JoAnne Sharpley readies for retirement

Landmark Haliburton sporting goods store to close after nearly three decades in business By Jenn Watt Three decades is a long time to be working at anything, and when you own one of Haliburton’s landmark…

Restaurants transition to takeout only

By Jenn Watt Baked and Battered had only just reopened from their winter hiatus in March when the coronavirus pandemic hit and Premier Doug Ford ordered all restaurant dining areas closed. Deciding whether to go…

Organizers postpone home show to 2021

By Jenn Watt Organizers of the Haliburton Home and Cottage Show investigated other venues and dates for 2020 before deciding that the show would not happen this year. They looked at other dates at the…

Eagle Lake Country Market working for a safer…

By Darren Lum The family-run Eagle Lake Country Market is ensuring they’re doing whatever it takes to provide enhanced safety for their 11 employees and shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic. The week before the March…

Restaurants adapt to serve during pandemic

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Helping seniors with access to groceries

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Brown followed her calling to become vet

By Sue Tiffin One moment in Grade 13 science class made a difference in the lives of countless animals pet owners a community and to the life of Dr. Laurie Brown for almost 40 years.…

County of Haliburton buys Wee Care 

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton is purchasing Wee Care the daycare facility along County Road 21 just outside Haliburton Village meaning when the deal closes the upper-tier government will own both licensed childcare…

Chiropractor makes easy adjustment to Haliburton

By Jenn Watt Since opening the Complete Spine Care Clinic in Haliburton this September chiropractor Travis Bissonette said work hasn’t felt much like work at all. “That’s how you know you’re doing something you love”…

Caboose moving full steam ahead

By Sue Tiffin Twenty years ago when people asked at what point in the summer Haliburton County got less busy the answer was usually “when the Ex starts” but nowadays August is no less busy…

Highlands Hair and Beauty opens in Harcourt

Carrolyn Shorey remembers playing with hair and creating her first French braid when she was as young as five years old. “Even growing up my cousins everybody was always getting me to braid” she said.…

New owners for Artesian Well Drillers

By Darren Lum Published Sept. 17 2019 Haliburton Artesian Well Drillers Dave Walker and Jake Woodward are satisfied each time they work a 14-hour day because the effort they put forward contributes to the future…

LCBO outlets bubbling up around county

By Jenn Watt Tory Hill is one of 302 communities in Ontario the LCBO has listed for potential LCBO convenience outlets. Application packages are now available to businesses interested in applying for authorization to sell…

Summer company dives for lost treasures

By Sue Tiffin Published July 23 2019 Dustyn McCready-DeBruin is going from snow and ice to water. The recent Grade 12 Haliburton Highlands Secondary School graduate might already be known by readers as part of…

Haliburton Midnight Madness is back

By Vanessa Balintec Once again the Midnight Madness is back and as exciting as ever. The annual event taking place in Haliburton’s downtown core on Friday Aug. 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. will be…

Luck follows in father’s footsteps at Sun Life

By Jenn Watt Abby Blythe Luck daughter of Dianne and Shawn Hagerman is putting her skills and life experience to work becoming an associate advisor with K. Brewer Financial Services Sun Life’s office in Haliburton.…

New downtown store showcases local products

By Darren Lum There’s a lot to appreciate at Haliburton’s new store Mathew Madlyn located next to the town’s cenotaph at Highland and York streets. There’s a wall of Canadian-made shirts with positive messages part…