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…

Christmas happenings and a chance to win

By Angelica IngramA lot has changed in the past eight months and this column is just one example of something that’s different in Haliburton Village. As you may recall, the last time you read BIA…

Public to have their say on shoreline bylaw

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton will embark on a public input process for its draft shoreline protection bylaw, that process including a virtual public meeting amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.In a nearly four-hour-long…

Low-cost training programs available through chamber of commerce

The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is offering online training programs to their membership and the wider community that promote safe, healthy workplaces.Occupational health and safety training including general WHMIS, personal protective equipment awareness, fire…

Pursuing passions of the heart in the Highlands

By Darren Lum Owners of EvergreenCSD Fine Art Photography Gallery and Design Studio, Dana McMullen and Rose Janssen, are Haliburton Village’s newest business owners and bring with them a spirit of optimism to their space…

SIRCH to open bistro in Haliburton Village

By Jenn Watt After years of running successful cooking and retail programs around Haliburton County, SIRCH Community Services is expanding, bringing together multiple facets of its operations under one roof and creating a community space.Renovations…

Hundreds of jobs created or maintained through HCDC…

By Jenn Watt Over the last fiscal year, and in the months since the coronavirus pandemic began, Haliburton County Development Corporation has been making funding available to the county’s business community with hundreds of thousands…

As the unknown of winter looms, restaurants look…

By Sue Tiffin Mid-September, Felicia Dai, co-owner of Win Yeung Chinese Restaurant in Haliburton posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that, since the restaurant has not been open for dine-in service since March, they had…

Haliburton Forest partners with Yours Outdoors

By Echo Staff Yours Outdoors, an experiential tourism company founded by Barrie Martin in 2006, has partnered with Haliburton Forest to “provide and promote the very best tourism opportunities available in the Haliburton Highlands,” the…

Studio Tour busy on its first weekend

By Michael RileyLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The Haliburton Highlands Studio Tour celebrated its 33rd year of operation Oct. 3 and 4 – the first of two weekends. Due to COVID-19 and its restrictions, 12 artists…

Work continues to move Hops Dr. development forward

By Sue Tiffin Dysart et al councillors want a commercial development proposed for 10 Hops Drive in Haliburton to move forward, and are working with the developer to make that happen sooner rather than later.Steven…

Council talks commercial development in Dysart

By Chad Ingram A commercial development being proposed for Hops Drive in Haliburton would include a gas bar, 10,000-square-foot retail building and drive-thru restaurant, councillors for the Municipality of Dysart et al heard during a…

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…