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Welcome to winter, it won’t be as warm as January

MUSKOKA — What did Wiarton Willie say about an early spring? And how about this snow and cold again, good time to cuddle up with your Valentine Sunday. Anyway, while February returns us to more winterlike weather, it’s official we…

RVH opens doors to visiting hours 24/7 now

RVH proudly opened its doors Thursday to families and visitors 24/7 during an official ceremony held inside its newly renovated Atrium entrance. The transition to open visiting hours represents an important step forward in patient- and family-centred care for the health centre. Left, Dr. Ken Hedges, member, RVH Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC); Nancy Savage, executive vice-president, Patient and Family Experience, PFAC co-chair, RVH; Carolyn Forgie-French, member, RVH PFAC; Ray Frank, RVH PFAC co-chair; Ed Harper, member, RVH PFAC; Kirsten Parker, chair, RVH Board of Directors; and Janice Skot, president and CEO, RVH.BARRIE Sickness, comfort and care know no clock. RVH proudly opened its doors Thursday to families and visitors 24/7 during an official ceremony held inside its newly renovated Atrium entrance. The transition to open visiting hours represents an important…

Accused speeder arrested again after trying switcheroo in court

TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH A man charged with speeding who tried to pull a switcheroo in court this week faces new, more serious charges. On the 10th of July 2015, a male from Toronto was stopped for a speeding…

Man walking on thin ice charged with being intoxicated in public place

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKESConcerns about a man walking on thin ice have led to arrest and a charge of public intoxication. Provincial police in the City of Kawartha Lakes were alerted by a concerned citizen on Friday afternoon,…

Muskoka Authors Association hosts ‘Pitching Publishers’ Workshop Feb. 13

BRACEBRIDGE — The Muskoka Authors Association (MAA) is pleased to announce that one of Canada’s leading book publishers, Howard Aster of Mosaic Press, will be here to conduct a unique workshop on ‘How to Pitch a Publisher.’ Open to members…

Vehicle break-ins has Haliburton OPP reminding driver to ‘Lock it or lose it’

HALIBURTON — Members from the Haliburton Highlands detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have an important reminder for all … ‘Lock it or lose it!’ Over the last week police have responded to numerous reports of thefts from motor…

Driver making rude gestures faces impaired driving charges

BRACEBRIDGE — A Waterdown man accused by a fellow driver of aggressive driving and making rude gestures faces a number of alcohol-related motoring charges. Provincial police from the Bracebridge detachment responded to a traffic complaint from a motorist travelling on…

79 students not enough for Nipissing to operate in Bracebridge, says university

With only 20 students enrolled for the 2015 classes, Nipissing University has announced it will close on June 30, a year earlier than originally announced last June 4, 2015.BRACEBRIDGE - The decision to close Nipissing University in Bracebridge after 10 years was simply a game of numbers, it says. With only 79 students enrolled for the 2015 classes, Nipissing University has announced it will close on June 30,…

Nipissing University will close in Bracebridge on June 30 – a year earlier than announced

With only 20 students enrolled for the 2015 classes, Nipissing University has announced it will close on June 30, a year earlier than originally announced last June 4, 2015.BRACEBRIDGE — The Town of Bracebridge — fighting to save its hospital — was struck with another blow Monday when Nipissing University said is closing in just five month. The town learned Monday that Nipissing University has decided to accelerate…

‘Gravenhurst365′ marketing program twice honoured by EDCO

GRAVENHURST — The ‘Gateway to Muskoka’ is more than a four-season community, it’s ‘Gravenhurst365.’ Kristin Chambers, left, EDCO Awards committee member, Renato Romanin, director of economic development and communications, Jeff Watson, deputy mayor and John Regan, president EDCO at the…

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