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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

$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…

Communicate clear

February 3 2015 Regarding Ms. Bell’s letter “A grammatical disgrace” and Mr. Bush’sletter “Two wrongs don’t make a right” I wholeheartedly concur. To thecounty tourism committee members please communicate clear! Sean Penny legion
 Haliburton

Put our best word forward

February 3 2015 RE: the tourism saying I can’t even bring myself to write. Several years ago when I moved to this county I asked a lodge owner why he hired university students from elsewhere…

Stop with the hashtags

February 3 2015 RE: “Write Grammatical” While the increasing use of incorrect #grammar (and #spelling forthat matter) throughout our #culture and #society is deplorable evenmore #insidious is the #proliferation of the use of #tags to…

Powerboat race an eco-hazard

February 3 2015 Re: Head Lake to host powerboat race event Council and The Echo have ignored the fact that this event will have a negative impact on the ecology of Head Lake. For example…

A little help here MTO

February 3 2015 There has been a lot of talk these days about the maintenance of our winter roads.  Carol Moffatt posted a picture on Facebook the otherweekend of the deplorable conditions on Hwy 35…