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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
To the Editor, I was delighted to read about the accomplishments of Michael Fay in the Minden Times editorial of Wednesday, June 10. A complete list of Michael s endeavours would have taken an entire issue of the paper, but I do want to highlight one t
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Semblances of pre-COVID-19 life are beginning to appear here and there as the provincial government allows a regional, phased re-opening of some businesses throughout Ontario.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Michael Fay was one of the first people I met when I began working in Minden nearly 12 years ago now, and at that time he was a driving force behind a number of arts-related things happening in the community.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
To the Editor, Five weeks ago I reached out to Mr. Jamie Schmale, our Member of Parliament, to express my concerns about the federal government and their apparent disregard for the political process. If you want to contact our MP you must fill out a pa
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
There are days when I want to be like Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and cut off my ear. It s the wind. It is getting stronger by the year and never seems to stop. Howling in my ears, like the famous mistral wind that helped drive van Gogh crazy while he
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
My name is Julia McEathron, and I am a recent graduate of the General Arts and Science Environmental Studies Program at Algonquin College. Along with being a proud Algonquin College alumni, I am also a queer, Indigenous young woman with a passion for envi
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Words fail us as we desire to somehow articulate our utmost gratitude to you all.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
It was a forlorn day in spite of the golden sunshine in a sapphire blue sky. At 32 degrees Celsius early last week it was too hot to do anything but sit, but certainly not outside.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Haliburton County Warden Liz Danielsen began last week s county council meeting by thanking her colleagues for their efforts in dealing with the many unanticipated, unexpected aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The biggest challenge for many people is remembering to exercise. Actually, the biggest challenge is wanting to exercise. Perhaps we ll take this one challenge at a time so we ll focus on the remembering part.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Last week s column about what might happen to the former Leslie Frost Natural Resources Centre on Highway 35 just south of Dorset sparked some discussion, and some ideas.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
If you ever met Sinclair Russell, you didn t forget him.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
LTC home comes through for family
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
There are a couple of simple rules to good nutrition. One is if your grandmother (or great grandmother) didn t use it in her cooking you shouldn t be eating it. The other rule is only ever eat ingredients that you can pronounce. Taking that a step further
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Each time I pass the Leslie Frost Centre on Highway 35 just south of Dorset I hear ghosts of the past.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
During a Minden Hills committee-of-the-whole meeting last week, councillors received a report confirming there will likely be no surplus on the township s arena project.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
It was Jimmy Connors who gets credit for the use it or lose it quote. When it comes to stamina, both mental and physical, that statement is true. COVID-19 lockdown has changed so much for us. For people who are not on the frontlines there has generally
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
It s at this time of year that we celebrate the prominent battles, victories and end of the Second World War in 1945. Last Thursday was the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Victory in Europe Day, ending the war against Nazi Germany. While we celebrate apart t
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Stressful times can bring out both the best and worst in people.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
To the Editor, With Covid-19 restrictions in place, grocery stores no longer allow reusable bags inside the store. Consequently, shoppers have many plastic grocery bags which need to be recycled. My husband and I have found the perfect use for them.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
We are still in a state of lockdown thanks to COVID-19 but it s warm and sunny outside. My guess is that most of us are going to take spring cleaning to a whole new level. What else is there for us to do? There are windows to clean, cars to wash, garages
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Leaf budding is taking its time because of this spring s chill. But slowly and surely new leaves are appearing, and soon those long views through a naked forest will be gone.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Earlier this week, the Ontario government began easing restrictions on some businesses landscapers and garden centres among them after a month and half of business clampdown amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The prime minister was right on cue. Out in front of the microphone and cameras, promising more gun control in the wake of the Nova Scotia massacres. He said the government had been on the verge of banning assault-style weapons but was interrupted by the
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
It s Saturday afternoon and I m walking along our rural road with my daughter. I m pulling the wagon she started the voyage in, but now it s empty and she is running along beside me, pointing out birds, collecting rocks, and generally observing the c
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