Letters to the Editor: Jan. 19

Letters to the Editor submitted to the Jan. 19 edition of the Minden Times. Ice racer appreciates green light from council To the Editor, I would like to applaud the unanimous vote on Jan. 13 by…

Snow day

By Sue Tiffin It’s been a long, hard winter but not for the usual weather-related reasons. For some days leading up to Christmas, I wondered if it would be a touch on the green side…

Learning to live in the future

By Jim Poling Sr. From Shaman's Rock The kids are back in school, which is a good thing. Excellent education without COVID-19 infections is the hope of all. Canada has good education systems with teachers…

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 12

Letters to the Editor published in the Jan. 12 edition of the Minden Times. We’ve been here before To the Editor, I’ve been doing what many others have likely been doing during the pandemic – projects…

Being a friend

By Sue Tiffin Generally this space is dedicated to thoughts on more local topics and so it might be odd for you to find yourself, now, reading about American actress and comedian Betty White, but…

Dreaming of life without digital

By Jim Poling Sr. From Shaman's Rock How sad that the sweetest dreams never last long, or come true. Just the other night my fantastically happy dream evaporated into the shrill ring of my mobile…

What we’ve learned

By Sue Tiffin Reviewing the papers of 2021 to compile the annual Year in Review section for this week’s edition was at times a heavy task as the COVID-19 pandemic carried on throughout a second…

Surviving lives in the forest

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman's Rock There was no finer sight for a New Year’s morning. At the edge of a freshly snow-covered clearing behind my place stood a whitetail doe and her fawn.  The…

Christmas memories

By Sue Tiffin Recently, my mom was asked by her youngest grandchild to share a story from her life as part of a school assignment connecting children with their family history. My mom has had…

O Night Divine!

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman’s Rock (This column is a story I have written and told many times. I’m repeating it because for me Christmas without it would not be Christmas.) --- Fresh fallen snow…

Small, smart, safe

By Sue Tiffin We are all so tired. While there is still excitement and hope in our lives – for the upcoming holidays, for a booster shot, for a new year in which maybe this…

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 15

Letters to the Editor published in the Dec. 15 edition of the Minden Times. Read more to know more  To the Editor:  Research also finds truth and knowledge in fiction, and improves your vocabulary. Current research…

Those ‘supply chain issues’

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman's Rock It’s enough to drive a person to drink – if you can find anything to drink. Ontario’s liquor board is the latest to announce that “supply chain issues” may…

Hitting my mung

By Jim Poling Sr. From Shaman's Rock We’re all scanning the dark clouds of COVID-19 for a silver lining – a silvery puff to float us above the anguish of this nightmare disease and the…

Courage

By Sue Tiffin Quietly last month, a purple flag was raised at the Minden Hills township office to support women and raise awareness of gender-based violence. That violence often occurs without many of us knowing,…

That other pandemic

By Jim Poling Sr.From Shaman's Rock There’s another pandemic infecting Canadians, and millions of others around the world. It’s a pandemic-within-the-pandemic and medical experts say it will continue long after COVID-19 is brought under control.…

Being there

By Sue Tiffin Audiobooks have long been criticized as not being “real” reading, or in some way a lesser version of a print book. Many people prefer to read the audio version of a book,…

For the parents

Thank goodness it was Friday, but last week millions of parents across the country were celebrating not just the end of the week, but the much-anticipated announcement of Health Canada’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine…

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 24

Letters to the Editor published in the Nov. 17 edition of the Minden Times. An undeniable buzz To the Editor, Like many other county residents, I found myself on the sidewalk along Bobcaygeon Road on Saturday…