Opinion

Benns' Belief: Public school board’s delay in getting back to normal semesters hurts students

Benns’ Belief: Public school board’s delay in getting back to normal semesters hurts students

There’s not much that Education Minister Stephen Lecce says these days that is widely supported. But when he announced a return to normal semesters in time for Feb. 1 – the traditional time when a new semester would begin – students, parents, school boards, and even unions were largely happy with the idea.

Trevor’s Take: Cry Freedumb

As we enter what many call the last mile of our vaccination efforts to achieve herd immunity, and eagerly await vaccination for kids aged 5 to 12, the vocal minority of conspiracy theorists and selfish individualists is getting louder and more aggressive in its efforts to derail our progress.

Benns’ Belief: What if our health was considered in all policies?

It is virtually beyond argument to say that nothing matters more than our health. No matter our social class, the church pew we sit in, or the party we most want to see take power, it is our health that is the great equalizer.

The mayor’s not-so-hidden agenda

There’s a financial reckoning coming for Kawartha Lakes, as Mayor Andy Letham sees it. The city does too much for its residents with not enough money to pay for everything.

FLATO’s request for MZO in Lindsay is a groundless decision by council

October 19 was a momentous day at city hall. The minutes will record a motion and a recorded vote. But there will be no grounds for the motion, no reasons given as to why it should have passed.

Motorcycles more unsafe on roads than ATVs, says reader

In response to the grassroots group that says the fight is ”not over,” with regard to ATVs on Lindsay’s streets,… Continue reading “Motorcycles more unsafe on roads than ATVs, says reader”

ATV issue: When servant leadership fails, your voice doesn’t matter

The old rail trails long been abandoned, crisscross the countryside and are now enjoyed by cyclists, hikers, wildlife and, in some areas, ATV enthusiasts. There is one such trail that travels north from the Ganaraska Forest, and on up to Haliburton.