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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
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, 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
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
For the second consecutive week, I am writing a column about landfills in Algonquin Highlands, which, in more than a decade of writing these things, has to be some kind of record.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
When the Hawk Lake landfill is shuttered in 2021, the site will simply be shut down, rather than replaced by a transfer station. That was the decision made by Algonquin Highlands councillors last week, and it was the right one.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Haliburton County councillors should proceed with the commissioning of a third-party governance review for the county and its lower-tier municipalities, but only if the political will exists to actually do something with the results.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
I need to confess: I have harboured bad thoughts about chipmunks. Murderous thoughts. I know, chipmunks are cute and fun-loving little critters. They have drawn millions of smiles as the Disney characters Chip and Dale and have enthralled children in com
Thursday, July 11, 2019
I don t remember the first time I went to Highlands Cinemas. It would have been in the 1980s. I would have gone as a kid with my family during a visit to the cottage. It was likely to see a Ghostbusters or Peewee Herman movie, or something of the sort. T
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Early this month, there was a long-awaited announcement that the federal government will contribute funding to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network s cell gap project, meaning all the funding is now in place, and the project can proceed.
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, 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
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 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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.