Mo for a story for the paper.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Few people notice or really care, but there is a daily newspaper crisis in Canada. It is a crisis that has huge ramifications, now and certainly over time, for our country and our culture.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Onto the computer screen jumps Vlad Putin, bare chested, taking in the sun in a remote part of Siberia during his vacation last summer. It was one in a portfolio of photos dumped onto the Internet by Russian state photographers.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The story of four Grade 5 students at Archie Stouffer Elementary School being proactive in finding a solution to their conflict is an inspiring one. It was because of their efforts and support of adults in their lives that more than 50 girls came togethe
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party s pre-election problems are evolving into a strange saga worthy of a novel or movie script.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
To the Editor,
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
During the weekend, the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce honoured members of the local business community during its annual achievement awards gala at the Pinestone.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
In all the recent dark and depressing news about governments, and the people who run them, comes a pinprick of light. Small and distant like a far away star in the night sky, but enough to give hope that common sense has not been completely extinguished.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Imagine a bustling downtown Minden buzzing with activity, residents coming in and out of apartments perched atop the shops of the main drag.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
If you ve not heard, the world is entering a new epoch unofficially named Anthropocene, the Age of Humans. With that odd moniker has come equally odd and dangerous thinking that puts human greed ahead of conserving nature.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
It was a lifetime ago but I still remember my father bending his tall and lanky frame, reaching down to clasp my hand and walking me across the invisible line dividing Canada and the United States.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
It was mid-afternoon Monday when I realized something terrible had taken place in Toronto.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
I think I am going to be ill. My stomach is gurgling, starting to roll and its contents are about to take flight.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Hockey rinks remain the heart of many small towns across Canada.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The first rain showers of April, scattered, brief and chilly as they were in the past week, have brought out something more than just the promise of May flowers.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
To the Editor, It wasn t much more than a generation ago that the council of the old Township of Anson, Hindon and Minden routinely sat down together after dinner to hold its meetings.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Spring came in February. Winter followed in March. What April will bring is anyone s guess. This winter s wild weather swings confirm for many that our climate is changing drastically. Probably, but it is not quite that simple.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Last week we published a letter from our pal and former Times columnist Neil Campbell, who suggested that municipal council meetings should take place during the evening rather than during the daytime, as they do currently.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The purchase of a Prince Street property gives the Township of Minden Hills a perfect opportunity for a new civic space in downtown Minden.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
To the Editor,
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