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.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
OPINION --- So far, half of summer has whizzed by and I am sad that it is almost over. Before long, we will all be complaining about the cold and snow and wishing that summer was here again.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
OPINION --- At the end of the day, it is the communities themselves - and the people that live there - that have to decide how short-term rentals can be accommodated in our future.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
OPINION --- So, my new truck is definitely too big for me but I'll get used to it because there's a whole army of you guys out there with trucks just as big and legs just as short as mine.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
OPINION -- Perhaps most importantly is to see this as a societal issue that requires the attention of all of us. It is certainly not just a political or police problem.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
OPINION --- I love my dad, and as I finish writing this column, I'm happy that even after he's gone he's able to give me the inspiration, or introspection, needed to put my thoughts into words.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
OPINION --- Then thousands of us spent the night by flickering candlelight, eating something mysterious out of a can, listening to the gentle sounds of nature (generators running nearby) while occasionally flicking the light switch ...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
OPINION --- In the last municipal election, Minden Hills got more newspaper ink that the other municipalities..this time around, it appears Dysart will draw more media attention than the other townships..
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.
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, 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 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 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 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 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
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