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Archive for: February, 2017

Gravenhurst Rotary honours 3 local volunteers with Paul Harris Awards to cap busy year

Lynda Ferguson, left, Bob O'Brien and Annette Gillan were presented with Paul Harris Fellow Awards at Monday's club meeting in Gravenhurst.Barb McCabe | Gravenhurst Rotary Club PR GRAVENHURST — A busy past year for local Rotarians was capped at Monday’s noon meeting, today, where our club was very pleased to welcome and bestow the prestigious Paul Harris Award to three…

‘Young offender’ charged with second-degree murder in second death in youth facility fire

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES A charge of second-degree murder has been laid following the fiery death of a second person at youth detention centre near here last week. Following an investigation into a fire at the facility in the…

Fine Films almost halfway to $2,800 goal for screen at new location at Peter’s Players

GRAVENHURST — Fans of Fine Films in Gravenhurst will be pleased to hear they are fast approaching halfway to their goal of raising funds for a screen for their new location at Peter’s Players. In a note this week to…

UPDATE: Police seek person in altercation at Blue Mountains

Police are looking for this muscular-looking male to turn himself in for questioning after an altercation early Saturday morning at a bar.UPDATE: Man identified. THE BLUE MOUNTAINS A “person of interest” is being sought by police here following an altercation at a bar early Saturday morning. Police are looking for this muscular-looking male to turn himself in for questioning after…

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival to wrap up 8 days of fun with awards, fireworks Sunday night

DSCF2068Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com GRAVENHURST — Bill Johnson checked off another item on his retirement bucket list by being the first one into the polar dip. Bill Johnson, 67, was the first Parlar Dip participant. And Jeremy Rand defended his…

Bracebridge transgender woman finalist for Mompreneur Momentum award

BRACEBRIDGE — A local transgender woman and entrepreneur is up for a national award. Michelle Emson and Sanctuary Studios Inc say in release Friday that they aer “proud to announce that they have been named a finalist for the 2017…

Clement in Washington for security briefings days after hanging up on CBC reporter asking him about border crossings

Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com MP Tony Clement, who took a lot of heat this week nationally and on social media for hanging up on a CBC Radio reporter asking how he’d deal with the flood of refugee-seekers to Canada, reported…

Bracebridge town portion of tax bill 5.3% jump – or $22 per $100,000 of assessment

BRACEBRIDGE — Residents here can expect the town’s portion of their tax bill (about 30 per cent of the total) to go up 5.3 per cent in 2017. That is, according to a town release Friday. They say “adoption of…

Man, dog rescued off river ice at Fairy Lake in Huntsville Thursday morning

Firefighters pull a man and his dog to shore in Huntsville Thursday after they went through the ice.HUNTSVILLE A man trying to rescue his dog out on river ice had to himself be rescued Thursday. Firefighters pull a man and his dog to shore in Huntsville Thursday after they went through the ice. Both the man…

Beaver Creek inmate dies in prison

GRAVENHURST — A 67-year-old federal inmate at the Beaver Creek medium/minimum security prison here has died. Correctional Service Canada reports that on February 22, 2017, Muhammad Parvez, an inmate from Beaver Creek Institution died while in our custody. They say…

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