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Archive for: February, 2017

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

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 local residents. Lynda Ferguson, Bob O’Brien and Annette Gillan were selected because of their commitment […]

‘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 Village of Oakwood Friday, which, claimed the life of a a resident and now a […]

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 supporters, they write: “Dear Fine Films Patrons: “As you already know, Fine Films is relocating […]

UPDATE: Police seek person in altercation at Blue Mountains

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. Provincial police officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the OPP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male in The Blue Mountains.  UPDATE: […]

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

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — Bill Johnson checked off another item on his retirement bucket list by being the first one into the polar dip. And Jeremy Rand defended his chicken wing-eating title Saturday on the second-last day of the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. They were just two of hundreds of hail and hearty enthusiasts […]

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 Mompreneur® Momentum Award.” The winner will be announced at The 2017 National Mompreneurs® Conference this coming […]

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

Mark Clairmont | 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 Friday a successful trip to Washington for security briefings with American officials. Clement, the Parry Sound-Muskoka […]

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 the 2017 Municipal Budget and Business Plan results in a 5.3 per cent increase to […]

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

HUNTSVILLE — A man trying to rescue his dog out on river ice had to himself be rescued Thursday. Both the man and the German shepherd pup were OK Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire report that on February 23 firefighters, along with OPP and Muskoka Paramedic Services, responded to Scott’s Point on Fairy Lake in Huntsville […]

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 at the time of his death, Parvez was serving an indeterminate sentence for Second Degree […]

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