Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Our editorial this week
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Last week, Highlands East council started a new discussion about better engagement when Deputy Mayor Suzanne Partridge said she thought there should be a period of time at the beginning of each meeting set aside for members of the public to speak.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The announcement that 100 Kids Who Care, a giving circle for children, will launch in Haliburton County is an exciting one for the groups and organizations who will be impacted by the kids collective philanthropy and for our community as a whole.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Dysart et al and the County of Haliburton owe a debt of gratitude to Murray Fearrey. Reeve of Dysart et al for most of the last four decades (the position was renamed mayor last year), he has played a key role in the development of many of the institu
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
If you talk to any yogi, they will tell you that one of their favourite parts of the practice is yoga nidra. Yoga nidra can be practised at the end of a regular yoga class, or it can be done on its own any time of the day. It is a practice of deep rest
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
It s new! It s fun! It s for kids! The Haliburton and District Lions Club would like to invite children ages four to eight (junior kindergarten to Grade 3) to our first annual Haliburton Lions Children s Christmas Party.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
To the Editor, It is remarkable to live in a vibrant community filled with people who are ready to step up and make exciting things happen. This became very apparent with the planning of the Writer-In-Residence Program, a new initiative of the Arts
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
No matter how you fared in the polls, the very fact that you stepped up and took a risk to improve your municipality means you ve got passion for this place.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
On Friday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Haliburton County Folk s Society concert at the Minden United Church. It was a full house from what I could tell.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Monday, Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day. This year s theme is Up Again After Stroke. Stroke is a leading cause of death around the world. There are 80 million survivors worldwide and 50 million permanently disabled.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
On Nov. 11, 1918, church bells rang out to mark the end of the First World War. One hundred years later, countries around the world including Canada will be coming together to again ring bells to mark the sacrifices made, the lives lost and the toll take
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
I found myself tearing up over a pomegranate the other night. As I wrestled with the fruit, first trying to scoop the red seeds out with a spoon and then giving up and using my fingers, covering the counter, cupboards and toaster oven in juice, I couldn t
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Our family, Hugh and Edna Burke, myself and my twin sisters, lived down an alley off Lake Avenue in a house two doors west of Lake overlooking Highway 21 and the rail track along the south end of Head Lake. Behind us, lived Bill Davis with his grandparent
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Dear Friend, Thank you for the bag of tennis balls that you gave to me and my brother. We are going to play with them a lot with our dog Candy.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
On behalf of our 120 downtown Haliburton businesses, led by our volunteer board of management, I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year. Each January we all think of ways to be better, whether it is mentally, physically or emotionally, or all o
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
College and university students needed tuition relief. Ontario s tuition fees are higher than those in most of Canada, and well above what many young people and their families can afford.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
If I was asked to sit around a table with a group of people and debate what would be the most fun thing to do on a Saturday night in winter in Haliburton County, I would definitely argue hands down that everyone should listen to great music and maybe even
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
To the Editor, Thanks to the Echo for their coverage in last week s edition of special musical events which recently happened in two of our local schools.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Nominating someone takes very little time in comparison to how that person will feel when they find out their efforts have been noticed.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Now that we ve said our goodbyes to 2018 with all of its ups and downs, it s time to look forward to the year to come. 2019 will provide puzzles for our local political representatives and require much energy from those working to create new projects to b
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Being human is a lot of work every single day. Compared to most of the world we live with so much abundance around us and yet we all struggle. We struggle for many reasons. The loss of a loved one. Family circumstances that aren t what we expected. Our ow
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The Dysart Telephone System was owned and operated by the municipality, which had a phone exchange at about the site of the Bank of Montreal. There was also an independent Dysart Hydro concern which was owned and operated by Dysart et al. Around 1953 the
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Young Ed s letter evokes good memories of the nature of the village in my younger years. In the late 1940s I lived on the main street of the village and was witness to the flavour of town activity described in Ed s letter.
Friday, December 21, 2018
One of my favourite parts of putting together the annual Season s Greetings section of the paper is reading the kids letters. Over the past couple of weeks I ve been reading a lot of Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday submissions as our staff assembled seve
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
To the Editor, We should heed Ernie Demuth s advice about dealing with forest problems early on. And extrapolate to apply it to lakes and water, wildlife, and plants in our area.
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