Is tourism dead?

By Emily Stonehouse When you work in this line of business, you spend an awful lot of time with your ear to the ground. Following social media pages that do not pertain to your personal…

The high road

By Emily Stonehouse The high road may be lonely, but it’s the only direction to success.  Those were my thoughts as I watched 150 people berate acting CEO of HHHS Veronica Nelson at a public…

The primary narrative

By Emily Stonehouse I didn’t always feel cantankerous around Canada Day. Growing up, it was an opportunity to don your best white and red; a chance to watch fireworks and stay up late to drink…

Five stages of grief

By Emily Stonehouse You’ve probably heard it before. References to the five stages of grief. Maybe you’ve heard it alluded to on a television show, or from a doctor, or maybe you’ve experienced them yourself:denial,…

The end

By Emily Stonehouse It’s felt like the closing of a chapter lately. The season of goodbyes. The nearing of the end.  We are getting emails preparing us for graduations, end-of-year dance recitals, and retirement parties.…

Orange County?

By Emily Stonehouse Will Haliburton County go orange? It’s a question I’ve asked myself as I’ve watched the ER closure saga wage on.  On May 25, Marit Stiles, the leader of the Ontario New Democratic…

Out of control

By Emily Stonehouse I am seeing people refer to the Minden ER closure as a “done deal”.  This has those rallying on the front-lines bent out of shape. Yes, decisions have been made, but since…

As the waters rise

By Emily Stonehouse As I watch the waters continue to rise on the day that the township declared an official flood watch in effect, I wonder what’s next.  These past few weeks have been heavy.…

Words

By Emily Stonehouse We see them all day every day. They can be big, small, fleeting, or significant.  Words can make a difference. Last week, I was given  the opportunity to sit in on a…

What would it take?

By Emily Stonehouse I’ve always been an early riser. The opportunity to watch the sun come up over a new day, that first cup of coffee before the rest of the house wakes up, a…

Maple magic

By Emily Stonehouse The County of Haliburton shared that they are diving head first into the world of maple.  To no one’s surprise, the summer and winter seasons are taking a hit. Between unpredictable weather…

An Uphill Battle

By Emily Stonehouse March 8 is International Women’s Day.  A day to celebrate everything it means to be a woman; the strength, the resilience, the power, the magic.  It’s also a time to acknowledge the…

Beyond the fluff

By Emily Stonehouse You know I have to do it.  It’s the only time of year I can be sappy. The great news though, is that by the time this edition is printed, all the…

Old news

By Emily Stonehouse The process of aging is guaranteed. It’s the only constant in life.  Yet this society we live in does everything in its power to reverse that.  Anti-aging creams. Wrinkle removers. Boxed dyes…

Can we do it alone?

By Emily Stonehouse Nearly half a million dollars for a concession stand.  A hot topic in the community these days. I’ve had a series of emails, people stopping me on the street, calling my cell…

To the dreamers

By Emily Stonehouse To dream the impossible dream.  That was the theme of the newspaper this week. From celebrating the memories of Canoe FM founding father Don Cameron, to an aquatic rehabilitation facility opening up…

Seen, heard, and together

By Emily Stonehouse I sleep with a notebook beside my bed.  Usually, my favourite ideas slither into my groggy mind at approximately 3 a.m.  I had a few ideas for this week’s editorial. Conversations around…

A year in review

By Emily Stonehouse I have read through every single Minden Times that was published in 2022.  Every year, the Times and Echo produce a year in review. The highlights of our hometown, the best of…

Check on your friends

By Emily Stonehouse It’s no secret that this is the season for kindness.  The concept of giving - whether it be time, money, energy, or gifts - is the centrepoint for the holidays.  Last Thursday,…

Home is where the heart is

By Emily Stonehouse HELLO, MINDEN. I think I know most of you. If not, my name is Emily, and I am pleased to be stepping into the role as editor for the Minden Times. I…

Of leaders and bucklers

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Leading in the best of times is difficult enough. Leading in these hard-scratch economic times takes a toll beyond my comprehension.For the best leaders, anyway.Newly minted mayors and…