Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Last week I travelled to town from my cottage on Haliburton Lake using Harburn Road.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
During the last couple of weeks I have been struck by three examples of missed opportunities for Truth to be spoken to Power. Not surprisingly, two of these involve President Trump but the third is truly local.
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, August 7, 2018
During the next three months, you should be hearing from candidates in the municipal election looking for your vote.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
I have recently written about missed opportunities for truth to be spoken to power and this sad story is about power being used to deny the value of truth.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Summer is definitely here! If the scorching hot temperatures weren t enough to signal summer then the increase in traffic had to bring you to that conclusion.
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 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, 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 17, 2018
Sixteen months ago, almost to the day, I walked out of the Haliburton Echo office and my life changed forever.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
One of the many things I love about summer is all the fresh food. It just gives me so much pleasure. It all starts when we plant our garden and start to eat the fresh produce.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
We often publish stories about the beginnings of things and the promise they hold, but less frequently do we reflect on long-term successes.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
I saw MaMma Mia Here We go Again recently in Kinmount and what I loved about the movie was when Young Donna, who was travelling on her own, arrives in Greece and takes a boat over to the island.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is pleased to say we had sold 112 tickets to our Aug. 10 Rock Our World fundraising dance at the Haliburton Legion. Great considering this was kind of a new concept for us and a new venue.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The neighbour kid came over the other day with his arm in a sling. Seven or eight years old and it s the second time he s broken that arm!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
There s been a lot of buzz recently about Highlands East s proposed bylaw to regulate short-term accommodation in the municipality. Not surprising! Globally, this is a hotly contested issue and there s no reason Highlands East should be any different.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
A letter to the editor from Peter Brogden
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 28, 2018
I fell in love with camping, and sleeping in a tent at a very young age. My parents purchased a little pup tent for my sister and I and we would camp in our backyard.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
In the fall of 2009, Martha Perkins made a decision that changed my life forever.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
On Aug. 3, my husband Ben Guenther and myself, Jamie Guenther, including our employee Sandra Harris, were all blessed to capture this beautiful photo of a mother deer and her babies.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
While I am the owner of Haliburton s Bonnie View Inn, I am actually writing this letter with all local businesses in mind.
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.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Most of us will hang on to a candy wrapper, empty chip bag or other piece of trash until we can toss it into a garbage can. Littering outdoors goes against our nature, so having garbage cans set up in convenient locations benefits us and the environment.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In 1971, while in graduate school studying parasitology in Toronto, my supervisor was called to Toronto General Hospital (TGH). A 35-year-old lady from Belleville was having black outs in one eye. It was described as a curtain being pulled across the ey
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