Tuesday, August 20, 2019
To the Editor, Aging Well shares the community-wide sadness for the recent loss of Hilda Clark. Hilda joined us several years ago, and reliably attended our meetings to help plan our projects and kept us up to date on her many activities in the uni
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Jim and I bought our house, overlooking The Great Green Meadow, 30 years ago. I just can t believe that much time has passed! We walked into the house, with our really lovely real estate agent Bill Kulas, and we decided within 30 seconds that we wanted it
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
I am a Haliburton Village dweller, who lives at the edge of town: Close enough to be convenient, but also close enough to hear every event that occurs in this town. I knew that fact when I developed the property, but I have found that the music and other
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Eagle-Moose-Glenn Lakes Property Owners Association just held their general meeting at Sir Sam s Inn. The meeting was well attended and our association gained many new members. Members discussed issues of concern.
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
Someone who is living with diabetes may self-identify themselves as diabetic in order to let others know that there are certain foods they must avoid or medication they must take daily, but no one would say that being diabetic defines them fully. With add
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
A few days ago I had the privilege of taking part in the Haliburton Hospital Auxiliary Tag Day.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Last week I shared the steps I took when I determined that my substance use was out of control. I sought out help through FourCAST.
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 13, 2019
Just a few weeks ago Hilda sat me down to catch up as tea at the Outpost Museum was ending. Then a call came yesterday, to say she had passed. What a shock. The fragility of life hit home while I recalled her vibrant energy and eye twinkle that day givi
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, September 3, 2019
As I sit to write this article, I m sitting on a dock overlooking beautiful Drag Lake. I m looking after a friend s dogs, while they drop their daughter off at university.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
At some time around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, a driver on Gelert Road, (County Road 1), struck a deer and left the scene. That poor animal landed, alive, on my driveway, with a broken back. It was still light outside.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Thank-you for your timely piece on cellphones in the classroom. I am going into my 17th year teaching and I have seen technology jump from flip phones to iPods to smartphones and while I agree that distractions have always existed ...
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 24, 2019
I have had the privilege of writing this column for The Echo for almost two years now. I say privilege because not everyone has a platform to say the most wonderful things about our vibrant downtown area and the village of Haliburton. Sometimes the news y
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
To the Editor, On Thursday, Sept. 19, the Haliburton Highlands Stroke Support Group held their 12th anniversary meeting. We were pleased to have Philippa Barry, a most inspiring speaker, a blind lady from CNIB share her story of navigating in a sig
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Twenty years ago, our son Stephen McCall was burned in a gasoline truck fire. The fire caused tremendous damage and the fire crews fought hard to contain it.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
This article comes to you from Beausoleil Island which is located a 15-minute boat ride from Honey Harbour in Georgian Bay. I ve been working at a yoga and hiking retreat this weekend and a yoga and meditation retreat last weekend.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
As Head Lake Park awoke early on Saturday, Aug. 17, the Weather Gods laughed once more and presented what seems like our annual challenge of intermittent torrential rain.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
As others have expressed, it is good fun to read Ed s childhood memories of Haliburton boyhood activities.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Some background on the boat races Published Sept. 3, 2019
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, October 1, 2019
Our editorial this week.
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