Back-to-school scramble

By Chad Ingram Next week will mark the much-anticipated, stress-inducing, anxiety-ridden return of students, or at least some students, to classrooms in Ontario. I don't think those terms are hyperbolic. For most of the parents…

Politics in a pandemic

By Chad Ingram It's been a busy week or so on the federal political stage, with a series of events that bring to question whether federal politicians might send Canadians to the polls in the…

Some good news 

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Back-to-school choices

Back-to-school choices   By Sue Tiffin   Five months into an unprecedented global pandemic, you have likely learned how to give a physically distanced hug – wrapping your arms around your own body, or putting…

Evangeline's beans

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Right to privacy 

By Chad Ingram   While Haliburton County went several weeks without any new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, in the past week, there have been three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.  …

Maelstrom 

By Chad Ingram Despite the weather last Wednesday was adark and distressing day in the Haliburton Highlands. There are still some unanswered questionsabout what happened that day but we do know some things. We know…

Decision time

By Chad Ingram M inden Hills councillors continue to discuss which “value-added items” will be included in the township’s arena project and with the project looking like it will be wrapped up in a month…

A different Canada Day 

By Chad Ingram Canada Day is the biggest day of the year in Minden and so it’s strange that this year a tradition that is so familiar to so many of us willnot unfold. Amid…

Stage 2 

By Chad Ingram Semblances of pre-COVID-19 life arebeginning to appear here and there as the provincial government allows aregional phased re-opening of some businesses throughout Ontario. And while I don't mean to downplay thecontinuing danger…

Farewell Michael 

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More than they bargained for 

By Chad Ingram Haliburton County Warden Liz Danielsenbegan last week's county council meeting by thanking her colleagues for theirefforts in dealing with the many unanticipated unexpected aspects of theCOVID-19 pandemic. “And I just want to…

Sinc

By Chad Ingram   If you ever met Sinclair Russell, you didn't forget him.    During the weekend, Minden and Haliburton County at large lost one of its most colourful characters, colourful character being an understatement.…

Free beer tomorrow 

By Chad Ingram During a Minden Hills committee-of-the-whole meeting last weekcouncillors received a report confirming there will likely be no surplus on the township’s arena project. What a shock. Back when theproject was getting underway…

Please just stop it

By Chad Ingram Stressful times can bring out both the bestand worst in people. Certainly during the COVID-19 crisis we'veseen incredible demonstrations of community support and spirit in HaliburtonCounty. We've also seen for nearly the…

Love for local 

By Chad Ingram Earlier this week the Ontario governmentbegan easing restrictions on some businesses – landscapers and garden centresamong them – after a month and a half of business clampdown amid the ongoingCOVID-19 pandemic. The…

New normal

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Connection 

By Chad Ingram To say that it's been a rough month wouldbe a drastic understatement. Mid-March seems like it was six months agothe cabin feverish effects of self-isolation are beginning to set in for manyof…