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Archive for: January, 2014

MTO says Carillion snow plow penalties part of normal audit of contractors

MUSKOKA –… Penalties imposed on Carillion, the new provincial highways company plowing Muskoka this winter and receiving so many complaints about, are part of the normal audit of their work, says an Ministry of Transportation spokesperson.
But they’re not unusual

James Clark gets warm reception at Currie Brothers’ new concert venue in Gravenhurst

James Clark and his partner Elisa Lower performed a 90-minute set for an audience that may not have been large but it was enthusiastic.

GRAVENHURST –… “Welcome to the Currie Brothers’ Fun House!”
James Clark captured the mood and music of Andrew and Robert Curries’ small concert hall in back of their popular main street music shop and antiques store perfectly Saturday night.
The

Province penalizes Carillion for not meeting snowplowing standards

New snow plows like this 'tow plow' introduced to area roads this winter don't appear to be doing an acceptable job due to the lack of weight on the trailing plow with a barrel for ballast.

MUSKOKA –… Whether it was the mayors’ letter to the premier, MPP Norm Miller’s complaints in the legislature, or Twitter sphere – the province’s Liberal government has finally paid attention.
Call it better late than never.
Almost two months after

Dr. Sale new chair of Muskoka Watershed Council

New Muskoka Watershed Council Chair Peter Sale presents outgoing Chair Patricia Arney with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of her commitment and dedicationwhile serving as MWC Chair since 2012. (Photo by Lyndsie McGregor)

BRACEBRIDGE –… The Muskoka Watershed Council has a new chair.
At its meeting held on Friday, January 24th, the board elected Dr. Peter Sale as chair.
He replaces Patricia Arney, who completed her two-year term.

Sidewalk plow suspected cause of $500,000 public works building fire in Gravenhurst

Ontario Fire Marshal inspectors examine sidewalk plow that may be the cause of $500,000 fire at the main Gravenhurst public works yard off Winhara Road just after 6 a.m. Monday.

GRAVENHURST –… A sidewalk plow towed in on the weekend may be the source of a $500,000 fire at the public works yard here early Monday morning.
Workers were just starting to arrive to begin the work week just after

Got the drive to quit smoking for a month? You could win a 2014 Dodge Journey

BRACEBRIDGE –… Two gleaming new Dodge vehicles are the lure to smokers planning to quit, as the 2014 Driven to Quit Challenge gets under way Monday.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and the Canadian Cancer Society launch their annual

Scott Greer’s passing big loss for Bent River

Dear Editor:…

I was working on a letter to the editor regarding “federal budget planning.”
But my thoughts were elsewhere.
Today my family and I attended a church service in Windermere for Scott Greer. Scott passed away a few days

In 2014 Canada Blooms is ‘going wild!’

GRAVENHURST – Come and see how talented garden designers, builders and floral superstars interpret the theme of “wild.”
They will create stunning showcases with vibrant colours, alluring fragrances, and captivating designs to overtake your senses.
Over the years, Canada Blooms…

OPP hiring 30 dispatch, data entry staff for Orillia call centre: apply by Feb. 16

ORILLIA – Looking for a job with the OPP as a call-taker, dispatcher and or civilian data entry person?
The Ontario Provincial Police are preparing for the 2014 Provincial Communications Centres Symposium, Calling out for Communicators, which will take place…

@ Gravenhurst library

GRAVENHURST – The Gravenhurst Public Library not only has hard copy books and eBooks, but did you know it also has audio books?
Audio books are great when you might not have the time to sit with a cuppa and…

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