Chaulk full of local pride

By Emily Stonehouse When something is done with pride, it makes a world of difference. And that is what Trevor Chaulk, founding president of Chaulk, has. Pride in the company. Pride in the product. Pride…

Robinson’s General Store closed for now

By Emily Stonehouse The historic Robinson’s General Store in Dorset has closed its doors temporarily. As of Jan. 8 at 5 p.m., a sign appeared on the front door of the store, letting customers know…

Two years of lessons for The Wolf Moon

By Emily Stonehouse With highs and lows, ups and downs, it’s been nearly two years of learning experiences for Reed Sacharoff, the owner of the Wolf Moon Shop in Minden.  Sacharoff kicked off his unique…

Turning the wheels on wellness

By Emily Stonehouse Sometimes, the first step is the most important one to take. Other times, it’s the hopping, skipping, stumbling, and jumping that makes the journey worthwhile.  For Shay Hutchings and Sarah Comer, their…

Highlander of the Year awarded to advocate for…

By Emily Stonehouse Robin Carmount has officially been named the Highlander of the Year at the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, held this past Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Bonnie View Inn. “It…

Stedmans staying in Minden

By Emily Stonehouse The Stedmans name will not be leaving the downtown core of Minden any time soon. According to the new owner of the business, Faisal Rasool, while he did intend to originally change…

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,…