Friday, September 15, 2017
OPINION --- That's right folks. I, Anabelle Craig, the homeschooled kid from Tory Hill, has started high school.
Friday, September 15, 2017
OPINION --- A couple of stories that crossed our path this week have us questioning the value of consultants.
Friday, September 15, 2017
OPINION --- Now, you’ll have to work with me on this one as I try to describe the contraption that I found myself lying in, in a field, at five o’clock in the morning the other day. Sounds ridiculous already, right?
Thursday, September 7, 2017
OPINION --- The nervousness I felt upon entering my first year of post-secondary school in Toronto several years ago was quickly washed away thanks to a vibrant student residence on campus.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
OPINION --- As the Minden Terry Fox run organizers gear up for the 24th annual event Sept. 17, there are a lot of runners, walkers and cyclists also getting themselves ready. Many people make the Minden run an annual event.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
OPINION --- And there it was in an instant, a family divided. Mom and dad split, one sweet little daughter resolute and carrying on, the other looking apprehensive, knowing that she would have to make the important choice - do I go with mommy or daddy?
Friday, September 1, 2017
OPINION --- It was the noise: WAP WAP WAP, loud, aggressive, almost as violent as the sensation itself, which I pondered, for a millisecond or two as the pain sunk in.
Friday, September 1, 2017
OPINION --- A gentleman came up to me the other day at an event I was attending, first asking me if I was the person who writes a column for The Highlander ... then proceeded to tell me that I have “some pretty liberal ideas."
Friday, September 1, 2017
OPINION --- It was maybe the best kept secret in Haliburton County.
Friday, August 25, 2017
A new report has found that the youth summer camp industry in America’s northeast has a direct economic impact of $3.2 billion.
Friday, August 25, 2017
I came to a stunning realization the other day, a mind-blowing revelation; one that not many of you will believe, most of you will snicker at, but some of you will secretly know is the truth.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Now, I have a feeling that during my time as The Outsider I may have previously touched upon, if that is not too unsavoury a description, the topic of outhouses
Thursday, August 17, 2017
People have noticed I seem to be hanging around the post office a lot these days.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
According to the most up-to-date figures from Stats Can, Haliburton County has a 9.3 per cent unemployment rate.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
So the court of public opinion has spoken out loud and clear, and as usual it was a lot of vitriol and bluster.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
"And so it was that the men had strayed from the righteous path and the Lord sent down a plague upon them; a plague of ... Fall Armyworks!"
Thursday, August 10, 2017
This week, Point in Time and Haliburton Highlands Mental Health Services sent out a public service announcement.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
OPINION --- County Warden Brent Devolin, and Mike Rutter, the CAO of the County of Haliburton, have been making their rounds of lower-tier municipal councils to update them on the county’s work.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
OPINION --- We have no problem taking a council to task when it’s done something wrong.
Friday, July 14, 2017
OPINION --- A municipality receiving a Provincial Officer’s Order is not a common event. But that’s exactly what Minden Hills has for the Scotch Line landfill.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
OPINION -- What’s the weather like while you’re reading this article? Raining, is it? Again! Just where is that long hot spell that we all expect in summer?
Thursday, July 6, 2017
OPINION --- The potato shot high into the sky, rocketing out of sight and for a moment we all stood motionless, grinning, eyes darting from one to another. And then, the whistling sound as our vegetable projectile came hurtling back to earth.
Friday, June 30, 2017
OPINION -- Now, Mrs. Mc’D and I are of a similar age, that being, how shall I put it, we are somewhere in the middle of our lives ...
Friday, June 23, 2017
OPINION -- I guess I should mention that the skies were already darkening as we pulled away from the boat launch.
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