Tuesday, April 10, 2018
If you ve not heard, the world is entering a new epoch unofficially named Anthropocene, the Age of Humans. With that odd moniker has come equally odd and dangerous thinking that puts human greed ahead of conserving nature.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Last week we published a letter from our pal and former Times columnist Neil Campbell, who suggested that municipal council meetings should take place during the evening rather than during the daytime, as they do currently.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
During the weekend, the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce honoured members of the local business community during its annual achievement awards gala at the Pinestone.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
In the fall of 2016, jaws hit floors around the world as an anti-establishment businessman with no relevant experience, a reputation as a bully and penchant for shouting slogans rather than talking about anything substantive, was elected president of the
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
I remember the Columbine school shooting very clearly, the media coverage of it, that is. Perhaps that s because, in the spring of 1999, I was a 16-year-old high school student, the same age as some of those killed in the massacre.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
I first met Lorraine McNeil fairly early on in my tenure with the Times. I went to her home on Horseshoe Lake to interview her and her friend Maureen James -- known, in comedy duo format, as Lo and Mo for a story for the paper.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The story of four Grade 5 students at Archie Stouffer Elementary School being proactive in finding a solution to their conflict is an inspiring one. It was because of their efforts and support of adults in their lives that more than 50 girls came togethe
Thursday, February 8, 2018
January is gone, and with it Blue Monday, dubbed the most miserable day of the year, and Bell s Let s Talk day, a day devoted to an awareness campaign aimed at helping to reduce the stigma attached to challenges with mental health (also known as emotio
Thursday, January 25, 2018
As local politicians heard last week, there are a number of ways municipal governments can help reduce carbon emissions in their communities, thereby helping to mitigate climate change.
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 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
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
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
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.
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 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