Who did this?

To the Editor, Recent events that have taken place, have me and my family riled. Who from the Township of Minden Hills would order five employees to go down to Murdoch Road and shut down…

Ice bath

By Laurie Sweig I’m seeing quite a few social media posts with people sitting in incredibly cold water. Sometimes it’s a bathtub full of ice, sometimes it’s a chest style freezer full of water or…

A grim anniversary

By Chad Ingram This week marked the one-year anniversary of the first confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada, although it would be several more weeks before the true depth and breadth of the pandemic would become…

New school

By Chad Ingram Last summer, as friends with school-aged children grappled with whether to send their kids physically back to school in the fall or opt for online options amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I continually…

A story behind the storybooks

By Jim Poling Sr. There is a story behind every published story, and a really interesting one behind Treasures from the Deep, a new children’s book by Minden-area author Irene Davidson Fisher.Treasures from the Deep…

Ads hyperbolic

To the Editor, I was very disappointed to see the hyperbolic advertisement from the Haliburton Home Builders Association opposing shoreline protection measures in Haliburton County. Given what we have experienced this year, I thought the…

Balance test

By Laurie Sweig Stand on one foot. Don’t think about it. Just do it. Hold that position as long as you can. Now, stand on your other foot. Is that harder or easier than the…

Broken bricks, twisted timbers

By Jim Poling So many people are dying in California.Almost 30,00 people in the state have died from Covid-19. Three dozen or more perished last year in the state’s 9,000-plus wildfires. Then there’s the roughly…

Magnesium’s magic

By Laurie Sweig Our bodies require both macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to function.  When we’re lacking in any one of the nutrients the body cannot perform optimally. All of…

Taking flight

By Chad Ingram Just before New Year's Eve, Ontarians discovered that Finance Minister Rod Philips had balked public health recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and taken a Christmastime trip to the Caribbean. While Phillips’ attempts…

Bright days and deep lessons

By Jim Poling Sr. This first full week of the New Year is the most important week of the year.It is the third week following the winter solstice, a celestial phenomenon during which we turn…

Call a friend!

By Laurie Sweig Welcome to 2021. It’s a new year. For many there’s a feeling of starting anew. Making commitments, setting goals. I always find it exciting to set out a plan for a change…

The year that was

By Chad Ingram Normally, with the dawn of a new year, I publish a column recounting the top 10 Times stories of the previous year. I'm not going to do that this year, and the…

O Holy Night

By Jim Poling Sr. My most cherished Christmas moment comes when I sit quietly and recall the Christmas Eve when I heard an angel sing.Fresh-fallen snow protested beneath my gumboots breaking trail down the unploughed…

Clampdown

By Chad Ingram In what was a poorly kept secret, on Monday Premier Doug Ford announced a province-wide lockdown for Ontario amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, one scheduled to commence on Boxing Day. It paints…

Lack of masks disconcerting

To the Editor, I put a Facebook post out detailing the number of places I have seen without proper use of masks. It’s astonishing and incredibly dangerous. Here’s what I’ve found: A Minden grocery store…

Shoreline bylaw too restrictive

To the Editor, Cutting to the bottom line: There is no state of emergency that justifies sweeping away Canadians’ basic freedoms. No war, no natural, no environmental or no manmade disaster here in Haliburton.No emergency…

The trees of hope

By Jim Poling. Sr. It’s time to hike out to the shed and fetch the artificial Christmas tree.It is not a huge task. Wrestle the box off the top shelf, pull out the three tree…

‘Plandemic’

By Chad Ingram It's finally here – the vaccine designed by a group of global elites to transform us all into brainwashed drones toiling in perpetuity for our corrupt overlords. As outrageous as that may…

Comfort Zone Part 3 – Nutrition

By Laurie Sweig This week’s truth is: You are what you eat. That goes along with the statement “garbage in, garbage out.” I apologize for being harsh but the facts are the facts. Our bodies…