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The Outsider Not the bare essentials   I was watching TV the other night and a character on a soap opera (not Coronation Street, I hasten to add) turned angrily to a fellow cast member and spewed the words, “real life’s not like a soap opera, you know!” She did so with extraordinary venom but […]

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State of the Arts – A Salon is so ‘je ne sais quoi’

I recently co-hosted a salon in Toronto with local bright light Brigitte Gall. It was a great success because, I think, we kept to the true idea of what a salon is supposed to be. So, what is a salon and why is it relevant? Well, since I began writing this column I have found […]

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The Outsider – Ring any bells?

Funny, isn’t it, that annoying things often come in pairs? A cough and cold, for instance. Not only do you have a stuffy nose but a tickly throat, too. Either one is an inconvenience, but together they are a blinking nuisance! The blocked nasal passages make you sound like Homer Simpson on a particularly unfortunate […]

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On the double double

The Outsider By Will Jones So, Haliburton will be getting a Tim Hortons. It’s about time. I was on the verge of upping sticks and moving my family nearer to Minden. You see, we immigrants need to keep our Canadiana levels topped up if we’re not to get all morose and start pining for the […]

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THE OUTSIDER By Will Jones “I love it when a plan comes together.” Ah, those classic words spoken from between cigar chomping teeth by Colonel John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, leader of The A-Team, no less. The TV show was one of my favourites as a boy and I will carry with me the catch phrases of […]

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PARDON THE ERUPTION By Terrance Gavan We wonder if Matt Duchene’s skyward glance in his rookie season – just before scoring the shootout goal that propelled the Colorado Avalanche into the 2010 playoffs – was noticed by anyone in that packed arena. Probably not. It was, after all, almost imperceptible; a short peek to the […]

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THE OUTSIDER By Will Jones OK, I win. I’m first, the quickest, the all-time leader, faster than anyone else. At what? At getting bitten by a bloody mosquito, that’s what. Surely it’s a record: March 22was the date, with snow still lying in shaded parts of my garden. That’s when the dastardly beast struck. I […]

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STATE OF THE ARTS By Victoria Ward Mike Daisey, a Brooklyn based monologist (or what I like to call playwright because alone or not it’s still theatre) is a writer who has found himself at an interesting nexus of myth, storytelling and the truth. His show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,describes a […]

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EDITORIAL By Stephen Patrick Just imagine, for a moment, the Haliburton Highlands without volunteers. Here’s a very short list of what would be lost: essential support staff for SIRCH, Community Care, Community Living, the Rails End Gallery, the Highland Storm, the Arts and Crafts show, the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association, Ducks Unlimited, the Home and […]

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EDITORIAL By Bram Lebo If, like me, you’ve had the good fortune to discover George’s Savoury Pies in Argyle (real lard, unreal crust), you’ll no doubt be familiar with George’s problem: there’s just not enough traffic on that country road to keep the ovens in business. Sadly, George has on more than one occasion had […]

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