Tuesday, March 24, 2020
It s important to remember right now that while we re keeping our physical distance, we re all still a phone call or a mouse click away from one another. We can t shake hands or offer a hug to a friend, but we can send each other jokes via text, video-cha
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Preparations for the arrival of the new coronavirus in this community intensified exponentially last week following the World Health Organization s declaration on Wednesday that the virus s spread qualified as a global pandemic.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
An uptick of cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Canada is being reported with each daily update by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and though the public health risk of the fast-spreading virus to the general population remains low ...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Joy was easy to read on Jackie Metcalf s face last month when she stood in front of a room of people at the Haliburton Highlands Museum to talk about her experience with the Family Roots pilot project.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
We are not asked for our ideas and input on what could be done, ... those were just a few of the many negative comments listed in the draft action plan released by Haliburton Highlands Health Services last week.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Forest School, an outdoor education delivery model, is frequently traced back to Denmark in the 1950s, as a formal model since the early 1990s and in Canada since the early 2000s with the Child & Nature Alliance ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
We watched the news last week as rescue workers spent days searching for the bodies of six snowmobilers who went through the ice in Quebec s Lac-Saint-Jean region. The group was made up of French tourists unfamiliar with the area led by a guide.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Our elementary schools have a problem with violence. It s a problem in Ontario, a problem in our region and a problem in our local schools. And while it doesn t affect all classrooms, all students or all educators, it warrants action.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Those buried at Willow s Rest Green Burial Area in Niagara Falls have their names recognized on a central memorial, a stone mined from a local quarry. Embalming is not used, to allow the body to return to the earth more quickly.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
This is our last paper in 2019. We at the Haliburton Echo will be taking a week off to enjoy the holidays with our family and friends. As the year comes to a close ...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
The warm, sweet smell of apple cider. The anticipation of a new toy. Singing along with holiday tunes on the car ride home. Saving up to give something special to a loved one. Hanging glowing strings of lights to brighten the neighbourhood. Walking throug
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 ...