Wednesday, January 16, 2019
To the Editor, All of my life I have lived in Minden and don t remember ever seeing our roads in such disrepair, they are disgraceful. Potholes so deep they can damage a vehicle badly.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
To the Editor, I feel compelled to speak against the proposed Minden Hills Arena renovation, not because I don t recognize the importance of recreational facilities in our village, but because of the value for cost the plan represents.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
When I was a reporter in Osoyoos, B.C., there was a town councillor who d made it his mission to see the municipality reclaim a number of public lake accesses that had, over time, been . . . let s say usurped by neighbouring property owners.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Canada s Food Guide is getting some attention these days because a new version came out this week. That seems to be a big deal for some folks. It has been the same document since 2007. I am not sure what all of the excitement is about. Is an apple differe
Thursday, January 24, 2019
If John Steinbeck was alive today he might consider changing the title of his 1961 Nobel prize-winning novel from The Winter of Our Discontent to The Winter of World Discontent.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
I ve seen their tracks and heard their howls but haven t met any wolves on my back 40 this winter. Not that I really expect to because it is rare to get even a glimpse of one. I did get a glimpse last year. I was walking a trail when I saw it briefly on
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The legalization of marijuana in Ontario has been a bong show ... er, gong show, ever since the process began, and that continues to be the case.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
To the Editor,
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Mr. Ingram has brought up some very disturbing features of this new arena and revitalized community centre ( Rink about it, Minden Times, Dec. 20). Parts of it are not the correct size? One bidder? Is there no other company that can build this? God knows
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
To the Editor,
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Just before Christmas, heads of municipal councils throughout Ontario received a letter from finance minister Vic Fedeli, informing them the province is undertaking a review of the funding it provides to municipalities.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
To the Editor,
Thursday, January 24, 2019
To the Editor,
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
There has been much discussion recently about the proposed new Minden community centre. I am opposed to this project for the following reasons:
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
To the Editor,
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
As this paper goes to print, Minden Hills councillors are finalizing their decision on whether or not to approve a $12 million (plus HST) new arena community hub contract. In part because this is a single source bid on our community s most expensive endea
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Tree branches whisper in a summer breeze, or creak in an icy winter wind, and I wonder if they are talking to each other.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Our hips are a ball and socket joint where the femur (thigh bone) meets the pelvic bone. The beauty of this type of joint is that it moves in all directions. If you want to see just how amazing it is watch a child move around or sit on the floor. It amaz
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Good old Minden arena If you ve ever been there on a weekend between September and March, you d know that it is a hub of activity, with plenty of families from here and the greater surrounding area coming to make use of our facility. In fact, it s the o
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
When you write, you get messages from readers. Some are complimentary. Some are not. I have received a couple that accuse me of being anti-American, anti-Donald Trump. Yes, I am anti-Trump. I can t stomach the man.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Premier Doug Ford took the stage at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference in Toronto during the weekend, giving a 10-minute address during which he said a lot of the right things.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
It was a lifetime ago, 1967 to be exact, when I sat listening to a lecturer at Columbia University in New York City.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
To the Editor,
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
During a Minden Hills council meeting last week, Councillor Bob Carter wondered how the cost of the so-called validation phase of the Minden arena project could run a 50 per cent overage in the span of six weeks.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
It s budget season, the time of year when municipal councils place things onto and push things off of the proverbial table, deciding what will be implemented for the upcoming year and what will be deferred or scrapped altogether, all while attempting to k
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