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Rick Mercer Report segment on Gravenhurst Winter Carnival airs Tuesday, Friday on CBC »

Rick Mercer had a ton of fans at the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival Satuday.

GRAVENHURST — Less than two weeks after confirming his appearance at the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival last Saturday, Rick Mercer announced on his show last night that his seven-minute segment on his “puddle jumping” and “run-a-bed” would air twice this coming……

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

5 people charged with various drug, crime, probation charges in Gravenhurst »

GRAVENHURST — Five people face numerous drug trafficking, stolen property and probation charges after a pair of unrelated police takedowns in Gravenhurst this week. Police from the Bracebride OPP say that on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at approximately 2:00 p.m.……

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

RMR day of fun, frivolity on water, bed »

GRAVENHURST - Rick Mercer has slipped down zip lines with Jan Arden and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and dangled from the edge of the CN Tower, but his bucket list never included “puddle jumping” at the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. Rick……

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Puddle jumpers’ keep their nose up, throttle down »

GRAVENHURST - While there were radar runs over on Lake Muskoka at West Gravenhurst, at Gull Lake Rotary Park sledders were “puddle-jumping” at the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. Keep your nose up and your throttle down. That’s a fancy way of……

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Outdoors is happy, fun, safe – and tasty »

GRAVENHURST – Who needs to be indoors when there’s so much fun to be had outdoors. #gallery-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;……

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Polar bear dip, donut-eating winter at its best »

GRAVENHURST - The annual polar bear dip Saturday afternoon drew about 18 hearty souls at the 45th annual Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. Most were teens – one in a wild hairdo - but there was one old guy, a public school……

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Run-a-bed race a riot this year with crazy costumes, six fun teams »

GRAVENHURST - One of the oldest, original and most popular events is the run-a-bed race. And this year was one of the best since the return of the carnival four years ago. A half dozen beds lined up with a……

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Rotary honours Fry, Dart, Smith with Paul Harris Awards »

GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Rotary Club celebrated the 110th anniversary of the two-million member club Monday, by recognizing three “invaluable community volunteers.” Marion Fry, Hank Smith and Bonnie Dart received Rotary’s highest honour for their ‘Service Above Self.’ Marion Fry,……

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge to begin live streaming of council, standing committee meetings online Tuesday, March 3 »

BRACEBRIDGE — In ongoing efforts for small municipal governments to be more open and transparent, the Town of Bracebridge will begin streaming council and standing committee meetings live online. The says it is pleased to announce that it will be……

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Carbon monoxide alarm alerts man to dryer fire that destroys apartment in Huntsville »

HUNTSVILLE Fire crews were back on the scene today after a fire last night forced the occupant of an apartment above a business to flee a dryer fire when he was alerted by a carbon monoxide alarm. Fire detroyed……

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Huntsville house roof fire above bathroom Saturday 6 a.m. »

HUNTSVILLE — Fire crews from Huntsville Station 1 with assistance from Station 3 responded Saturday morning around 6 a.m. to a reported roof fire at…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Teen charged with stealing from vehicles »

BRACEBRIDGE — A teen caught breaking into cars has been charged with theft. Police say that on Thursday, Feb.26, 2015, at 8 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police…

Feb 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

World Day of Prayer March 6, Knox Presbyterian Church, Gravenhurst »

GRAVENHURST — With the state of the world at the moment, it could use some more help. Parishioners at the Gravenhurst Knox Presbyterian Church, 315 Muskoka…

Feb 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Driver hits ditch, charged with impaired »

BRACEBRIDGE — A civilian call to police has led to multiple charges after a driver hit the ditch Friday afternoon. Police say members of the Bracebridge…

Feb 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge woman in critical condition after apartment fire Saturday claims her 2 dogs »

BRACEBRIDGE — A 63 year-old Bracebridge woman is in critical condition and her two dogs died after a fire at an apartment building in downtown…

Feb 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Snowmobile passenger injured after sled accident Thursday »

LAKE OF BAYSAn Oakville man faces a number of charges after his rental snowmobile was involved in a crash that injured a passenger…

Feb 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Rosseau cross-bow hunter fined $1,000 for killing deer with wrong WMU licence »

BRACEBRIDGE — A Rosseau man has been fined $1,000 for unlawfully hunting white-tailed deer. The Ministry of Natural Resources reports that Timothy Fraser pleaded guilty and…

Feb 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

$30,000 FedNor loan for Four Season Greens of Port Sydney »

PORTSYDNEYA Muskoka-based producer of sprouts and micro-greens has received a $30,000 FeNor loan to complete the construction of an aquaponics food producing system…

Feb 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Sawdust City Saloon packing them in for Talent Night Thursdays with Wayne Hill »

Wayne Louden and Wayne Hill are the feature acts at Thursdy's Talent Night.

GRAVENHURST — The new Sawdust City Brewery is the go-to bar for lovers of craft beer — and music. Wayne Louden and Wayne…

Feb 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Train hits pickup truck in Huntsville Thursday morning »

HUNTSVILLEA 72-year-old Huntsville man is lucky to be alive after his pickup truck was struck by a train Thursday morning. Police say that just…

Feb 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

World Day of Prayer March 6, Knox Presbyterian Church, Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — With the state of the world at the moment, it could use some more help. Parishioners at the Gravenhurst Knox Presbyterian Church, 315 Muskoka Rd. N.,.think so. So,…

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

Growing orchids, Feb. 17 topic at Gravenhurst Horticulture Assoc. AGM

GRAVENHURST — Come on out to the Gravenhurst Horticultural meeting on Feb. 17. And get tips on growing orchids. Christina Van Klink, manager of Muskoka Lakes Gardens &…

Feb 9 2015 / Read More »

Buddy Holly tribute March 28, Opera House

GRAVENHURST — “The day the music died ….” Buddy Holly at his height, before he died in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959. Don McLean said…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »

Hospice Huntsville Volunteer Open House

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Hospice Huntsville Volunteer Open House

Tuesday January 27th, 2015 7 – 8 p.m. Hospice Huntsville.

The first step in volunteering for Hospice Huntsville is to attend our Volunteer Information…

Jan 13 2015 / Read More »
Letters

‘Gravenhurst has best service fellow cottager could ever ask for’

LETTER TO EDITOR: I would like to thank Mr.Sub in Gravehurst for contacting the police, and the young woman from the fire department that help my brother inlaw find…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Six NDP wishes for Tony Clement to pass on to PM Harper

Dear Editor:  I thought maybe Tony Clement could pass my Christmas wish list on to Stephen Harper this year.  If Stephen Harper and conservatives can fork out $90,000 to commit…

Dec 17 2013 / Read More »

End speed limit for light vehicles

Letter to Editor: Re: End This Speed Limit Our freeway speed limits are set for tractor trailers, cement mixers and school buses. Meanwhile automobiles, light trucks, SUVs and motorcycles are…

Dec 11 2013 / Read More »

 

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