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…

‘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…

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 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…

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…

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 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…

Letters to the editor: Dec. 8

The following is a letter to the editor published in the Dec.8 issue of the Haliburton County Echo. Focusing on the wrong government To the Editor, This Letter to the Editor is in response to…

Never waste a good crisis

To the Editor, There is an old adage that goes way back in time and that has been used by political leaders of all stripes. That adage is, “never waste a good crisis.” The basic…

Handling compost better

To the Editor, I was happy to read the article in the Nov. 10 issue of the Haliburton Echo, describing the efforts of Dysart et al councillors to reduce the amount of organic waste being…