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…

COVID-19 is a lesson

By Darren Lum Loss. The word itself is filled with sorrow.The pandemic has had a pronounced affect on our lives. Loss has and continues to be felt by everyone, whether it is visible or notWhat…

Sixth time a charm

By Darren Lum Like a calm before the commuter storm, an early morning walk in downtown Haliburton leaves little to distract from the sound of water flowing from Emmerson Dam, or the birds’ chorus of…

Who is that masked man?

To the Editor, Mr. Selbie’s letter is well taken. He is concise and accurate in expressing his concern. It was surprising for me as well, to see how quickly the general populace moved to unmasking…

Unite for the fight against tyranny

To the Editor, My uncle, Michael Kurkowsky, was born and raised in Saskatchewan. Canadian by birth, Ukraine by heritage, he joined the Essex Scottish Regiment, to fight the Second World War. He was killed on…

Major incentive will soon be gone

To the Editor, It is widely known that the best defence against succumbing to COVID is vaccination. However, when looking at the number of citizens that have two vaccine doses, Ontario sits seventh among the…

Less studying, more action

To the Editor, The socio-economic challenges facing the county are quite clear (and have been known for many years). I applaud hiring a data co-ordinator to mine the trove of information, but it will be…

Don’t forget about our economy

Dear Haliburton County Council and Echo Editor, You have to be officially looking for work to be counted among the unemployed.So as bad as these numbers are, it is likely they do not reflect the…

Shadows

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow,” Leo Tolstoy said.In the field of energy medicine we work with the subtle body, the vast inner universe that is within each of…

Editorial resonates

To the Editor, Thank you for your excellent editorial Remember what’s good – just what we need to hear in these dark days as we all tire of two years of lock downs. . You…

Big thanks to Canoe FM!

To the Editor, The Volunteer Dental Outreach for Haliburton County (VDO) would like to express deep gratitude to Canoe FM for once again selecting our charity (among several others) as a recipient of Radio Bingo.…