Stories to brighten your day
Need to take a break from COVID-19 stories? Check out some of these features about people in our community.
Shannon Quigley has always loved history, but she said it wasn’t until her first job as a summer student at a Parks Canada national historic site that she realized it could be a career. Read the story here.
Nelson Johnson has seen a lot of Canada but now is taking in the scenery of the Haliburton Highlands as the new chief of the Minden Hills fire department. Read the story here.
The first thing Beth McWatters does after sitting back down in the armchair next to the window in her living room from which she gathers inspiration as life outside happens, is show the visitor to her apartment a poem she has written in their honour. Read the story here.
When Annalee Hunter went to bed at around 7:30 p.m. on the night of Jan. 5, she had no idea that when she woke up in the morning, she’d be able to have breakfast and meet her new sister, Kinslee. Read the story here.
When William Dahl purchased what is now the Dahl Forest in the early 1950s, the property – a 500-acre piece of land containing nearly three kilometres of waterfront along the Burnt River – was actually an abandoned farm. Today, its fields are unrecognizable, reclaimed by wilderness. Read the story here.