Harness the power of belief for a better…

By Darren Lum The new year brings optimism.I have a dream when there will be better days ahead.It’s a fitting sentiment for this time in our lives with so much uncertainty.Art Ward, a Rotarian with…

We’ve been here before

To the Editor, I’ve been doing what many others have likely been doing during the pandemic - projects that I’ve been meaning to turn my attention to. One of them is working through a box…

Look for health care answers beyond the continent

To the Editor, I was very impressed this morning reading Darren Lum’s editorial “What’s old is new again.” I think it was very well written and captures the public mood in our community.For weeks I’ve…

What’s old is new again

By Darren Lum Whatever the new normal will be we’re far from it.Omicron and a reactive provincial government instead of a pro-active one has contributed to that.In light of the provincial government’s announcement on Monday…

Grow!

By Lynda Shadbolt Happy New Year to everyone! I am wishing all of you the very best for a healthy and love-filled year!A friend sent me a quote that said 2022 is like a book…

PSS

By Lynda Shadbolt Jim and I live in our home at the end of Riverside where we have been for 31 years. It is our little piece of paradise in the world. We overlook the…

‘Tis the season to show you care

By Darren Lum We’ve all endured and lost so much this year.There’s a strangeness to seeing someone one day and learning about that same person dying not long after. It’s bittersweet to know you were…

Connection is the strength we all need

By Darren Lum As the winds wailed outside the Club Room at the Royal Canadian Legion in Haliburton, Essonville Hank belted out a tune of his own making about life here in Haliburton. He was…

We’re in this together

By Darren Lum The heated debate at Haliburton County council recently regarding vaccinations is a clear indication the province needs to take charge when it comes to vaccination mandates.We’ve seen the past few years how…

The Light

By Lynda Shadbolt I’ve been taking a course with Robert Holden and Caroline Myss that is about this holy season of light that we are in right now. Every year at this time there are…

Pave paradise, put a parking lot

To the Editor, Canada has a housing shortage. But, it should not be resolved by destroying our natural and essential environment. When the goal of profit overrides the necessity of preservation nothing is ultimately winning.…

Looking for kind strangers

To the Editor, We are searching for the two kind gentlemen in a white pickup truck that stopped to see if we were OK on Saturday, Nov. 20 around 1 p.m. on County Road 21…

No introduction needed

Readers may have noticed a few changes at the papers lately, most notably here on the editorial page. As of last Monday, I am the “new” editor of the Haliburton County Echo and County Life.…

No condos for Grass Lake

To the Editor I feel compelled to write and express my serious concern against the proposed Official Plan and zoning bylaw amendments for a condominium development on Peninsula Road on Grass Lake, just outside of…

Government needs to wake up

To the Editor, Like many of your readers, we are stunned by the unprecedented severe storms and the resulting mud slides and flooding that has occurred in BC. We listened to experts and BC residents…

The blue heart

My good friend “D” was in a serious biking accident in September. He received outstanding care from the moment the Haliburton County Paramedics arrived to help him up, to our local doctors who took care…

Working to see the light

By Darren Lum We all need to cheer for something after close to two years of living during a pandemic that left us in the dark, wondering when … when would we see the light…

Rudolph

By Lynda Shadbolt My husband and I have a new “shop” that was added onto our house when we built a place for my parents to live. Having a space to work and a place…