Not in my backyard

To the Editor A rock concert outside of Haliburton how wonderful! Or is it really? What are the drawbacks? Will these people spend money in Haliburton? The answer to this questions is no! The only…

Two symphonies are better than one

To the Editor Last Saturday evening I experienced the joy the richness the local musical talent the sense of community and the dedication at the presentation of The Highlands Chamber Orchestra’s Roots at the Northern…

Providing refuge

By Jenn Watt There is a movement in this county as there is across the country to bring refugees here. Well before Justin Trudeau pledged that his government would ensure 25000 Syrians came to Canada…

Concerns with concert plan

To the Editor I have received several calls all declaring distress concerning Mr. Siebert’s proposal to bring festival events to the golf course. Most of the complaints centre on the numbers of vehicles and persons…

Musicformation

By Angelica Ingram Say the word Armatec in this community and you are still met with faces of discomfort or strain especially amongst area politicians. The proposal that involved bringing a military testing site to…

Loss greater than thought

To the Editor In regards to my letter to the editor “Remembrance Day Circa 1950” on 10th of November. I’d be most appreciative if you could correct my errors in this submission. The matter is…

Remembrance Days Haliburton circa 1950

By Eddie Burke Remembrance Days in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s in Haliburton were solemn affairs. We were much more subdued and more participatory than we are today. The memories of the wars were recent…

HHHS van program superb

To the Editor Yesterday I had the pleasure of riding on the maiden voyage of the new vehicle HHHS has just purchased for its van program! It’s perfectly and comfortably equipped to serve the elderly…

Objects of memory

By Kate Butler This Remembrance Day we mark the 100th anniversary of the second year of the First World War – a year punctuated by such momentous battles as Loos and Ypres the first use…

Can your home age as gracefully as you?

By Andria Cowan Molyneaux It’s sad but true however diligent we may be we will never be able to stop the steady march of time. We may try to slow its approach by way of…

What is a UTWWMP

By Jenn Watt Lake advocates and politicians are coming together to form a new group with a familiar purpose. The UTWWMP Upper Trent Watershed Water Management Partnership is a wordy way of uniting the clout…

Concern for new MP

To the Editor Re: Schmale MP for HKLB. Once again Haliburton County has chosen   another Conservative MP.   Given that we now have a majority Liberal government   Mr. Schmale will occupy the back benches of a…

Great time to be a kid

To the Editor Re: Capers letters to the editor Echo Oct. 27 I can attest to the veracity of Eddie Burke’s recollections about some of the capers pulled and participated in by us kids of…

Chicken adventures

By Lynda Shadbolt I really like to eat eggs.  I have them for breakfast lunch or dinner. I enjoy  them poached scrambled baked sunny side up and over-easy. I think eggs are the perfect food.…

Capers our parents never knew

To the Editor At the dock on Head Lake in Haliburton on practically any early summer morning you could find Bill fishing. When I joined him our adventures for the day would begin. Our neighbour…

Hydro One must not be sold

To the Editor Please join me in raising objections to increases in costs and the sale of Hydro One. We are still paying off debts incurred previously. We continue to pay ridiculously large salaries and bonuses…

Making changes

By Jenn Watt Reactions to the topic of climate change range from flat-out denial to full-blown panic but in between rest possibilities. An acknowledgement of the problem action to slow its effects and adaptation to…

Supporting a vision

To the Editor Did you happen to witness the creative genius of David Fougere and his daughter Nicole back in 2003? I did. Their show at the Northern Lights Pavilion in Haliburton was a mix…

Viewing being doing

By Lynda Shadbolt This past weekend my friends and I were out for our usual Saturday morning walk with our lovely dogs. We have really fun dogs and they take us on many adventures. It…