SIRCH training programs offer local opportunities

By Angelica Ingram This fall, SIRCH Community Services is offering two free training programs to help serve the employment needs of Haliburton County. Back by popular demand, Basics of Carpentry gives participants the entry level…

Business owners inspire through their experiences 

By Grace Oborne For two years, due to the pandemic, businesses have been hit hard causing challenging obstacles, financial losses, and stress. Some have struggled to recover, but others have found light amidst the darkness.…

Resort owners angry over Health Unit hot tub…

Decision leaves owners looking for avenue to appeal order By Stephen Petrick There’s no love for some Haliburton County resort hot tubs this summer. The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit has been clamping down…

Highlands entrepreneur is hooked on baits

By Grace OborneFor local resident, preserving the Highlands’ water and overall environment is a key factor when designing his product.Colt Taylor has always spent a lot of time fishing on Haliburton County’s lakes. It wasn’t…

Help wanted in the Highlands:

Creative solutions needed for public and private sectors to address labour shortage, says Haliburton County CAO By Stephen PetrickThis is the first in a series of stories for the Haliburton Echo/Minden Times, which will provide…

Kegel purchases Barker Heating and Cooling

By Vivian CollingsAfter 47 years of service to Haliburton County, Barker Heating and Cooling is closing its doors.The long-time heating contractor sold their business to Kegel Heating and Cooling with the deal closing on Aug.…

Rogers outage stirs up concerns and questions

By Vivian Collings A recent national connectivity outage is making local organizations and businesses think about the what-ifs around a repeat situation.With service provider Rogers experiencing an outage on July 8 across the country, there…

Farmers want Ontario to step up

By Stephen Petrick A shortage of doctors to treat big farm animals is hurting Haliburton County’s agriculture sector.Godfrey Tyler is an experienced livestock farmer and knows how to take care of his animals. But he…

HCDC Incubator open for businesses

By Vivian CollingsThe Haliburton County Development Corporation’s (HCDC) renewed Incubator space is giving the necessary tools and support to fledgling local businesses so they can soar to success.HCDC recently refurbished their Creative Business Incubator space…

Eat, play, and stay at the Rockcliffe Moore…

By Vivian Collings The Rockcliffe bar, restaurant, and hotel is making a momentous comeback on July 1, but not in downtown Minden. Owners of the Rockcliffe recently purchased what was formerly the Summerkiss Restaurant in…

A ‘dream’ come true for Minden teen

By Vivian Collings Tathan McCutcheon’s biggest dream was to build a basketball court, and it was made possible this spring with a little help from his friends. The Sunshine Foundation of Canada recently granted Tathan…

Making connections to a career

By Darren Lum The following story is the last in a series of co-op placement stories featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11 and 12 students,…

Heat-Line featured as a success in BDC study

By Vivian Collings Study says only five per cent of small businesses effectively use the technology available to them to grow their business, and Heat-Line is one of them. Heat-Line was recently featured as a…

Edgewater Grill set to open for the long…

By Vivian Collings Local new owners of what was formerly the Kinmount Grill hope to share their lifelong love of the area by providing delicious food to residents and visitors. The Hancocks purchased the building…