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…

Fears for the future

From Shaman’s Rock By Jim Poling Sr. It’s been a while since I’ve gone shopping at a gun store, but I found myself in one last week. A target shooter was having trouble finding ammunition…

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…

Jack’s POV

By Jack Brezina The recent agreement on health care transfers and the attendant side deals notwithstanding, there is still a lot to be done to improve health care in this country. And while the federal…

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…

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,…

A step to a bright new day

By Darren Lum There’s a lot to unpack in about a 600 word editorial to say goodbye.But after almost a year of these, it’s something I’ve been told I’m good at, so here goes.Thank you.…

There’s always room for thanks

By Darren Lum Thanksgiving was on Monday, Oct. 10 and is past now, but I wish it was more than one day.Well, not the day so much as the feeling felt.Why put a limit on…

Drop the mask, open your heart

By Darren Lum Seeing the faces of the children in the Terry Fox Run for Archie Stouffer Elementary School it’s easy to see the happiness. Perhaps I’m naive, but children are honest with their feelings.It’s…

Choose love over hate

Everyday we have the power to decide.We can love or we can hate. It seems strange to characterize our decisions in this manner, but bear with me. When you cross the street and you’re looking…

Kindness does matter

By Darren Lum Life can be difficult.Sure, I live in a country where there is a stable government and our infrastructure is sound for the most part. I recognize certain groups of people in this…

Freedom for life is for everyone

By Darren Lum When it comes to life there is a relationship between time and emotional capacity.Spend most of your waking hours working and see how much patience you have for the slow-talker or for…

For the parents

Thank goodness it was Friday, but last week millions of parents across the country were celebrating not just the end of the week, but the much-anticipated announcement of Health Canada’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine…

For the parents

By Sue Tiffin Thank goodness it was Friday, but last week millions of parents across the country were celebrating not just the end of the week, but the much-anticipated announcement of Health Canada's approval of…

Decisions

By Katrina Boguski For many years, the phrase “better a bad decision than no decision” has been a motto that has provided me with some reassurance, especially when the outcomes of my decisions are as…