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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Saying goodbye is usually a face-to-face, hand-to-hand experience. But not this year. So, as we move out of the county on May 1, we must find a different way of saying thank you to our friends, neighbours, and community that have been home and family.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
If you re reading this while being safe and following all of the recommended best practices for preventing COVID-19, you re awesome and you certainly don t need me telling you what to do.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
As a cottage property owner, I was happy to read the message from Mayor Andrea Roberts in last week s Echo.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Some of the images that will remain, long after the COVID-19 isolation is over, are the long lines of fire trucks and other vehicles driving past hospitals in salute of medical staff. We re all united ...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
During a time when it seems that all of the stories coming from long-term care facilities in Canada are heartbreakingly dismal, I would like to share a story of praise and gratitude.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The following is a letter to MPP Laurie Scott. On April 20 I sent you an email with a simple question. You did not choose to respond and I am not surprised. I will let you know that even at 76 years old I do not need to be told hundreds of times how to b
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
By the time this article comes out we will be in about day 57 of our social distancing.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Leash up your shaggy dog and don those golf cleats Ontario s stage one is here if you re ready for it.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Seventeen years ago, we purchased a cottage in the Haliburton area. After exploring many other recreational areas we chose Haliburton due to its vibrant nature; a place where people treated each other with dignity and respect, a thriving social and busine
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
I like to hang out with people who love Haliburton. To hear about characters from the old days. To share directions to quiet trails and hidden lakes and secret fishing holes. I like listening to hunting stories and hiking stories and artist stories and lo
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
When trying to analyze the spread of COVID-19, why are we looking at numbers like total cases of infected people and the number of recovered people? Since we are not testing everyone and the numbers for those testing positive are often late or unreliable
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Now that the provincial government is beginning to ease restrictions on business and activities and more seasonal property owners are returning to cottage country, it s time for us to focus on what s important: moving forward safely in a way that is respe
Friday, May 8, 2020
These last few months have been trying times for all. We were initially told the closures and restrictions would only be a couple of weeks, but as the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic became clearer, it was necessary for the Province to continue with the
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
It comes as no surprise that the Haliburton and District Lions Club is officially announcing that the Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2020 is cancelled. We send our thanks to our sponsors and to all who have supported ...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
This letter was initially addressed to both the premier and minister of health for Ontario sent in response to the May 2 National Post article entitled Communities Along Lake Erie torn over ban on Cottagers by Adrian Humphreys.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Maybe it s the pressure we re all feeling in self-isolation, the worry over finances, or the pervasive anxiety that we or our loved ones may get sick. Whatever it is, it seems bad information is making the rounds more rapidly ...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
In these uncertain times, with daily reports most dire and upsetting, it is important to try and maintain a sense of balance. The accompanying song was my attempt to add a bit of levity to a condition which affects everyone. Sung to the tune of Do y
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
I thought your editorial Investing in LTC workers was entirely thoughtful and right on point. Before I retired I was a national representative for 27 years for the Canadian Auto Workers and then Unifor. Most of my job was negotiating contracts and som
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Although change can be difficult, humans have a remarkable ability to adapt. During the COVID-19 crisis, we ve all seen numerous examples of local individuals, agencies, services and businesses adapting, whether by offering curbside pickup or delivery, on
Monday, April 20, 2020
On March 7 there were 28 covid-19 cases in Ontario; 1,966 on April 1; 4,347 on April 7; 7,049 on April 13. In Canada, there were 51 cases on March 7; 8,548 on April 1; 16,667 on April 7; 24,383 on April 13. This morning there were 644,806 cases in the Un
Monday, April 20, 2020
Like thousands of students across Ontario, our daughter was sent home from university in mid-March. With three weeks of classes still to be had, her professors were quick to organize Zoom and the learning continued. It was fascinating for Jim and I to qui
Monday, April 20, 2020
For several years, I spent a good deal of time in one of our long-term care homes, Highland Wood in Haliburton, visiting my friend Ruby, who lived there. I d go for a couple of hours once a week, usually on a Monday or Tuesday night, when we d chat about
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
These are very difficult times with much fear surrounding COVID-19. While it is not my intent to impose my beliefs on anyone, I do believe in the power of prayer and in the power of group prayer. It is with this in mind that I submit this letter.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Being stuck in the house during a global pandemic is stifling for almost anyone. Even when there s nowhere to go, knowing that we can t, or shouldn t, leave the house is frustrating and anxiety-inducing. But this situation isn t being experienced by ever
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
We now know for sure that the coronavirus is present in the Haliburton County community. For weeks, we have watched as our neighbouring towns reported cases, but it wasn t until Wednesday afternoon that we had confirmation that the virus was also within t
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