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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Every four years, we re given a ballot and a decision who do we want on our local council? Within that four years, we likely have another couple of ballots for federal and provincial representatives too.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Late last month, the federal government announced a small, but important envelope of funding for a health issue that seems to get lots of attention, but little action.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Dysart et al and Canada go arm in arm into the sesquicentennial celebrations like an old couple strolling around the Rotary Carnival. For better and for worse they have managed to keep their relationship going for 150 years.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Dianne Saxe arrived less than two months after a state of emergency was lifted in Minden due to flooding and a day before a wild storm that ripped down tree branches and shut down electricity to many in Haliburton County.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
This week s paper features two stories about special land and difficult decisions. On one hand, we have Norah s Island, donated to the land trust 10 years ago to be preserved in perpetuity.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Life is about to get a lot buggier for most of us in Ontario. Bat populations are in steep decline due to a fast-spreading and incredibly deadly disease called white-nose syndrome...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
We ve all been watching Minden in the last weeks as the waters crept higher and higher over riverbanks and then streets, flooding homes and cottages along the Gull River.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
In 1969, an oil spill off the coast of California so disturbed Democrat Senator Gaylord Nelson that he rallied fellow politicians (on both sides of the aisle imagine that!) to come together for an environmental teach-in.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
A letter in last week s paper featured several Environment Haliburton members sharing tips about composting in honour of Earth Day. One of the key features of their input was how to effectively compost without attracting bears.
Monday, May 8, 2017
We rely on news reports and updates on social media to know what s happening when we can t see it for ourselves. But the lure of paying witness to crisis drew concerned and curious people out into the cold rain in downtown Minden on the weekend ...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
This week, we have a story about a coyote that grabbed a small dog and ran off into the woods with it. The pet s owner was thankfully close-by and willing to give chase, eventually catching up with the coyote, which dropped the dog.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
As was noted in Robert Mackenzie s story on page 10, mandatory septic reinspections are becoming the norm across the Haliburton Highlands. This is very good news.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Human trafficking happens in our community. It s hard to imagine, perhaps because representations in the media typically show images of young women brought from another country, smuggled across the ocean, ending up in an urban area ...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Human trafficking happens in our community. It s hard to imagine, perhaps because representations in the media typically show images of young women brought from another country, smuggled across the ocean, ending up in an urban area like New York or Toro
Friday, November 3, 2017
Those who attend cultural activities in the Highlands will be familiar with the under-appreciated world-class act. A place as small as Haliburton has a hard time drawing the audiences needed to break even on many events, whether it be a Juno-award-winning
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Radon is a gas naturally occurring during the breakdown of uranium in the earth. Typically, as this process happens, radon is dispersed into the air, posing no health risk.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Sunday night Haliburton was Hometown Hockey. Despite the rain, cold and blasting winds, the town showed up clad in jerseys and those big, bright smiles to watch as Ron MacLean and Tara Slone hosted the show from Head Lake Park.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Local dogsled tour providers Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready-DeBruin have been trying to head off unwarranted criticism following the release of a film called Sled Dogs, which is highly critical of the dogsledding industry.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Ten years ago this week, I reported for duty as a reporter at the Minden Times. I had recently arrived at my basement apartment on Highway 35 on a cold October evening, leaving behind what seemed to be an overly chaotic life in Toronto.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
As a community, we haven t been doing a good enough job listening to young people. Among us we find examples of exceptional people going out of their way to help kids and teenagers, but as a collective we haven t done enough.