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 ...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Health Canada announced last week a proposal to phase out neonicotinoids, pesticides linked to bee population declines. This news was welcomed by many who had worried about the impact these pesticides were having on bee colonies and other pollinators.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Last week, the Minden Times ran a story about the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, which issued an open letter on July 23 to students, staff and parents regarding changes to the public school curriculum under Ontario s new provincial government.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
When it comes to our health and safety, we should always strive to have the best information possible as accessible as possible the best advice on exercise and diet, the latest research on ailments and their treatments.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
One of the great strengths of the Haliburton area is the ebb and flow of people. Not just those who savour their weekends away from the city, but the retirees, the students and new entrepreneurs who choose to make the Highlands home full- or part time.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The Highlands own Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary made headlines again this week as Monika Melichar made her way to Ottawa to assist the Bluesfest organizers in saving a killdeer nest.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Reducing single-use plastic has been dominating international news lately as troubling new information comes out about the amount of plastic in our oceans coupled with China s shift away from buying recycling waste from the West.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The pool debate has been raging for decades in this county. The biggest argument against it is that we just can t afford a big facility like what Bracebridge has. That we might be able to fundraise for the space or score a few government grants to do the