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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.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
The last year in the Highlands was marked just as much with what happened outside of the county s borders as with what happened within them.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
This is our last paper in 2019. We at the Haliburton Echo will be taking a week off to enjoy the holidays with our family and friends. As the year comes to a close ...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
The warm, sweet smell of apple cider. The anticipation of a new toy. Singing along with holiday tunes on the car ride home. Saving up to give something special to a loved one. Hanging glowing strings of lights to brighten the neighbourhood. Walking throug
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
This article is dedicated to you. You who looks after a parent, a spouse, a child, a friend or if you are someone in need of a little cheer and inspiration. Or if you are someone who loves music or a good laugh.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Last Friday marked the 30th anniversary of the deaths of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal during the deadliest mass shooting in Canada s history. It s a date frequently described as a turning point, when a sense of safety was lost especially
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