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Miller hosts petition-signing in Huntsville Friday for better provincial highway snowplowing »

HUNTSVILLE — If you haven’t signed the many petitions going around regarding poor plowing of provincial highways in Muskoka, you have another chance Friday. With Thursday’s return of snowfalls, it’s perfect chance to signal your displeasure with the poor condition……

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

February booze-free challenge issued by health unit »

By Dr. Charles Gardner, Simcoe-Muskoka Chief Medical Officer of Health Are you “Ready to be Thirsty?” When I was approached to participate in an alcohol-free challenge for the month of February as part of the health unit’s Ready to be……

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Teen, 17, charged with attempted murder, after 16-year-old stabbed »

VICTORIAHARBOUR A 17-year-old male is charged with attempted murder after a 16-year-old male was stabbed Wednesday. Police in Georgian Bay say that on Jan. 28 at 9:35 p.m., officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment were dispatched……

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bring back national long-form census for 2016, say health units, including Simcoe-Muskoka »

BARRIE — The local health unit is joining other similar service providers across the province in calling for a return of the nation long-form census next year. That’s the one Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement was instrumental in a few……

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Miller supports Fedeli’s bid to stop mis-use of fentanyl opioid pain patches »

BRACEBRIDGE — A Private Member’s Bill to stop the alleged abuse of a powerful pain killer is being supported by MPP Norm Miller in the Ontario legislature. The Parry Sound-Muskoka member is supporting a fellow PC Party member’s initiative on……

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Phone scam tells Orillia residents their hydro will be turned off without credit card info »

ORILLIAIt’s still hard to believe the people can be naïve and that predators can be so bold — or both. But yet another phone scam — this time it’s not the Internet — is being attempted in Orillia.……

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Joy-rider takes car for overnight spin in Huntsville – leaving tank empty »

HUNTSVILLEA long joy-riding spree left the owner of the stolen car with an empty tank Tuesday. Police says that on Monday January 26 the owner of a Toyota Yaris parked her car in her driveway on Centre Street……

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Rollover on Hwy. 11 leads impaired driving charge against Gravenhurst man »

SEVERN TOWNSHIP — A Gravenhurst man has been charged with impaired driving after a vehicle rollover on Hwy. 11 Sunday night. Police in Orillia say that on Sunday Jan. 25, 2015, at approximately 9:14 p.m., the Orillia OPP were contacted……

Jan 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Business workshops to help owners survive year-round, and create ‘customer experience’ »

GRAVENHURST — Opportunities abound for downtown businesses — and others — to renew themselves. The Town of Gravenhurst is offering a business education series for Gravenhurst businesses and entrepreneurs brought to you by the Downtown Revitalization Committee. The “Downtown 1-2-3……

Jan 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Driver hits snowbank, officer happens along, man charged with impaired driving in Huntsville »

HUNTSVILLE — A driver who hit a snowbank and was trying to dig himself out was arrested and charged with impaired driving after a police officer happened along. On Friday January 23, 2015 Just before 9:00pm an off duty police……

Jan 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Art theft from Collingwood gallery »

COLLINGWOOD — An art theft at a local gallery over the Christmas holidays has police on the lookout for summer scene. Officers from the Collingwood and…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

15-year-old sledder hits tree, airlifted to St. Mike’s »

HALIBURTON — A 15-year-old snowmobiler is in hospital at Toronto with non-life-threatening injuries after hitting a tree while riding his snowmobile Wednesday. Police says that on…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

‘World Wetlands Day’ Feb. 2 »

BRACEBRIDGE — With the return of snow Thrusday and more moisture in the air and less freezing cold, it’s not a far stretch to be…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / 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,…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Emergency services vs. Bracebridge Blues Feb. 1 »

BRACEBRIDGE — Stars of the present vs. stars past the best-before date. Police, paramedics and firefighters are joining forces to take on the junior hockey team…

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Man fined $1,500 for careless hunting »

PARRY SOUND — A Southern Ontario man has been fined $1,500 for careless hunting. Terrence Cook, of Oakville, pleaded guilty to carelessly hunting moose. In addition…

Jan 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hospice Huntsville Volunteer Open House »

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

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

Jan 13 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

Rotary curling bonspiel Jan. 24, golf tournament May 28 »

SOUTH MUSKOKARotarians Kim Rixon in Bracebridge and Barb McCabe in Gravenhurst are gearing up for some fun and games in 2015. First, you are…

Jan 13 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

Muskoka Lakes Public Library Events »

Muskoka Lakes Public Library Events

Thursdays 1:00-3:00 Kniterary  Drop in to Muskoka Lakes Public Library, Port Carling, with your latest needleworking project. Join others at the…

Jan 10 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

Huntsville Lions start monthy pancake breafast Jan. 31 at Chaffey Hall »

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HUNTSVILLE The Huntsville Lions Club is holding a free fundraising Pancake Breakfast at Chaffey Hall in Huntsville on Saturday Jan. 31 from 8 to…

Jan 8 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »
Events

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 »

Muskoka Lakes Public Library Events

Muskoka Lakes Public Library Events

Thursdays 1:00-3:00 Kniterary  Drop in to Muskoka Lakes Public Library, Port Carling, with your latest needleworking project. Join others at the fireplace lounge for…

Jan 10 2015 / Read More »

Huntsville Lions start monthy pancake breafast Jan. 31 at Chaffey Hall

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HUNTSVILLE The Huntsville Lions Club is holding a free fundraising Pancake Breakfast at Chaffey Hall in Huntsville on Saturday Jan. 31 from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan 8 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 »

Pecoke byproduct of tar sands new threat to environment

Dear  Editor: Petcoke? What is it and why should I care? Petcoke or petroleum coke is a powdery by-product of heavy oil refining.  Recently, an expanded refinery on the Detroit River in…

Feb 13 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 »

 

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