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
The very almost nearly full thunder buck moon kept me company on Saturday evening as I drove home from Orillia where I had been at the Mariposa Folk Festival all day.
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 4, 2017
This July we are celebrating Canada s 150th birthday, although the indigenous people consider their country centuries older. I have strong memories of the year Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary.
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.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Haliburton County Public Library s summer programming starts on July 4 and runs until Aug. 31. We have some of our past favourite activities happening plus the addition of some really cool technological stuff for all ages.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
It s not every year that your community turns 150! 2017 is an incredibly important year, not only for our country which is marking its sesquicentennial, but also for the Municipality of Dysart et al, as it also marks its century and a half birthday. Many
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Creating a fun to-do list is a great way to start off the summer. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Since taking on the role of BIA administrator last November, many people have asked me What is the Downtown Haliburton Business Improvement Area (BIA)?
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, June 6, 2017
Haliburton County has added its endorsement to an application for funding that would greatly enhance cellular service in the region.
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...
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 2, 2017
Discussion at last week s Dysart council meeting about hanging art in council chambers has raised the ire of many in the community.
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, April 18, 2017
Jim awoke not wanting to get out of bed. The house was nicely cool for sleeping but now it felt cold and uninviting. By contrast, the bed was like a warm mitt, soft and comforting.
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 11, 2017
Striations of light stretching across the river s skin, the spines of trees bending towards the opposite sides of the bank, their reflections quivering below, grass still mottled with snow.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The curator s job has changed a lot in recent decades. No longer is your average curator peering out from behind the scenes, or labouring in the storerooms of museums and galleries preserving for posterity.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Last week, our local MPP Laurie Scott took the Liberal government to task about the length of long-term care wait times in our region. The Central East Local Health Integration Network, it turns out, has some of the longest wait times in the province ...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Five years ago, I was exploring healthy, new activities for myself and came across a small ad in the local newspaper citing the benefits of walking, meeting others in the safety of the indoors at HHSS (7 a.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays) contact Jackie Metcalfe
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
This month, the provincial government is set to introduce a plan for an expansive pilot project to test the efficacy of guaranteed basic income.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Today s budget took important steps towards clean energy. Yet reducing the federal subsidies to the fossil fuel industry is not enough to fight climate change.
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
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