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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
We are in unprecedented times, with no frame of reference, and as we step into the second week of recommended social isolation because of the COVID-19 virus, we are all reeling from this experience. I don t know about you, but it feels like we are sharing
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
These are challenging times. We are all in this time of collective adversity. I certainly never thought we would get to where we are, but here we are. Our lives are changed right now, and will be for a while. As I sit in my living room writing this art
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
It s important to remember right now that while we re keeping our physical distance, we re all still a phone call or a mouse click away from one another. We can t shake hands or offer a hug to a friend, but we can send each other jokes via text, video-cha
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Preparations for the arrival of the new coronavirus in this community intensified exponentially last week following the World Health Organization s declaration on Wednesday that the virus s spread qualified as a global pandemic.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
What a fantastic community resource SIRCH is. On the weekend I attended the Repair Café in Minden with my 50s all-chrome Marvelizer blender, having finally fed it something it could not chew through and instead blew the blades off.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
It seems that everywhere I go in the county these days I run into another young, interesting and interested person who has come back from college, university or travelling to live in the county. Or, they have chosen this area as a new beginning.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
An uptick of cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Canada is being reported with each daily update by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and though the public health risk of the fast-spreading virus to the general population remains low ...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Joy was easy to read on Jackie Metcalf s face last month when she stood in front of a room of people at the Haliburton Highlands Museum to talk about her experience with the Family Roots pilot project.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Do you remember when Canada was a friendly, kind, compassionate country, respected in the world that way? When people said Sorry when they bumped into you or How are you today eh ! Now one is afraid to say anything for fear of offending someone.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Part of the yoga and meditation tradition is about taking time to stop. Everyone needs to stop on a regular basis.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
We are not asked for our ideas and input on what could be done, ... those were just a few of the many negative comments listed in the draft action plan released by Haliburton Highlands Health Services last week.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Our editorial this week
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
I am writing to express concern of the municipality s traffic assessment to guide council in future decisions.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
In yoga and meditation we often talk about working with the two dimensions of our being, the form and the formless. Eckhart Tolle talks about this at length in his teachings. The form refers to our muscles, bones, organs, tendons, ligaments, blood.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Forest School, an outdoor education delivery model, is frequently traced back to Denmark in the 1950s, as a formal model since the early 1990s and in Canada since the early 2000s with the Child & Nature Alliance ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Our editorial this week.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Enough is enough! I am furious that the Ford government is continuing to blame the members of the educational community for the current political strife.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
My electricity bill has risen by a whopping 55 per cent as of Nov. 1, 2019. Premier Doug Ford made a big deal of accusing the former Liberal government of having their hand in our pockets and how he was going to lower our electricity bills.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Paul Heaven s talk on preserving wetlands (reported in The Echo, Jan. 21) had a message for everyone who wants to help reduce the severity of spring flooding.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Sometimes in life you do things just so you can be around certain people. Perhaps they inspire you, or are fun, or have great energy and you just enjoy their company.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
We watched the news last week as rescue workers spent days searching for the bodies of six snowmobilers who went through the ice in Quebec s Lac-Saint-Jean region. The group was made up of French tourists unfamiliar with the area led by a guide.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Our elementary schools have a problem with violence. It s a problem in Ontario, a problem in our region and a problem in our local schools. And while it doesn t affect all classrooms, all students or all educators, it warrants action.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
It was 20 years ago today... ... Or so begins Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Jim and I were on our way home from Kingston on the weekend and as we drove north on Highway 62 he spotted a barred owl sitting in a tree.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Those buried at Willow s Rest Green Burial Area in Niagara Falls have their names recognized on a central memorial, a stone mined from a local quarry. Embalming is not used, to allow the body to return to the earth more quickly.
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