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.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
To the Editor,
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Mopping up the messes of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is happening hundreds of miles away but Canadian consumers need to take care that they don t get soaked.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Most of us have gone through life thinking little about nuclear war. The chances of it have been minimal because everyone understands that launching just one nuke could bring global catastrophe, perhaps even end human civilization.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Recently on social media, I wrote about an experience in picking up my four-year-old daughter from daycare. When I told her friends we were going to the library, one elementary school-aged child piped up and said, but how can you go there, there s no ram
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
School days, school days, good old fashioned . . . Reading and writing and rithmetic . . . . and coding.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
There are a number of them in Haliburton County, hiding in plain sight. They really aren t difficult to find, often lurking around the shores of lakes.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
So much to do, but so many stupid people in the way. You can t get important stuff done when surrounded by incompetents.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Elemenatary Teachers Federation of Ontario ignited a wave of controversy last week with a recommendation that schools in Ontario named for Canada s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, be renamed.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
At one point in my life I considered myself a runner. I truly believed that if I didn t go for a run I wasn t exercising. Even an hour on the squash court didn t count as exercise in my mind. The incredibly funny and shortsighted part of that thought proc
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
My first thought was that it was a ludicrous notion. Then I said to myself: Get cool. Explore a new trend. And that s how I got to go glamping.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
During last week s Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa, the provincial government was quick to dismiss the suggestion that harmonized sales tax in Ontario be increased by one per cent, that extra money earmarked for municipal inf
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
It is disheartening how we Canadians manage to turn interesting and important debates into spiteful squabbles. We toss emotion and hard core bias onto the path toward the clarity needed for understanding. The latest example is the foggy but vicious debate
Thursday, August 17, 2017
It can sometimes feel like the world is a pressure cooker of hate, racism and bigotry, about to boil over.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The era of the personality cult finally appears to be ended at CBC s The National.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Once it hit the media, it took exactly a week for the strange saga of the trademarking of the word Haliburton by a local man for commercial purposes to come to a conclusion.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
It seems like something out of The Beaverton or The Onion or any other number of satirical publications, but it is in fact, real life.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
As has been written in this space before, two major Minden floods in a four-year period have made it evident that flood mitigation infrastructure will be required in the village.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
To the Editor,
Thursday, July 27, 2017
If you see a beaver this summer, stop to give it a hug. The poor little guy or gal could use some affection, and some appreciation. If you don t want to get too close, just blow it a kiss.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Don t mess with Mother Nature, used to be a cute and humorous expression. Not these days. Too often now we witness how an angry Mother Nature fights back.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The issues of landfills and waste diversion have taken up a lot of space in this publication lately.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
One hundred years ago this week a vacationing Toronto doctor was relaxing at his rented cottage on Algonquin Park s Canoe Lake. He looked out over the water and noticed an odd piece of flotsam.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
To the Editor,
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