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…

Rogers outage causes an onslaught of problems

By Vivian Collings A recent national connectivity outage is making local organizations and businesses think about the what-ifs around a repeat situation.With service provider Rogers experiencing an outage on July 8 across the country, there…

The veterinarian industry needs a check-up 

A shortage of doctors to treat big farm animals is hurting Haliburton County’s agriculture sector By Stephen PetrickGodfrey Tyler is an experienced livestock farmer and knows how to take care of his animals. But he…

HCDC Incubator open for businesses

By Vivian Collings The Haliburton County Development Corporation’s (HCDC) renewed Incubator space is giving the necessary tools and support to fledgling local businesses so they can soar to success.HCDC recently refurbished their Creative Business Incubator…

Savour sweetness of Italy on Highland Street

By Vivian CollingsTipples North is opening its doors to offer the Highlands gelato and cocktails.It’s an atypical offering in one location, especially in Haliburton County, until Tipples North started.The new business is located at 201…

Welcome summer and new businesses

By Angelica BlenichWithout a doubt everyone is happy when the sun is shining.With winter being a distant memory and the arrival of summer just a week away, you can see an extra bounce in people’s…

Making connections to a career

By Darren LumTrade work will fund young woman’s equine passionThe following is in a series of co-op placement stories, featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11…

Overall Complete Detailing is ready to come to…

Have all your detailing needs serviced by Overall Complete Detailing.The mobile detailing company’s owner Christine Adrianne said her service is unique for the complete list of services it offers.“We not only come to you with…

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…