Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The story of four Grade 5 students at Archie Stouffer Elementary School being proactive in finding a solution to their conflict is an inspiring one. It was because of their efforts and support of adults in their lives that more than 50 girls came togethe
Thursday, February 8, 2018
January is gone, and with it Blue Monday, dubbed the most miserable day of the year, and Bell s Let s Talk day, a day devoted to an awareness campaign aimed at helping to reduce the stigma attached to challenges with mental health (also known as emotio
Thursday, January 25, 2018
As local politicians heard last week, there are a number of ways municipal governments can help reduce carbon emissions in their communities, thereby helping to mitigate climate change.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
It s something some members of Haliburton County council don t seem to want to deal with, and certainly it will be a sizeable challenge, but the county needs some form of public transportation system.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
It is becoming abundantly clear, as clear as the bags in which we re all supposed to deposit our household waste, that there are issues with the management of the Scotch Line landfill in Minden Hills.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
As I begin this column, I m having a difficult time concentrating. I m having a difficult time concentrating because, as I write this, I ve recently learned that hundreds of Ontarians will be losing their jobs. Hundreds of Ontarians just like me.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
It s an awkward conversation for municipal politicians to have, the one about how much they should get paid. That conversation is, after all, public and they are, after all, paid with public money.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Unless you ve had your head in a cloud of smoke, you re likely aware the federal government is rolling out legislation to legalize marijuana, a move that has sparked some controversy. And dubious puns.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
This Saturday is Remembrance Day. In thousands of communities across the country, crowds will gather at cenotaphs for solemn ceremonies where wreaths will be laid and silence observed, in honour of soldiers who fought and died for causes in which they be
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
It s not pretty, but it s important. Mandated by the province, the municipalities of Haliburton County are in the process of rolling out septic tank re-inspection programs. The exact process will vary by municipality, each responsible for designing it
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
In an appearance on TVO s The Agenda last week, Haliburton County Warden Brent Devolin spoke about the need for improved wireless connectivity to broadband, high-speed Internet in the county for its economic development.
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