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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 26, 2019
Community centres and public institutions are frequently packed with civic-minded folks when municipal all-candidates meetings are hosted in Haliburton County.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The yogis have always said there are causes and conditions for everything. Some people are born naturally flexible, some are born with tight hamstrings, some inherited certain body types from their grandparents and some have injuries that have caused ...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
I am pleased to report, that after six days, Hydro One did call me back concerning the upgrade project schedule for Sunday, Nov. 24 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Subsequently, I have spoken with three Hydro One employees.
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.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Our editorial this week.
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
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, 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, December 3, 2019
The Christmas season for many is a magical time where there is laughter, family traditions and gatherings, special foods. But for some, this season is a difficult time. A loved one will not be sitting at the dinner table this year or has not been there fo
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Every year I post a reading goal on the book recommendation website Goodreads. It s always 50 books. I never read 50 books. I usually manage about half that, but it s nice to have a goal. However many books I read, I always have a handful that I m eager t
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 14, 2020
It was 20 years ago today... ... Or so begins Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles.
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 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.
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 3, 2019
It s how numbers are presented that make them useful, or misleading, to an audience. Is the glass 50 per cent full, or 50 per cent empty? Or, in Haliburton County, are we losing agricultural operations or are we gaining small scale market gardens?
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
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 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, 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.
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