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Is free tuition really free? NDP question Liberal proposal for post secondary study »

QUEEN’S PARK – Peggy Sattler, Ontario NDP Training, Colleges and Universities Critic, released the following open letter to Premier Wynne outlining NDP concerns with the Liberal marketing decision to call a reorganized student financial assistant program “free tuition.” Dear Premier……

Apr 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Parry Sound airport celebrates success of CANPASS border security pre-clearance services »

SEGUIN TOWNSHIP The Parry Sound and Area Municipal Airport is celebrating the success of its CANPASS program, which was instituted last fall. It’s the program the Muskoka Airport is looking to land for its plans to bring regular service.……

Apr 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

James Bartleman to talk about truth and reconciliation and new book ‘Seasons of Hope’ at CFUW ‘Author’s Night’ May 6 at Opera House »

GRAVENHURST — There are many compelling reasons to hear James Bartleman speak at the 18th annual CFUW Muskoka Author’s night May 6 at the Gravenhurst Opera House. Chief among them is his personal insight into the plight of First Nations……

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

MP Clement in Caracas as deputy chair of international alliance of ‘centre-right’ political parties »

OTTAWA — Local MP Tony Clement hasn’t said officially whether he will run for the Conservative party leadership next year, but he was showing his political stripes this week at a conference of “centre-right” politicians in Venezuela to which he……

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

2 young Toronto men identified as canoeing victims in Eagle Lake accident »

HALIBURTON — The bodies of two young Toronto men who went missing Monday while canoeing with others on Eagle Lake, have recovered and identified. Provincial police say that just after 5 p.m. on April 25, 2016, OPP from the Haliburton……

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Orillia hospital bed, staff cuts help to balance budget for 6th straight »

ORILLIASlaying the budget dragon seems to be an easier task for Orillia’s hospital than many other similar health-care facilities in Ontario. But there is a huge cost. The changes will result in an overall reduction of 16 beds……

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

YMCA’s ‘Move to Give’ fun-draiser April 30 includes ‘Tug of Oar’ »

GRAVENHURST — Get fit, have fun and help the YMCA raise money to help others take part in its programs Saturday, April 30. Join the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka’s first annual ‘Move to Give’ event happening simultaneously across YMCA’s throughout Simcoe/Muskoka……

Apr 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Help CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre when shopping at 650 LCBO stores »

MACTIER — Among the great summer camps in Muskoka is the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre. Jacqueline Harrison, front left, manager of the CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre, is joined by Kimberly Belliveau, manager of the Market Street South LCBO in Brantford……

Apr 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Pirates of the North’ to invade Muskoka’s lakes for musical revues in Huntsville and Gravenhurst May 1 & 8 »

HUNTSVILLE Ahoy mateys! ‘Pirates of the North’ revue May 1 Summit Centre Huntsville and May 8 Grace & Speed Gravenhurst. Both Sunday shows 2 p.m. Did you ever want to dress like a pirate?  Do you enjoy pirate tales……

Apr 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Huntsville’s first Maple Festival is a sweet treat to start spring »

HUNTSVILLEMain Street was crammed with maple syrup lovers here Saturday for the first Maple Festival. It’s isn’t easy being green for this daddy long legs who had to bend down all day high-fiving green fans. On a beautifully……

Apr 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Gravenhurst Lions Club marks ‘Day of Service’ with free hot dogs at YIG on May 7 »

GRAVENHURST — On May 7 the Gravenhurst Lions will be participating in the annual Lions Day of Service.   Thata day, each club in its zone does…

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Orillia hospital board recommends candidates to fill board vacancies »

ORILLIA The Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) board of directors has released their list of recommended candidates to fill the anticipated vacancies on the…

Apr 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Back to the garden basics with Linda Potts April 19 »

GRAVENHURST — Linda Potts, of Brackenrig Nursery, will take you through the basics for gardening at the next meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultual Society. She will…

Apr 13 2016 / Comments Off on Back to the garden basics with Linda Potts April 19 / Read More »

Wartime boat building in Orillia, OMAH history series talk topic »

Q 060, named the "Mariposa Belle" (the only Fairmile with a name), was the first Hunter Boats Ltd. Fairmile built; completed in early fall, 1941; It is hown in the Trent Canal, Lakefield.

