Tuesday, May 14, 2019
I have long wished I could do something to heal the planet. Swedish teen, Greta Thunberg alerted me to the fact that we need to push politicians to get involved. Greta says we as adults have taken away her future and the future of our children and grandch
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
CARP Chapter 54 is deeply concerned by the news of the cuts to health units and library services. Small town libraries are limited in their collections and losing the inter-library loan system will mean that seniors will have less access
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
So MP Jamie Schmale was persuaded by Jonathan Wright, a governor on the board of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, that the oil and gas industry can use the resources in a very responsible way as reported by Sue Tiffin in The Echo of May
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
On behalf of Concerned Citizens of Haliburton County I would like to commend the council for their decision to ban single use plastic water bottles from the municipal office and field operations. Taking into consideration a report entitled Plastic Reduct
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
May is recognized internationally as Museums Month, with May 18 being International Museums Day, so we thought it would be fun to outline just a few of the many reasons that we think museums are amazing!
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is rolling the Big Bike into the Highlands on Thursday, May 16. The purpose of this 29-seat bike is to raise money for research for cardiovascular disease. Did you know that in Canada 80 per cent of premature heart disease
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Municipalities in Haliburton County have been looking at ways to make composting more appealing to residents as we all become more aware of the limited space in our landfills and the escalating cost of hauling waste away.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
A letter to the editor by Jim Milne of Haliburton, published on April 30.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
We ve all had a taste of carbon pricing now for about a month, since the federal government imposed its system on Ontario when the province chose not to create one of its own.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
I was happily surprised to see two political letters to the editor in the April 23 edition of the Echo. They were justifiably disgusted with what Ford is doing to this great province and asked voters to either tune out (in order to retain their mental hea
Sunday, May 12, 2019
In September a Washington Post article declared Want to defend democracy? Start with your public library. The American Library Association s democracy statement reads, in part: Democracies need libraries. An informed public constitutes the very foundat
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
This is the season when we re most likely to see the fantastic creatures that occupy the wetlands throughout our region. Turtles come out to lay their eggs in spring and for many of us, the time we see the most turtles is when they re trying to cross our
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
As a former educational leader with Scarborough Board of Education TDSB, and current advocate for quality public education, I want to express my strong opposition to the proposed cuts to education funding and to formally register my input to ...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Invasive species whether in plant or animal form pose a serious threat to our native flora and fauna, the enjoyment of our properties and sometimes to our health.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
In response to the open letter from MPP Laurie Scott: There are a lot of words in Laurie Scott s letter and I have questions about some of them.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
In 1969, the late Jimmy Breslin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American columnist and author, wrote a great little book called The Gang That Couldn t Shoot Straight. It was a bestseller and it was about ineptitude in leadership and those who blindly follow. A
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
CFUW-HH co-president Laura Thiessen told the group that although women had achieved many rights over the last century, women and girls continue to face inequalities, not only in Canada but also around the world.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
I take my seat in the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion and I start to look at the program for the play that we are attending, Honk Jr. The cover art is just so creative and playful. I look at the credits and see that it was done by a student at JD
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Tell me, Ms. Scott, how many of these good paying jobs will end up in Haliburton County?
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
This editorial could easily have been titled In praise of risk-taking or Ambitious performance pays off.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Show some backbone. Address the outcry against these cuts. Stop painting a picture of a healthy status quo, with you smiling in photo ops alongside hard-working Ontarians in an attempt to mask your abject failure to represent our disdain in Parliament.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Our provincial government has apparently decided to ignore legitimate questions for the legislative opposition and only talk about their agenda (a lot of which wasn t discussed during the election process).
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
I have had the pleasure of living in Toronto and in Haliburton County. When I first came here about 30 years ago, I was struck by some of the inequities between rural and urban education opportunities, access to health care and environmental agencies.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
An Open Letter from MPP Laurie Scott, published May 21.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Congratulations to the new Dysart council and to the Haliburton Rotary Club for taking the initiative to build new washrooms combined with a welcome centre at Head Lake Park. The current outhouse situation reflects very poorly on our community. In the sum
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