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Teen charged with stealing from vehicles

BRACEBRIDGE — A teen caught breaking into cars has been charged with theft. Police say that on Thursday, Feb.26, 2015, at 8 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police were called to Sherwood Drive in Bracebridge regarding a man who was caught by…

RMR day of fun, frivolity on water, bed

"You're watching the Rick Mercer Report on CBC.GRAVENHURST - Rick Mercer has slipped down zip lines with Jan Arden and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and dangled from the edge of the CN Tower, but his bucket list never included “puddle jumping” at the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. Rick…

‘Puddle jumpers’ keep their nose up, throttle down

GRAVENHURST - While there were radar runs over on Lake Muskoka at West Gravenhurst, at Gull Lake Rotary Park sledders were “puddle-jumping” at the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. Keep your nose up and your throttle down. That’s a fancy way of…

Outdoors is happy, fun, safe – and tasty

GRAVENHURST – Who needs to be indoors when there’s so much fun to be had outdoors. #gallery-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;…

Polar bear dip, donut-eating winter at its best

feb 21 photos 15 carnival 219 (Small)GRAVENHURST - The annual polar bear dip Saturday afternoon drew about 18 hearty souls at the 45th annual Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. Most were teens – one in a wild hairdo - but there was one old guy, a public school…

Run-a-bed race a riot this year with crazy costumes, six fun teams

A purebred GHS team was one of the top beds.GRAVENHURST - One of the oldest, original and most popular events is the run-a-bed race. And this year was one of the best since the return of the carnival four years ago. A half dozen beds lined up with a…

Rotary honours Fry, Dart, Smith with Paul Harris Awards

Marion Fry, Hank Smith and Bonnie Dart received Rotary's highest honour for their 'Service Above Self.'GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Rotary Club celebrated the 110th anniversary of the two-million member club Monday, by recognizing three “invaluable community volunteers.” Marion Fry, Hank Smith and Bonnie Dart received Rotary’s highest honour for their ‘Service Above Self.’ Marion Fry,…

Bracebridge to begin live streaming of council, standing committee meetings online Tuesday, March 3

BRACEBRIDGE — In ongoing efforts for small municipal governments to be more open and transparent, the Town of Bracebridge will begin streaming council and standing committee meetings live online. The says it is pleased to announce that it will be…

Carbon monoxide alarm alerts man to dryer fire that destroys apartment in Huntsville

Fire detroyed an apartment on West Road in Huntsville Tuesday night that reportedly started in a gas clothes dryer.HUNTSVILLE Fire crews were back on the scene today after a fire last night forced the occupant of an apartment above a business to flee a dryer fire when he was alerted by a carbon monoxide alarm. Fire detroyed…

Mayors of Bracebridge, Huntsville, Muskoka Lakes plead with health minister to keep both hospitals open with full services

BRACEBRIDGE — Three Muskoka mayors pleaded with the minister of health Monday to maintain the historic status quo in terms of keeping two full-service hospitals operating fulltime in Bracebridge and Huntsville. And their desperate entreaty appears to have been met…

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