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Kidnapping, assault, robbery, forcible confinement charges against Huntsville man »

HUNTSVILLE — A Huntsville man has been charged with kidnapping, robbery and forcible confinement and assault Thursday and Friday last. Police say that on August 30, 2014 Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were made aware of an assault that……

Aug 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Friday night silent movie festival features Chaplin accompanied by Hutton, McCoy »

GRAVENHURST — It’s silent movies night at the United Church Friday with two Charlie Chaplin flicks accompanied by Jack Hutton on ragtime piano and Dan McCoy on ragtime organ. The Festival of Silents celebrated the 100 years of Chaplin on……

Aug 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

‘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 the right police station to retieve my purse that l left……

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Correctional workers hold ‘Beach Party’ near Clement’s home to protect cuts to sick leave »

Correctional officers hold ‘Beach Party’ protest near Clement’s home PORT SYDNEY — Correctional workers picked the hottest day of the summer to hold a ‘Beach Party’ protest here near the home of MP Tony Clement Wednesday. More than 100 federal……

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebride mayor advocate for Muskoka on AMO small urban caucus committee »

BRACEBRIDGE — Muskoka has a voice back at the provincial municipalities level. Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith was elected a member of the small urban caucus at the recent annual conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). Former district……

Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst $580,000 over budget; 9 of 13 town buildings had roof collapses last winter »

GRAVENHURST — A mid-year budget review shows the town almost $600,000 over budget for 2014; and rather than dip into reserves they will cut some spending and capital projects to pay for the extra snow plowing last winter. That included……

Aug 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Conversation begins (continues?) on future of Gravenhurst with ‘Stuart talk’ »

GRAVENHURST —… A broad discussion on “where to next” in Gravenhurst included everything from the fanciful to the simple practical truths of a local government they say has not met the test of four years. Saturday afternoon’s presentation by Stuart…

Aug 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst cuts development charges in half for home & to zero for commercial/industrial »

GRAVENHURST —… As governments around the world struggle with infrastructure costs — the province just begged the feds Thursday for more money — the local council here is cutting its nose despite its face. Like the District of Muskoka, they’re…

Aug 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Woman, 22, crashes pickup in Lake Joseph, charged with impaired driving early Sunday »

MUSKOKA LAKES TWP. — Police have charged a young woman with impaired driving after an early morning accident in which a pickup truck crashed into Lake Joseph Sunday.  OPP officers arrested and charged the female driver following her crashing into……

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Armed robbery attempt in Bracebridge sees man leave empty-handed »

BRACEBRIDGE – A wouldbe robber left empty-handed from a ice cream store after an attempted robbery with a knife Saturday. The OPP of say that on August 16, 2014 at 12:10 p.m. Bracebridge OPP members responded to the Ice Cream……

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Knox church BBQ & Auction Aug. 23 »

Knox Presbyterian Church

Gravenhurst

Sat., August 23rd

BBQ 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Sausages /Hamburgers $5

Corn on the cob  $2

Cold drinks…

Live Auction 1 p.m. See you there.…

Aug 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Muskoka Pride Week sees 600 attend events »

DEAR EDITOR: Muskoka Pride Week came to a close with a roaring success, at the 6th annual Picnic at Annie Williams Park. Rainy skies gave way…

Jul 30 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Huntsville firefighter car wash July 26 at Canadian Tire »

HUNTSVILLE — On Saturday July 26th, the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Firefighters will be hosting a car wash at the Canadian Tire parking lot from 10…

Jul 25 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

New Walker’s Point Trail part of community celebration July 12 »

WALKER’S POINT -… On Saturday, July 12th, from noon to 3 p.m. join the Walker’s Point Community Celebration & BBQ. The Muskoka Lakes Fire Department will be doing the…

Jul 8 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Peace Crane Project in Muskoka this summer »

PORT CARLING — Muskoka Chautauqua is rounding up a large origami flock this summer to take part in an international project for world peace.  The Port…

Jul 2 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Orillia Chamber Music at Gravenhurst United July 4 »

ORILLIA  — A rousing program of glorious music for ’cello, piano, violin awaits you Friday, July 4, 7 p.m. at TrinityUnitedChurch in Gravenhurst. Featuring Mateusz Swoboda…

Jun 30 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Father’s Day breakfast June 15, Gravenhurst Seniors $7 »

seniors breakfast

GRAVENHURST — Wakeup dad with breakfast at the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Centre June 15.  …

Jun 7 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

15 Reasons to Live ~ Parry Sound film club’s June 10 inspiration »

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PARRY SOUND — The Films That Make You Think Film Club will be hosting a final film before taking a break for the summer on…

Jun 4 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

@ Gravenhurst Library: Reaching out – GPL on the move »

Reaching Out at the Gravenhurst Public Library

GRAVENHURST -… More and more public libraries are providing services by having staff go out into the communities they…

Jun 4 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
Events

Knox church BBQ & Auction Aug. 23

Knox Presbyterian Church

Gravenhurst

Sat., August 23rd

BBQ 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Sausages /Hamburgers $5

Corn on the cob  $2

Cold drinks…

Live Auction 1 p.m. See you there.…

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »

Orillia Chamber Music at Gravenhurst United July 4

ORILLIA  — A rousing program of glorious music for ’cello, piano, violin awaits you Friday, July 4, 7 p.m. at TrinityUnitedChurch in Gravenhurst. Featuring Mateusz Swoboda  on cello, Marie-Caroline…

Jun 30 2014 / Read More »

Father’s Day breakfast June 15, Gravenhurst Seniors $7

seniors breakfast

GRAVENHURST — Wakeup dad with breakfast at the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Centre June 15.  …

Jun 7 2014 / 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 »

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 »

 

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