Thursday, June 16, 2016
OPINION -- Go on, just say it. And as you do, think about the shape that your lips are making. “Cheeeeese...” You’re grinning, right? Obviously.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
OPINION -- This column isn't about another senseless act of violence south of the border. It isn't about preaching for more gun control or tighter security checks for people wanting to purchase a gun.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
OPINION -- Hi. My name is Lisa Gervais and I am the new editor of your Haliburton Highlander. Notice I say ‘your’ Highlander because I truly believe that a community newspaper belongs to the community.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
OPINION ~ Even now as I bask in the glory of my middle life, I believe, for the most part that my dad knows best. He is the guy that I’ll go to if I’m in a jam. If I don’t know how to do something practical...
Thursday, June 9, 2016
OPINION ~ There was a time in Ontario when the provincial government’s presence was the mainstay of many rural communities. I lived most of my life outside of what we call urban areas. In that time I have become acutely aware of the impact...
Thursday, June 9, 2016
OPINION ~ Editorials are meant to pose an argument, expand through a discussion and wind up with a ringing conclusion. So here goes. Let’s hear it for dragonflies!
Thursday, June 2, 2016
OPINION -- You know how you feel when you break or ruin something that's really precious to you; something that for one reason or another means the world to you?
Thursday, June 2, 2016
OPINION -- Without question the news that a Syrian refugee family would be coming to Haliburton County sometime in mid 2016 rippled through the community.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
OPINION -- The protracted struggle between the Trillium Lakeland District School Board and its high school teachers has many puzzling elements.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
OPINION -- The other day it seems that our Prime Minister got into a bit of a dustup, 'a bit of' being the appropriate words to describe the farcical scenes, and you know what, it reminded me of being back in Blighty.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
OPINION -- The first weekend of the summer is always exhausting, even if you are not part of the migratory tidal wave that comes trundling up and then back down the highway.
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.
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