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Gravenhurst, Bracebridge council meeting agendas for this week »

MUSKOKA Keep up with your town council this February by checking out their council and committee agendas at these town websites. The Town of Gravenhurst Tuesday Feb. 9 council agendas have now been published and can be accessed below.……

Feb 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Central Muskoka Syrian Refugee public meeting Feb. 19 Rotary Centre Bracebridge »

BRACEBRIDGE — A few Europeans may not want them, but another Muskoka group has stepped forward to help take in Syrian Refugees. Central Muskoka Community Syrian Relief is a new ad hoc committee that has come together with the goal……

Feb 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Lucky 7 comes up three times for ENCORE winner from Huntsville and nephew »

HUNTSVILLE A Huntsville woman and her nephew who went seven for seven are seven figure winners. Maria Toth and nephew Daniel Bangarth shared $1 million in the Jan. 16 ENCORE draw. Maria Toth and Daniel Bangarth, of Komoka, shared……

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

PC Leader Brown protests cuts to Georgian Bay General Hospital, which include closing Penetanguishine hospital site in 2016 »

MIDLAND Hospital cuts at Georgian Bay General Hospital had protesters and the local MPP demonstrating against them Friday morning. Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown speaks to demonstrators at a rally Friday outside his Midland contituency office about cuts and……

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Snowmobiler dies trying to save 3 fellow sledders on Georgian Bay Friday night »

TAY TOWNSHIPAnother snowmobiling mishap on the water has cost a 48-year-old Innisfil man his life Friday night — after he tried to save three other snowmobilers on Georgian Bay. Provncial police say Brent David Fisher died Feb. 5……

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Feb. 11 is 2-1-1 (information) Day across North America »

ORILLIA Who do I call for health services, noise complaints, landlord and tenant issues, youth services? Call 2-1-1, they’ll point you in the right direction for these and many other public and non-government services, groups and agencies. Feb. 11……

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Lake Joe open early for Family Fishing Weekend, Feb. 13-15 »

LAKE JOSEPH Fishers rejoice — there is some good news on the lakes this winter of limited use. Ontario has amended the dates of the Fish Sanctuary on Lake Joseph. Fishing on Lake Joseph can begin on Feb. 13,……

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

$36,000 FedNor grant helps West Parry Sound tourism, marketing »

Government of Canada Supports Business and Investment Attraction in the West Parry Sound Region PARRY SOUND — A $36,000 FedNor grant will help pay off the final stages of a tourism and marketing study for West Parry Sound. FedNor Minister……

Feb 5 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Suspicious male sought prowling around Hawn Road home in Bracebridge early Wednesday »

BRACEBRIDGE — Police here are looking for a suspicious male who was seen prowling around a house just after 6 a.m. Wenesday morning in the Hawn Road area. The OPP say that on Febr. 3, the resident was in the……

Feb 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Firewood thieves steal $192,000 worth of cutting machines »

RENFREW — How much wood could a wood chopper thief chop, if a wood chopper thief stole $192,000 worth of firewood cutting unit? That’s just part of the mystery Renfrew OPP officers continue to scratch their heads over as they……

Feb 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Smoke alarms don’t last forever – 10 years is maximum; also consider connecting them so when one goes off they all go off »

GRAVENHURST — Smoke alarms aren’t just for show, they’ve been a requirement in homes outside sleeping areas since 1976. Today, its a requirement to have…

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

$1,500 grant helps Muskoka Limberettes host provincial qualifier this weekend »

BRACEBRIDGE — A provincial gymnastics qualifying meet this weekend in Bracebridge got a financial boost. Barcebridge Mayor Graydon Smith presented representatives of the host Muskoka Limberettes…

Feb 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

11 free STOP Smoking Workshops in Simcoe Muskoka »

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Here’s another chance to stop smoking. The Simco Muskoka Health Unit has scheduled 11 free STOP Smoking Workshops across the region in February…

Feb 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Shark attack author Jennings to read from book at GH Library Feb. 10 »

Peter Jennings will read from his book Shark Assault, Wednesday Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Gravenhurst Library.

GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Public Library presents local author Peter Jennings on Wednesday, February 10th at 1 p.m. Peter Jennings will read from…

Feb 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

All 3 suspects in Orillia home invasion now charged »

Blake Nolin, 27, is the third and final suspect caught and charged in an Orillia home invasion on Jan. 10, 2016.

BARRIE All three suspects being sought in a home invasion here have now been arrested. Blake Nolin, 27, is the third and…

Jan 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Clement marks 10th anniversay as MP today, by returning to Opposition benches »

OTTAWAA decade after winning his seat by a couple dozen votes in a recount over longtime Liberal member Andy Mitchell, MP Tony Clement…

Jan 25 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »

Snowmobiler dies after hitting low bridge Friday night »

GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP — A 55-year-old Tiny Township snowmobiler who hit a low bridge Friday night has died. Provincial police from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment,…

Jan 25 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »

Tractor driver out for late drive charged with impaired driving »

TINY TOWNSIP — A tractor driver out for a late night (early morning) drive has been charged with impaired driving on a rural road after…

Jan 16 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »

Bracebridge Sportsplex pools closed till Jan. 13 evening due to mechanical problems »

BRACEBRIDGE — As a result of a mechanical issue the swimming pools in the Bracebridge Sportsplex are closed effective immediately. All other facilities within the…

Jan 11 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »

Hwy. 60 Esso gas bar break-in net thieves cigarettes »

HUNTSVILLE Thieves got away with a major haul of cigarettes from a gas station here this morning. Provincial Police in Huntsville are currently investigating the…

Jan 11 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »
Events

Muskoka Family Network free will & estate planning seminar Feb. 10 Huntsville

HUNSTVILLE — If there’s a will, there’s a long lost cousin. An old saying, but nonetheless an important reminder about wills and powers of attorney — for financial and…

Feb 2 2016 / Read More »

‘Merchants of Doubt’ opens 7th season of Parry Sound film club

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PARRY SOUND — The “Films that Make you Think” film club says it is pleased to announce the debut film of the seventh season of the movie series…

Jan 11 2016 / Read More »

‘Al Purdy Was Here,’ Fine Films’ Jan. 19 offering at Opera House

GRAVENHURST — Fine Films presnts “Al Purdy Was Here” Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Gravenhurst Opera House, 7 p.m. Door open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance at…

Jan 11 2016 / Read More »

Muskoka Melody fundraiser for SMMH Auxiliary Sat. Nov. 21 in Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — Muskoka Melody, an 8-piece Bala ensemble under the direction of Deb Tilson perform fundraiser for charities. They have a show this Saturday at the Gravenhurst Opera House…

Nov 20 2015 / Read More »
Letters

We’re not ‘violent terrorists,’ withdraw Bill C-51

Open Letter to MP Tony Clement: (The remarks in quotation marks below come directly from Tony Clement’s email reply to our email.) Thank you for your reply to our email…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Ottawa’s support for big business ‘shameful,’ says NDP’s Mobbley

Dear Editor: The difficulties that the Harper government presents to Canada takes many forms. One example is the “investor state dispute settlement,” ISDS. A quasi-judicial kangaroo court system, “star…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Hydro plant ‘waste of taxpayers’ money, travesty’

Dear Editor: re: Bala Falls hydro project This is a letter I sent to our mayor and council of Muskoka Lakes Township, and would love it if the local…

Mar 13 2015 / Read More »

 

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