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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
I can t think of a better person to put on future $5 bills than Terry Fox, the most inspirational Canadian of the last half century.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
To the Editor, In 1997, Barbara Ehrenreich published an essay titled Spinning the Poor into Gold: How corporations seek to profit from welfare reform based on her experience attending a conference billed as an opportunity to Capitalize on the massi
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Haliburton County councillors are in the midst of making a decision wherein they re essentially tasked with weighing environmental benefits against economic ones, amid what for the county, is a backdrop of public pressure.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Haliburton County council chambers were full last week, more than full, to hear two delegations related to the county s draft enhanced shoreline preservation bylaw. Residents not only filled the chairs of the chambers public gallery, but were lining the w
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The bad boy virus COVID-19 is on Canada s doorstep, trying to smash down the door. The betting is that it will break through and spread into communities across the country. It has infected people in more than 60 countries and is about to become a global
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
I know that February is Heart Month. Given the business that I m in I feel every month should be heart month.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The hit movie Parasite, winner of this year s best picture Oscar, may be fiction but it reflects what is happening in real life today.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
There s a bunch of confusing information around whether eggs are good or bad for our health. I love eggs. Scrambled, sunny side up, or in a sandwich. While I don t eat meat or poultry I do eat eggs almost daily. My favourite breakfast consists of red pepp
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
A Gallup poll taken just before Christmas found that people visit a library on average 10.5 times a year compared with only 5.3 times a year for movie theatres. After reading about and watching Sunday s annual Academy Awards show, I understand why.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Last week, the OPP released information about a large operation it had carried out the week before, arresting 16 people allegedly involved in a drug trafficking operation with drugs, weapons and or theft charges. Thirteen of those 16 people are residents
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
As much as this is transparent it s almost not understandable without a great deal of study, which makes it pretty opaque.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
To the Editor, As waterfront property owners and business owners we have reviewed the proposed shoreline protection bylaw as well as materials prepared by the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations (CHA), the Haliburton County Home Builde
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
We need a bed tax, said one attendee of a tourism-focused town hall meeting last week, and he has a point.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Shortages are a serious worry during this coronavirus pandemic. Many places report not having enough medical equipment, hospital capacity, or even masks, gloves and gowns for doctors and nurses as the number of infections soar.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
It s been a wild and surreal week, as the scope and magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic becomes clearer and clearer to Canadians, instructions from governments for people to remain home become stricter, and social activity slows to nearly nil.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
We re all in this together. It s a mantra that has been repeated around the world, around the country, around the province, around the county, around our towns as our world encounters the spread of COVID-19, a virus which can make any of us feel awful
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
So many things to think about during this time of plague. So many people to be concerned, even anxious, about. The infirm. The older people with weakened immune systems. People now without work and stable incomes, the homeless on our streets, the homeles
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
I am not a fan of getting stuck in traffic. Specifically, the bumper-to-bumper type that has you inching forward at a rate slower than any sloth I ve seen on a YouTube video
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
would like to send a shout out to the media, Coalition for Haliburton County Property Owners Associations, Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners Association, Environment Haliburton, councillors, mayors, businesses and all community members who have been diligen
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
We sincerely apologize but due to health care concerns and regional recommendations regarding the coronavirus, we will be postponing our annual Volunteer and Supporter Meet and Greet that was scheduled for next weekend, March 22.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
I struggled this year with what to give up during Lent.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
We ve watched it coming for a couple of months, quickly and insidiously, first in China, then Italy and other countries in Europe. Then Vancouver, then the GTA. During the weekend, the strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19 made landfall in the jurisdict
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
I am standing on the deck, drinking coffee and surveying the domain. Down at the lake one of the young folks is on the family-built rink, stick-handling a tennis ball while the three family dogs chase it.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
I am not a fan of the term Self Care. One definition for it is: Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A letter issued by the physicians of the Haliburton Highlands about a week and a half ago has stirred up some contention, some feuding on social media and even in person, from what I understand, but it s important for everyone to remember that letter was
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