Courtesy or tyranny?

By Katrina Boguski Earlier this month, Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov and Maria Ressa won the Nobel Peace Prize. They shared the honour, “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy…

Veteran defends Canadian flag

To the Editor, Flags will remain at half-mast until agreement is reached with Indigenous leaders: TrudeauThis is not a just cause to keep our nation’s flag at half mast, as decreed by the Prime Minister.Our…

Reader wishes success to Huskies

To the Editor, I would like to thank Paul Wilson and The Haliburton Huskies for making the Minden arena their home. This appreciation also extends to the Minden Council for helping to facilitate this exciting…

To be happy and healthy every person needs…

Submitted by Carolynn Coburn,Concerned Citizens of Haliburton County On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Concerned Citizens of HaliburtonCounty held a Basic Income Event beside the RailsEnd Gallery in Haliburton to celebrate the 14th InternationalBasic Income Week. People…

The conductor

By Lynda Shadbolt There are so many healing modalities that are available to help us live a healthy life, to support us as we recover from an injury or illness and to just help guide…

Time to stock up on the goods

By Katrina Boguski The squirrels and chipmunks in my yard have been stocking up for some time already, stashing food originally intended for birds. I would be tempted to scold them for their thieving antics,…

LTC is still a ‘top of mind’ issue…

Haliburton-CKL LTC Coalition created a rigorous election campaign to bring awareness to voters about marking their ballot with an X for a candidate who would commit to taking action and set timelines, to improve our…

Until next time Haliburton

By Grace OborneAs I sit to write my final article for the Echo and Times, I look out to see the calm and tempting water of Canning Lake. I keep thinking that I can’t believe…

Deep change needed

To the Editor, In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg started her solitary “school strike for climate” outside the Swedish parliament.Her demands were that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement.Her…

Kudos to businesses

To the Editor, In the spring of 2019, Concerned Citizens of Haliburton County surveyed local merchants to ascertain their use of plastics. We followed up with letters to all newspapers to offer congratulations to those…

The lost art of handwritten communication

By Katrina Boguski Last week, driving through downtown Haliburton the number of impressive signs on the local storefronts made me think about a man who made his living painting signs by hand.His name is Maurice…

The Doug Ford dichotomy

To the Editor, During the first and second COVID waves, Doug Ford was on TV daily, presenting the image of someone who was in command of the situation (by giving daily updates – with communication…

Run for Terry wherever you are

Dear Terry Fox supporters, The official Terry Fox Run will be Sunday, Sept. 19.  It will be virtual again this year, due to the continuing Covid threat.  The theme, as it was last year, is…

My Soul

By Lynda Shadbolt Pythagoras of Samos (c. 570 – c. 495 BC) was an ancient Ionian Greek philosopher and a master mathematician. I heard Robert Holden, a British psychologist and author of many books, talk about Pythagoras…

It’s time to act

By Mike Baker I’ve lost count of the number of sad, horrific stories I’ve heard in recent years about how a promising young life was destroyed, and sometimes even cut short due to illicit drug…

The dog days of summer

By Mike Baker You know, I didn’t truly understand what the term “the dog days of summer” meant until this past weekend.It’s funny – it’s a term I’ve heard, and even used myself on occasion…

Common sense has to prevail

By Mike Baker Ontario Premier Doug Ford surprised me once again last week, and not in a good way.During a press conference last Thursday, Ford said he would not make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for healthcare…