Thursday, May 26, 2016
OPINION -- There were no surprises watching the discussion spread like wildfire on social media after our story about a Syrian family coming to Haliburton was posted last week. how quickly did the uninformed chime in ...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
OPINION -- Now, let's get one thing straight, I'm not actually talking about horses. Definitely not, because I can't abide them. Contrary to how many of you might feel about those gigantic beasts that sport rock-drummer haircuts...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
OPINION -- Most of us who live in the county have come from somewhere else and collectively we’ve all contributed to the cultural fabric of the area. The following is a précis of my own family’s reasons for coming here...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
OPINION -- Sometimes, as they say, these things write themselves. On the way home I was trying to determine what to write about this week and it didn't take long to figure out a worthy subject.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
EDITORIAL -- To catch you up, we have a special edition of The Highlander this week. First, you will find our annual Handbook inserted in the paper; 90 pages of useful information about our county.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
OPINION -- Even a week later, Fort McMurray remains top of mind.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
OPINION -- A week or so ago, I made mention of Canada’s historic hunting and trapping tradition, and, while an army of beaver-skin clad, Davey Crockett hat wearing fellows forged routes and communities throughout this fine land ...
Sunday, May 8, 2016
OPINION -- Kids today. I try to avoid using the “kids today” line, partly because it can make a guy feel old and partly because I really feel most of this disgust is unwarranted.
Friday, April 29, 2016
OPINION -- Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could be sure of everything in life. Not know everything there is to know but be confident in everything that you had to do, you know what I mean?
Thursday, April 28, 2016
OPINION -- Come wander with me… Those interested in tourism, last week, got a first-hand look at the new promotional theme the Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is going to use in the coming years.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
NEWS -- Global warming.This week in Haliburton the whole idea brings a bitter laugh.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
OPINION -- I don’t have the statistics to back this up, but it seems there are more new businesses opening up in the county.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
OPINION -- I am sad to report this is my last issue as editor of The Highlander. Though I feel I have accomplished a lot in that time, for me it’s about having the time to do the job to its fullest.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
OPINION -- Two things caught my eye last week, two very different things but I definitely saw them both, I think, perhaps, may be.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
OPINION -- It has happened before and I am sure it will again. This past weekend, the people of Haliburton County reached out to provide a helping hand to someone in need.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
OPINION -- When times get tough, this county always bands together to make things happen. More than a handful of times this week, the people of this community have shown their true colours.
Friday, April 8, 2016
OPINION -- Beware, everyone. This article contains information about ‘milking it’. Now, I am not talking about taking advantage of a situation to get something you do not deserve.
Friday, April 8, 2016
OPINION -- You don't have to watch the news to really appreciate that the world is rapidly changing.
Friday, April 8, 2016
OPINION -- Little Z couldn't go to school the other day. He was disappointed, yep, annoyed even, but then again he's only six: young enough to still enjoy school, not yet jaded by life ...
Friday, April 8, 2016
OPINION -- It’s difficult for some people to appreciate the significance of art. It helps to understand that much of what we know of mankind comes to us through art that has survived the ages ...
Friday, April 8, 2016
OPINION -- April 2 was World Autism Awareness Day. For the past eight years, the world has come together to celebrate and raise awareness for the disorder. Schools, businesses and other organizations in the county have also stepped up ...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
OPINION -- So, there I was, down on the floor with my six-year-old grandson, Anashe. Let’s build something with Lego, he suggested, jumping up and running to retrieve the blocks.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
OPINION -- With all the hubbub over the court case between the Haliburton Forest and the Municipality of Dysart et al, it has been hard to ignore the social media outcry and the effects it has had on our community.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
OPINION -- With anywhere between 25 and 50 mm of rain in the forecast, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has extended a flood watch for the Gull and Burnt River watersheds.
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