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…

Letters to front-line workers

From Grade 7/8 students at J.D. Hodgson Elementary School, courtesy of Shannon Blanchard. Thank you front line workers for doing your job in scary times. You were at work during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you…

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 10

The following are Letters to the Editor published in the Nov. 10 issue of the Haliburton Echo. Beach maintenance needed To the Editor: Re Head Lake Park Plan.   Hopefully a first effort in achieving the park’s…

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 27

The following are Letters to the Editor published in the Oct. 27 issue of the Haliburton Echo. Precision and planning pay off at drive-through To the Editor, Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, administrative…

Surviving cold and flu season

To the Editor, When you are healthy and you are exposed to a viral illness, your immune system is equipped to fend off the virus so you have either no symptoms, or tolerable symptoms. When…

The potential of group testing

To the Editor, Our ability to quickly and properly process COVID tests and follow up with good contact tracing is in many ways broken. To resolve this testing issue, why is group testing not being…

LTC Day of Action planned

The Haliburton-CKL Long-Term Care Coalition invites you to join us in support of our LTC Day of Action Drive-In, Thursday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. We will meet at the municipal parking…

Focus on pollution, not climate

To the Editor, Re: “Dysart approves climate change plan,” Haliburton Echo, Sept. 1, 2020 Dysart council has approved a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) which it directly controls by 30 per cent, by…

Irondale needs waste transfer station

To the Editor, The following is an open letter to Minden Hills council, copied to Echo readers. Submission of the attached petition and roadside photo serves to represent the Irondale area permanent and seasonal residents’…

All you need is love

To the Editor, Re: “Potential hate crime downtown targets Pride flags,” Haliburton Echo, Sept. 15, 2020  It seems inconceivable to me that in this day and age there are still people who decide to hate…

Letter: We are all part of the problem,…

Published Sept. 1, 2020 To the Editor,The Canadian government recently reported that Canadians could suffer from more heat-related illnesses and deaths during the summer months as the clock ticks towards 2100. Science-based data obtained by…

Pilot’s service profound sacrifice

To the Editor, Re: “Nephew pens book about pilot’s service in WWII, 75 years later,” Haliburton Echo, Aug. 11, 2020 When French philosopher Albert Camus was asked why he chose to join the French resistance,…

Questions on county’s climate plan

To the Editor, After reading Mr. Ingram’s article reporting on the corporate climate change mitigation plan for the county prepared by Korey McKay, the following questions came to mind.  1. What will this planned reduction…

Letter: Crowded classrooms unsafe

To the Editor,As  a former kindergarten teacher, I am supporting kindergarten educators who are advocating to reduce the maximum class size of 30 students in order to achieve safe environmental distancing and meet the requirements…

Letter: Masks, masks, masks

To the Editor,Not wearing a mask in public is like double dipping the guacamole. It’s just not nice. Two things to know about mask-wearing. First, your face covering protects others from your viral-laden respiratory droplets.…

Kindness of strangers

To the Editor, This is a story about how good people still do exist. I was brought to Haliburton Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 1, by my daughter and husband for an anaphylaxis reaction to an…