Noted author, writer, northern Ontario historian, Haliburton Village resident and Order of Canada member, Michael Barnes will be at the Champlain Shores site on Sunday August 22, at 1:00 p.m. to talk about the history of the area, and sign his book The Essential Haliburton-Discover Highland Ontario. Copies of his most recent book Wolves and Haliburton Forest will be available.

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Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni announced that the Australian archaeological mission working in Ezbit El-Walda area have unearthed a 5,000-year-old necropolis with 20 well-preserved tombs in that site just outside Cairo. The site in the suburb of Helwan is a host of small plain tombs with larger ones meant for the middle and upper classes, containing alabaster, limestone, clay and copper pots and pans, Hosni said. The necropolis also contains a limestone relief with early uses of hieroglyphic texts.

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Tailor made hiking and bike tours on www.MySwitzerland.com

Switzerland offers a vast network of hiking, biking and in-line skating trails and routes which give visitors a completely different perspective of this alpine country. There are more than 37000 miles of hiking trails, ranging from flat routes to high alpine glacier hikes.

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