Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Summer is here, services and businesses are reopening, and all around us we see a jarring collision of perspectives on the coronavirus and the measures needed to protect ourselves.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The 2020 graduating class had already learned and experienced growth through so much. Yes, they ve faced the typical challenges of high school students, and of those in a rural community with limited internet capability or public transportation ...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
As information about the spread of coronavirus and the devastating effects of the virus throughout the world has infiltrated our sources of information, much has been said about the state of our mental health during a global pandemic.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
If you re reading this while being safe and following all of the recommended best practices for preventing COVID-19, you re awesome and you certainly don t need me telling you what to do.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Now that the provincial government is beginning to ease restrictions on business and activities and more seasonal property owners are returning to cottage country, it s time for us to focus on what s important: moving forward safely in a way that is respe
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 ...
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
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.