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…

Youth Unlimited thanks community for support

By Darren Lum As Haliburton’s afternoon rush hour traffic rolled by, a masked man in a blue and yellow costume, resembling the Marvel character Wolverine, of X-Men comic book fame, waved his gloved hand with…

Record numbers for Nordic ski club

By Darren Lum It’s only when you see the parking lots that you realize how popular Nordic skiing is in the Highlands this season, owed in part to the provincial lockdown said the president of…

Delancey Sports, a small slice of the Big…

By Mike Baker There’s almost always a story behind a name, and as it turns out Haliburton’s newest downtown business has a pretty neat one.Delancey Sports opened to the public on Friday, Dec. 11. The…

The Noble Barber wants new shop to become…

By Mike Baker While he wasn’t born or raised in the Haliburton area, Nick Folco still considers his most recent return to the region to be something of a homecoming. Launching the downtown area’s newest…