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…

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’…