Policing, left vs. right

To the Editor, Do Canadian police forces respond equally to right versus left social movement protests, and civil disobedience? Our media has closely followed policing of the “Freedom Convoy”:“RCMP and CSIS view a number of activist…

Support for op-ed on shoreline bylaw

To the Editor, Brian Atkins’ op-ed Other priorities more important than shoreline bylaw in the Feb. 1 issue of the Echo was an excellent commentary on the proposed shoreline bylaw, and our local governments’ continued…

A reflection on what grounds us

By Lynda Shadbolt One thing about a dog is that they love you every morning, whether it is 30 degrees Celsius or negative 30 degrees Celsius. They want your company and are ready to walk…

Request for road repairs

To the Editor, The following is an open letter to the councillors who decide on road repairs:1: Please, don’t overfill potholes during repairs.Unfortunately, road staff consistently overfill potholes with the result that dips become bumps.…

Extend care to health services

To the Editor, Dear friends and neighbours of Haliburton County,The pandemic has been very hard on us all. Concern for our personal health and safety, as well as our loved ones, uncertainty about what lies…

Thank you West G.

To the Editor, The West G Pizza & Grill has sold. I just wanted to thank Becky for her kindness and generosity so often things go unsaid. Becky and her staff hosted community Christmas dinners…

We’ve been here before

To the Editor, I’ve been doing what many others have likely been doing during the pandemic - projects that I’ve been meaning to turn my attention to. One of them is working through a box…

Look for health care answers beyond the continent

To the Editor, I was very impressed this morning reading Darren Lum’s editorial “What’s old is new again.” I think it was very well written and captures the public mood in our community.For weeks I’ve…

‘Tis the season to show you care

By Darren Lum We’ve all endured and lost so much this year.There’s a strangeness to seeing someone one day and learning about that same person dying not long after. It’s bittersweet to know you were…

Pave paradise, put a parking lot

To the Editor, Canada has a housing shortage. But, it should not be resolved by destroying our natural and essential environment. When the goal of profit overrides the necessity of preservation nothing is ultimately winning.…

Looking for kind strangers

To the Editor, We are searching for the two kind gentlemen in a white pickup truck that stopped to see if we were OK on Saturday, Nov. 20 around 1 p.m. on County Road 21…

No condos for Grass Lake

To the Editor I feel compelled to write and express my serious concern against the proposed Official Plan and zoning bylaw amendments for a condominium development on Peninsula Road on Grass Lake, just outside of…

Government needs to wake up

To the Editor, Like many of your readers, we are stunned by the unprecedented severe storms and the resulting mud slides and flooding that has occurred in BC. We listened to experts and BC residents…

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…