Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Last Friday marked the 30th anniversary of the deaths of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal during the deadliest mass shooting in Canada s history. It s a date frequently described as a turning point, when a sense of safety was lost especially
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
It s how numbers are presented that make them useful, or misleading, to an audience. Is the glass 50 per cent full, or 50 per cent empty? Or, in Haliburton County, are we losing agricultural operations or are we gaining small scale market gardens?
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Community centres and public institutions are frequently packed with civic-minded folks when municipal all-candidates meetings are hosted in Haliburton County.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Sometimes stories take you to interesting places, reaching people you never anticipated and taking turns that are pleasantly unexpected. Such was the case with a story we published on Private Benjamin Bird, a Haliburton man who moved out west in the early
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
One cannot help but feel great pride and simultaneously great sorrow when thinking of the Canadian liberation of Holland and the horrific conditions the Dutch lived under leading up to May 5, 1945. This spring will mark the 75th anniversary of that end
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Most of us have a list in the back of our minds of things we would like to do in our lives: learning a new skill, travelling to far off places or sticking our neck out and doing something out of our comfort zone. We don t all get the chance, or have the g
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Unlike the leaders debates, which are so aggressive and partisan that many people avoid them or change the channel in frustration, the local candidates meeting last week was a refreshing, smooth-running affair, filled for the most part with talk ...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Phyllis Webstad was six years old when she first attended St. Joseph s residential school in Williams Lake, B.C. Excited for her first day, she proudly wore a new, shiny orange shirt with string laced up the front. But when she got there, she found out th
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
It s that time again; election signs are sprouting up on lawns, your friends are posting Facebook memes about the shocking behaviour of party leader so-and-so, and you ve got about a month to sort it all out before it s time to cast your vote.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
As we head into the new school year, the Ontario government has announced it s going forward with its classroom cellphone ban, to take effect in November.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Organizers of Minden Pride Week laid out an ambitious schedule last week offering something every day and something for nearly everyone starting with a flag raising ceremony at the municipal office accompanied by instrumental and vocal performances...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
A joke that people share about garlic goes like this: I see recipes calling for one clove of garlic. One clove of garlic is not enough for any recipe, unless it s a recipe for how to cook one clove of garlic. Even in this case, use two.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
It s hard to imagine someone more involved in the community than Hilda Clark. Every week, she sent in her Wilberforce column to the Echo, informing the readership about the goings on in her backyard, and each week I marvelled at how many of those cultural
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
We learned this week that food bank usage across the county is for the most part predictable, fluctuating with the seasons and as families move in or out of the community.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Most of us probably had the same experience at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning. Deep in sleep, we were jarred awake by our cellphones blaring. If you were like me, you were disoriented and alarmed and it likely took some time to get back to sleep.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
My grandma was the first person within my family to make it to Canada. After being a Catholic elementary school teacher in the Philippines during her young adult life, she got sponsored by a family in Hong Kong in 1987, and worked as a nanny and teacher f
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The week leading up to Canada Day is always one filled with anticipation, celebration and often relief. It s the week when students at all of the county s schools prepare to say goodbye to the staff and teachers with two months of sunny skies and hot temp
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The provincial government put out the call for regional groups to apply to become Ontario Health Teams following the announcement that the previous Local Health Integration Networks would be dissolved.