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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The province has the ability to terminate its contract with Carillion. This is not earth-shattering, but is something I can write with stone-cold certainty now that I have a copy of the contract between the provincial government and the multi-national c
Thursday, November 26, 2015
While some county residents may be lining up for Black Friday sales this week, in a few weeks time, others will be lining up for a basket from the Minden Christmas Basket Campaign. The program helps provide gifts and food for households that may have fal
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Minden Hills Councillor Jeanne Anthon has suggested on more than one occasion the upper tier of Haliburton County should institute some kind of standardized approval framework for lower tier councils to use in the assessment of solar project proposals.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
It s far too early to make any judgment about how newly minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doing, although that of course isn t stopping detractors.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
During the weekend, someone set fire to Peterborough s sole mosque. Police are investigating the arson as a hate crime and while there is no proof it was some kind of response to the horror that unfolded in Paris last Friday, that it took place the fol
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, 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, 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 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, 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, 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