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Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club’s first tournament will welcome provincial, national champs Sept. 10

BRACEBRIDGE — The first big test of the new Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club pitch takes place this weekend. A couple of months after opening, members are looking forward to hosting their inaugural invitational lawn bowling tournament on Sunday, Sept. 10,…

Miller claims Ontario government labour changes will hurt local business economy

Mark Clairmont | BRACEBRIDGE — Businesses are under attack federally and provincially, say Conservatives federally and provincially. With Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau on a national tour defending his proposed “fairness for all” tax reforms, and Ontario raising the…

Paddle and paint at the ‘Spirit of Tom Thomson’ weekend at Deerhurst Sept. 8-10

Canadian art legend Tom Thomson will be celebrated at Deerhurst Resort this coming weekend in the heart of where he lived and painted with a unique chance to walk in his footsteps and paint trees and forests that were just saplings when he explored Muskoka and Algonquin Park.HUNTSVILLE Hints of frost has artists cleansing their palettes in anticipation of the greatest natural show on Earth in central Ontario — the Muskoka cavalcade of colour. Canadian art legend Tom Thomson will be celebrated at Deerhurst Resort this

Gull Lake beach cleared for swimming and lessons in Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — Swimming season is not over, just because it’s back to school time. Just in time, Gull Lake Rotary Park’s beach is back open after a spill of some kind. On Friday August 25 an unidentified substance was found…

Super hospital hot button at MAHC’s Muskoka health care meetings this week

Is the future centre of Muskoka health care Bracebridge?Mark Clairmont | MUSKOKA — Public meetings all this week on the future of health care — and specifically the hospitals — in Muskoka have re-ignited the debate over a super hospital. Is the future centre of Muskoka

Clement named Conservative shadow cabinet eyes on public services, procurement

Mark Clairmont | OTTAWA The Official Opposition’s job it to keep an eye on the government. A shadow cabinet makes specific MPs responsible for particular departments. MP Tony Clement has seen both sides. Now in Opposition after about…

Health care and history collide this week at 5 public meetings across Muskoka

Should this statue for Dr. Norman Bethune come down? Or be relocated to the 'Birthplace of a Hero?'Mark Clairmont | MUSKOKA – With the perspective of the past two weeks of historic mayhem on both sides of the border, Muskoka is in the throes of a health-care debate that deserves a little history lesson of its…

Local pilots happy district taking politics out of airport, landing management in hands of aviation experts

A couple of special planes, including this sleek Piper, were part of a static display at the Muskoka Airport event.Mark Clairmont | MUSKOKA — Local airport pilots, renters and aviation experts are applauding the district’s plans for non-partisan board to manage the Muskoka Airport,  move they’ve been demanding for decades. Aviation fans are happy that operation of the

Splash pad open; Gull Lake beach closed due to ‘unknown’ spill

GRAVENHURST — With two days – count ’em – of sun in a row this weekend, there’s good news and bad news for swimmers in Gravenhurst. The good news is the splash pad at the Muskoka Wharf is back up…

Tony Clement: ‘Hands off Sir John A!’

Sir John A. Macdonald has a friend in fellow Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement.PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA – Everyone has an opinion on whether Canada’s first prime minister should be erased from history as a racist who orchestrated Indigenous genocide in the country he led the founding of 150 years ago. Sir John A. Macdonald…

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