Respect for everyone wanted

To the Editor, Members of Haliburton’s environmental community noted in letters to local media as early as July 21, that the shoreline preservation bylaw would be on the agenda for the Aug. 10 special meeting…

Shoreline bylaw falls short

To the Editor, At Haliburton County Council’s April 27 meeting, six of eight councillors indicated they’d prefer final consideration of the contentious shoreline preservation bylaw be deferred to the incoming post-election council (so that it…

It’s all around

There is beauty in the details of life.There were thousands of creations with varying depths of details showcased at this past Art and Craft Festival event held from July 22 to 25 at Head Lake…

A man and his dog

By Lynda Shadbolt My mom and dad, John (who will be 94 in a few months) moved in with with Jim and I just over a year ago. John’s dog, Jester, came with them. John…

Pass the shoreline bylaw!

To the Editor,  Our elected representatives on Haliburton County’s council are expected to put the draft shoreline preservation bylaw to a vote as early as Wednesday, Aug. 10. This bylaw must be accepted as soon…

Connecting to soul

By Darren Lum No matter how many advancements are made when it comes to communication technology there is unlikely going to be anything as fulfilling as the in-person interactions between people.This was evident as I…

Reliance on connectivity disconnects

By Darren Lum Walking through the woods early in the morning, it’s clear by the cacahopony of calls by birds that they can communicate as long as they have their voices.In our high tech world…

Mavis Staples, a force of love

By Lynda Shadbolt I am dedicating 2022 to love.To paying attention to how my life plays out when I live in a state of being a loving presence. Of noticing what happens when I let…

Saying goodbye with gratefulness

By Sue Tiffin When I first returned to the Haliburton County Echo and Minden Times as a reporter in 2017, it had been 21 years since I had been a co-op student at the Echo…

Attentiveness

By Lynda Shadbolt I’ve been writing these articles since the beginning of 2010 and have written more than 300 pieces to date. Former editor, Jenn Watt originally asked me to write about the benefits of…

It’s a matter of perspective

Flags waved across Haliburton County saying hello to another Canada Day.For many it was a long-awaited weekend with family, friends and the optimism for summer, which brings promise of swimming and picnics at the beach…

Optimism for a new day

By Darren Lum Before the COVID-19 pandemic every school year ended the same. Full of hope and belief in a new future with the summer break and opportunity for a new start.Students crossed the stage…

We see you

I used to tell my step-son when he was younger that it didn’t cost us anything to be kind to people.It’s a sentiment I still believe in years later. However, the reality of not sharing…

A strong spirit

By Lynda Shadbolt I am sitting on a magnificent rock on Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay. I’ve been leading two spring yoga retreats for the London YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth, and it is our first…

Thank you Haliburton

To the Editor, We did it! The Lions Classic raised $2,500 to donate to the Haliburton County Public Library for the purchase of early education program materials. But, no, that’s not right. It’s not “we…

Care for the carers

By Darren Lum As of June 11, the province has lifted its masking requirements in places such as hospitals and public transit, but not long-term care and retirement homes.Far be it for me to question…