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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
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
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.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Economic development and physician recruitment aren t commonly paired in job descriptions. However, as concepts particularly when we re talking about the growth of Haliburton County they are a perfect couple.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Three cheers for Luann Coghlan and the Highland Wood community for embarking on a mural project that has transformed a corner of the Haliburton long-term care home into a picturesque farm scene.
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 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, 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, 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, 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 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 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, 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
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, March 26, 2019
When you already feel despair about the current trajectory of the plight of the earth due to human s impact, when you ve read the research on altered agricultural patterns and rapid acceleration of species loss, when you ve seen the images of the impact o
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Recently at a meeting held locally in which an engineer was describing the accessibility features in a new building, he said the elevator linking two floors was a win. Soon after that, at another public meeting, it was noted that planning on the part of
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
But we all need to take a step back and think about the person on the other side of the computer screen. Are our comments helpful and constructive, or are we instead wounding them for something that is not as serious as we re making it? Are our comments s
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is reminding the public of the importance of vaccinations after three linked cases of whooping cough surfaced in Northumberland County, the southernmost area of the health unit s region.