Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Just last month, the trails winding through YMCA Wanakita were lit with lanterns perched on top of snowbanks, leading the way to the Winter Folk Camp. The boxes of light on a dark winter path led the way to the dining hall ...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Canada s Changing Climate Report has issued a warning. Canada is warming at a rate twice that of the rest of the world. In response, our governments need to immediately embrace measures that decrease greenhouse gas emissions and to plan for mitigation mea
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
In your survey you ask: Are there any examples of provincial government red tape or unfair regulations that are making life more difficult for you and your family? Please try to be as specific and detailed as possible.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Come August each year, my gardening bag overflows with plump, golden cherry tomatoes. One of my favourite things is to pluck them from the vine, holding the tiny fruit warmed by midday sun up to my face, breathing in its distinct fresh scent ...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
A letter to the editor written by Jerelyn Craden of Haliburton and published April 30, 2019.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
As I sit here to write my article I look out the window and I can see that rain and freezing rain will begin shortly. I was outside a lot of yesterday and it was warm and sunny and I got attached to it. I keep believing that winter is over and the warm sp
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Compared to many in Haliburton County I don t drive much. My commute is barely long enough for me to hear a single song on the car radio before I m safely parked at work. In fact, the walk from the Head Lake parking lot across Highland Street to the Echo
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Once again, the youth in Haliburton County is leading conversation in our community. Following weeks of climate change protests at the municipal building in Haliburton led by teenager Jürgen Shantz, young people are now raising issue with announced red
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
In response to the March 5 article in the Haliburton Echo Allowing snowmobiles on Highland Street, Aging Well Haliburton County respectfully asks that Dysart et al council maintain and enforce the current bylaw. We agree that something needs to be do
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
It has been more than eight weeks since the evacuation of Highland Wood began. A leaking roof had begun in one wing of the small long-term care residence attached to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services hospital. The calls began to go out to relatives
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Wow! Thank you to the residents of Haliburton and surrounding areas. A couple of weeks ago I proposed an idea to the Haliburton Echo newspaper. I had just finished a painting of your beloved 2616 Locomotive, in celebration of the 100th year that CNR has b
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
A letter to the editor by Jim Milne of Haliburton, published on April 30.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
We ve all had a taste of carbon pricing now for about a month, since the federal government imposed its system on Ontario when the province chose not to create one of its own.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
On behalf of Concerned Citizens of Haliburton County I would like to commend the council for their decision to ban single use plastic water bottles from the municipal office and field operations. Taking into consideration a report entitled Plastic Reduct
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
So MP Jamie Schmale was persuaded by Jonathan Wright, a governor on the board of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, that the oil and gas industry can use the resources in a very responsible way as reported by Sue Tiffin in The Echo of May
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
May is recognized internationally as Museums Month, with May 18 being International Museums Day, so we thought it would be fun to outline just a few of the many reasons that we think museums are amazing!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
This is the season when we re most likely to see the fantastic creatures that occupy the wetlands throughout our region. Turtles come out to lay their eggs in spring and for many of us, the time we see the most turtles is when they re trying to cross our
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
As a former educational leader with Scarborough Board of Education TDSB, and current advocate for quality public education, I want to express my strong opposition to the proposed cuts to education funding and to formally register my input to ...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
I have long wished I could do something to heal the planet. Swedish teen, Greta Thunberg alerted me to the fact that we need to push politicians to get involved. Greta says we as adults have taken away her future and the future of our children and grandch
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
CARP Chapter 54 is deeply concerned by the news of the cuts to health units and library services. Small town libraries are limited in their collections and losing the inter-library loan system will mean that seniors will have less access
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
I was happily surprised to see two political letters to the editor in the April 23 edition of the Echo. They were justifiably disgusted with what Ford is doing to this great province and asked voters to either tune out (in order to retain their mental hea
Sunday, May 12, 2019
In September a Washington Post article declared Want to defend democracy? Start with your public library. The American Library Association s democracy statement reads, in part: Democracies need libraries. An informed public constitutes the very foundat
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Municipalities in Haliburton County have been looking at ways to make composting more appealing to residents as we all become more aware of the limited space in our landfills and the escalating cost of hauling waste away.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is rolling the Big Bike into the Highlands on Thursday, May 16. The purpose of this 29-seat bike is to raise money for research for cardiovascular disease. Did you know that in Canada 80 per cent of premature heart disease
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Show some backbone. Address the outcry against these cuts. Stop painting a picture of a healthy status quo, with you smiling in photo ops alongside hard-working Ontarians in an attempt to mask your abject failure to represent our disdain in Parliament.
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