See you soon

by Emily Stonehouse I’ve been keeping a secret.Well, as much of a secret as you can when you have a very public-facing job and are active on social media. So really, not much of a…

Good luck, millennials

By Emily Stonehouse Aging has been on my mind this week.  Perhaps it’s the upcoming Aging Together as Community conference slated for this coming weekend. Or maybe it’s the multiple events that happened the past…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

With bells on

By Emily Stonehouse I don’t usually struggle with words.  Usually, they come fairly easy to me. I feel lucky in that sense.  But this week, I hit a wall. It was a unique challenge I…

A place on the map

By Emily Stonehouse This past weekend, Whitewater Ontario presented the 2023 Canadian National Whitewater Championships at the Whitewater Preserve on Horseshoe Lake Road.  Now this isn’t just any race in the park. We’re talking literal…

Me too

By Emily Stonehouse Content warning: Please note that this editorial will discuss sexual assault, which may be triggering to some readers. If this is upsetting to you, please know that you are not alone.  There…

Gone

By Emily Stonehouse We’ve vanished. For our loyal followers on social media, some may have noticed that our online presence has dwindled since last week. While the Minden Times and the Haliburton Echo are print…

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…