ORILLIA — When the Second World War penetrated Canada with German submarines entering the St. Lawrence River, patrol boats built in Orillia quickly came to…

Apr 6 2016 / Comments Off on Wartime boat building in Orillia, OMAH history series talk topic / Read More »

Daphne’s Drop-In events this spring »

BRACEBRIDGE – The Women’s Resource Centre here offers the following free events on Mondays at DAPHNE’S DROP IN the next few months. They are located at 29 Manitoba…

Apr 5 2016 / Comments Off on Daphne’s Drop-In events this spring / Read More »

Back to basics in the garden on April 19 with Linda Potts »

GRAVENHURST — Linda Potts, of Brackenrig Nursery, will take you through the basics for gardening at the next meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultual Society. She will…

Apr 5 2016 / Comments Off on Back to basics in the garden on April 19 with Linda Potts / Read More »

Only 92 tickets left for Gravenhurt ‘Baby Boomer’ reunion July 15-17 »

GRAVENHURST — Tim Montgomery sends along this update about a “Baby Boomer” reunion in town this summer. He wants to get a push on to wrap…

Apr 3 2016 / Comments Off on Only 92 tickets left for Gravenhurt ‘Baby Boomer’ reunion July 15-17 / Read More »

Drinking more water reduces intake of calories, sugar, sodium, cholesterol »

Dr. George I. Traitses Why does water matter? Besides the fact that it makes up the majority of your body, drinking more of it on a…

Mar 26 2016 / Comments Off on Drinking more water reduces intake of calories, sugar, sodium, cholesterol / Read More »

Construction equipment stolen in Collingwood »

COLLINGWOOD — Construction workers looking for a deal too good to be true may be buying stolen goods. Provincial police in Collingwood and The Blue Mountains…

Mar 26 2016 / Comments Off on Construction equipment stolen in Collingwood / Read More »

Gravenhurst Seniors’ Centre soup, sandwich, pie fundraiser April 8 »

GRAVENHURST – A great lunch opportunity awaits you at the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Centre Friday April 8 for a $6 soup, sandwich and pie fundraiser. A deal at twice…

Mar 24 2016 / Comments Off on Gravenhurst Seniors’ Centre soup, sandwich, pie fundraiser April 8 / Read More »
Events

Gravenhurst Lions Club marks ‘Day of Service’ with free hot dogs at YIG on May 7

GRAVENHURST — On May 7 the Gravenhurst Lions will be participating in the annual Lions Day of Service.   Thata day, each club in its zone does a different service…

Apr 27 2016 / Read More »

Wartime boat building in Orillia, OMAH history series talk topic

Q 060, named the "Mariposa Belle" (the only Fairmile with a name), was the first Hunter Boats Ltd. Fairmile built; completed in early fall, 1941; It is hown in the Trent Canal, Lakefield.

ORILLIA — When the Second World War penetrated Canada with German submarines entering the St. Lawrence River, patrol boats built in Orillia quickly came to the country’s defence. Apr 6 2016 / Read More »

Daphne’s Drop-In events this spring

BRACEBRIDGE – The Women’s Resource Centre here offers the following free events on Mondays at DAPHNE’S DROP IN the next few months. They are located at 29 Manitoba St., Bracebridge, or…

Apr 5 2016 / Read More »

Back to basics in the garden on April 19 with Linda Potts

GRAVENHURST — Linda Potts, of Brackenrig Nursery, will take you through the basics for gardening at the next meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultual Society. She will start at the…

Apr 5 2016 / 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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