100 Acts of Green

To the editor: R.D.Lawrence was a literary icon and a champion of environmental issues.Sept. 12, marked the 100th year of his birth. Lawrence was a field biologist, journalist, wildlife rehabilitator and a veteran of WWll.…

Remembrance

Soon we will be feeling the pain of Remembrance Day again. My father and grandfather would not recognize the attitude of Canadians that we are seeing lately. Our family lost one pilot in the last…

Minden’s history was rowdy

To the Editor,  It seems to me that Janice Carr’s lament for the intrusion of a pot shop on Minden’s bucolic Main Street in last week’s Times views the past through rose-coloured glasses.Once, Main Street…

A litter letter

To the Editor, First, congratulations to those local community groups and private individuals that volunteer their time and efforts to clean up roadside litter. It is heartening to see in local media and when travelling…

Not the spot for pot shop

To the Editor, What in the world is going on? A cannabis store on Minden’s main street?I have lived here all my 70-plus years and have always been proud of my hometown – not so…

Call for total fireworks ban

To the Editor, As a resident of Minden Hills and Horseshoe Lake, I am emailing you about the use of personal fireworks. You may remember a petition that was sent, a couple of years ago,…

Bobcaygeon Road in bad shape

To the Editor,  I am writing regarding the Bobcaygeon Road which is desperately in need of repair.I know you know this, and I am sure plans are afoot to do something, but I wanted to…

Bundled and betrayed

To the Editor, On the rare occasion when the CRTC does not allow Bell Canada to raise prices on some of their services, Bell gets creative and still finds a way to stiff us. I…

‘Leaf’ us alone

To the Editor,  While we have been at home not being able to travel and spend our money to entertain ourselves, our council has been busy figuring out how to relieve us of some of…

Council lacks communication skills

To the Editor, While we congratulate Minden Hills council on what appears to be a successful negotiation with the new Junior A hockey team, it is unbelievable that the Minden Sparks, Brownies and Guides weren’t…

Unfortunate and disappointing

To the Editor, Re: No notice for Scouts and Guides, Minden Times, May 12 This decision by the Minden Hills council is unfortunate and disappointing. As a taxpayer for the past 27 years and paying…

Guides shocked by news

To the Editor, As leaders of the Minden Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders unit, we were shocked and dismayed to find out last week, through an article in the newspaper, that our current meeting space…

Kudos for clinic

To the Editor, My hubby and I just got back from receiving our vaccines at the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena in Minden. I have to tell you, I  haven’t  ever seen such organization and such…

Vaccinations well-organized

To the Editor I was privileged to receive the Pfizer vaccine in Minden last Friday morning.My experience was amazing, the volunteers were wonderful. They were organized, knowledgeable and mostly friendly.The whole process was organized and…

Please protect wetlands

To the Editor, Wetlands enrich our lives. They are places where we can observe and learn about a diversity of plants and animals while enjoying a quiet, natural environment. But wetlands accomplish much, much more.They…

Pandemic as political cover

To the Editor, Using the pandemic for political cover, the Ford government is fast-tracking Highway 413, cutting through 55 kilometres of prime farmlands, conservation land, waterways and protected areas. The corresponding urban sprawl will destroy…

Primary concern size of setbacks

To the Editor, Re: County to post FAQs for publicI read with interest your article.Following this issue since it lately came to my attention, it strikes me that the property owners might need to create…

PowerPoint bylaw

To the Editor, Editor’s note: Since this letter was received, Haliburton County council has voted to hire a consultant to draft a new shoreline protection bylaw. In the Jan. 20 paper, Haliburton County Warden, Liz…

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…

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…