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The importance of snow

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. Many folks are cheering the recent arrival of snow that has been missing for most of this unusual winter. Lack of snow in October, November and December has…

HCDC launches LIP once again

By Emily Stonehouse If you’re a not-for-profit in the community, this may be your time to receive a little extra support as you dive into your year ahead.  The Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) has…

Cuts and bruises

By Emily Stonehouse “It is literally impossible to be a woman.”  And so begins the monologue delivered by America Ferrara in the movie Barbie, that graced theatres this past summer, and rattled hearts, bones, and…

Finding her ‘North Star’; the story of Maryam…

By Emily Stonehouse Sitting down to write about the most recent Speaker’s Series on Maryam Monsef was no easy feat.  The Haliburton County Community Co-operative offers the series on a monthly basis; featuring people from…

Inspiring creativity; a conversation about aging 

By Emily Stonehouse It’s no secret that Haliburton County has an aging demographic.  With over 35 percent of the population falling within the 65 and up age range, the concerns around aging safely, sustainably, and…

First baby in Canada welcomed by local family

By Emily Stonehouse What started as a standard New Year’s Eve for Haliburton County local Nadia Shivji, turned into an evening she will never forget.  Shivji and her husband, Jake Martell, currently reside in Halifax,…

Transparency

By Emily Stonehouse We’ve all seen them.  Those word searches, plastered on the screens of social media, running rampant this time of year with promises that the first three words you spot will be the…

Our roadside shame

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. The exceptionally late arrival of winter’s snow has covered up Canada’s dirty little secret: We are not holier than other countries when it comes to garbage. Especially the…

Hearts and bones

By Emily Stonehouse You’re not really supposed to write about seasonal things in an editorial. It’s usually supposed to be some sort of stance. And in writing editorials, it turns out that I have no…

‘Trying something new’; County CAO ready to make…

By Emily Stonehouse Gary Dyke is no stranger to local politics, and he’s ready to wade into the (occasionally murky) waters of Haliburton County upper tier governance as their new CAO.  “I’ve never worked at…

County council keeps Danielsen as warden

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Program Haliburton County council voted to stay its course and continue with its most familiar warden at the helm. The upper tier council chose to return Algonquin Highlands Mayor…

Half of local COVID-19 deaths were in the…

By James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Program Some people living under the umbrella of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit may have gotten tired of frequent talk about respiratory illness season. But that…

A Christmas miracle for local family

By Emily Stonehouse Christmas is a time for giving, a time for kindness, a time for gratitude.  And Lyndsie Fliss understands that wholeheartedly. Fliss and her family recently received $1000 from Chaulk as a part…

A Christmas boost

By Emily Stonehouse We’re in that time of year where we all need a little boost. Energy is low, prices are high, and infections are steadily climbing.  “‘Tis the season” we hear repeatedly. “It’s going…

Mysteries with a bonus

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. We tend to think of global warming and climate change as some new development, It’s not. There have been warnings about it going back many decades. You find…

Minden council says community should have a say…

By James Matthews, Local Initiative Journalism Reporter Minden Hills has a choice to make regarding re-opening the Lochlin Community Centre. That is to either repair the existing structure at an estimated cost of $366,000 or…

Minden restaurant makes top 100 in Canada

By Emily Stonehouse When you walk into Heather Lodge, it feels like you’re stepping onto the set of a holiday Hallmark movie. Every room is adorned with white twinkling lights, and a Christmas tree is…

To tie or not to tie

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. Society’s deep thinkers have varying theories on the three stages of life. Like childhood, adulthood, and old age. Or, learning, working, and teaching. I discovered a theory of…

Know better, do better

By Emily Stonehouse We’re all allowed to make mistakes. Allowed to not know everything that may traipse on toes and ruffle feathers along the way.  But the way we raise our kids is that once…