Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The writ was dropped last week, which means the next federal election is just more than four weeks away, and that Canadians will be faced with a deluge of ads and information during the next month or so.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
During the Labour Day weekend, we took a family day trip to Fenelon Falls, which was excellent. It s been years since I ve spent much time there, and it s apparent there s an ongoing community effort to rejuvenate the town. There have been improvements to
Thursday, August 29, 2019
As reported earlier this month, the County of Haliburton will assume ownership of the licensed daycare centre in Minden, and that is great news for local families, both current and future.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
If you re anything like me, you ve spent most of the last month closely following the story of the B.C. murders, the ensuing manhunt and finally, earlier this week, the release of the autopsy results for the murder suspects.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
The weekend before last I was driving northbound on Highway 35, just north of Carnarvon, with a long, steady stream of southbound traffic in the other lane. As I came over a rise in the hilly stretch between the hamlet and the Beech River, coming toward m
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
For the second consecutive week, I am writing a column about landfills in Algonquin Highlands, which, in more than a decade of writing these things, has to be some kind of record.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
When the Hawk Lake landfill is shuttered in 2021, the site will simply be shut down, rather than replaced by a transfer station. That was the decision made by Algonquin Highlands councillors last week, and it was the right one.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Early this month, there was a long-awaited announcement that the federal government will contribute funding to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network s cell gap project, meaning all the funding is now in place, and the project can proceed.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
I don t remember the first time I went to Highlands Cinemas. It would have been in the 1980s. I would have gone as a kid with my family during a visit to the cottage. It was likely to see a Ghostbusters or Peewee Herman movie, or something of the sort. T
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
I need to confess: I have harboured bad thoughts about chipmunks. Murderous thoughts. I know, chipmunks are cute and fun-loving little critters. They have drawn millions of smiles as the Disney characters Chip and Dale and have enthralled children in com
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Haliburton County councillors should proceed with the commissioning of a third-party governance review for the county and its lower-tier municipalities, but only if the political will exists to actually do something with the results.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The premier of Ontario certainly knows how to make headlines, even during the political off-season. Last Thursday, Doug Ford announced he was making a cabinet shuffle, a very large one. It s the second shuffle Ford has made during his first year in offi
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
I remember when the Toronto Raptors franchise was established. It was 1993. I was 11 years old. The Blue Jays were World Series champions, and there was a huge buzz about Toronto getting its own NBA team.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
During the weekend, members of the Ford government, either on a coincidental, collective whim, or at the direction of the premier, posted to social media pictures of themselves in convenience stores in their respective ridings, promoting the government s
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
It s here, vegetarians and vegans, the day it is possible to order a vegan breakfast, pick up a cashew cheese ball, have more than one plant-based menu item to choose at the same restaurant, opt for almond milk in a coffee to go, full-on feast at the farm
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Last summer, the Township of Minden Hills embarked upon the creation of a community improvement plan, and that process is now at a phase of public input, the township encouraging residents to take an online survey and provide feedback. Taking the survey i
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The County of Haliburton will continue to go without any form of public transit because there is not the political will at the council table to create one. That s it. That s the reason, and that s the only reason. Period. Full stop.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
With Doug Ford s PC government tabling its first budget earlier this month, we are starting to learn what some of the service cuts Ontarians will see over the next few years will look like.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
As the county s population continues to grow, many of its new residents skew older in age. Many are retirees looking to leave life in the city, either moving to what has been a family cottaging property, or simply looking to live in a smaller, quieter com
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Conversations about reducing and eliminating disposable, single-use plastics are becoming more and more widespread, globally and on a local, municipal level.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Just as there is no such thing as a truly free lunch, there is no such thing as truly no-strings-attached funding from the provincial government to municipalities.