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‘Operation Dry Water’ focuses on safe alcohol-free summer boating

Police are on the lakes promoting 'Operation Dry Water' this summer.MUSKOKA — Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40 percent of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways. Police are on the lakes promoting ‘Operation Dry Water’ this summer. To raise awareness and reduce alcohol- related deaths, the OPP is partnering with…

Veronica Eaton new OPP detachment commander in Orillia

ORILLIA — There’s a new sheriff in a town full of top cops. Policing the provincial headquarters of the OPP is now the job of Insp. Veronica Eaton. OPP Chief Supt. Rose DiMarco, Regional Commander of the Ontario Provincial Police…

Refueling generator sparks $20,000 fire at Olympia Sports Camp in Huntsville

Damage is estimated at $20,000 after an accident refuelling a generator sparked a fire at the Olympia Sports Camp Saturday, Aug. 5.LAKE OF BAYS — Damage to an Olympia Sports building is estimated at $20,000 after an fire spread when an employee was refuelling a generator and it caught fire Saturday morning. The fire comes just two days after a tornado…

Police ask public’s help again in ID’ing suspect in walkoff theft at Gravenhurst CTC

Police are looking for this suspect in a walkoff theft of pots and pans from the Canadian Tire in Gravenhurst.GRAVENHURST — Another incident of a thief walking into a south-end Gravenhurst store and walking out with a substantial amount of goods has been reported. Police are looking for this suspect in a walkoff theft of pots and pans from…

Mischief charges laid in Orillia graffiti incident involving native folklore character ‘Windigo’

ORILLIA Two young Orillia men have been charged with mischief after the word “Windigo” – a native folklore character – along with a portrait of an Indigenous child was spray-painted on the side of a downtown business. Native folklore…

2 charged with possession of stolen property in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE The owners of some stolen property will be pleased to learn two people have been arrested for having possession of stolen property. Provincial police at Huntsville say that on Saturday, July 29, 2017, just after 5 a.m, officers…

4 taken to hospital Saturday after Hwy. 11 crash at Port Sydney

PORT SYDNEYFour people were taken to hospital Saturday after a collision on Hwy. 11. Provincial police say that just before 1 p.m., OPP officers and Muskoka EMS attended a crash near South Mary Lake Road. The accident involved…

Gravenhurst man charged with stealing cart loaded with groceries

A man in a black T-shirt with the word "involved" printed on the front is a person of interest to police looking for a suspect in the theft of a full cart of groceries from Sobeys in Gravenhurst July 12. (OPP handout photo)GRAVENHURST — A Gravenhurst man has been charged with stealing a cart loaded with groceries July 12. After police released this video surveillance photo from Sobey’s, of a person wanted in connection with the the theft of groceries, they received…

Driver loses truck, licence for refusing to give breath sample

MUSKOKA LAKES TWP. Police have charged a Richmond Hill man with refusing to give a breath sample, in the LCBO parking lot in Bala, after multiple reports of a driver weaving on Hwy. 169 while towing a boat. Provincial…

Woodbridge man drowns Sunday afternoon at Muskoka Beach in Gravenhurst

Beachgoers at Muskoka Beach in Gravenhurst watch as police and paramedics search for the missing swimmer Sunday, July30. (CP24 Stephanie Smyth)GRAVENHURST – The body of a 28-year-old Woodbridge man was pulled out of the water at the Muskoka Beach swim area in Gravenhurst Saturday after his family noticed him missing and called 911. Emergency crews responded just before 5 p.m.,…

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