Thursday, February 21, 2019
OPINION --- So, no, there is no real use for a scooter, and short of making for 10 minutes of good conversation, I can safely say the same for kick sleds, too.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
OPINION --- Physician recruitment is a worthy and necessary undertaking for a municipal government, just as is economic development. However, having just one person beating the drum for all of Haliburton County makes much more sense.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
OPINION --- In all cases, everybody's heart was in the right place. However, sometimes you have to step back from your little piece of turf to see the expansiveness of your lawn and what could be seeded there for the future.
Friday, February 15, 2019
OPINION --- So ... did I try it? Do I jump off of bridges? Was my buddy jumping off bridges? No way.
Friday, February 15, 2019
OPINION --- As for the shortage of JPs that got us into this mess in the first place, we can only hope the current provincial government keeps its eye on the prize and ensures that Ontario addresses JP shortages in a timely manner in future.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
OPINION --- One night in a cold car may very well change your attitude towards homeless people and make us all a little more empathetic to the cause.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
OPINION --- The biggest spend in the township's history could serve taxpayers very well into the future, or they could be left with a very sour taste in their mouths and they will remember that taste when it comes time to mark their ballots in 2022.
Friday, January 25, 2019
OPINION --- I have a ridiculous, jealous hound and a fascinating lizard. I have what's known as a first world problem I guess but one that you'll hear more about, I'm sure.
Friday, January 25, 2019
OPINION --- So, perhaps the best and most meaningful resolution we can all make heading into a new year is to change our lifestyles to generate a positive impact on the wold in which we live.
Friday, January 25, 2019
OPINION --- The county would do well to have a chat with David O'Brien about a way forward when it comes to government reform. Clearly, this is destined to be a long and onerous process. It is something that should be commenced in 2019.
Friday, January 18, 2019
OPINION --- I haven’t been ice fishing this winter, not once. I’m struggling with it, you see. Not in a ‘don’t want to fish’ way but more of a ‘can’t bring myself to go stand out on a frozen lake, getting blast chilled by frigid winds.
Friday, January 18, 2019
OPINION --- When it comes to politics, change can often be a frustratingly slow thing. But patience must be granted to new councils given the time it takes to enact change.
Friday, January 11, 2019
OPINION --- Bruce 'the barber' Sawyer, friend to me and many, many other folks both near and fear, has taken leave of this earth and gone to chase bear, moose and deer in heaven.
Friday, January 11, 2019
OPINION --- Minden Hills needs to be careful in its consideration of the new arena development proposal as the clock ticks down toward a final decision.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
OPINION -- To wear a tie or not to wear a tie, that is the question, or was the question that I found myself asking as I dressed for my lovely wife's Christmas party.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
OPINION --- Local municipalities deserve praise for opting-in to retail cannabis. The opposition to it has been unwarranted and there is no use dragging feet on the sale of the substance.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
OPINION --- I experienced more than my fair share of queuing last weekend. Serves me right really, for going to the city.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
OPINION --- A pair of deer stranded on a frozen Lake Kashagawigamog were rescued by a group. They used good common sense in their efforts and deserve commendation.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
OPINION --- Someone called Will Jones 'old.' He can live with that. Sort of. But he would have preferred they came up with a better adjective. Just like 'old' as a description of cheese just doesn't cut it for The Outsider.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
OPINION --- Jack Brezina says if Premier Dough Ford wants a smaller City of Toronto then maybe it's time for him to consider making Toronto Canada's 11th province.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
OPINION --- We covered all of the council inaugurations this week. They were positive with a lot of platitudes. But, now, it's time to get back to work. One thing that should be added is town hall meetings.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
OPINION --- I have a snazzy new super smart phone now but all I can think of is the two hours that I lost last weekend. Two hours that I can never get back.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
OPINION --- After two Santa Claus parades, a Festival of Trees and a Christmas Shindig - thanks Haliburton County for dragging me into an early Christmas spirit.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
OPINION --- However, due to my ever-lengthening age and wisdom, I'm learning. I'm learning new words like yim-yaw. I'm learning that one day I might be able to flip a bottle cap but I'll probably never be a crack shot with a rifle.
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