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, August 15, 2017
Re: The Aug. 2 Highlands East council meeting and huge increases to the planning department fees.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
To the Editor, I am writing in response to the Aug. 1 issue s letter by Bob Heyes, titled Dysart helps save the monarchs.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
You don t have to spend much time online to find out the internet is an increasingly hostile place. If you use Twitter and Facebook even in a casual way, you re sure to bump into a shaming campaign against a business, politician or individual within a few
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
But I don t want to go with you, whined Jason, leaning his kitchen chair back almost to the point of falling backwards. Maggie had already told him that was not an option but, being a 10-year-old, he persisted.
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, July 25, 2017
The weekend of Aug. 19 and 20 will mark the third annual Haliburton Outboard Powerboat Races.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Tuesday, the Haliburton Sculpture Forest officially unveils four new pieces to its permanent outdoor exhibit.
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.
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