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Weekend break-in at Deerhurst nets thieves more than a dozen computers, electronics »

HUNTSVILLE A break-in at Deerhurst Resort has led to a large-scale theft of more than a dozen computers, iPads, tablets, cameras, a TV and portable communication devices. Provincial police say that on Sunday March 19, 2017, OPP at Huntsville……

Mar 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Miller helps continue push for all municipalities to get share of gas tax »

QUEEN’S PARK — MPP Norm Miller is once again helping push for a private member’s bill that for the 12th time will attempt to ensure that every municipality will get a share of the gas tax that every driver in……

Mar 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst outside workers agree to 5-year contract »

GRAVENHURST — Outside workers with the town here have agreed to a five-year contract with raises of 1.5 per cent the first year, 1 per cent the next three years and 1.5 per cent in the final year. On Tuesday,……

Mar 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Barrie man charged with impaired driving after vehicle hits rock cut with 5 people in vehicle »

HUNTSVILLE A Barrie man faces a number of charges, including impaired driving, after a single vehicle accident on Highway 11 northbound between Rowanwood Road and Stephenson Road 12 Tuesday. Provincial police at Huntsville say that on March 21, 2017……

Mar 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Monck Public School hit with two attacks of ‘profane, vulgar’ graffiti within week »

BRACEBRIDGE — Police are looking for someone with a spray can and a penchant for school graffiti. A stop sign and neighbouring businesses on Wellington Street were also targetted in the Monck Public School graffiti attacks. Provincial police in Bracebridge……

Mar 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Miller re-introduces bill to allow racks to cover licence plates »

QUEEN’S PARK — Norm Miller was back on his feet a second time Monday, re-introducing a private member’s bill let vehicles with carrying racks on highways even if the rack obscure the license plate. Bill 108, the No Flak for……

Mar 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

MNRF says rain this week will add to higher than normal water levels, flows across region »

PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA — Water levels and flows are higher than normal for this time of year, the MNRF says. And predicted rain accumulations this week will cause current levels and flows to rise late this week and over the weekend.……

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge hospital gets ‘essentional new digital equipment’ to boost imaging department capabilities thanks to foundation donors »

BRACEBRIDGE — End of life technology continues to open new doors for the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation. Kristin Clarke, medical radiation technologist, and Colin Miller of the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, show off the new digital fluoroscopy machine at the……

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Miller calls ‘alarming’ number of ‘unfounded’ sex assault allegations ‘unacceptable’ »

QUEEN’S PARK — “Alarming” and “disturbingly high” rates of sexual assault dismissals by OPP in Bracebridge and Huntsville had Norm Miller on his feet this afternoon in the legislature. The Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP was responding to a recent Globe and……

Mar 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

UPDATE: Police seek Jeep Grand Cherokee with front-end damage after hit-and-run injures pedestrian »

UPDATE: HUNTSVILLE – A hit-and-run driver herer has left a local man with serious injuries in hospital. Police say shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday March 18, OPP at Huntsville and Emergency Services responded to the scene of an injured……

Mar 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

OPP launch strategic plan to 2020 in wake of concerns, criticisms »

The OPP promise better service in the next three years.

ORILLIA In the wake of rural complaints about cost of policing and wider reported concerns about service regarding sexual assaults, Ontario’s provincial police force…

Mar 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Learn how to build a bird cage planter Mar. 21 at Hort mtg. »

GRAVENHURST — The next meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society takes place on Mar. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Activity Centre. Learn how…

Mar 8 2017 / Comments Off on Learn how to build a bird cage planter Mar. 21 at Hort mtg. / Read More »

Cellar Singers present Brahms Requiem Friday in Orillia »

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ORILLIA – The Cellar Singers, central Ontario’s premier choir, present a Brahms Requiem Friday night at St. James Church here. Ein deutsche Requiem Johannes Brahms features soprano…

Mar 2 2017 / Comments Off on Cellar Singers present Brahms Requiem Friday in Orillia / Read More »

‘Young offender’ charged with second-degree murder in second death in youth facility fire »

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES A charge of second-degree murder has been laid following the fiery death of a second person at youth detention centre…

Feb 27 2017 / Comments Off on ‘Young offender’ charged with second-degree murder in second death in youth facility fire / Read More »

UPDATE: Police seek person in altercation at Blue Mountains »

Police are looking for this muscular-looking male to turn himself in for questioning after an altercation early Saturday morning at a bar.

UPDATE: Man identified. THE BLUE MOUNTAINS A “person of interest” is being sought by police here following an altercation at a bar early Saturday morning. Feb 26 2017 / Comments Off on UPDATE: Police seek person in altercation at Blue Mountains / Read More »

Wanted: PSW for hire »

Wanted: Private PSW for hire

For day and overnight work.

Woman with cancer requires assistance of private, personal support worker for daytime visits and night-time shifts, midnight to…

Feb 24 2017 / Comments Off on Wanted: PSW for hire / Read More »

Gravenhurst Girl Guides celebrate Guide with special events »

GRAVENHURST — To help celebrate Scout and Guide Week in Canada this week, local guides here are helping out each other and the community. Each of…

Feb 22 2017 / Comments Off on Gravenhurst Girl Guides celebrate Guide with special events / Read More »

Collingwood woman, 74, second skier to die on area slopes in 2017 »

THE BLUE MOUNTAINSA 74-year-old Collingwod woman died Sunday while skiing. OPP from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment say they were called after…

Feb 22 2017 / Comments Off on Collingwood woman, 74, second skier to die on area slopes in 2017 / Read More »

Police say vacant Bass Lake building fire Sunday ‘suspicious’ »

ORO-MEDONTE — Provincial police from Barrie are investigating a “suspicious” fire here early Sunday. They say they were called to the structure fire February 19 at 4:50…

Feb 22 2017 / Comments Off on Police say vacant Bass Lake building fire Sunday ‘suspicious’ / Read More »

Driver of suspect white SUV asked girls 9, 10 to get into vehicle in Orillia »

ORILLIA Police here are looking for white SUV after two young girls reported a male asked them to get into the vehicle to help…

Feb 22 2017 / Comments Off on Driver of suspect white SUV asked girls 9, 10 to get into vehicle in Orillia / Read More »
Events

Learn how to build a bird cage planter Mar. 21 at Hort mtg.

GRAVENHURST — The next meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society takes place on Mar. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Activity Centre. Learn how to make a…

Mar 8 2017 / Read More »

Muskoka Chaplaincy’s ‘Freshly Brewed Music’ concert Feb. 11 fundraiser for hospitals chaplain

BRACEBRIDGE – You are invited to the Muskoka Chaplaincy’s Coffee House Night: Freshly Brewed Music, featuring, FOG; The Muskoka Trio and Rick Lamoureux Flute & Sax on Saturday,…

Jan 31 2017 / Read More »

Bev McMullen explores art from around the world with camera

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PORT CARLING — Local photographer Bev McMullen does more than take news photos. She’s also a night and weekend artist who goes beyond the lens with…

Jan 30 2017 / Read More »

Unlock mystery of saving seeds, Gravenhurst Hort mtg. Feb. 21

GRAVENHURST – The next meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society takes place on Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Activity Centre, 480 First St. N. Learn…

Jan 29 2017 / Read More »
Letters

‘Saint Ford’ funeral uplifting and sad

Dear Editor: Carol Ann Pershyn, who attended Rob Ford’s funeral in Tornoto last week, put up this little memorial to Rob Ford on tree at her…

Apr 4 2016 / 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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