Walkers thank community as they prepare to sell…

By Mike Baker Dale and Jerry Walker have made some tremendous memories through their years owning and operating Haliburton’s Home Hardware.Purchasing the business back in 2014, the Walkers have spent the past seven years serving…

Farmers’ Market essential, going ahead with season

By Darren Lum Whatever the Ontario government decides regarding the current stay-at-home order, set to run until May 20 as of press time, the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market, which is considered an “essential service,” is…

Haliburton’s Cockwell hopes to use new role to…

By Mike Baker Having recently taken on a leading role with provincial non-profit Forests Ontario, Haliburton’s Malcolm Cockwell is committed to protecting what he believes is Canada’s greatest natural resource.The long-time managing director of the…

Camp Towhee goes virtual, bringing Haliburton home

By Darren Lum Like everywhere else in the province during this pandemic, there will be a virtual offering at Camp Towhee, which is looking to bring Haliburton to its young participants wherever they are.The Child…

Beloved Dorset store under new ownership

By Sue Tiffin Mike and Katie Hinbest made a choice to set out to live their most ideal life, and in doing so, will become the owners of the iconic Robinson’s General Store in Dorset…

HHSS alumna assumes leadership of Abbey Gardens

By Darren Lum Abbey Gardens’ new operations director will be a familiar face to some in Haliburton. Ashley McAllister is a Haliburton Highlands Secondary School alumnus, who has been living in the area while working…

Starlink brings the world to rural Highlanders

By Darren Lum High speed internet is here for rural residents through Starlink, an effort being led by the private spaceflight company owned by Elon Musk, SpaceX.SpaceX is constructing a satellite internet constellation to provide…

100 years of Agnew’s General Store having what…

By Sue Tiffin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Karen Knox remembers that the adventure-filled bike rides from her family’s cottage on Big Straggle Lake to Agnew’s General Store on Allen Lake in Harcourt Park began in…

Only 21 per cent of businesses ‘confident’ in…

By Mike Baker The president of the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce wasn’t surprised by the general negativity surrounding the release of the fifth annual Ontario Economic Report [OER] last week.Providing the latest data on…

New chamber executive says she ‘grew up’ in…

By Mike Baker It turns out that Haliburton’s newest professional import has quite an extensive history in the local community.Amanda Conn took the reins as executive director of the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce earlier…