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#stopsextrafficking fundraiser now at $60,000 for Just Like a Girl You Know programs »

Muskoka cottager Kevin 'Mr. Wonderful' O'Leary and his wife Linda were among the celebrities who had their photo taken by celebrity photographer Pimentel for a "glamping" (glamorous camping) photo shoot by celebrity photographer George Pimentel. (Photo by George Pimentel)

Mark Clairmont | ROSSEAU — The numbers keep growing for a cottage country fundraiser for Covenant House last weekend. Muskoka cottager Kevin ‘Mr. Wonderful’ O’Leary and his wife Linda were among the celebrities who had their photo taken by……

Jul 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

7 deaths on weekend has police urging extra care behind the wheel, especially around motorcyclists »

ORILLIA After a particularly tragic weekend in which seven people died on Ontario roads, provincial police are reminding drivers to be extra vigilant behind the wheel. The OPP responded to four fatal collisions, including three motorcyclists who died in……

Jul 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Washout closes part of Oriole Crescent in Gravenhurst for rest of week »

GRAVENHURST — It’ll be the end of the week at least before a portion of Oriole Crescent reopens here. The Gravenhurst infrastructure department issued a road closure at 110 Oriole Crescent, Gravenhurst late Tuesday due to a washout. They say……

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Forget Siri, ask Waverleigh and Ilarya about what’s going on in Gravenhurst »

GRAVENHURST — Looking for information on Gravenhurst and all that’s going on around town this summer? Ilarya Ochab, left, and Waverleigh Alexander are ready to assist guests and residents with information about the Gravenhurst area. There’s no question that Gravenhurst’s……

Jul 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge man, 20, charged with violent assault during robbery attempt at convenience store Monday night »

BRACEBRIDGE — A 20-year-old Bracebridge man in court today to face numerous charges including violent assault during a robbery attempt last night in which a convenience store clerk had to fend him off the cash register. Police race up Hwy.……

Jul 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Convenience store clerk fends off brazen robber going after cash register in Bracebridge Monday evening »

BRACEBRIDGE — A convenience store clerk fended off a would-be robber here Tuesday evening. Police race up Hwy. 11 north to Bracebridge Tuesday night about 7:30 p.m. after a reported robbery attempt. Provincial police say officers responded to an attempted……

Jul 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Tay Township man, 67, identified as victim of motorcycle fatality in auto accident in Gravenhurst July 15 »

GRAVENHURST — A motorcyclist who died late Saturday in an accident with another vehicle in West Gravenhurst has been identified. John Perkins, 67, of Tay Township, died after a collision at about 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Provincial……

Jul 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst kicks off ‘The Loop’ transit bus with 2 free months of rides »

GRAVENHURST — Week 2 of The Loop begins with an official all-aboard Tuesday morning at the town hall. Mayor Donaldson, council, District of Muskoka and Hammond Transportation reps will formally introduce and launch The Loop pilot transit project to the……

Jul 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

$250,000 for health unit to tackle growing opioid crisis in Simcoe-Muskoka »

BARRIE — The Simcoe Muskoka District Board of Health has learned the province will provide the health unit with up to $250,000 in additional funding to support local opioid response initiatives. The funding announcement by Minister of Health and Long-Term……

Jul 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Man crushed to death trying to stop runaway truck near Port Carling Saturday »

PORT CARLING  – A tragic accident has claimed the life of a man trying to stop a runaway truck Saturday morning near Port Carling. Emergency crews found a black pickup truck on Todholm Drive at 10 a.m. July 15. Police……

Jul 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Gravenhurst woman died in collision with train in Colborne July 7 »

COLBORNE — A Gravenhurst woman has been identified as the vicimt of train accident last week in Colborne, east of Cobourg. Provincial police say Rosalie Haddow died…

Jul 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Hyundai Elantra 5 stolen from owner’s driveway overnight Thursday »

HUNTSVILLE An overnight theft of a black Hyundai Thursday has police looking for the thief. They say that at 8 a.m. this morning OPP were…

Jul 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Walker’s Point 150 Heritage Days July 15-16 »

WALKER’S POINT – Folks in Walker’s Point are polishing the bell and putting resin on their bows for the annual July shin-dig at the community…

Jul 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Orillia man charged after social media outlets report child sex abuse uploaded to internet »

ORILLIA An Orillia man faces child pornography charges after police received multiple reports from various social media outlets that an unknown person was uploading…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Health unit urges caution after West Nile virus found in Collingwood mosquito »

SIMCOE MUSKOKA — Wet weather has the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reminding residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites following confirmation that mosquitoes…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Cranberry growers take you on Blueberry Hill wine tour »

BALA — If you’re crazy about cranberry wine, you’ll love the new Blueberry Hill at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery. All summer, we’ll be…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Huge increase in support’ for Muskoka Pride Festival July 21-30 »

Everyone is welcome at the Muskoka Pride Festival July 21-30.

MUSKOKA — Muskoka is proud to be Pride, as the annual Muskoka Pride Festival hits the streets of Muskoka next week. Everyone is…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Muskoka hospitals get $1.2 million in capital booster shot from province »

ORILLIA Orillia’s Soldiers Memorial Hospital is among 131 hospitals that will receive millions in provincial capital grants to revitalize health care centres. More than $1.2…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Huntsville promoting home sprinkler systems with fire demonstration »

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Mark Clairmont | HUNTSVILLE Are home sprinkler systems wave of the future. The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is helping promote the…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst man charged in theft of camper trailer in Bracebridge »

BRACEBRIDGE — A Gravenhurst man has been charged with possession of stolen property after a camper trailer was taken from a locked location in Bracebridge…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gary and Gayle’s Muskoka Chautauqua starts busy summer with big bang at Minett Marriott

MINETT — Gayle Dempsey and Gary Froude are off to another summer-packed Muskoka Chautauqua season. The Port Carling arts entrepreneurs are back with two months of activities that keeps…

Jul 12 2017 / Read More »

Huntsville builders invited to town building information sessions June 30, Aug. 4

HUNTSVILLE Building officials here offering two building information sessions this summer. Residents who are interested in learning more about the building process, how to obtain a building permit…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Elderberries end season at Anglican Church June 18 with director Tillson’s final performance

GRAVENHURST — Following their two successful performances at the legion last weekend, the Elderberries choir has one more concert this Sunday afternoon, 2 p.m., at the Anglican Church to…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Canada 150 in Walker’s Point, come ring old school bell July 15

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WALKER’S POINT — The summer celebration of the Walker’s Point Community Library is being expanded this year to recognize our 150 years as Canada. And to share in the…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Ike Kelneck great friend, nature lover will be missed

Dear Editor: Recently I attended a celebration of life for Ike Kelneck and brought yellow-green roses as a sign of respect besides a sympathy card. By the time I arrived…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Parking passes promote tourism, economic development in Tiny

Dear Editor: I have been coming to Midland, Tiny Township and Wasaga Beach for over a month now — and also since I was a small child — and I am…

Jun 14 2017 / 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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