V&S a cottage favourite

May 5 2015 Re: “V&S news saddens reader” I agree with last month’s letter. I am a 47-year cottager in this area.My daughter and I love to shop at all the shops in town and…

Forgotten skates and kind acts

May 4 2015 I was recently reminded just how fortunate I am to live and raise my family in a small town like Haliburton. Last week after dropping myson’s hockey skates off to be sharpened…

We need to fight war abroad

April 21 2015 RE: letter to the editor “Not so proud to be a Canadian” Anyone who cannot be proud to be a Canadian has never left Canada toappreciate what Canada is all about. We are the only country on…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…