Tuesday, March 8, 2016
On Feb. 25, the provincial Liberal government revealed this year s budget filled with ambitious promises. Among them, the announcement that students coming from homes bringing in $50,000 or less a year will have free tuition.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Norman Yan had a refreshing message to impart on Saturday when he addressed Environment Haliburton s membership during their AGM: there s reason for optimism.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Belatedly, Jack Frost made his way to the Highlands last weekend with bitter temperatures between -41ºC and a relatively balmy -17 by Sunday afternoon. It was more than we bargained for.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
If you ve been grocery shopping in the last couple of months, you ve noticed the incredible increase in the cost of some fruits and vegetables. And, if you ve been paying attention over the last year, you ve probably taken note of the increase in price of
Monday, February 1, 2016
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes Haliburton needs the men of this county to join them in their mission of empowering kids and teenagers to fulfill their potential.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Cancer has taken over the North American psyche. It is one of the most feared diseases, consuming vast amounts of time and energy and generating plenty of hand-wringing among the sick and healthy alike.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
There is a movement in this county, as there is across the country, to bring refugees here. Well before Justin Trudeau pledged that his government would ensure 25,000 Syrians came to Canada by the end of 2015, a group of Haliburton County residents ...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We usually look at digital information technology as something that makes our lives easier. Certainly, it can provide access to information and resources previously inaccessible to whole portions of society. But sometimes access comes at a disproportio
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in Nancy Brownsberger s office at Community Support Services with manager of hospice, palliative care, supportive housing and assisted living Melanie Hawkins.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Haliburton s downtown is becoming increasingly unsafe. Not unsafe in the way a city street is unsafe we re still all smiling and waving to each other as usual but the traffic congestion and pedestrian risk is increasing.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This week, our front-page story is another example of Pinestone changing hands. When the Echo posted a short update on the sale of the resort on Facebook last week, one commenter summed it up this way: Again.