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…

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…

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…

Athletics offers great highs and lows.

By Darren Lum On Sunday, March 27, it was a high for Canada when the men’s national soccer team advanced to the upcoming World Cup in Qatar with a 4-0 win over Jamaica at BMO…

Remember the deeper presence of love

By Lynda Shadbolt I just went to pick up my husband who had spent the day with his good friend, collecting and boiling sap. So far they have made four litres of maple syrup. They…

It’s a matter of perspective

By Darren Lum When my father came to this country at 15 with a duffle bag of clothes and a hope for a brighter future he knew little about Canada. He just knew it was…

Wearing a mask is not political

By Darren Lum When it comes to mask wearing, I may continue to do it, particularly for indoor settings with lots of people around me. It’s not to make a political statement nor is it…

Peace

By Lynda Shadbolt This is how I start my daily meditation practice these days. I take a few moments to really arrive and settle onto my cushion or chair. I just sit quietly and sense…

Why the bias?

Walking down an icy sidewalk of Highland Street before the sander has been out this week reminded me about the importance of what we choose to pay attention to and what we take for granted.It’s…

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…

Purpose

By Darren Lum Waking up everyday is a lot easier when there is a purpose.The road becomes clear. The frustrations become tolerable. The challenges become manageable.It’s the proverbial light on the horizon, which cuts an…