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…

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 facts on Frost

To the Editor, Doubtless there will be ongoing discussions regarding the disposition of the Frost Centre lands.Established by Conservative premier Leslie M. Frost, the centre pioneered conservation and the promotion of the natural environment. It…

Concern over province’s wetland decision

The following is an open letter to MPP Laurie Scott, submitted to the Minden Times. I recently read the article [“Province greenlights controversial Pickering development on protected wetland using special order”, CBC News online Oct.…

Let the leaves be

To the Editor, The fall leaves have been, and still are, beautiful this year. With gravity’s assistance they are building their annual carpet on the forest floor, and on our yards.Have you started clearing your…

Surviving cold and flu season

To the Editor, When you are healthy and you are exposed to a viral illness, your immune system is equipped to fend off the virus so you have either no symptoms, or tolerable symptoms. When…

LTC Day of Action planned

To the Editor, The Haliburton-CKL Long-Term Care Coalition invites you to join us in support of our LTC Day of Action Drive-In, Thursday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. We will meet at…

Irondale needs waste transfer station

To the Editor, The following is an open letter to Minden Hills council, copied to Times readers. Submission of the attached petition and roadside photo serves to represent the Irondale area permanent and seasonal residents’…

Time to revisit airport funding

To the Editor, Re: “Dailloux pitches sale of Stanhope Airport,” Minden Times, Sept. 9, 2020 If the airport is ever sold it will never be used as an airport because it is clearly not an…

Adventures in berry-picking

To the Editor,I would like to comment on the article by Steve Galea writing about his experience picking blackberries. I enjoyed the article as it brought back many memories about picking those delicious berries many…

Jim Mifflin – A Man’s Barber

To the Editor,Jim died unexpectedly on Aug. 11 at the Peterborough Hospital where he had gone for surgery. In his 87th year, he had been barbering since being trained in his father’s shop in Whitby…