Thursday, August 9, 2018
Minden Hills council has awarded the contract for a major renovation of the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena and Minden Hills Community Centre, in a move that seems a little hasty.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The nomination period for October s municipal elections is over, and the lists of candidates for Minden Hills and Algonquin Highlands are in. You can find them in a story in this week s edition, but also published on the township s websites.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
It has been an unbelievable summer of stunning successes for me in cottage country. The best and greatest ever. No one ever has done, or will do, better.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
To his credit, Premier Doug Ford, in the short time since he became leader of the province in early June, has made good or started making good on a number of his election promises.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The message Brian Kelly, sustainability manager for Durham Region, shared at the Environment Haliburton! presentation on July 5 was a dismal one. Current changes to our environment due to climate changes are locked-in, and without immediate, drastic chan
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
With a new council term beginning late this year, it is time to have a widespread discussion about initiating the amalgamation of Haliburton County s four lower-tier municipalities into a single-tier government.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
There are just more than three months to go before marijuana becomes legal in Ontario and throughout the country, and it s clear there are still myriad unanswered questions about just how everything will work.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The community was shocked last Friday by the abrupt announcement that the board of the Ontario Early Years Centre for Haliburton Victoria Brock would close the licensed childcare centre in Minden, effective this Friday.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Kathleen Wynne shocked Ontarians last weekend by admitting a blunt truth; after Thursday, the day this column is published in the paper, she will no longer be premier of the province.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
While we often refer to and perhaps think of the three levels of government as distinct and separate, they are inextricably interconnected. What happens at one level can, and does, have implications at another.
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.