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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
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The world needs music and art now more than ever. We need the beauty, the inspiration, the creativity, the aliveness, the hope. We ve been physical distancing for two weeks and we are all settling into new normals. We have up days and down days. We go fro
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
In troubled times, the family cottage seems like a sanctuary. But last week Doug Ford asked people to stay away from their seasonal residences so they do not overwhelm small communities with limited resources. Wherever you are sheltering this spring, keep
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
If you are like myself, a cottager, this letter is meant for you. I appreciate why you may wish to open your cottage early and flee the city thinking you can escape the COVID-19 pandemic. We are very fortunate to have a choice and I m writing to sugge
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
This letter is not about the coronavirus it is about community support. This community has come under attack with something we have never seen before. This posting is on behalf of all of our small businesses who are being devastated by having to either sh
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
As we begin to learn in the next week how much our efforts of physical distancing have prevented the spread of the coronavirus, the question asked since public health officials first advised us to avoid contact with each other by self-isolating lingers: w
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 ...
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