Maple Moon changes hands

By Angelica Ingram Published Sept. 13 2016 A maple-infused business in Haliburton will continue its tradition of making maple wine as Moon Shadows Estate Winery and Maple Moon changes ownership. The business on Highway 118…

General store a pillar of Dorset

By Angelica Ingram Sept. 1 2016 This is the third and final installment of a series dedicated to highlighting general stores in cottage country. The history of Robinson's General Store cannot be told without first…

Going local one video at a time

By Angela Long Published August 9 2016 All you need is love sang John Lennon. And maybe a video or two. Two local businesswomen have made dozens believing “go local” is more than just a…

Local couple embarks on new business adventure

By Angelica Ingram August 2 2016 When Greg Luck and Abby Hagerman were camping across Canada this past spring they were also hard at work promoting their new business. The young couple who call Haliburton…

Agnew's General Store a hub of the community

By Angelica Ingram Published July 28 2016 This is the second instalment of a feature series on general stores in cottage country. Agnew’s General Store has been a family tradition since 1921. Founded as a…

Boat tour offers different view of Haliburton

By Angelica Ingram Published July 28 2016 The Lady of the Lake has a calm and unassuming presence. Unlike some boats she's not loud and fast but rather as her name would suggest graceful elegant…

Home Hardware proposes new largerstore

By Angelica Ingram July 25 2016 The owner of Haliburton's HomeHardware Jerry Walker has his sights set on a new store for hisbusiness. Walker gave councillors a look at hisplans for a 20000 square foot…

County Coffee has 'bean' around the world 

By Angela Long Published July 19 2016 When the beans reach between 390 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit they begin to pop. “It sounds just like popcorn popping” County Coffee co-owner David Patterson says. He watches…

Stone 21 shakes things up at Pinestone

By Jenn Watt Published July 18 2016 The first thing you notice when you walk into Stone 21 the new restaurant in Pinestone Resort is the walls. The dining space that was once almost aglow…

Scotiabank VP gets an earful inWilberforce

By Chad Ingram Published July 13 2016 Scotiabank's district vice-presidentfor central east Ontario was mocked for his scripted non-answersduring a meeting with residents of Wilberforce July 12. Scotiabank announced last month it willclose branches in…

More than just a shopping centre

Story and photos by Angelica Ingram Published June 28 2016 This is the first instalment of a feature series on general stores in the Highlands. There isn’t a face or name that Bill Burden doesn’t…

Startup getWyred wins incubation contest

By Darren Lum June 21 2016 Haliburton’s Cole Rowden is moving forward with his business partners on making his venture getWyred a reality after having his business selected as a winner of the small business…

A&W restaurant eyes Haliburton

By Angelica Ingram June 21 2016 Fast food chain A&W has set itssights on Haliburton with a representative telling the Echo that a restaurant might be constructed in the area sometime in thenext year. Franchise…

Wilberforce Scotiabank to close

By Jenn Watt June 21 2016 Scotiabank’s branches in Wilberforce and Maynooth will be closing as of January with operations consolidating in the Bancroft branch. Customers’ preference for online and mobile banking have forced the…