Tuesday, June 18, 2019
An open letter to the Honourable Christine Elliott, Minister of Health,
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
To the Editor, The frequently shared Rules for Teachers, 1872 sounds like an old regressive conservative platform. Today it s cut health, education, library, research, environment, welfare and more budgets. This is replaced with a one-dollar beer a
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
To the gardening community of all Haliburton County, Thank you for the overwhelming and generous reception to our Haliburton County Master Gardeners Plant Sale at its new venue this year in the town of Haliburton. We hope to see all of you next year, s
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
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, 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, May 28, 2019
Tell me, Ms. Scott, how many of these good paying jobs will end up in Haliburton County?
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
An Open Letter from MPP Laurie Scott, published May 21.
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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 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
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
A letter to the editor by Jim Milne of Haliburton, published on April 30.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
A letter to the editor written by Jerelyn Craden of Haliburton and published April 30, 2019.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
During the past few weeks, I have had a number of friends and colleagues comment on the frightful conduct of our provincial government ... the Ford government.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
In your survey you ask: Are there any examples of provincial government red tape or unfair regulations that are making life more difficult for you and your family? Please try to be as specific and detailed as possible.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Sunny Rock B&B s Sally Moore and Jan Clarke along with Izobel and Gus Janca did not think March 7 was a day like all days. They thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime occasion to be invited to a luncheon at a restaurant in north Toronto. Twenty other fri
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Canada s Changing Climate Report has issued a warning. Canada is warming at a rate twice that of the rest of the world. In response, our governments need to immediately embrace measures that decrease greenhouse gas emissions and to plan for mitigation mea
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Wow! Thank you to the residents of Haliburton and surrounding areas. A couple of weeks ago I proposed an idea to the Haliburton Echo newspaper. I had just finished a painting of your beloved 2616 Locomotive, in celebration of the 100th year that CNR has b
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