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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
On Sept. 27, I attended a meeting of the county s joint environmental committee. I was very impressed by the overall respect and collaboration between its members. John Smith, Councillor for Dysart et al, brought forward to the agenda a request to dec
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
To the Editor, I am writing to you in regards to the use of vaping and the use of those products in Minden. In the past two years there have been a lot of kids vaping at my school. How come there are lots of flavors for vapes that sound like candy
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
To the Editor, The question is vaping safe? came up in class today and I d like to talk to you about the research I have done. But first, I d like to tell you why I m concern.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Movies set in times past sometimes reflect times present. I was thinking about that while re-watching the Hollywood classic Chinatown, starring Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Slap!!! That is the sound of my hand crushing the life out of the last mosquito of 2019. The mosquitoes stayed late this year, possibly because of the wetness and lack of frost. I can t ever recall being bitten in October before, but this year I had sev
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
On Monday, in front of the cenotaph at the Village Green in Minden, residents will gather for a solemn, annual tradition.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Reflections during a dismal post-election, pre-Halloween week: Presumably, and hopefully, blackface will not be part of Halloween costuming this year.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Last week, members of Haliburton County council declined to pass a resolution declaring climate change an emergency, but did have a long discussion about it, and passed a lengthy resolution making it clear the local government believes in the disastrous e
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The voting is done, but we still don t have the government, the prime minister or the opposition leaders that we need. That s not a politically partisan statement. It s simply a fact.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
THE 2019 FEDERAL election concluded Monday night, a lukewarm finale to what has been a tiring and cynical campaign, and one that certainly neither of this country s two main parties should be especially proud of.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The acorns are the first alarm. Night breezes rustle the oaks, shaking their capped nuts from their branches. I hear them hitting the steel roof above my bedroom. My slippers crack and crunch them when I step onto the deck to check the morning weather.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
While summer technically left us just less than a month ago, it feels like longer on Thanksgiving Monday, wind blowing curled leaves along a deserted beach at Halls Lake, a beach littered with pine needles.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
This federal election has devolved into the country s two major parties asking us to choose which of their leaders is less terrible.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was a solitary child with no interest in things that amused other children. His sole plaything was a fat red crayon with which he drew world maps.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Fifty-seven years ago last week Sept. 27, 1962 Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, the book that really got us thinking about what we are doing to the environment. Silent Spring predicted more future consequences from indiscriminate use of pest
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
A distasteful trend as of late has been the number of adult residents of the county who seem to think nothing of insulting and mocking local teenagers on social media because they disagree with them. What I m referring to are the Facebook comments that
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
There is no better place to sit and think than on one of the rocky outcrops offering entrancing views of the magnificent Haliburton landscape.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The federal election campaign is underway and, amid a few exploding proverbial bombshells, the major party leaders are busy making stops in communities across Canada, and making promises while they are there.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Relax people. Let s refocus and reset our thinking. We need not allow septic tank politicking for the Oct. 21 federal election to distract us from thinking about the critical issue affecting us all: What is wrong with our world and how can we begin to ch
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The writ was dropped last week, which means the next federal election is just more than four weeks away, and that Canadians will be faced with a deluge of ads and information during the next month or so.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The stages of competence define how we learn. Four very distinct stages have been identified. Here s the breakdown:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The campaigning has yet to hit full stride, but federal election day is just over a month away with plenty of serious issues to debate. There is one issue that will not see any debate, probably because it does not impact large swaths of voters.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
This column is about a digital application for waste disposal and recycling, which is a lot cooler than it sounds.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Silence is not always golden. Sometimes it is sorrowful, even hurtful. It was all that when the thunder of newspaper presses at The Hamilton Spectator faded to a whisper, then silence, last Friday.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
During the Labour Day weekend, we took a family day trip to Fenelon Falls, which was excellent. It s been years since I ve spent much time there, and it s apparent there s an ongoing community effort to rejuvenate the town. There have been improvements to
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