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Archive for: January, 2017

Muskoka Conservancy will not be moving into Woodchester Villa, town forms another committee for its future

By Patrick Boyer | Special to Muskoka BRACEBRIDGE — The sun came up last night at Bracebridge town council. The future of the old Bird family home is in the hands of a new town committee to look at…

Illegal transport of polar bear skins from Quebec nets $10,000 fine for man, company

ROBERVAL, QUE. — A Quebec company and a Quebec man have been convicted and fined a total of $10,000 for exporting polar bear skins from their province to other parts of the country. Envirnoment and Climate Change Canada say in…

Polak happy to see Rotary putting on fireworks at Fire & Ice Festival Saturday in Bracebridge at 6:30 p.m.

BRACEBRIDGE — Rotary will put the fireworks in the Bracebridge Fire & Ice Festival Saturday evening at The Falls. And no one is happier than Rotarian Jean Polak, who will be watching this time. She’s “doing fine” and expects to…

‘Fix is in’ on future of Woodchester Villa in Bracbridge, says historian Boyer

The future of the old Bird family home is in the hands of a new town committee to look at how to operate it after a successful renovation in 2015.LETTER TO EDITOR: The following letter from local historian and author was sent to the Town of Bracebridge re: their decision on the future of Woodcheser Villa. He says Wed. Jan. 25 council will meet as planning committee to consider…

‘Muskoka for the Win’ new online retail clothing business opens Wednesday with Facebook ribbon cutting at 1 p.m.

GRAVENHURST — Get online Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Gravenhurst’s newest business. Mayor Paisley Donaldson will take part in the town’s premiere Facebook Live Event by broadcasting a ribbon cutting/official welcome for Gravenhurst’s newest e-commerce business, ‘Muskoka for the

$100,000 Canada 150 FedNor grant for Oakley Square community Centre in Vankoughnet

BRACEBRIDGE — Vankoughnet residents will be celebrating Canada’s next big birthday with a little more cheer thanks to FedNor and Ottawa’s 150th Community Infrastructure Program. The federal government says in a release Tuesday that it is investing $100,000 to complete…

Getting Ahead ‘investigators’ to graduate Monday from YW’s 3rd poverty awareness program

HUNTSVILLE — YWCA Muskoka and North Muskoka Led Practitioner Clinic will be celebrating Jan. 30 with ‘investigators’ (Participants) who have completed the fourth Getting Ahead initiative in Huntsville for individuals living in poverty or on lower incomes. The group gathered…

St. James kicks off 150th year of celebration

St. James Anglican Church is marking its 150th anniversary and committee members Pam Thornton, guest preacher Rev. GailMarie Henderson, chair Cliff Flavell and Peggy Lapierre prepare served cake to parishioners Sunday morning at the first of many celebratory cakes at St. James in 2017.Photos, story Lois Cooper | GRAVENHURST — Sunday saw the Anglican Church in Gravenhurst kick off a year-long celebration of its 151st year with a guest preacher and an afternoon concert, both of which were uplifting. St. James Anglican…

Central Muskoka Rotary, churches Syrian refugee sponsors ready to welcome first family in January

BRACEBRIDGE — More good news for Syrians in Muskoka. Last week the Syrian Refuge Group found out their family was approved by late this spring. And Monday, representatives of the Central Muskoka Community Syrian Relief Committee (CMCSRC) confirmed that one…

Horticulture meeting on English gardens re-scheduled to Jan. 24 due to ice

GRAVENHURST – The first meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society for 2017 was delayed a week due the icy conditions and will be held on January 24th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Activity Centre. The topic will be…

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