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Police look for man after woman flagged down by driver, assaulted

SEVERN TOWNSHIP — Provincial police are looking for male in his 20s after a woman was flagged down by a driver and assaulted. Police say that On Sunday January 7, 2018 the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)…

Hospitals get $815,500 in one-time funding from province, but it won’t be enough to balance budget

Mark Clairmont | MUSKOKA — It won’t balance the books, but $815,500 from the province will help Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s (MAHC) red hole. Friday, MAHC announced that, through the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (NSM LHIN), Muskoka’s…

Wash up! It’s peak flu sesson right now, warn health unit

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Simcoe Muskoka Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner has issued a declaration of widespread influenza activity in Simcoe Muskoka. We are at or near the peak of influenza activity in our region, which can last for…

Chambers of commerce ask government to help offset wage increase

Dear editor: More help needed to offset impact of minimum wage hike There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the unintended consequences of Bill 148, the legislation that introduced a higher minimum wage in Ontario and extended many…

Dewey College to replace Nipsissing University in Bracebridge

Nipissing University's former Muskoka Campus will now be Dewey College as of March.Mark Clairmont | BRACEBRIDGE — Residents here got almost what they wanted. While not another university — a private college. Nipissing University’s former Muskoka Campus will now be Dewey College as of March.Monday afternoon, Nipissing University representatives announced they…

Nipissing University sells its Muskoka Campus, and new ‘good news’ educational use anticipated

Nipissing University's former Muskoka Campus will now be Dewey College as of March.Nipissing University has sold its Muskoka Campus and a new educational use for the property is anticipated.BRACEBRIDGE — Nipissing University has sold its Muskoka Campus, which closed at the end of June 2016. And that’s “good news” for the…

Manitoba Street in Bracebridge to officially end at four corners

BRACEBRIDGE — Bracebridge is shortening its main street – by a 150 metres or so. The four corners at Ontario Street, Entrance Drive will be the southern terminus point starting this year. That means Bird Mill Mews is moving —…

‘Armed’ robber sought after Scotiabank held up in Orillia Friday

Police are seeking  this man after an "armed" bank robbery in Orillia Friday afternoon.ORILLIA — Police are looking for a young man in blue jeans and black coat after a bank robbery here Friday. Police are seeking this man after an “armed” bank robbery in Orillia Friday afternoon.Provincial police in Orillia say that…

Police remind ice surface users not all lakes, ponds, rivers are totally frozen over

This photo by Canadian Coast Guard member Matt Harnet on Georgian Bay shows just how unsafe water can actually be - even though it make look thick and safe there can be open waters.MIDLAND — OPP from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment want to remind all ice surface users that the recent cold temperatures may not have made as much ice as you may think. This photo by Canadian Coast Guard member Matt

Huntsville firefighters out twice early Friday at height of frigid temperatures

fire space heater reminderHUNTSVILLE — Firefighters here were out twice early Friday on one of the coldest days of this winter. The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department first responded to a reported garage fire on Oudaze Lake Rd. at approximately 3:20 a.m. The…

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