News Haliburton Highlands Chamber encouraging residents to shop local ahead of proposed minimum wage increase SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Thursday, Oct. 5th, 2017 The Haliburton Highlands Chamber wants to see more residents shopping local. Chamber President Richard Wannan says a 32 per cent increase to the minimum wage on the table in the legislature will have an impact on local businesses. Wannan says businesses in Haliburton need to support each other. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/RW-1.mp3 Wannan also says business may have to raise their prices, which will affect consumers. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/RW-2.mp3 Wannan adds the chamber supports an increase in the minimum wage but not in such a short period of time. The chamber released a report saying almost 200 jobs in the county could be in jeopardy if the minimum wage jumps to $15 an hour by 2019.