Memories, not tragedies

Long weekends are ripe for memory making.What kinds of memories is up to you and your decisions.With summer-like temps and the extra day, life for those that work the five-day work week, this Victoria Day…

Vote for what’s best

By Darren Lum Maybe life will get better.After more than two years of life during a pandemic, there has been a lot of uncertainty.Maybe it’s almost over. Maybe not. Vaccines are the answer to all…

Keep our planet on the ballot

To the Editor,“Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavour to distract attention from the real issues involved, and they actually paralyze what slight powers of cerebration man can normally muster,” American scholar…

Practice patience, exhibit compassion

By Darren Lum When I see a pickup truck deliberately run up and down Highland Street, spewing black diesel fumes in the air, I shake my head in disbelief. What kind of attention-seeking person does…

Eagles and swallows

By Lynda Shadbolt It’s Earth Day and Jim and I are at our friend’s cottage. We spent the day outside walking and looking for birds. Spring migration is underway and new species arrive daily.Jim and…

Op-ed: Consultants question Grass Lake proposal

Haliburton resident group, Friends of Grass Lake (FGL) has been working with a full service planning firm, D.M. Wills Associates Limited (Wills) out of Peterborough. On behalf of FGL, Wills submitted their letter of opposition…

Taking lessons in loss

By Darren Lum We all need something larger than ourselves to be a part of. Find unity when you feel alone. Share in the ups and the downs. Have a memory that lasts and stays…

Agnes Jamieson Gallery letdown

To the editor, I was recently informed that Laurie Carmount was no longer working at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery and that there is debate over how the space will now be financed and managed. For…

Inflation!

To the Editor, Last time Dougie Ford was seeking election, he rained $20 bills on Toronto social housing residents - presumably his money. This time he’s mailing three-figure cheques to every driver - assuredly our…

COVID-19 is a lesson

By Darren Lum Loss. The word itself is filled with sorrow.The pandemic has had a pronounced affect on our lives. Loss has and continues to be felt by everyone, whether it is visible or notWhat…

Three homes

By Lynda Shadbolt My husband Jim and I volunteer for the Barnum Lake Nature Reserve. One of our jobs last spring was to hang about 10 bird boxes that had been built by volunteers. These…

COVID-19 is a lesson

By Darren Lum Loss. The word itself is filled with sorrow.The pandemic has had a pronounced affect on our lives. Loss has and continues to be felt by everyone, whether it is visible or notWhat…

Sixth time a charm

By Darren Lum Like a calm before the commuter storm, an early morning walk in downtown Haliburton leaves little to distract from the sound of water flowing from Emmerson Dam, or the birds’ chorus of…

Who is that masked man?

To the Editor, Mr. Selbie’s letter is well taken. He is concise and accurate in expressing his concern. It was surprising for me as well, to see how quickly the general populace moved to unmasking…

Athletics offers great highs and lows.

By Darren Lum On Sunday, March 27, it was a high for Canada when the men’s national soccer team advanced to the upcoming World Cup in Qatar with a 4-0 win over Jamaica at BMO…