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OBITUARY: Peter Cooper, retired Hydro One worker, age 69, service Sept. 1


Peter Wayne Anthony Cooper, Sept. 29, 1945 – Aug. 27, 2015

Died peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Aug. 27, 2015, of lung cancer in his 70th year. Peter Wayne Anthony Cooper died Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015…

Mary Pickford silent film wraps up August Organ with Hutton, McCoy at the keyboards Friday night for ‘Vintage Film Gala’ and local short

Stephen Broda's hands and feet were caught on camera for his stirring French repertoire in the final August Organ concert Thursday.GRAVENHURST — August Organ is bowing out with a bang Friday night at Trinity United Church. ‘Vintage Film Gala’ Friday night at 6:30 p.m. promises fun night of music, theatre and entertainment. After a great final noon-hour concert Thursday with…

Patient sets fire to stretcher in ER at SMMH, patients moved to other departments

BRACEBRIDGE — Patients were rushed out of the emergency department here at South Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning after a 911 call when a patent set fire to a stretcher in the ER department. At 8:40 a.m. yesterday, Aug. 26, a…

‘Suspicious’ apartment fire in Huntsville has Fire Marshal, police investigating further

HUNTSVILLEA “suspicious” fire last Saturday morning has police and the Ontario Fire Marshal investigating further. Huntsville Fire say that on Aug. 15, 2015, at 5 a.m., they and Muskoka EMS and the OPP were called to an apartment…

2 sets of tires stolen from different locations in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE —  OPP here report that sometime overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, Aug. 25-26 unknown culprits entered a property on Kitchen Road S. and stole a set of four tires outside a residence. Police were also advised that another set of…

Bala bear gets to ‘go home and get drunk on fermented berries’

This busy bruin was lucky to find himself or herself caught up the right tree in Bala. (Photo by Terry )‘VIEWPOINT’: By Matt Sitler Muskoka sets the bar high in so many areas that it’s hard to single out just one. ‘VIEWPOINT’With Matthew Sitler But after this past Sunday in Bala, we can add one more — wildlife management. It…

Ironman Muskoka takes over Huntsville this weekend

HUNTSVILLEThe biggest sporting event in Huntsville history is coming to town. Athletes from all over the world are arriving in Muskoka this week to take part in four days worth of activities all leading up to the inaugural…

Hospitals board seeks one special new board member for new super hospital, info meeting Sept. 3

MUSKOKA — If you’re looking for a real challenge — or you just want make a change in Muskoka for the longterm, then here’s a job for you. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) is looking for board of directors to carry…

Olde Tyme Gospel Band Sept. 19 Knox Presbyterian Church, Gravenhurst


Knox Presbyterian Church

315 Muskoka Rd. North


Olde Tyme Gospel Band

Sat., Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Freewill offering with proceeds to Knox Church Benevolent Fund. Refreshments after.

Contact Karen at 705 687-5521 for more information.

UPDATE: Bass Lake church vandalized, stolen cross recovered, young suspects sought

ORO-MEDONTE — OPP officers at Barrie have recovered a 3-foot-1.5-foot wooden cross that was stolen from a historic West Oro Church in Oro-Medonte Twp last week. They say quick action by officers resulted in the recovery of stolen property.    Currently…

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