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Gravenhurst Rotary honours 3 local volunteers with Paul Harris Awards to cap busy year »

Lynda Ferguson, left, Bob O'Brien and Annette Gillan were presented with Paul Harris Fellow Awards at Monday's club meeting in Gravenhurst.

Barb McCabe | Gravenhurst Rotary Club PR GRAVENHURST — A busy past year for local Rotarians was capped at Monday’s noon meeting, today, where our club was very pleased to welcome and bestow the prestigious Paul Harris Award to three……

Feb 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Fine Films almost halfway to $2,800 goal for screen at new location at Peter’s Players »

GRAVENHURST — Fans of Fine Films in Gravenhurst will be pleased to hear they are fast approaching halfway to their goal of raising funds for a screen for their new location at Peter’s Players. In a note this week to……

Feb 27 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival to wrap up 8 days of fun with awards, fireworks Sunday night »

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — Bill Johnson checked off another item on his retirement bucket list by being the first one into the polar dip. Bill Johnson, 67, was the first Parlar Dip participant. And Jeremy Rand defended his……

Feb 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge transgender woman finalist for Mompreneur Momentum award »

BRACEBRIDGE — A local transgender woman and entrepreneur is up for a national award. Michelle Emson and Sanctuary Studios Inc say in release Friday that they aer “proud to announce that they have been named a finalist for the 2017……

Feb 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Clement in Washington for security briefings days after hanging up on CBC reporter asking him about border crossings »

Mark Clairmont | MP Tony Clement, who took a lot of heat this week nationally and on social media for hanging up on a CBC Radio reporter asking how he’d deal with the flood of refugee-seekers to Canada, reported……

Feb 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge town portion of tax bill 5.3% jump – or $22 per $100,000 of assessment »

BRACEBRIDGE — Residents here can expect the town’s portion of their tax bill (about 30 per cent of the total) to go up 5.3 per cent in 2017. That is, according to a town release Friday. They say “adoption of……

Feb 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Man, dog rescued off river ice at Fairy Lake in Huntsville Thursday morning »

HUNTSVILLE A man trying to rescue his dog out on river ice had to himself be rescued Thursday. Firefighters pull a man and his dog to shore in Huntsville Thursday after they went through the ice. Both the man……

Feb 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Beaver Creek inmate dies in prison »

GRAVENHURST — A 67-year-old federal inmate at the Beaver Creek medium/minimum security prison here has died. Correctional Service Canada reports that on February 22, 2017, Muhammad Parvez, an inmate from Beaver Creek Institution died while in our custody. They say……

Feb 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge roads load limit March 4 to May 31 »

BRACEBRIDGE — Warm weather has sped up the annual date for the loads limitations for heavy trucks and equipment announcement this year. On an annual basis, the Town of Bracebridge implements a period of reduced loads during the spring thaw……

Feb 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bala Curling Club postpones Feb. 25 outdoor spiel to March 4; Avery Beach closed for skating; but Vankoughnet shinny tourney outdoors Saturday »

BALA — Due to the wet weather, the Bala Curling Club’s free public outdoor curling bonspiel at the Johnson Cranberry Marsh has been set back from Saturday, Feb. 25, to March 4 Bala Curling Club outdoor spiel moved to March……

Feb 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

‘Young offender’ charged with second-degree murder in death of youth facility worker in Oakwood »

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

Feb 27 2017 / No Comment / 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 / No Comment / 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 / No Comment / 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 / No Comment / 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 / No Comment / 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 / No Comment / 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 / No Comment / Read More »

Northwood Brass offer respite for ‘loggers, backwoods wannabees’ in St. James Anglican Church concert series Feb. 18 »

Neil Barlow, left, Karen Richardson, Merrill Perrett, Fran Harvey and Paul Minnoch are Northwood Brass. They'll bring their unique brand of brass plus one to St. James Anglican Church Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18. Freewill offering.

Lois Cooper | GRAVENHURST – The Northwood Brass, in a tongue-in-cheek review, describes itself as: “Hailing from the backwoods of Muskoka, these lumberjacks and jills…

Feb 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

MP Clement lashes out in House at Wynne, Liberals after Gravenhurt butcher says he’s forced to sell off meat to pay soaring hydro bill »

OTTAWA Parry Sound-Muskoka MP, Tony Clement, highlighted today in the House of Commons the hydro rate horrors of Gravenhurst business owner, Dave Purdon, who…

Feb 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Police looking for missing Severn Township teen, last seen at Patrick Fogarty school in Orillia »

ORILLIA Police here are asking the public’s help in locating a missing male youth from Severn Township. They are trying to find…

Feb 10 2017 / Comments Off on Police looking for missing Severn Township teen, last seen at Patrick Fogarty school in Orillia / 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 »

Tall Trees poker rally for Lions Camp Dorset dialysis Feb. 11

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DORSET The Tall Pines Snowmobile Club and the Lions Camp Dorset Dialysis facility are once again holding their annual poker rally on Feb 11. The…

Jan 28 2017 / Read More »

Tuesday evening food drives in Gravenhurst and Bracebridge for local food banks


GRAVENHURST-BRACEBRIDGE – Don’t forget Tuesday night’s annual food drives. Volunteers in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst will be going door-to-door in both towns seeking donations for their respective…

Oct 3 2016 / Read More »

‘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 »


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