Tuesday, January 21, 2020
It s budget season, which means local politicians and municipal staff are doing an annual dance of attempting to complete as much work as possible while keeping property tax increases as palatable as possible.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Any change is better than doing nothing, the county s planning director said last week, as councillors grappled with choosing a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target that will help lay the groundwork for the county s climate change mitigation plan.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Well, it s 2020. The future is now, even though there are no flying cars or robot maids or anything, which frankly, feels like a bit of a ripoff. We do have TikTok, though. Whatever that is.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. In the lead-up to Minden Hills council s approval of the arena project in February, councillors who were skeptical about it and opposed to proceeding, along with members of the public, were assure
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A couple of weeks ago, I met with members of a local lake association for a story about a food drive they do each Thanksgiving, bringing food and money to the Minden Food Bank.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Last Saturday, Dysart et al Mayor Andrea Roberts and Deputy Mayor Pat Kennedy held a town hall meeting in that municipality s council chambers, one it appears will not be the last.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
I feel that the project is sucking the life out of us a community at this point, is the way Minden Hills Councillor Pam Sayne put it during a council meeting last week.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Oftentimes after the respectful marking of Remembrance Day, Canadians begin preparing and celebrating the festive season, which will lead us all into the new year.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Slap!!! That is the sound of my hand crushing the life out of the last mosquito of 2019. The mosquitoes stayed late this year, possibly because of the wetness and lack of frost. I can t ever recall being bitten in October before, but this year I had sev
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Last week, members of Haliburton County council declined to pass a resolution declaring climate change an emergency, but did have a long discussion about it, and passed a lengthy resolution making it clear the local government believes in the disastrous e
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
THE 2019 FEDERAL election concluded Monday night, a lukewarm finale to what has been a tiring and cynical campaign, and one that certainly neither of this country s two main parties should be especially proud of.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
While summer technically left us just less than a month ago, it feels like longer on Thanksgiving Monday, wind blowing curled leaves along a deserted beach at Halls Lake, a beach littered with pine needles.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
A distasteful trend as of late has been the number of adult residents of the county who seem to think nothing of insulting and mocking local teenagers on social media because they disagree with them. What I m referring to are the Facebook comments that
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The federal election campaign is underway and, amid a few exploding proverbial bombshells, the major party leaders are busy making stops in communities across Canada, and making promises while they are there.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The writ was dropped last week, which means the next federal election is just more than four weeks away, and that Canadians will be faced with a deluge of ads and information during the next month or so.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
During the Labour Day weekend, we took a family day trip to Fenelon Falls, which was excellent. It s been years since I ve spent much time there, and it s apparent there s an ongoing community effort to rejuvenate the town. There have been improvements to
Thursday, August 29, 2019
As reported earlier this month, the County of Haliburton will assume ownership of the licensed daycare centre in Minden, and that is great news for local families, both current and future.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
If you re anything like me, you ve spent most of the last month closely following the story of the B.C. murders, the ensuing manhunt and finally, earlier this week, the release of the autopsy results for the murder suspects.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
The weekend before last I was driving northbound on Highway 35, just north of Carnarvon, with a long, steady stream of southbound traffic in the other lane. As I came over a rise in the hilly stretch between the hamlet and the Beech River, coming toward m