$15 minimum wage unpopular with Chamber of Commerce

By Robert Mackenzie Published May 23 2017 Haliburton’s Chamber of Commerce  has spoken out against a $15 minimum wage and other potential changes to Ontario employment laws reportedly being considered by the provincial Liberal government.…

Charity barbecue to benefit county’s kids

By Jenn Watt Published May 23 2017 Just more than a week before the fourth annual Food for Kids fundraiser at Sears Adrian and Wendy Vargas their staff and volunteers are gearing up to raise…

McKecks wins Employer of the Year award 

By Sue Tiffin Staff reporter May 2 2017 When the Wiso family came to Haliburton from Syria last year McKecks Tap and Grill staff offered the teenagers in the family a serving job. “For me…

Linda Baumgartner in Top 200 realtors

ByJenn Watt Published May 2 2017 Real Estate Professional Magazine has named a local realtor one of its Top 200 best agents. Linda Baumgartner of RE/MAX North Country Realty was amongst those honoured this year.…

August dates set for biochar OMB hearing

By Jenn Watt Editor with files from Angelica Ingram April 25 2017 Hearing dates have been set for an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board regarding Haliburton Forest’s proposed biochar facility on Kennaway Road. On…

Up River heads up to Haliburton

By Sue Tiffin Staff Reporter April 25 2017 Haliburton residents looking for coffee with a little oomph are now able to get a drink with their name on it. The Hali Latte – Balzac’s espresso…

Esson Creek Maple taps into syrup business

By Jenn Watt Published April 11 2017 Last year the Bramhams tapped 16 trees. The year before: 12. This year they have 530 taps. The owners of Greenmantle Farm have lept into the maple syrup…

A colourful corner in the hospital

By Jenn Watt Published March 21 2017 A splash of colour and a friendly face greet visitors as they walk through the sliding doors of Haliburton Highlands Health Services. They might be visiting a loved…

La Luna Del Nordo shines on Haliburton

By Jerelyn Craden Published Feb. 14 2017 Haliburton Italian food lovers are in for a treat. Just in time for Valentine’s Day La Luna Del Nordo Ristorante (The North Moon) is now open on Highway…

BIA concentrates on downtown improvements

By Jenn Watt Feb. 7 2017 The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Haliburton Village Business Improvement Area annual general meeting at Dysart council chambers on Feb. 1. Christmas lights on hold…

Scotiabank closes Wilberforce branch

By Jenn Watt Jan. 24 2017 On Wednesday Scotiabank officially closed its doors for good in Wilberforce. The hamlet is now left without a financial institution. Scotiabank customers have been asked to continue with the…

Committee nixes gas station plan

By Angelica Ingram Published Jan. 17 2016 A proposed gas station for the property next to Tim Hortons on County Road 21 has hit an obstacle. On Jan. 9 the Dysart planning committee recommended denying…

Couple retiring from furniture business

By Angelica Ingram Jan. 10 2017 After more than a decade of creating fine cabinetry and furniture Willy and Patti Ewaschuk will soon be hanging up their tools and dimming the lights on their business…

Kosy Korner for sale

By Jenn Watt Published Dec. 21 2016 One of Haliburton’s most iconic restaurants is up for sale. The Kosy Korner owned by Ann and Alan Gordon was listed with Trophy Property Corp. on Wednesday. The…

Chamber looks ahead to 2017 gala

By Angelica Ingram Dec. 20 2016 The celebration of the 2017 Business and Community Achievement Awards may be months away but the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce has already got the wheels turning on the…