Tuesday, November 19, 2019
There is no time for procrastination, citizens of Haliburton County. We need county council to take action now to take a stand for our your future children and our global community to declare Haliburton County a leader in climate emergency.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
To the Editor, We have been fortunate in Haliburton Village to have had Christmas trees for the town donated for the last several years. Over the years, these kind folks have donated trees: Jerry Lis, Pat and Tom Marshall (several years), Leslie an
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Sometimes stories take you to interesting places, reaching people you never anticipated and taking turns that are pleasantly unexpected. Such was the case with a story we published on Private Benjamin Bird, a Haliburton man who moved out west in the early
Monday, November 11, 2019
Our editorial this week.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
One cannot help but feel great pride and simultaneously great sorrow when thinking of the Canadian liberation of Holland and the horrific conditions the Dutch lived under leading up to May 5, 1945. This spring will mark the 75th anniversary of that end
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
My friend and I went for a hike in the Queen Elizabeth Wildlands Park the other day. It was yet another beautiful fall morning. The air was fresh, the sky was blue and the fall colours were still around us. Bright reds, oranges, yellows, and greys and bro
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Most of us have a list in the back of our minds of things we would like to do in our lives: learning a new skill, travelling to far off places or sticking our neck out and doing something out of our comfort zone. We don t all get the chance, or have the g
Monday, October 21, 2019
Our editorial this week.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Sandra Dee is a white toy poodle dog that came into our lives at the age of three years old.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
I would like to give a reminder that Ontario was once one of the richest provinces until the McGuinty and Wynne Liberals won and then years later, after spending what they thought was free money, has now made Ontario a have-not province.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Richard WAGAMESE (1955- 2017) was an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in Northwest Ontario who is recognized as a foremost First Nations author and storyteller. I am currently reading a book of his called Embers - One Ojibway s Meditations.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Unlike the leaders debates, which are so aggressive and partisan that many people avoid them or change the channel in frustration, the local candidates meeting last week was a refreshing, smooth-running affair, filled for the most part with talk ...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
I spent my public school years living and growing up in Wilberforce.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Our government deficit and debt are becoming important topics as we approach the federal election.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
OK, so will you vote in the upcoming federal election on Oct. 21? Many of you are too busy with your everyday life to learn about the issues that matter and so you won t even bother voting.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
It s important for the general public to understand that people communicate in different ways, and essential that we learn more about complex communication needs.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
A letter to the editor from Pat Brezina of Minden.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Our editorial this week.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
To the Editor, On Thursday, Sept. 19, the Haliburton Highlands Stroke Support Group held their 12th anniversary meeting. We were pleased to have Philippa Barry, a most inspiring speaker, a blind lady from CNIB share her story of navigating in a sig
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
I have had the privilege of writing this column for The Echo for almost two years now. I say privilege because not everyone has a platform to say the most wonderful things about our vibrant downtown area and the village of Haliburton. Sometimes the news y
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Phyllis Webstad was six years old when she first attended St. Joseph s residential school in Williams Lake, B.C. Excited for her first day, she proudly wore a new, shiny orange shirt with string laced up the front. But when she got there, she found out th
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
At some time around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, a driver on Gelert Road, (County Road 1), struck a deer and left the scene. That poor animal landed, alive, on my driveway, with a broken back. It was still light outside.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Thank-you for your timely piece on cellphones in the classroom. I am going into my 17th year teaching and I have seen technology jump from flip phones to iPods to smartphones and while I agree that distractions have always existed ...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Twenty years ago, our son Stephen McCall was burned in a gasoline truck fire. The fire caused tremendous damage and the fire crews fought hard to contain it.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
This article comes to you from Beausoleil Island which is located a 15-minute boat ride from Honey Harbour in Georgian Bay. I ve been working at a yoga and hiking retreat this weekend and a yoga and meditation retreat last weekend.
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