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8 men go through the ice Friday in two lake accidents in Haliburton

HALIBURTON — Emergency crews here were called within five hours to two near-drowning incidents involving eight men out on the water late Friday afternoon and night. In the first incident, provincial police say that on February 2 at about 4:45 p.m, officers from the Haliburton Highlands OPP, with the assistance of Minden Hills Fire Department, […]

Stolen vehicle returned to Baysville

BAYSVILLE — Police have recovered a stolen vehicle in this village southeast of Huntsville. Provincial police say that at 4 a.m. Tuesday January 30, their Huntsville detachment wase advised that a stolen vehicle from the Carol Street Area in Baysville had been observed in the North Bay area. In response, OPP officers conducted patrols in […]

Rail advocates applaud ONTC bus expansion

By Eric Boutilier and Robert Wightman NORTH BAY — Two Ontario rail advocacy groups say the recent expansion of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) bus service is not only the first sign of hope for northern public transportation users in many years, but it also paves the way to better rail service in the future. […]

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital seeks new CEO, president

ORILLIA — Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is looking for a new president and CEO as Central Ontario deals with the fast-paced changes of health care. Dan Germain, hospital board chair says Pat Campbell will retire from those positions June 30, just four years after taking charge. “Pat has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in […]

MAHC working on senior management pay scale

Mark Clairmont  | MUSKOKA — Attracting world-class talent to Muskoka is as difficult as finding a cure for cancer. Like the latter, the former can be done. With Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare in the throes of revolutionary changes, its board is looking to stay competitive in the world of administration by insuring it is run […]

Nighttime crime spree net thieves rims, tires, copper wire in Orillia

ORILLIA — Police here in the home of the OPP headquarters are investigating a major night of crime after several complaints of mischiefs and thefts at local businesses. Two businesses on West Street South, two on Norweld Drive and one on Memorial Avenue, reported significant damage to their property and/or thefts from their business that […]

Bracebrdige man charged with impaired driving after leaving licensed establishment

BRACEBRIDGE — Police were waiting for a driver who got behind the wheel after a night of drinking. Police say officers were alerted to a possible impaired driver who had returned to pick his vehicle up from a parking lot at a licensed establishment on Muskoka Road 118 in Bracebridge, ON. Officers located the vehicle […]

Clement disappointed Trudeau didn’t make changes to ‘values test’

PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA — MP Tony Clement weighed in Friday on the Liberals’ “values test.” The Parry Sound-Muskoka member of Parliament issued a statement regarding summer jobs and the government. “As the deadline for the Canada Summer Jobs program passes today,” Clement said “it is disappointing that Justin Trudeau has made no change to the Liberals’ […]

Human remains found in Haliburton are those of St. Catharines man and woman

HALIBURTON — Provincial police have identified the remains of two bodies found Jan. 21. They say that the Haliburton Highlands Crime Unit is now investigating the find as a double homicide. Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to a report of human remains found in the area of Glamor Lake Road in Highlands East Township. They have now […]

Coleman, Renaud to head 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter Games in Huntsville

Coleman, Renaud to head 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter Games in Huntsville HUNTSVILLE — Veteran politician Fran Coleman has been tapped to head up the 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter Games. The Town of Huntsville says she will be the Games organizing committee chair./ As well, the town has hired Sheri Renaud as general manager of March […]

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