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Snow bank removal begins overnight Thursday in Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — Town road crews will begin a snow lift (snowbank removal) operation starting Friday February 9 at midnight (Thursday overnight) on Muskoka Rd 18 (Muskoka Rd S and Muskoka Rd N) from Veteran’s Way to Lofty Pines Road and Muskoka Roadd 169 from Bethune Dr to Cherokee Ln (Wharf). And on Saturday February 10, […]

See Skokie drop puck Feb. 9, get half-price Shield tickets Feb. 16

GRAVENHURST — Skokie’s lookin’ hot right now. Gravenhurst Winter Carnival otter ought be in Rio or New Orleans for carnivales. Instead, the loveable orange mascot will be at centre ice Friday night with a hot deal in his paws. The Gravenhurst Winter Carnival is teaming up with the South Muskoka Shield Hockey Club February 9, […]

Insurance broker donates $1,000 for smoke detectors

GRAVENHURST — There should be no excuse now for any home or business in Gravenhurst to not have a smoke detector. A local insurance broker is the latest to step up, with a sizable investment in this community’s safety, with a donation to the Gravenhurst Fire Departments “Alarmed for Life” program. On Tuesday February 6, […]

Huntsville ER delays due to flooring upgrades

HUNTSVILLE — Longer waiting times in emergency department at the Huntsville hospital site are possible until Feb. 26 due to new flooring work. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare says the cast room and adjacent hallway in the ER will remain temporarily closed. Due to the closure, the ER is operating with six fewer patient treatment areas, and […]

Gun charges laid after dogs ‘abandoned’ in hotel

HUNTSVILLE — A Huntsville man faces numerous gun charges following complaints about dogs allegedly left abandoned in a hotel room. On Tuesday February 6, 2018 provincial police were notified that two dogs had been abandoned in a local hotel room. There was concern for the well-being of the dogs and they needed to be removed. […]

170 pot plants seized in grow-op raid in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE — Six months from now you’ll be able to grow your own pot at home. But there’s a limit . And police are cracking down in the countdown to when it’s four plants per person. So, on Thursday February 1, 2018, provincial police raided a grow-op here. In a release Sunday, they said they […]

Concerned resident calls police after vehicle drove over snowbank

GRAVENHURST — A concerned residents who spotted a vehicle drive up over a snowbank, will be interested to learn the operator has been charged with impaired driving. Police responded to a call to a business on Talisman Drive in Gravenhurst after a concerned member of the public called in to report a possible impaired driver […]

Bracebridge gets $131,000 for town transit improvements

BRACEBRIDGE — The Town of Bracebridge has been approved for funding in excess of $131,000 for Bracebridge Transit to build and upgrade local infrastructure. On January 19, 2018, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Ontario Minister of Transportation, and His Worship Graydon Smith, Mayor of the Town of Bracebridge, announced $131,000 in funding […]

Dozens treated for injuries after bus and van crash near Stayner Friday afternoon

CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP — A head-on collision Friday between a bus and van both with children saw dozens of kids taken from the scene by land ambulance and air ambulance. Luckily there were no fatal injuries. Provincial police say that on February 2 at 2 p.m. Huronia West OPP officers responded to the crash on Hwy […]

Bracebridge woman, 24, dies in snowmobile accident on Six Mile Lake

SIX MILE LAKE — A 24-year-old Bracebridge woman is one of the first snowmobilers to die this year. Southern Georgian Bay OPP were dispatched to a report of a snowmobile crash at the north end of Six Mile Lake at 9:42 p.m. January 13, 2018. Attending officers along with members of the Muskoka Paramedic Services and […]

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