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MacTier social justice advocate MacDonald among hundreds of thousands ‘Pussy Power’ protestsers

Dawn MacDonald, centre, and fellow Canadian protesters at the U.S. Capitol Saturday afternoon for the 'Pussy Power' protest against Donald Trump's presidency.MacTier native and social justice advocate Dawn MacDonald was among  close to half a million women and men in Washington. D.C. Saturday to protest Donald’s Trump’s presidency. Dawn MacDonald, centre, and fellow Canadian protesters at the U.S. Capitol Saturday afternoon…

Hospitals set up patient, family advocacy group

MAHC's patient and framily advisory committee: Front left, Debbie Provan, MAHC Chief Quality & Nursing Executive Karen Fleming, Donna Denny and Aaron Goodchild. Back left, MAHC Executive Assistant Christine Loshaw, Tammy Purvis-Ford, Robert Martin, Trudy Franklin, HDMH Manager of Support Services Bev Leslie-Suddaby, Linda Shier, Pat Looker, Bill Paterson and MAHC Chief Executive Officer Natalie Bubela. Missing, Brian Ferguson.MUSKOKA — A new patient advocacy committee has begun meeting to advise local hospital officials. MAHC’s patient and framily advisory committee: Front left, Debbie Provan, MAHC Chief Quality & Nursing Executive Karen Fleming, Donna Denny and Aaron Goodchild. Back left,…

OPP end search for missing snowmobiler in Kahshe Lake without finding body

GRAVENHURST — The search for a missing snowmobiler who apparently went through the ice in south Gravenhurst Saturday night has ended without results. Provincial police from the Bracebridge detachment say they responded to a call of a snow vehicle that…

Hospitals ramp up safety measures to protect against flu

MUSKOKA — You may notice people wearing masks at Muskoka hospitals now. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) is ramping up safety measures at the hospitals to protect patients, staff and visitors from influenza. Following a declaration of community-wide flu activity in…

Missing First Nations girls from Orillia thought to be in Gravenhurst found

ORILLIATwo Orillia First Nations teens who went missing and may have be in the Gravenhurst area have been found. Provincial police were asking the public’s assistance in locating the two female youth. Police are asking for assistance in…

Las Vegas Donald Trump’s kind of town now – the best and worst of U.S. of A.

Only in American can you shake hands with the leader of the free world in a souvenir shop.Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com LAS VEGAS — Four years ago I stood on the steps of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., where today Donald J. Trump is being sworn in at noon as a the 45th President of the United…

Bracebrdige sponsors ‘thrilled’ to report their family accepted as refugees to Canada

Berivan and Hassan and baby Pella now expect to be in Bracebridge by this summer.BRACEBRIDGE — The Syrian Refuge Bracebridge team said Wednesday morning: “We are absolutely thrilled to tell you that the Khaleds have been accepted as refugees to Canada.” Berivan and Hassan and baby Pella now expect to be in Bracebridge by…

Utterson man wins $100,000 in OLG lottery

Stephen Devitt, of Utterson, is $100,000 richer after OLG draw.TORONTO Congratulations to Stephen Devitt, of Utterson, on winning the $100,000 top prize with INSTANT BOOM MULTIPLIER (Game #2013). Stephen Devitt, of Utterson, is $100,000 richer after OLG draw. “I like to play new INSTANT scratch games, when all…

OPP dive team search for missing snowmobiler comes up empty after 2 days in Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — A search for a snowmobiler believed to have gone through the ice in south Gravenhurst Saturday night has so far come up empty. Provincial police at Bracebridge said Tuesday that the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, with…

Chief Medical Officer declares ‘community-wide flu activity’ for Simcoe-Muskoka

SIMCOE-MUSKOKA — If you didn’t get your flu shot, you may be in the midst of a flu outbreak. So says the chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner, who has issued a “declaration of widespread influenza activity” in…

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