Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Earlier this week, Ontario MP Leona Alleslev crossed the floor in the House of Commons, leaving Justin Trudeau s Liberal government, to join the Conservative benches.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
On Monday, Premier Doug Ford held a press conference that was nothing short of exceptional; exceptional in a bad way.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
The Township of Minden Hills should dispose of the Scotch Line landfill Mountain Lake seagulls. Let s just say it, or, in my case, write it.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The county s newspapers and radio stations are once again uniting to present a series of candidates meetings in the lead-up to municipal elections on Oct. 22.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
This week marks the third annual Minden Pride, a celebration of inclusion and diversity that began as a picnic two summers ago, and has blossomed into a weeklong series of events.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Doug Ford s buck-a-beer pledge is the stupidest bit of political tokenism he has produced so far.
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.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Despite the troubles facing it earlier this year, the Ontario PC party quickly and easily swept its way to a majority government last week.
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, May 22, 2018
My great-grandfather bought a lot on the eastern shore of Halls Lake in 1932, for five bucks.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The provincial election campaign is officially underway and in just less than a month s time, we ll know who Ontario s next premier will be.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The financial reserves of the County of Haliburton are too low, an auditor told members of council last week.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
I think I am going to be ill. My stomach is gurgling, starting to roll and its contents are about to take flight.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
It was mid-afternoon Monday when I realized something terrible had taken place in Toronto.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Imagine a bustling downtown Minden buzzing with activity, residents coming in and out of apartments perched atop the shops of the main drag.
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, April 10, 2018
Hockey rinks remain the heart of many small towns across Canada.
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