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Wanted: PSW for hire

Wanted: Private PSW for hire

For day and overnight work.

Woman with cancer requires assistance of private, personal support worker for daytime visits and night-time shifts, midnight to 8 a.m.

Please call Sylvia, at 705-645-8556.

Gravenhurst Girl Guides celebrate Guide with special events

GRAVENHURST — To help celebrate Scout and Guide Week in Canada this week, local guides here are helping out each other and the community. Each of the three main towns in Muskoka  do a variety of activities to promote Guiding…

Collingwood woman, 74, second skier to die on area slopes in 2017

THE BLUE MOUNTAINSA 74-year-old Collingwod woman died Sunday while skiing. OPP from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment say they were called after the skier was injured while skiing at the Craigleith Ski Club. She was transported…

Police say vacant Bass Lake building fire Sunday ‘suspicious’

ORO-MEDONTE — Provincial police from Barrie are investigating a “suspicious” fire here early Sunday. They say they were called to the structure fire February 19 at 4:50 a.m. OPP and Oro-Medonte Fire and Emergency Services responded to Bass Lake Side…

Driver of suspect white SUV asked girls 9, 10 to get into vehicle in Orillia

ORILLIA Police here are looking for white SUV after two young girls reported a male asked them to get into the vehicle to help with directions. OPP say on Tuesday February 21 the responded to two separate calls. They…

Northwood Brass offer respite for ‘loggers, backwoods wannabees’ in St. James Anglican Church concert series Feb. 18

Neil Barlow, left, Karen Richardson, Merrill Perrett, Fran Harvey and Paul Minnoch are Northwood Brass. They'll bring their unique brand of brass plus one to St. James Anglican Church Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18. Freewill offering.Lois Cooper | GRAVENHURST – The Northwood Brass, in a tongue-in-cheek review, describes itself as: “Hailing from the backwoods of Muskoka, these lumberjacks and jills regularly gather in a woodshed near Utterson to hone their musical skills. Neil Barlow,…

MP Clement lashes out in House at Wynne, Liberals after Gravenhurt butcher says he’s forced to sell off meat to pay soaring hydro bill

OTTAWA Parry Sound-Muskoka MP, Tony Clement, highlighted today in the House of Commons the hydro rate horrors of Gravenhurst business owner, Dave Purdon, who was “forced to sell-off his meats at half price in order to pay his electricity…

Police looking for missing Severn Township teen, last seen at Patrick Fogarty school in Orillia

ORILLIA Police here are asking the public’s help in locating a missing male youth from Severn Township. They are trying to find 15-year-old Thomas Armstorng. He was last seen at Patrick Fogarty High School on February 08, 2017, at…

Severn quarry worker dies in workplace accident

SEVERN TWP. — A 31-year-old quarry worker died on the job here Monday. Provincial police were called Monday, Feb. 6, to the workplace accident at a local business in Severn Township. They say they a male was reported dead.…

Skier, 48, dies after accident at Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood Saturday night

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS A 48-year-old skier who was injured while skiing at Blue Mountain Resort Saturday night, Feb. 4 has died. Provincial police say officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP detachment were called to the ski…

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