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
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has broken numerous election pledges since taking office, but the fracturing of a very clear promise to reform Canada s electoral system before the next election is perhaps the most egregious, because of the cynicism with whi
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Minden Hills council made the right call last week by making a $5,000 donation to the Peterborough Haliburton YWCA in order to help the women s shelter in Minden continue to operate.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Post-truth. That s the era pundits and professors say we ve now entered. A time with such an overwhelming excess of information, much of it circulated through the digital tentacles of the Internet, that finding information that is verifiable as true bec
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Wynne government is starting 2017 with its promise to reduce Ontarians Hydro One bills, but with the introduction of the province s cap-and-trade system on Jan. 1, it seems likely that the cost of living, for Haliburton County residents, anyway, will