Money and support available for local not-for-profits

By Emily Stonehouse The Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) officially opened their applications for their Local Initiatives Program (LIP) on Jan. 30. “This is a really special program,” said Heather Reid, program & operations coordinator…

Local entrepreneurs open new space

By Vivian Collings Two Haliburton businesses, Organic Times Emporium and Rowan and Oak Co., opened the doors to their new space at 5167 County Road 21, just beside Industrial Park Road in Haliburton, on Wednesday,…

Robinson’s closed for now

By Emily Stonehouse The historic Robinson’s General Store in Dorset has closed its doors temporarily. As of Jan. 8 at 5 p.m., a sign appeared on the front door of the store, letting customers know…

Haliburton Forest envisions a prosperous future

By Vivian Collings The energy and excitement of the standing-room-only presentation made by Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve’s managing director Malcolm Cockwell on Jan. 11 about the future of the Forest was palpable.  Winter coats…

Turning the wheels on wellness

By Emily Stonehouse Sometimes, the first step is the most important one to take. Other times, it’s the hopping, skipping, stumbling, and jumping that makes the journey worthwhile.  For Shay Hutchings and Sarah Comer, their…

County Tourism interested in your voice

By Emily StonehouseThe Haliburton County Tourism Department wants to hear your voice. Led by manager of tourism, Tracie Bertrand, they have launched their first annual Resident Sentiment Survey (RSS). “We need to know whether we…

Thieves make off with catalytic converters

By James Matthews Police are investigating the theft of as many as 11 catalytic converters from cars parked on a local dealership lot. OPP from the Haliburton Highlands detachment responded to a call Nov. 29…

It’s Ladies’ Shopping Night in Haliburton

By Jerelyn Craden Back by popular demand, the Haliburton BIA Ladies’ Shopping Night is about to give Santa some competition. On Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. ladies are invited to step out…

Lunch is On Us brings full bellies and…

Warmth, smiles and full bellies; that is what the SIRCH Bistro was filled with on Nov. 2 for the kick off of Lunch Is On Us. A program that provides a pay-by-donation, hot and nutritious…

HCDC celebrates successful year at AGM

By Vivian Collings The Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) has reason to be happy after meeting the goals of assisting local organizations and creating jobs to successfully give our community a boost, even through tough…

Dysart may have to absorb some Wigamog demolition…

By James Matthews (Local Journalism Initiative reporter)Municipality of Dysart et al taxpayers may end up footing some of the cost to tear down the dilapidated Wigamog Inn.The Aurora Group, owners of the Kashaganigamog Lake inn,…

Training programs create opportunity

By Angelica Ingram This fall, SIRCH Community Services is offering two free training programs to help serve the employment needs of Haliburton County. Back by popular demand, Basics of Carpentry gives participants the entry level…

Highlands entrepreneur is hooked on baits

By Grace Oborne For local resident, preserving the Highlands’ water and overall environment is a key factor when designing his product.Colt Taylor has always spent a lot of time fishing on Haliburton County’s lakes. It…

Health unit order to shut down outdoor hot…

By Stephen Petrick There’s no love for some Haliburton County resort hot tubs this summer. The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit has been clamping down on the use of outdoor hot tubs, forcing some…

Help wanted in the Highlands:

Creative solutions needed for public and private sectors to address labour shortage, says Haliburton County CAO By Stephen Petrick This is the first in a series of stories for the Haliburton Echo/Minden Times, which will…

Kegel purchases Barker Heating and Cooling

By Vivian Collings After 47 years of service to Haliburton County, Barker Heating and Cooling is closing its doors.The long-time heating contractor sold their business to Kegel Heating and Cooling with the deal closing on…