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MAHC nurse Turner ‘caring, compassionate advocate’ for kidney patients »

MAHC nurse Evan Turner has was awarded the Human Touch Award Thursday.

MUSKOKA — A “caring and compassionate advocate” of kidney patients in Muskoka has been recognized by his peers. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s Evan Turner, clinical leader of the satellite dialysis unit under the Regional Kidney Care Program for Simcoe Muskoka, has……

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Ontario physio funding helps Bracebridge, Huntsville while shutting out Gravenhurst again »

MUSKOKA — The health care battle between Bracebridge and Huntsville was a draw Thursday, as the province opted to fund physiotherapy in both north Muskoka towns. Meanwhile, Gravenhurst was again shut out of any additional provincial health care services —……

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Muskoka Concert Band show April 27 features ‘The Three Jacks’ – and they’re all cards »

HUNTSVILLE —… Meet “The Three Jacks.” One’s a retired Air Canada pilot, one had 800 employees, and one was a senior consultant for IBM. They’re all “cards” — and amazing musicians. The incredible trumpet trio will be blowing the roof…

Apr 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge gets $43,000 from feds for accessibility renovations at town hall »

BRACEBRIDGE — Accessiblity improvements to the town office here got a boost from MP Tony Clement Tuesday. The Parry Sound-Muskoka MP announced, on behalf of the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada, $43,011 for doors, washroom and drinking fountain……

Apr 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Town poll on BIA expansion requires landlords, tenants to vote – or failure to respond is considered ‘yes’ vote »

GRAVENHURST — It seems the BIA expansion area here is not exactly a fait accompli, as the business group originally indicated. A town poll is now underway to see if the exisisting 77 members can double their total to 144……

Apr 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Former Orillia Opera House manager to take over Gravenhurst Opera House »

GRAVENHURST — The revolving door at the GravenhurstTown Hall has swung open again. This time it’s another new “manager of arts and culture.” Krista Storey, the former manager of the Orillia Opera House, replaces Barbara Anderson-Huget, who has been on……

Apr 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fog sign that flooding will continue into weekend »

PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA — If you’re in a fog over warming temperatures and rain, watch out the next few days and into the weekend. In their latest update at 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Ministry of Natural Resources says “additional or prolonged……

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Clement acclaimed as CPC candidate for Parry Sound-Muskoka »

PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA –… Was there any question? Despite some niggling flack and baggage from the G8 Summit in Huntsville with ‘gazebo-gate,’ which heaped scorn and ridicule on him and the riding, MP Tony Clement has the confidence of his party’s…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Beware computer scammers talking about Microsoft XP support »

MUSKOKA — In the growing wake of Heart Bleed, police are getting complaints about computer scammers wanting to take advantage of the end of Microsoft’s XP support system. Scammers posing as Microsoft representatives have called homeowners trying to gain access……

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Failure to pay land tax nets Crown land user $3,000 fine »

PARRY SOUND —… A dispute over who pays the taxes on a land rental agreement with the province will cost the tenant an extra after he lost in court. The Aylmer man who leases public land on NisbetLake has been…

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Genealogy @ Gravenhurst Library »

By Linda Scell GRAVENHURST —“…ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage…

Apr 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

@ Gravenhurst Library: Easter fun April 19 »

GRAVENHURST -… Hop on over to the library for some Easter fun. On Saturday April 19th from 10 a.m. until noon. Carla will have stories, crafts…

Apr 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bugs in the Garden – Good & Bad: Gravenhurst Horticulture mtg. April 15 »

GRAVENHURST - …Brenda Jansen, an avid gardener from Calendar, will teach how to use the good bugs and share some great home remedies to rid our…

Apr 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Walker’s Point Community Library column »

By Adele Fairfield…  Spring seems to be a definite possibility. The sun is shining and warm, the days are longer and you library is getting ready…

Apr 7 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Free CNIB low vision clinic April 9 at Bracebridge »

BRACEBRIDGE —… Time for a spring eye tuneup on Wednesday April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pinegrove Baptist Church, 295 Taylor…

Apr 2 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Oscar-nominee Chasing Ice April 8 at Parry Sound film club »

chasing ice

PARRY SOUND - With winter ice giving way to spring, The Films That Make You Think Film Club’s first movie of the season is perfect…

Apr 2 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

12-piece Black Family band at St. James May 10 »

GRAVENHURST —… Looking for family entertainment? Well, how about 10 kids and their parents? The Black Family, a musical ensemble of a dozen members will play at…

Apr 2 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Easter flower sale ~ Order by April 4 »

KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

GRAVENHURST

18th Annual SPRING FLOWER SALE 

ORDER BY  April 4th 

 Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinth (bulbs in 6” pot) $ 7

Pansies, Lilies & (Easter Egg)Mums $ 8

Hydrangea (Pink & Blue) $…

Apr 1 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

@ Gravenhurst Library supporting Daffodil Month for cancer care »

GRAVENHURST – “Daffodil Month, held every April, is a national fundraising campaign of the Canadian Cancer Society. They are asking Canadians to reflect upon the…

Mar 28 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Fraser, Girard folk duo at Muskoka Place Gallery March 29 »

PORT CARLING — Muskoka Place Gallery & Brandy Creek Music will be hosting a coffee house featuring  a return of fan favourite, Allan Fraser, known…

Mar 17 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
Events

@ Gravenhurst Library: Easter fun April 19

GRAVENHURST -… Hop on over to the library for some Easter fun. On Saturday April 19th from 10 a.m. until noon. Carla will have stories, crafts and a surprise. All…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

Robert Bateman on ‘Environment vs. Economy’ May 8-9

The 2014 Muskoka Summit on the Environment is taking place May 8th to 9th at the Rene Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge. The theme is “Environment vs Economy: Resolving…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

Muskoka Concert Band spring concert April 27

Muskoka Concert Band spring concertApril 27 Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville The 35-piece Muskoka Concert Band invites you to enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert welcoming spring with conductor Neil Barlow at the Algonquin…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

12-piece Black Family band at St. James May 10

GRAVENHURST —… Looking for family entertainment? Well, how about 10 kids and their parents? The Black Family, a musical ensemble of a dozen members will play at St. James Anglican…

Apr 2 2014 / Read More »
Letters

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 »

Scott Greer’s passing big loss for Bent River

Dear Editor:…

I was working on a letter to the editor regarding “federal budget planning.” But my thoughts were elsewhere. Today my family and I attended a church service in Windermere…

Jan 25 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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