The closing of a local store

April 21 2015 A few weeks ago I was informed of the inevitable closing of ourlocal store V&S Stedman’s in Haliburton. That is unless someonecomes forward to purchase it and continue the operation.
This closingjust can’t…

An athletics opportunity

April 21 2015 While the “Province pulling funding for Sport Alliance makes theFuture of Ontario Games unclear” what remains clear is the Haliburton55+ Summer Games are underway and could prove the most successful ever.Our seniors…

Disgusted with two groups

April 21 2015 I have just returned from my daily walk with my dog around the parkand along the waterfront.  Now that the snow has melted I am disgustedwith two groups of people: those who…

Not so proud to be Canadian

April 14 2015 I have always been so proud to be a Canadian. We have been perceived as nice funny and generous people by the world as a whole. Our armedforces which were modest for…

Municipalities need more federal funds

April 14 2015 I am calling on the government in the strongest terms to provideincreased stable long-term funding to our municipalities in theupcoming federal budget.
Currently despite providing increasedservices municipalities receive only eight to nine cents…

Hockeyville thanks

April 7 2015 Thank you thank youthank you…………
To all of you who put forth yourtime and efforts voting and supporting Haliburton for the title ofHockeyville 2015. Your support is sincerely appreciated by all of us…

Paying kindness forward

April 7 2015 Hello my name is Jack Gmuzdek I am 9 and I’m in Grade 4 Frenchimmersion. Today I am going to tell you about the SIRCH Cook it Upprogram at Baked and Battered.…

V&S news saddens reader

April 7 2015 I am saddened to hear of the possible closing of V & S.  Theyhave been a cornerstone business for years.  I guess we are all gettingwhat we deserve.  When people boast about…

Don’t forget classical musicians

April 7 2015 Haliburton has welcomed even more Juno award winners and nomineesthan Lynda Shadbolt mentioned in her column last week (Green MeadowMarch 31). Lynda included mainly performers from the folk and countrygenres but we’ve also…

Reliable Internet a priority

March 31 2015 Thank you for the article last week about the significant gaps inthe Internet broadband service.  Your story was from north of thevillage of Haliburton. South on the Old Donald Road we are strugglingwith…

Kicking the tobacco habit

March 24 2015 To the Editor
 
We live in a very legalistic era so much so thatpeople spend time sorting out what they can do and what they can’t doleaving very little time to do what…

The beauty of living off grid

March 10 2015 Six years ago I made a life changing decision to move to theHighlands. Not being a native of the Highlands I was unfamiliar withits unique beauty countless lakes overwhelming wildlife or the…

Politics seeping onto public sites

March 3 2015 Pierre Poutine is up to his tricks again.
I checked the Haliburtonweather on Environment Canada Tuesday night and found among other linksthis one.  “Anti-Terrorism Act 2015 How We Are Protecting Canadians” The link directed…

Games participants thank community

March 3 2015 This was our first experience in Ontario’s 55+ Winter Games and itwas wonderful. We would like to thank the committee for planning such agreat event. The organization was incredible right from the streamlined registration…

Ideas to get the HHHS message out

February 24 2015 Glad to read it [Haliburton Highlands Health Services money] is aprovincial grant received for rebranding because it sounds like HHHShas already been rebranded and it sure needs to get that news out.
Justto review the bidding…

$50000 too much for rebrand

February 10 2015 To the Editor
RE: HHHS rebranding Conversations in the community often are about the great health care we receive with a dedicated staff. There has been a strong volunteereffort of thousands of hours.…

Money should be spent elsewhere

February 10 2015 Re: “HHHS to spend $50000 to rebrand” After reading in the Feb. 3 edition of the Haliburton Echo that theHHHS is to receive $50000(!) to fund rebranding of the organization Iwas extremely…

Come to the Special Olympics gala

February 10 2015 The Haliburton County Special Olympics Red Wolves Team is hostingthe seventh annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner Dance on Feb. 21 at theHaliburton Legion. The cost is $25 for the evening.
Music provided byRon Murphy of…

Let’s share community promotional space

February 3 2015 The Highlands are an amazing place to live. One look at anycommunity bulletin board covered with flyers and posters will show thewide variety of events fundraisers and opportunities being organizedand offered on…