Thursday, December 6, 2018
OPINION --- Someone called Will Jones 'old.' He can live with that. Sort of. But he would have preferred they came up with a better adjective. Just like 'old' as a description of cheese just doesn't cut it for The Outsider.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
OPINION --- Jack Brezina says if Premier Dough Ford wants a smaller City of Toronto then maybe it's time for him to consider making Toronto Canada's 11th province.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
OPINION --- We covered all of the council inaugurations this week. They were positive with a lot of platitudes. But, now, it's time to get back to work. One thing that should be added is town hall meetings.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
OPINION --- I have a snazzy new super smart phone now but all I can think of is the two hours that I lost last weekend. Two hours that I can never get back.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
OPINION --- After two Santa Claus parades, a Festival of Trees and a Christmas Shindig - thanks Haliburton County for dragging me into an early Christmas spirit.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
OPINION --- However, due to my ever-lengthening age and wisdom, I'm learning. I'm learning new words like yim-yaw. I'm learning that one day I might be able to flip a bottle cap but I'll probably never be a crack shot with a rifle.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
OPINION --- We also anticipate that our councils will likely opt in to allow retail cannabis stores here. It is hardly the time to shut the door now that the federal cannabis legalization horse has bolted.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
OPINION --- Are you ready for Christmas? The Outsider informs us there are 40 shopping days left, and only 12 if you can only spend your money on weekends.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
OPINION --- We can only hope the Ford government continues to decrease the cost of living without hitting social services any further, or environmental programs, for example.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
OPINION --- I recently listened to a CBC interview that told of a decades long study of elk, which found that older females altered their travel routes during the fall, moving away from known hunting areas.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
OPINION ---We thank each and every one who contacted us about their connection to the First World War and Remembrance Day in general. We have devoted a lot of ink to these stories ... because we will remember them.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
OPINION --- Why when the meteorologists measure snow, do they give the depth in centimetres rather than inches like we use for everthing else?
Thursday, November 1, 2018
OPINION --- Some have argued that low voter turnout cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 US presidential election to Donald Trump because voter turnout was especially low among Democrats, minorities and young people.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
OPINION --- I've had quite enough of male bonding and now, after my weekend with the boys, I have even more love and respect for my lovely wife.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
OPINION --- We think it is reasonable to finally have a study done locally to see whether some form of amalgamation will work for the taxpayers of Haliburton County.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
OPINION --- Voters should be asking questions of the candidates, reading their platforms online and in handouts and attending the all-candidates' meetings scheduled in the next couple of weeks.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
OPINION --- Clearly there is a tremendous amount of fact-finding to be done before simply pronouncing Uber as the solution to the county's transportation needs.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
OPINION --- Is 30 years long enough for a slow learner? I hope so but don't count on it, and don't lend me anything.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
OPINION --- The question is no longer about whether change is coming to Haliburton County or not, but about how we intend to deal with it when it arrives.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
OPINION --- Premier Ford has vowed to get Ontario's highways and roads back into shape. Let's hope this includes Haliburton County.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
OPINION -- Every writer loves a metaphor, that turn of phrase which perfectly describes something without actually having anything to do with it, and it was as I mowed my backyard on the weekend that one such metaphor struck me.
Friday, August 17, 2018
OPINION -- You may not have noticed, but, just a couple of weeks ago, we quietly slipped into August. It is once again time to lock your vehicles.
Friday, August 17, 2018
OPINION -- The Globe and Mail had an interesting story last week, titled: Locals in Ontario’s cottage country prepare for battle with big-city home buyers. The feature really didn’t come as any surprise to us.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
OPINION --- First light was beautiful. I know because I was still awake. But, soon after, the thunder clouds rolled in and the wind stiffened. Time to admit defeat.
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