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.
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 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 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.
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
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, April 18, 2019
To the Editor,
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, May 9, 2019
Clients of mine travelled to Florida by car this year. Before heading off they asked my advice on what to do to minimize the body stiffness that comes with driving for long periods.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
he hard rock façade of The National Rifle Association (NRA) is starting to crack. And that s a good thing.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Last summer, the Township of Minden Hills embarked upon the creation of a community improvement plan, and that process is now at a phase of public input, the township encouraging residents to take an online survey and provide feedback. Taking the survey i
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Getting the boat ready for spring launch can be stressful. Will the motor start quickly and run smoothly after its winter hibernation? Did you remember to insert and secure the drain plug? Are the trailer lights shining and blinking, as they were when s
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
To the Editor, Re: cuts to library services and health units Aging Well Haliburton County is dismayed by the news of the library and health unit cuts. The loss of the inter-library-loan service (ILL) will particularly affect older adults. Large print
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The County of Haliburton will be commissioning a study looking at the institution of development charges, and it s probably time.
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, 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.
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, 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, 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 15, 2019
To the Editor, MPP Laurie Scott, nothing you have said to defend or justify the cuts to our libraries stands up under scrutiny. During the announcement of these cuts in the legislature, you nodded and clapped along with your colleagues.
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