Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The saying think globally, act locally is so well worn it no longer resonates the way it once did, but it s only becoming increasingly relevant as we grapple with major environmental and economic concerns.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Last week, the Echo s sister paper, the Minden Times published a story about the candidates who have declared they re running in this riding in the upcoming provincial election. As of press time, there are only two...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Most of us can probably sense the conversation around mental health has shifted over the last decade. Topics that were once taboo about bipolar disorder, panic attacks or depression have become mainstream.
Monday, March 12, 2018
There aren t enough workers for the jobs that exist and the workers who are here don t always have the training they need. This isn t new information, but a recent presentation to Highlands East council ...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Twelve people in Haliburton County have been exceptionally lucky. Between Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, a dozen people found themselves on thin ice and then in the frigid water of local lakes.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
DURING ANY type of event, something can and likely will go wrong ask any newly married couple what went wrong at their wedding and there will have been something that sticks in the minds of those who spent the time planning for it to be just so.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
When fire destroyed The Great Haliburton Feed Company on a frigid evening in November of 2014, the community stepped up. Support for the store and the owners, Maureen Adams and Charles McAleaney, flooded in.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
This is our last newspaper before Christmas and includes our annual Season s Greetings special section. Each year, we assemble this supplement trying to capture some of what makes the holidays special both locally and in a wider sense.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
As a community, we haven t been doing a good enough job listening to young people. Among us we find examples of exceptional people going out of their way to help kids and teenagers, but as a collective we haven t done enough.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Radon is a gas naturally occurring during the breakdown of uranium in the earth. Typically, as this process happens, radon is dispersed into the air, posing no health risk.
Friday, November 3, 2017
Those who attend cultural activities in the Highlands will be familiar with the under-appreciated world-class act. A place as small as Haliburton has a hard time drawing the audiences needed to break even on many events, whether it be a Juno-award-winning
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Human trafficking happens in our community. It s hard to imagine, perhaps because representations in the media typically show images of young women brought from another country, smuggled across the ocean, ending up in an urban area ...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Human trafficking happens in our community. It s hard to imagine, perhaps because representations in the media typically show images of young women brought from another country, smuggled across the ocean, ending up in an urban area like New York or Toro
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Sunday night Haliburton was Hometown Hockey. Despite the rain, cold and blasting winds, the town showed up clad in jerseys and those big, bright smiles to watch as Ron MacLean and Tara Slone hosted the show from Head Lake Park.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Ten years ago this week, I reported for duty as a reporter at the Minden Times. I had recently arrived at my basement apartment on Highway 35 on a cold October evening, leaving behind what seemed to be an overly chaotic life in Toronto.