Return of the Haliburton County Farmers’ Markets

By Vivian CollingsThe Haliburton County Farmers’ Market Association is bringing back a seasonal tradition by uniting the community by offering a one-stop opportunity to buy locally grown food and artisanal goods.The Haliburton County Farmers’ Market…

Fueling a dream with foundational skills

By Darren Lum The following is part of a series of co-op placement stories, featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11 and 12 students, the co-op…

Chamber executive director welcomes challenge

By Darren LumThe new Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce’s executive director Robert Gaudette is excited at the opportunity to help local businesses move forward.“I think it’s an interesting time to come in because I think…

Haliburton Home and Cottage Show is back

By Jerelyn CradenThe highly anticipated Haliburton Home and Cottage Show (HHCS) is back at the Haliburton Curling Club’s A.J. LaRue arena for a three-day run -- Friday to Sunday, June 3 to 5 – after…

A.P.E. Training offers Haliburton County option

By Stephen Petrick A Haliburton Highlands Secondary School graduate is raising the bar for fitness and high-performance training with a plan for a new larger location a short drive away in Minden.Owen Flood, who graduated…

A new track for Mixtape Vintage

By Vivian CollingsMixtape Vintage hit fast forward to the next song in its playlist after three years of sharing a storefront on Highland Street in Haliburton Village with Russell Red Records. The store now has…

Making repairs, taking strides to dream career

Student driven by HHSS co-op placement By Darren Lum Crouched between an ATV and a dirt bike at Harcourt Park Marina, Michael Rogers is exactly where he wants to be and that’s developing his skills…

Haliburton is a “four-season” tourism market

By Stephen PetrickHaliburton County is more than just a summer cottage community. It’s a four-season destination now and the timing has never been better to market it as such.That’s the message that new county tourism…

H&R Block recognized as best in Canada

By Chris DrostH&R Block has a long history in Haliburton.The Haliburton office was first opened by Betty Irvine in 1981, more than 40 years ago, in a space she rented from Vasey Insurance. The office…

Bolstering a dream with real world experience

By Darren LumThe following is one in a series of stories, depicting Haliburton Highlands Secondary School co-op placements. Ever since she was a young girl, Brooke Stover has loved animals.The Grade 12 Haliburton Highlands Secondary…

Grant funding available to local start-ups

By Angelica IngramSince signing up for ShopCloseBuy.ca, Kyla Grexton has been amazed at the local support and assistance she has received. The creator behind Keep Me In Stitchez, Grexton makes handmade baby gifts, blankets, dishcloths…

Province acts to slow COVID-19 surge

By Sue Tiffin A new year has brought new provincial restrictions during the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.In-person school will move to online learning for the next two weeks, indoor dining at restaurants will…

Local vendors encouraged to join Farmers’ Market

By Stephen PetrickAmid the coldest days of winter, the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market is thinking about spring … and hoping to find new local vendors.The application process for vendors who wish to have tables this…

Businesses respond to new restrictions

By Nick BernardIn an announcement presented on Dec. 17, the Ontario government announced new restrictions in the face of rising COVID-19 case counts, and the continuing spread of the Omicron variant.Effective as of Dec. 19…

Cordell Carpets’ new owners set sights on the…

By Nick BernardCordell Carpet spent 40 years under the creation and ownership of Brad Sales, before he handed the keys over to home improvement gurus Tim and Wendy Pringle. In that time, Cordell has maintained…

Residents left scrambling for snow plow operators

By Steve Galea Rising insurance and operating costs are taking snow plows off the roadsSlip-and-fall lawsuits in Toronto and other urban areas are not just costly to the businesses and property owners directly involved. They…

New economic development director hopes to see growth…

By Stephen PetrickScott Ovell has had a long and interesting career working in economic development. Now, he joins Haliburton County at an interesting time. Ovell, Haliburton County’s new director of economic development and tourism, has…