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Pharmacy an extension of a calm household

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A familiar face from Todd’s Independent Grocer in Haliburton will soon be opening her own pharmacy in the Beer Store plaza. Lauren Wilson, who...

New era at Wilberforce Service Centre

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When Todd and Lindsay Watling were looking to escape the city in 2018, they turned their attention to Wilberforce - hoping it could be...

Changing lives one smile at a time

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Volunteer Dental Outreach co-founder Dr. Bill Kerr said money the local non-profit is receiving from Tim Hortons’ smile cookie campaign will be immediately reinvested...

Home Hardware celebrates 60 years

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Home Hardware is celebrating 60 years, and the Haliburton and Minden stores joined the festivities May 11-12. Each store planned its own celebration, with...

Time for a spit and polish… and trip to the garage

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Located in the heart of town, Minden Auto Care has been a staple in the community for decades. Owners Dennis and Lori Pennie are...

A little kombucha at the Castle

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Castle Antiques continues to morph, with Nectr Kombucha joining the Schleifenbaum family in downtown Haliburton. Lucus Esson, of Nectr Kombucha, said The Nectr Hive...

Francis Thomas Contracting blows out 90 candles

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Francis Thomas Contracting (FTC) has turned 90 years old, celebrating with a gathering at its Carnarvon headquarters April 25. The business is the longest-running,...

Housing now on Tim’s menu

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18 months ago, Paige Chapman had never heard of Haliburton County. Now, she and her partner, Mike Garland, are spearheading an initiative in the...

The Mason Jar ‘spreading joy with food’

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With a background in hospitality, the owners of The Mason Jar in Carnarvon say they love to serve people. Tara and Andrew Schroeder are...

Minden’s Molly’s moving to market bakery

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After 14 years at the helm of Molly’s Bistro Bakery, owner Molly McInerney is making a change. The popular Minden eatery will no longer...

New restaurant Buzz-ing at Sandy Lane Resort

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Having recently invested in Sandy Lane Resort, new owner Efjay Singh said he’s already feeling at home in Haliburton County. Singh and his family,...

New gym ‘extension of couple’s family’

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Kevin Etmanski and Kailey Bateman are changing the face of fitness in Haliburton. The local couple are taking the leap in pursuing their joint dream...

Halco Electronics pulling the plug

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On a weekday afternoon, customers pop into The Source – Halco Electronics to wish owner Don van Nood and long-time employee, Ryan Urquhart, well...

New business hopes to transform Highlands outdoor spaces

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Shannon Hulme got his first taste of construction in Haliburton County when he worked on the MNRF headquarters in Algonquin Highlands. He started in...

Sir Sam’s to become community ski hill

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When Doug and Kim Wilkinson retired, their plan was to invest in a number of Haliburton County-based businesses that were “fun.” But in 2021,...

ACM Designs moving to new digs at Abbey Gardens

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Local entrepreneur Andria Cowan Molyneaux says fate was behind the decision to relocate her business, ACM Designs, from its current home in Haliburton village...

Clinic bringing more beauty to downtown

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One of Jenn Emmerson’s favourite things to do is walking with family along Highland Street, stopping by stores that make up the fabric of...

OPSEU selling Frost Centre

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The Frost Centre is back up for sale as the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) remains embroiled in lawsuits against the union executives...

County businesses ‘optimistic’ for 2024

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While figures published in the 2024 Ontario Economic Report paint a bleak picture for many businesses this year, Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce board...

New company offers Haliburton to Toronto bus

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While TOK Coachlines will no longer be operating a Haliburton to Toronto bus route, The Highlander has learned that Entertainment Tour Travel Inc., based...

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