Editorial: Students mask up

By Jenn Watt At least one trustee for Trillium Lakelands District School Board has said he supports the board dipping further into its reserve funding to supply masks for all students who need them when…

Pilot’s service profound sacrifice

To the Editor, Re: “Nephew pens book about pilot’s service in WWII, 75 years later,” Haliburton Echo, Aug. 11, 2020 When French philosopher Albert Camus was asked why he chose to join the French resistance,…

Questions on county’s climate plan

To the Editor, After reading Mr. Ingram’s article reporting on the corporate climate change mitigation plan for the county prepared by Korey McKay, the following questions came to mind.  1. What will this planned reduction…

Letter: Crowded classrooms unsafe

To the Editor,As  a former kindergarten teacher, I am supporting kindergarten educators who are advocating to reduce the maximum class size of 30 students in order to achieve safe environmental distancing and meet the requirements…

Letter: Masks, masks, masks

To the Editor,Not wearing a mask in public is like double dipping the guacamole. It’s just not nice. Two things to know about mask-wearing. First, your face covering protects others from your viral-laden respiratory droplets.…

Editorial: Advocate for better

By Sue Tiffin In her memoir, disability rights activist Judith Heumann wrote of how historic changes that had been fought for might be taken for granted by those who hadn’t seen the work put in…

Mental toll

By Jenn WattEditor Over the last five months, since the pandemic really hit Canada in a big way, we’ve become increasingly aware of the toll the pandemic is taking on mental health. We can see…

Kindness of strangers

To the Editor, This is a story about how good people still do exist. I was brought to Haliburton Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 1, by my daughter and husband for an anaphylaxis reaction to an…

Editorial: COVID budgeting

By Jenn Watt When it comes to the bottom line it seems the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t had the kind of impact one might expect on municipal budgets – at least not for the county and…

Editorial: The words we leave behind

By Jenn Watt “This doesn’t seem like it would be Dad’s username but doesn’t it seem like a coincidence?” I texted my sister. I had stumbled across a post from more than a decade ago…

Editorial: Our store workers

By Jenn Watt For the majority of us the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are most obviously seen in our excursions into the outside world particularly in our grocery stores restaurants and local shops. Our…

The haircut

By Lynda Shadbolt It’s all about the hair for me. I have really thick hair that I inherited from my dad. It’s been short my whole life and I like to think funky. I get…

Keeping COVID-19 at bay

By Jenn WattEditor Summer is here, services and businesses are reopening and all around us we see a jarring collision of perspectives on the coronavirus and the measures needed to protect ourselves. Perhaps more than…

Mayor shares message for summer 2020

By Andrea Roberts Published June 30 2020 The following is a letter to the public from Dysart et al Mayor Andrea Roberts. The summer of 2020 is officially here and we have been enjoying some…

Congrats 2020 grads

By Sue Tiffin Published June 30 2020 The 2020 graduating class had already learned and experienced growth through so much. Yes they’ve faced the typical challenges of high school students and of those in a…