Cottage Roads and Private Property

Some cottagers in Haliburton gain access to their cottage properties by a road over another person’s private property. The road may have started long ago, when an owner, in a neighbourly spirit, permitted a cottager to cut across the owner’s private property as a...

Highway Potholes

This is the time of year for potholes on highways and municipal roads in Ontario. If you have been to Toronto recently, driving the downtown streets, you may end up, as I did, hitting a good-sized pothole and having to pull over to see if the tire was going flat....

Colonization Roads

In the 1850’s, the Province of Ontario began to set up a colonization roads programme to encourage settlement in the pre-Cambrian shield area. The area involved was north of the Severn River and south of the French River between the Ottawa River and Georgian Bay. The...