Wednesday, February 27, 2019
A strong, frigid wind bites the skin on my face as it hurls cyclones of snow across a vast expanse of frozen, white wasteland, drift upon drift stretching on for as far as the eye can see. It s Monday morning and I m about to snow-blow the driveway.
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
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.
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 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, December 20, 2018
On Monday night, Minden Hills residents got a preliminary, conceptual snapshot of what a new arena and revitalized community centre might look like during a presentation by reps of the architectural and construction firms involved in what has been labelle
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
This week new municipal councils across Haliburton County are getting sworn in, as a fresh council term gets underway. There are a lot of councillors in Haliburton County too many and the absolute No. 1 priority of the new term should be the establish
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Some readers may have noticed there s been some criticism of the policies of the Ford government in this space in recent months, and so it s fair to acknowledge when the province s new administration is doing something very right, which it is with new leg
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The feds are making close to half a billion dollars available for climate change projects in Ontario, and hopefully we will see at least a little bit of that money come into Haliburton County.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The next federal election is just less than a year away, but already it seems evident that certain issues such as carbon taxation and immigration policy will play a large role.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Last week, the Lindsay office of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP and Ontario Labour Minister Laurie Scott was vandalized; windows smashed, the front customer service area ransacked.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Signage is undoubtedly being collected throughout Haliburton County as I write this, as the proverbial dust of another series of municipal elections settles over the community.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Last week, a wave of furor ripped across the country, as Conservative leader Andrew Scheer attempted to demonize Trudeau s Liberals for allowing the murderer of Tori Stafford to be transferred from a medium security prison to a facility being referred to
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
After hearing a presentation about a partnership between ride sharing company Uber and the Town of Innisfil, Haliburton County councillors recently asked to hear more about the arrangement, requesting more information from the involved parties.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Earlier this week, Ontario MP Leona Alleslev crossed the floor in the House of Commons, leaving Justin Trudeau s Liberal government, to join the Conservative benches.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The county s newspapers and radio stations are once again uniting to present a series of candidates meetings in the lead-up to municipal elections on Oct. 22.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
This week marks the third annual Minden Pride, a celebration of inclusion and diversity that began as a picnic two summers ago, and has blossomed into a weeklong series of events.