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…

Digital inequality

By Jenn Watt We usually look at digital information technology as something that makes our lives easier. Certainly it can provide access to information and resources previously inaccessible to whole portions of society. But sometimes…

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By Jenn Watt Canada’s federal election is happening this Monday Oct. 19 and it shouldn’t need to be said that everyone should get out and vote. We’ve spent plenty of ink over the years encouraging…

Know your candidates

By Jenn Watt Politicians: they’re all the same anyway right? Because Canada’s government is relatively stable with services that – for the most part – are delivered as expected sometimes it can seem that the…

Trail improvements appreciated

To the Editor On behalf of Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails Association I would like to thank the Municipality of Dysart and the Glebe Park Committee for their support in improving the trails in Glebe Park.…

Beautiful conduct

By Lynda Shadbolt I heard a podcast recently where the teacher was talking about the purpose of a meditation and yoga practice – the most important factor is having “beautiful conduct.” Beautiful conduct in the…

Take off the oil blinkers

Hello Leaders I just wanted to point out one thing. The “energy sector” is not the same thing as the “oil sector” no matter how many times it is framed that way. Please don’t respond…

News of Rae uplifting

To the Editor In last week’s Tales from the Great GreenMeadow Lynda Shadbolt expressed so well the grateful feelings of thewhole community on hearing of Scott Rae’s ongoing recovery from what was a horrendous accident.…

Health care starts at home

By Jenn Watt A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in Nancy Brownsberger’s office atCommunity Support Services with manager of hospice palliative caresupportive housing and assisted living Melanie Hawkins. We werediscussing plans for the…

Share your stories

To the Editor RE: Haliburton Memories It was fun to readEd Burke’s recollection of his childhood days in Haliburton. I wouldinvite anyone who has fond memories of their childhood in Haliburton toshare them with us.…

Getting across

By Jenn Watt H aliburton’s downtown is becoming increasingly unsafe. Not unsafe in the way a city street is unsafe – we’re still all smiling and waving to each other as usual – but the…

Rooting for Pinestone

By Jenn Watt L ook back at the cover of the June 3 1997 Haliburton Echo and you’ll find a familiar headline: “Pinestone sold to group with hotel background.” RHK Capital Inc. a corporation based…