Muskoka To-DAILY
Archive for: February, 2017

Bracebridge roads load limit March 4 to May 31

BRACEBRIDGE — Warm weather has sped up the annual date for the loads limitations for heavy trucks and equipment announcement this year. On an annual basis, the Town of Bracebridge implements a period of reduced loads during the spring thaw on a majority of the town’s road system. This is done in order to protect […]

Wanted: PSW for hire

Wanted: Private PSW for hire For day and overnight work. Woman with cancer requires assistance of private, personal support worker for daytime visits and night-time shifts, midnight to 8 a.m. Please call Sylvia, at 705-645-8556.

Bala Curling Club postpones Feb. 25 outdoor spiel to March 4; Avery Beach closed for skating; but Vankoughnet shinny tourney outdoors Saturday

BALA — Due to the wet weather, the Bala Curling Club’s free public outdoor curling bonspiel at the Johnson Cranberry Marsh has been set back from Saturday, Feb. 25, to March 4 It’s the same hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All you need is to bring clean indoor running shoes Admission is freeand it’s […]

40 mm of rain on Friday, Saturday has MNRF once again urging caution around water

PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA — As expected with the warm temperatures and a lot of rain expected heading into the weekend, a water watch is on locally. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a “Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety” is in effect for its district. That […]

Thieves steal snowmachine’s engine after getting sled stuck in trees

HUNTSVILLE — Thieves who had trouble stealing a snowmobile had to abandon their attempt when they got stuck in trees — and instead opted to not leave without parts of the sled, including the engine. Police say that on Sunday February 19, OPP here were called about a theft of a snowmobile engine from Howland […]

Gravenhurst Girl Guides celebrate Guide with special events

GRAVENHURST — To help celebrate Scout and Guide Week in Canada this week, local guides here are helping out each other and the community. Each of the three main towns in Muskoka  do a variety of activities to promote Guiding and Scouting in February, as well as year round, said Guider Shirley Cunningham. But in […]

Collingwood woman, 74, second skier to die on area slopes in 2017

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS — A 74-year-old Collingwod woman died Sunday while skiing. OPP from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment say they were called after the skier was injured while skiing at the Craigleith Ski Club. She was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.   She was identified as Betty Tkachuk. […]

Police say vacant Bass Lake building fire Sunday ‘suspicious’

ORO-MEDONTE — Provincial police from Barrie are investigating a “suspicious” fire here early Sunday. They say they were called to the structure fire February 19 at 4:50 a.m. OPP and Oro-Medonte Fire and Emergency Services responded to Bass Lake Side Road. The fire in the vacant building was quickly extinguished. Police say in a release Tuesday […]

Miller questions Wynne about Muskoka Meats hydro bill, locked out CAS workers

Mark Clairmont | QUEEN’S PARK — The return of the legislature in Toronto has local MPP Norm Miller busily questioning the premier directly on behalf of a local business owner over soaring hydro bills and on behalf of locked out CAS workers. On Tuesday morning, in first question period of the 2017 session, the […]

Driver of suspect white SUV asked girls 9, 10 to get into vehicle in Orillia

ORILLIA — Police here are looking for white SUV after two young girls reported a male asked them to get into the vehicle to help with directions. OPP say on Tuesday February 21 the responded to two separate calls. They say that at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the Fittons Road and Fittons Heights area of […]

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