Remembering the Queen

To the Editor, I was very sad to learn of Queen Elizabeth’s passing away last week. It is the end of an era. While I am looking forward to wonderful things yet to come under…

Democracy works with compromises

To the Editor, In response to a letter concerning Haliburton County’s shoreline protection bylaw in the last issue of this paper:It is not surprising that the operators of a tree service company, when speaking with…

Leadership needs next generation

To the Editor, In regards to the July 26 article Vacant council nomination positions concern Roberts, I would like to have a letter to the editor included in support and toward action for this concern…

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…

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…

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…

Keep our planet on the ballot

To the Editor,“Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavour to distract attention from the real issues involved, and they actually paralyze what slight powers of cerebration man can normally muster,” American scholar…

Agnes Jamieson Gallery letdown

To the editor, I was recently informed that Laurie Carmount was no longer working at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery and that there is debate over how the space will now be financed and managed. For…

Inflation!

To the Editor, Last time Dougie Ford was seeking election, he rained $20 bills on Toronto social housing residents - presumably his money. This time he’s mailing three-figure cheques to every driver - assuredly our…

Three homes

By Lynda Shadbolt My husband Jim and I volunteer for the Barnum Lake Nature Reserve. One of our jobs last spring was to hang about 10 bird boxes that had been built by volunteers. These…