Tuesday, November 14, 2017
I am in my deer hunting stand, watching and wondering. Wondering where they all have gone. Not the deer. I am beyond the days of anxiety over seeing a taggable deer. I am just content being here, soaking up the forest sounds and sights.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Unless you ve had your head in a cloud of smoke, you re likely aware the federal government is rolling out legislation to legalize marijuana, a move that has sparked some controversy. And dubious puns.
Friday, November 10, 2017
I m a baby boomer, the product of a war time romance between a Polish fighter pilot and an English woman who was a member of the Woman s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF).
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
One bug season ends, another begins. The one just begun is one to be concerned about. The late autumn-winter flu bug season already is showing evidence that it will be more severe than usual.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
This Saturday is Remembrance Day. In thousands of communities across the country, crowds will gather at cenotaphs for solemn ceremonies where wreaths will be laid and silence observed, in honour of soldiers who fought and died for causes in which they be
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
This being Halloween week I have Stephen King on my night table. Nothing is spookier than ghostly autumn moonlight spilling through the bedroom window onto the horror master s words.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
It s a buzz term favoured by politicians of the moment middle class.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
To the Editor,
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
To the community,
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
I am sitting on the deck watching the squirrels skip through the fallen leaves, searching for something to steal. Squirrels are beastly vandals and unrepentant thieves.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
It s not pretty, but it s important. Mandated by the province, the municipalities of Haliburton County are in the process of rolling out septic tank re-inspection programs. The exact process will vary by municipality, each responsible for designing it
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
We ve got a good one, Scully calls out. She holds it up, examining it carefully before dropping it into a plastic evidence bag. It s recent, she says, maybe this morning.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
I grew up in Little Britain, a small village outside Lindsay that some readers may be familiar with. The place with the butter tart shop.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
In an appearance on TVO s The Agenda last week, Haliburton County Warden Brent Devolin spoke about the need for improved wireless connectivity to broadband, high-speed Internet in the county for its economic development.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Bahteh Wallow was a democratic society founded on the idea that all animals are created equal. It had evolved from a revolution and a civil war as a homeland for elephants, but other species were welcomed.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Do you need assistance with technology related topics? On Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m. the Dorset branch of the Haliburton County Public Library is hosting Tech Time Rural Outreach. This is a great opportunity to have any questions answere
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A neuromuscular connection occurs between a muscle fibre and nerve. It s like a conversation between the two parties. Our brain says: Scratch that itch on the tip of your nose.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Visiting from Thunder Bay, I spent the weekend chasing the white signs of the studio tour.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Many thanks to all who supported our Haliburton County Historical Society fundraising dinner, Sept. 23 at the Stanhope Firefighters Community Hall.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Our grand sugar maple, the signature tree of our lake property, became too sick to save and had to be taken down.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The province should bring back traditional methods for teaching math to elementary students.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
In the beginning there was none. No television. No electronics.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Well, thank the snow gods for the mercy they have bestowed upon us.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
It takes a certain kind of person to become a volunteer firefighter, a special kind of person.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
To The Editor, On reading the Minden Times article Parents frustrated by school board bus policy published on Sept. 7, I was dismayed to learn of the Trillium Lakelands District School Board s policy regarding busing eligibility.
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