Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Recently on social media, I wrote about an experience in picking up my four-year-old daughter from daycare. When I told her friends we were going to the library, one elementary school-aged child piped up and said, but how can you go there, there s no ram
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Elemenatary Teachers Federation of Ontario ignited a wave of controversy last week with a recommendation that schools in Ontario named for Canada s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, be renamed.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
During last week s Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa, the provincial government was quick to dismiss the suggestion that harmonized sales tax in Ontario be increased by one per cent, that extra money earmarked for municipal inf
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Once it hit the media, it took exactly a week for the strange saga of the trademarking of the word Haliburton by a local man for commercial purposes to come to a conclusion.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
As has been written in this space before, two major Minden floods in a four-year period have made it evident that flood mitigation infrastructure will be required in the village.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Sometimes, during the winter, I wonder why it is that I continue to live in Haliburton County. Often, these ponderances come when I m snow-blowing my relatively long driveway on a dark, February evening, Arctic-calibre winds lashing at my face.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
A few weeks ago, a delegation of seasonal residents showed up in Minden Hills council chambers, upset that council was, in their opinion, moving too quickly to approve a series of zoning bylaw amendments, some with implications for waterfront properties.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Some serious waves were created last week when it was announced a $120,000 provincial grant would be used to help rent a giant rubber duck to be brought to Toronto s Redpath Waterfront Festival in celebration of Canada s sesquicentennial anniversary.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Every working person deserves to not have to worry about covering basic expenses. The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, recently sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne indicating it opposes
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Last week it was reported that the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a doomsday bunker protecting a reserve of almost 900,000 international food crop seeds deep within a mountain in Norway had flooded in October.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Haliburton County is making a request of the province that the municipality become the ultimate approval authority for official plan amendments and there is no reason the province shouldn t acquiesce to that request.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
I started visiting Ruby Gilbert after I interviewed her for an article about residents at Hyland Crest and Highland Wood long-term care homes. The series, called The Road to Highland Wood, was about life stories. Some interview subjects gave short summari
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Shoreline road allowances are complicated, in both their history and the way municipalities deal with them. Minden Hills councillors may wish to think carefully before agreeing to an increase on the price of shoreline road allowances that would essential