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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
One thing they don t tell high school students as they head into university is that many academic courses are designed to teach you to be an academic. University programs, for the most part, are there to cultivate critical thinking ...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Haliburton Highlands is in its infancy as a culinary tourism destination. We have great places to eat and some unique products to offer, but compared to agricultural powerhouses in southern Ontario, wine country and the like, this region is still a seedli
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, March 7, 2017
While it may seem like the 2018 municipal election is still a long way away, plans are already in motion for finalizing aspects such as voting methods to be used come next fall.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Those of us who treasure multiculturalism and open borders and feel a responsibility to welcome others fleeing repression and violence into our country could only watch in horror over the weekend at the situation in the United States.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Kudos to county council for stepping up last week and recommending $25,000 be dedicated over two years to the YWCA women s shelter in Haliburton County (called HERS).
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
For all of its meaning to Haliburton, summer is woefully short. In July and August, we all pack in as many experiences as we can and among those is the Rotary parade.
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.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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.