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
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Once it hit the media, it took exactly a week for the strange saga of the trademarking of the word Haliburton by a local man for commercial purposes to come to a conclusion.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
As has been written in this space before, two major Minden floods in a four-year period have made it evident that flood mitigation infrastructure will be required in the village.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Sometimes, during the winter, I wonder why it is that I continue to live in Haliburton County. Often, these ponderances come when I m snow-blowing my relatively long driveway on a dark, February evening, Arctic-calibre winds lashing at my face.
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.