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Night of Terror

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Night of Terror

I knew there was something wrong the moment I stepped out of the car. The night was cold and wet, rain pattering softly against my jacket. In the distance I could see something glowing behind a haze. Sounds not natural to this world echoed from down the street, but somehow I mustered the courage to […]

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Hunting ways

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Hunting ways

This is an exciting time of year. Many Highlanders have spent the last few weeks in the bush with their bows, on the lookout for a nice buck to bring home to their families. Still more have been cleaning their rifles and getting ready for gun season to open for deer so they can get […]

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Walk the walk

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Walk the walk

This weekend I’m going to walk a mile in red high heels. It’s not a common pastime of mine, and it sure as heck won’t be comfortable in those pumps, but it’s a very small thing I’m going to do to try and raise awareness about violence against women. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes […]

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Bid wars

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Bid wars

It’s tough doing business in the Highlands. There are enough challenges here to scare off most entrepreneurs. From our seasonal economy to much-talked about poverty, there’s only so much business to go around. Some companies count on municipal and government contracts to keep their doors open. These businesses, as Pharmasave in Minden has recently learned, […]

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Country roads

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Country roads

I spent last week in Ottawa. It’s always strange for me, after living here for over a year now, to return to the concrete and traffic of a major city. While it’s fun to drive a highway and not worry about deer running out in front of you, the crazy drivers that don’t pay attention […]

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Why the secrets?

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Why the secrets?

When it comes to transparency, Minden Hills is as opaque as it gets. There always seems to be a reason or policy to hide behind to avoid answering questions on potentially controversial issues, like, say, how much it costs to hire an interim chief administrative officer (CAO). Last week, The Minden Times reported that John […]

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Opening doors

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Opening doors

Doors are interesting things. They come in all shapes and sizes, and you never know what’s behind them. Even knocking on a neighbour’s door can be exciting for that reason. Will a big dog be there to greet you? Maybe a huge mess, or a pristinely clean living space? It’s all unknown. If you’ve been […]

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The bully in me

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The bully in me

Maybe it’s the fact that my birthday always fell on the first few days of school, but for some reason this time of year always brings me back to my elementary and high school days. I enjoyed school for the most part. Although I wasn’t a fan of the homework, I liked recess, playing school […]

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It’s for you

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It’s for you

It started with an idea. We were talking one day in the office about the different sorts that live in the Highlands. One minute you’re chatting with an artist, the next an outdoorsman – to use the two more stereotypical examples. It seemed to me – still very new to the area – that no […]

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Time flies

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Time flies

I did a double-take on my way into work the other day. I was driving down the highway, enjoying the scenery (as I always do), when I caught a flash of yellow among the deep greens of the woods around me. As I looked more closely, I could see more and more of these early […]

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