Country Rose has 30 reasons to celebrate

By Robert Mackenzie Published July 11 2017 Country Rose Garden Centre increased their stock of red and white flowers this year ahead of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations all while the store celebrated a big birthday…

Sears closures will not affect Haliburton County

By Chad Ingram Published June 23 2017 The Sears stores in Haliburton County – the appliance and furniture store in Haliburton and the catalogue pickup company in Minden – are not affected by the widespead…

Geology a drive for tourism

By Sue Tiffin Published June 20 2017 Barrie Martin experience broker for Yours Outdoors approached council with a wish list to encourage recreational geology experiences in Highlands East at council’s June 7 meeting. “I hope…

Wind and Solar powers up at grand opening

By Sue Tiffin Published June 20 2017 Visitors to the grand opening of the Haliburton Solar and Wind headquarters and demo site wanted to see how living off grid was possible. Owner Brian Nash noted…

Gooderham garage gets revived

By Sue Tiffin Published June 20 2017 A Skidoo trip to Haliburton became life changing when it led Jim Fenney past the Gooderham Service Centre. Fenney grew up in the Highlands but moved to the…

Haliburton chamber of commerce focuses on advocacy

By Robert Mackenzie Published June 13 2017 Richard Wannan was approved as the new president of the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce at the group’s annual general meeting last Tuesday June 6. Wannan who works…

Shirley through the Looking Glass

By Jenn Watt Published June 13 2017 Shirley Beveridge identifies herself mostly as a hairdresser. Snipping clipping and colouring since she was a teenager the Haliburton stylist has always been passionate about helping clients achieve…

Winning design brings lake to the kitchen

By Robert Mackenzie Staff reporter A Bob Lake kitchen renovation has won Haliburton interior decorating company ACM Designs a silver medal in this year’s Canadian Decorators’ Association Decorating and Design Competition. Andria Cowen Molyneaux ACM’s…

Entrepreneur teen stocks county storesBy Sue Tiffin

Published May 30 2017 Erik Morrison is a natural born businessman. At 14 the Wilberforce resident runs Erikord Survival a thriving paracord products company that supplies his designs at retailers across the county and through…

$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…