Tuesday, March 26, 2019
When you already feel despair about the current trajectory of the plight of the earth due to human s impact, when you ve read the research on altered agricultural patterns and rapid acceleration of species loss, when you ve seen the images of the impact o
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is reminding the public of the importance of vaccinations after three linked cases of whooping cough surfaced in Northumberland County, the southernmost area of the health unit s region.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
But we all need to take a step back and think about the person on the other side of the computer screen. Are our comments helpful and constructive, or are we instead wounding them for something that is not as serious as we re making it? Are our comments s
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Recently at a meeting held locally in which an engineer was describing the accessibility features in a new building, he said the elevator linking two floors was a win. Soon after that, at another public meeting, it was noted that planning on the part of
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Three cheers for Luann Coghlan and the Highland Wood community for embarking on a mural project that has transformed a corner of the Haliburton long-term care home into a picturesque farm scene.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Economic development and physician recruitment aren t commonly paired in job descriptions. However, as concepts particularly when we re talking about the growth of Haliburton County they are a perfect couple.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
College and university students needed tuition relief. Ontario s tuition fees are higher than those in most of Canada, and well above what many young people and their families can afford.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Now that we ve said our goodbyes to 2018 with all of its ups and downs, it s time to look forward to the year to come. 2019 will provide puzzles for our local political representatives and require much energy from those working to create new projects to b
Friday, December 21, 2018
One of my favourite parts of putting together the annual Season s Greetings section of the paper is reading the kids letters. Over the past couple of weeks I ve been reading a lot of Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday submissions as our staff assembled seve
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
I found myself tearing up over a pomegranate the other night. As I wrestled with the fruit, first trying to scoop the red seeds out with a spoon and then giving up and using my fingers, covering the counter, cupboards and toaster oven in juice, I couldn t
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Dysart et al and the County of Haliburton owe a debt of gratitude to Murray Fearrey. Reeve of Dysart et al for most of the last four decades (the position was renamed mayor last year), he has played a key role in the development of many of the institu
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The announcement that 100 Kids Who Care, a giving circle for children, will launch in Haliburton County is an exciting one for the groups and organizations who will be impacted by the kids collective philanthropy and for our community as a whole.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Last week, Highlands East council started a new discussion about better engagement when Deputy Mayor Suzanne Partridge said she thought there should be a period of time at the beginning of each meeting set aside for members of the public to speak.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
On Nov. 11, 1918, church bells rang out to mark the end of the First World War. One hundred years later, countries around the world including Canada will be coming together to again ring bells to mark the sacrifices made, the lives lost and the toll take
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
No matter how you fared in the polls, the very fact that you stepped up and took a risk to improve your municipality means you ve got passion for this place.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
We don t have enough sidewalks, they re blocked in the winter and in disrepair in places. Deer and turkeys are overrunning the village. Fireworks are too frequent, loud and pollute our environment. The downtown isn t accessible. Young people aren t being
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The PC government has taken Ontario by storm since winning the last election, reversing course on many initiatives that were underway. Most of the changes were unsurprising, though perhaps more swiftly implemented than expected. However, it s unlikely an
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Angelica Ingram came to work as a reporter at the Haliburton Echo and Minden Times during a time of flux. As readers will remember from her column last week, her arrival came just about a month after the departure of longtime editor Martha Perkins ...