Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Job creation, along with business attraction and retention, are major and ongoing challenges in Haliburton County.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Smart phones have changed our lives in myriad ways. The way we communicate, the way we use the Internet, the way we shop and date and get directions. They ve also made our roads more dangerous.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
When are government officials acting in the public interest and when are they just trying to justify their own positions? It s difficult to tell sometimes.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Springtime is flood season in Haliburton County, particularly in Minden, where the hearty pioneers who settled the place, God bless em, built the community on a flood plain.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
There s a joke about Haliburton County and farming, the punch line being that the poor settlers who came to the area in the 19th century with visions of bountiful crop yields found the only thing they could harvest from the hills of Haliburton were rocks.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
It s difficult, impossible, really, for those of us living here in the comfortable 21st century, with our automobiles and propane heating and pocket-sized devices capable of holding the sum total of human knowledge, to truly fathom the hardships the peopl
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Imagine for March, which is maple-tapping time in Haliburton County, Minden s downtown decked out with sap buckets and spring kites.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Haliburton County council has decided the county will close its tourist information centre along Highway 35 in Minden at the end of year and that s OK.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
ust what to do about the Minden Hills Cultural Centre how to make it more economically viable and how to bring more people through its doors, which are of course linked is a puzzle that s been pondered by a succession of Minden Hills councils.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Think of critical infrastructure and one may picture roads, bridges and culverts. Think of essential services and ambulances and fire trucks may come to mind.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ontario s municipalities are in trouble. They are camels whose backs can t handle much more baggage.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Haliburton County council has voted to appeal to the Ontario Ombudsman on the OPP billing model, and while that s something, the municipality should not rule out investigating the creation of its own police force.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
A new requirement for provincial approval for docks and boathouses of a certain size needs comprehensive dialogue between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the province s municipalities before any reasonable approval framework is put into
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
magine it s an autumn morning, crisp and clear. Sun is gleaming off an amber canvas of leaves amid a robin-egg-blue background. You go to the kitchen to pour yourself another cup of coffee and there, through the window, you see a stranger relieving hims
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Bigger bills and fewer services.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
As many readers are likely already aware, a Haliburton Village business was vandalized in a despicable display of homophobia last week.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
This week, the rainbow flag the international symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community flew atop the flagpole at the Minden Hills township office for the first time. Council granted a request to fly the flag during a meeting las
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Well, what do you know? OPP detachment staff lists are public information. Cough.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
When it comes to rural Ontario communities promoting themselves as tourism destinations, few do it better than Prince Edward County.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Earlier this year I was driving along Highway 118, westbound, between West Guilford and Carnarvon. It was an overcast winter day, just starting to lilt into twilight. For several kilometres, I d been following a low-riding Jetta. Our little caravan pas
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Ontario s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO), the regional tourism organization encapsulating the Haliburton Highlands, revealed its new brand platform to local stakeholders late last month.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
There was an interesting planning discussion during an Algonquin Highlands council meeting last week and similarly interesting planning discussions are bound to take place amongst the county s other municipal councils in the not-so-distant future.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Some people leave behind an incredibly big void when they go. Malcolm MacLean was one of those people.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Residents of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock got a rare opportunity this month when MP Jamie Schmale mailed out ballots for a constituency referendum.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Last week I was returning home from work, pulling in the driveway, as I noticed the sun gleaming off something nestled in the grass near a ditch at the periphery of the property.
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