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Bethune Bistro restaurant closure bad timing, bad precedent

Bethune Bistro, its Canadian flag in front, Chinese lettering on its sign and named after the town's most famous son, is closed temporarily in a dispute with the town over  the fire code at the most inopportune time for both parties.EDITORIAL GRAVENHURST — As Canada celebrates a 150 multicultural mosaic and Gravenhurst pleads for a bilingual school, the town is embroiled in a “petty” feud that threatens a downtown anchor business on the eve of its most important season. Bethune…

RCMP hiring drive at Georgian College in Barrie June 23 seeks men and women

RCMP hiring drive Tuesday afternoon at Georgian College in Barrie.BARRIE The Mounties may always getting their man. RCMP hiring drive Tuesday afternoon at Georgian College in Barrie. But they’re also out to get women, too, as recruits this coming Tuesday at Georgian College. Canada’s embittered federal police force…

Rotary Bursary Edowment Fund celebrates success with another $25,000 donation at wine, cheese reception Thursday at Muskoka Discovery Centre

GRAVENHURST — A celebration of educational excellence and initiative takes place Thursday afternoon at the Muskoka Discovery Centre. At a very appropriate time, the Gravenhurst Rotary Club’s Bursary Endowment Fund has received a sizeable donation from John Vail and family…

Gravenhurst town inside workers ratify 5 per cent raise by end of 2020

GRAVENHURST — Labour peace reigns at the Town of Gravenhurst, after inside workers ratified a new contract with a five per cent raise over the next four years. At Tuesday’s town council meeting, Mayor Paisley Donaldson said in a release…

Deathly start for new OPP commander Therrien as he takes over from retiring Medved

Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com BRACEBRIDGE — Brian Therrien’s first days on the job have been a painful. Insp. Brian Therren, left, new Bracebridge detachment commander, thanks Insp. Ed Medved for his 32 years of OPP service as he retires after…

Bethune Bistro closed due to fire regulations

GRAVENHURST – A downtown restaurant has been ordered closed for violating fire regulations a day after failing to meet a deadline for fire code violations. Windows on the Bethune Bistro are covered, with signs blaming the town’s fire department for…

GHS presents two plays Sunday, Monday nights: ‘She Kills Monsters’ and ‘Action News’

ghs final copy (Small)GRAVENHURST — Fantasy, fun — and more. That’s Gravenhurst High School Sunday and Monday night, as they present a play called “She Kills Monsters,” which is paired with a curtain raiser called “Action News.” Earl Sacrey, drama Teacher at GHS,…

Missing Huntsville woman being sought by police concerned about her wellbeing

Susan Fisher, 36, was last seen Friday, June 16, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.HUNTSVILLEProvincial police in Huntsville are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing female from Huntsville. Susan Fisher, 36, was last seen Friday, June 16, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In a release Saturday evening at 6:15…

Possible tornado being tracked in Central Ontario Saturday night. ‘Remember – when thunder roars, go indoors!’

This Envirnonment Canada warning interrupted TV programming Saturday night to warn of a possible tornado in Muskoka, which did not materialize by midnight. (MuskokaTODAILY.com screen grab)CENTRAL ONTARIOEnvironment Canada says its meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm Saturday night that is possibly producing a tornado through parts of Central Ontario. This Envirnonment Canada warning interrupted TV programming Saturday night to warn of a possible…

Record attendance expected for Mariposa Folk Festival July 7-9 with Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn at Tudhope Park in Orillia

Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com ORILLIA The Mariposa Folk Festival is looking for a record year in attendance. Advanced sales for the July 7-9 music fest are way up over last year, Chris Hazel, from the Festival’s office in Orillia,…

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