Thursday, September 21, 2017
OPINION --- How do you feel about squirrels? Red squirrels? And their extermination with extreme prejudice?
Thursday, September 21, 2017
OPINION --- While the cost of policing continues to soar across Haliburton County, the service – at least from a senior management perspective at our local OPP detachment – has remained as detached as ever.
Friday, September 15, 2017
OPINION --- That's right folks. I, Anabelle Craig, the homeschooled kid from Tory Hill, has started high school.
Friday, September 15, 2017
OPINION --- A couple of stories that crossed our path this week have us questioning the value of consultants.
Friday, September 15, 2017
OPINION --- Now, you’ll have to work with me on this one as I try to describe the contraption that I found myself lying in, in a field, at five o’clock in the morning the other day. Sounds ridiculous already, right?
Thursday, September 7, 2017
OPINION --- The nervousness I felt upon entering my first year of post-secondary school in Toronto several years ago was quickly washed away thanks to a vibrant student residence on campus.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
OPINION --- As the Minden Terry Fox run organizers gear up for the 24th annual event Sept. 17, there are a lot of runners, walkers and cyclists also getting themselves ready. Many people make the Minden run an annual event.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
OPINION --- And there it was in an instant, a family divided. Mom and dad split, one sweet little daughter resolute and carrying on, the other looking apprehensive, knowing that she would have to make the important choice - do I go with mommy or daddy?
Friday, September 1, 2017
OPINION --- It was the noise: WAP WAP WAP, loud, aggressive, almost as violent as the sensation itself, which I pondered, for a millisecond or two as the pain sunk in.
Friday, September 1, 2017
OPINION --- A gentleman came up to me the other day at an event I was attending, first asking me if I was the person who writes a column for The Highlander ... then proceeded to tell me that I have “some pretty liberal ideas."
Friday, September 1, 2017
OPINION --- It was maybe the best kept secret in Haliburton County.
Friday, August 25, 2017
A new report has found that the youth summer camp industry in America’s northeast has a direct economic impact of $3.2 billion.
Friday, August 25, 2017
I came to a stunning realization the other day, a mind-blowing revelation; one that not many of you will believe, most of you will snicker at, but some of you will secretly know is the truth.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Now, I have a feeling that during my time as The Outsider I may have previously touched upon, if that is not too unsavoury a description, the topic of outhouses
Thursday, August 17, 2017
People have noticed I seem to be hanging around the post office a lot these days.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
According to the most up-to-date figures from Stats Can, Haliburton County has a 9.3 per cent unemployment rate.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
So the court of public opinion has spoken out loud and clear, and as usual it was a lot of vitriol and bluster.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
"And so it was that the men had strayed from the righteous path and the Lord sent down a plague upon them; a plague of ... Fall Armyworks!"
Thursday, August 10, 2017
This week, Point in Time and Haliburton Highlands Mental Health Services sent out a public service announcement.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
OPINION --- County Warden Brent Devolin, and Mike Rutter, the CAO of the County of Haliburton, have been making their rounds of lower-tier municipal councils to update them on the county’s work.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
OPINION --- We have no problem taking a council to task when it’s done something wrong.
Friday, July 14, 2017
OPINION --- A municipality receiving a Provincial Officer’s Order is not a common event. But that’s exactly what Minden Hills has for the Scotch Line landfill.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
OPINION -- What’s the weather like while you’re reading this article? Raining, is it? Again! Just where is that long hot spell that we all expect in summer?
Thursday, July 6, 2017
OPINION --- The potato shot high into the sky, rocketing out of sight and for a moment we all stood motionless, grinning, eyes darting from one to another. And then, the whistling sound as our vegetable projectile came hurtling back to earth.
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