Tuesday, May 29, 2018
While we often refer to and perhaps think of the three levels of government as distinct and separate, they are inextricably interconnected. What happens at one level can, and does, have implications at another.
Friday, May 25, 2018
When I hear the word foam I think of something comfortable. Foam mattress, foam pillow, the foam that forms on the top of a beer sometimes. Foam rollers are not in the group. Not by a long shot. Yes, they are made of foam but they are meant to cause pain
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
I m trying to figure out whether it was a wishful dream, or a nasty nightmare. Whichever it was, I know what prompted it.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Kathleen Wynne shocked Ontarians last weekend by admitting a blunt truth; after Thursday, the day this column is published in the paper, she will no longer be premier of the province.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
t s amazing what you learn when you open a book.
Friday, May 25, 2018
I was at the Minden laundromat this afternoon. I have not had to do this in years but washer breakdown made it a necessity. Put all the wash in, set it going and headed into town. Went to pay for something and no purse. Left everything there and hurried
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
At first it sounds like the muffled booming of a distant jet. Or perhaps a moose thumping through the open forest over the next hill.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
I ve been inspired to help out with our garden this year. Over the past couple of days I ve been out cultivating the soil with one of those garden claw things. After a few years of this not being done it was quite a bit of work to get through the tiny roo
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The wood-fuelled heating systems being proposed for downtown Minden, Haliburton, Wilberforce and Cardiff by Torchlight Bioresources Inc. are a great idea for numerous reasons.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Most visitors to the San Francisco Bay area take in the usual popular sights: Fisherman s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
My great-grandfather bought a lot on the eastern shore of Halls Lake in 1932, for five bucks.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
We Canadians are just too polite. There are times when we need to swap our signature friendly, sometimes phoney, body language with genuine Canadian hockey body slams.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Despite the troubles facing it earlier this year, the Ontario PC party quickly and easily swept its way to a majority government last week.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Statues cannot speak audible words but they had much to tell us last week.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Each spring at the start of bug season I receive mysterious visitors to the fringes of a bush lot I have along Highway 35.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
With a new council term beginning late this year, it is time to have a widespread discussion about initiating the amalgamation of Haliburton County s four lower-tier municipalities into a single-tier government.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The finest place to be during the hot, humid days of high summer is with your best friends. The place to find them is in the forest because that s where they live.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Read with interest the article and editorial concerning amalgamation. Call it amalgamation or consolidation or moving to a single tier they all ask the same question will citizens of Haliburton County be better served by a single level of government ve
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
There are just more than three months to go before marijuana becomes legal in Ontario and throughout the country, and it s clear there are still myriad unanswered questions about just how everything will work.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Thank you to all participants in last week s paint event, Colour With Wood led by Wendy Wood. We had a lot of fun while making some money for the Minden Curling Club, with 37 taking part in the artistic endeavour.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The community was shocked last Friday by the abrupt announcement that the board of the Ontario Early Years Centre for Haliburton Victoria Brock would close the licensed childcare centre in Minden, effective this Friday.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Finding something good in everything takes work.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
It is a dilemma I never expected to confront. Next month there is a youth baseball tournament in Cooperstown, New York, home of the baseball Hall of Fame. A grandson is one of the players and I planned to be there to cheer him on.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
If you are regularly doing push-ups you ll be happy to know that there are many variations that work your body in different ways. Before we get to that let s do a quick review.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Raise your hand if you have suffered from knee pain or a knee injury. Almost every client I have seen over the years has experienced an issue at one time or another with one or both knees. I have been part of that group but I m thrilled to say that I m e
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