Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Just as I was beginning to think that 2018 is going to be a kinder and gentler year I turned on the television. Definitely a mistake.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Residents of the Township of Minden Hills are likely in for a not unsubstantial property tax increase in 2018.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The New Year brings huge news there will be no nuclear war with North Korea. That s my New Year s scoop, based on a remarkable discovery.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2018 is an Olympic year, and, equally as exciting, it s also a municipal election year in Ontario. Please, contain yourselves, ladies and gentlemen.
Friday, December 22, 2017
An annual tradition, here is a countdown of the top 10 Times stories of the year.
Friday, December 22, 2017
If there is reincarnation, I want to come back as a motor mechanic.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The best Christmas presents are memories.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
It s something some members of Haliburton County council don t seem to want to deal with, and certainly it will be a sizeable challenge, but the county needs some form of public transportation system.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Township of Minden Hills should construct a new public boat launch on Bob Lake.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sometimes I worry about the strangest things. Like yesterday I worried whether the plastic drink cup I saw tossed from a car window will end up in the ocean.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
I ve not been caught up in and enraptured by the romantic British drama of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
It is becoming abundantly clear, as clear as the bags in which we re all supposed to deposit our household waste, that there are issues with the management of the Scotch Line landfill in Minden Hills.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
To the Editor,
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The bug season is well beyond the coming winter, so it s safe to write about what wonderful creatures insects are. They do wonderful things for us; pollinate our food crops and flowers, feed the birds, control pests, consume our waste and give us useful t
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
As I begin this column, I m having a difficult time concentrating. I m having a difficult time concentrating because, as I write this, I ve recently learned that hundreds of Ontarians will be losing their jobs. Hundreds of Ontarians just like me.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
December looms on the late November horizon, leaving us wondering how it will treat us this year. Will it be cruel or will it be kind? It has been both in recent years.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
It s an awkward conversation for municipal politicians to have, the one about how much they should get paid. That conversation is, after all, public and they are, after all, paid with public money.
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,
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