Faith in the small

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Nov. 26 2019 The yogis have always said “there are causes and conditions for everything. Some people are born naturally flexible some are born with tight hamstrings some inherited certain body…

The quiet and stillness

My friend and I went for a hike in the Queen Elizabeth Wildlands Park the other day. It was yet another beautiful fall morning. The air was fresh the sky was blue and the fall…

Katherine

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Oct. 15 2019 Richard WAGAMESE (1955- 2017) was an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in Northwest Ontario who is recognized as a foremost First Nations author and storyteller. I am…

What is Downtown Haliburton?

By Cindy Campbell BIA I have had the privilege of writing this column for The Echo for almost two years now. I say privilege because not everyone has a platform to say the most wonderful…

Practice

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Sept. 17 2019 This article comes to you from Beausoleil Island which is located a 15-minute boat ride from Honey Harbour in Georgian Bay. I’ve been working at a yoga and…

Goodbye

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Sept. 3 2019 As I sit to write this article I’m sitting on a dock overlooking beautiful Drag Lake. I’m looking after a friend’s dogs while they drop their daughter off…

The renovation

By Lynda Shadbolt Jim and I bought our house overlooking The Great Green Meadow 30 years ago. I just can’t believe that much time has passed! We walked into the house with our really lovely…

Sticks and stones…

By Nick Adams What was the biggest lie you were told as a child? I’m not talking about the big guy in the red suit or the magical bunny laying foil-wrapped chocolate eggs. What I…

Addiction stigma is never OK

By Nick Adams Published Aug. 6 2019 Last week I shared the steps I took when I determined that my substance use was out of control. I sought out help through FourCAST. For every person…

Tate

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Aug. 6 2019 I love good food. It is important to me on every trip and adventure that I go on. It is important to me in my everyday living. Life…

Sculpture Forest re-imagined 2019

By Lynda Shadbolt Published July 23 2019 Bear lifts his head. He’s hot. It has been a full day. So many visitors. The children on his back are restless. They’ve been waiting patiently to get…

The priciest drink on the menu

By Nick Adams Published July 23 2019 Alcohol is a part of our culture. One beer company’s slogan “I am Canadian” became a battle cry for our national pride a number of years ago. For…

Evolving

By Lynda Shadbolt I have a yoga teacher who ends his classes by saying “keep practicing and keep evolving.” He reminds us that we are always becoming. There are always new possibilities. We are not…

What's the harm?

By Nick Adams Part of my job as media and communications worker for the HKLN Drug Strategy is to help inform the public about the potential harms associated with substance use. The drug strategy uses…

Why we need a local drug strategy

By Nick Adams T he headlines scream out to us “Three dead from drug overdose in Peterborough over the weekend” “Cannabis edibles to be made legal in December” “Ontario government increases access to alcohol.” The…

Intention

By Lynda Shadbolt I suggest to my yoga students “let the beauty that you love be who you are.” Rumi wrote it and knew that love is stronger than hate. And being loving cultivating love…

My name is Nick and I am a…

By Nick Adams Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Northumberland Drug Strategy It is actually good for me to say that in case I have forgotten all that I have been through and how far I have come.…

A healthy debate on climate change 

Another record – and repeated – year for severe spring flooding has hit parts of Canada and our region has also suffered in its wake. Climate change is blamed by many as the culprit. Given…

Honk Jr.

By Lynda Shadbolt I take my seat in the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion and I start to look at the program for the play that we are attending Honk Jr. The cover art is…

Museum creating connection to collective past

By Kate Butler Director - Haliburton Highlands Museum May is recognized internationally as Museums Month with May 18 being International Museums Day so we thought it would be fun to outline just a few of…