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Archive for: April, 2017

Orillia Silver Band to kick brass on April 28 in Rene Caisse Theatre ‘Budding Fanfare’ concert

Mark Clairmont | BRACEBRIDGE — To hear the Orillia Silver Band they kick brass. It is among the best British-style brass bands in Ontario. “The Silver” is gold, thanks to the Midas touch of new conductor Neil Barlow, who has pushed the band to new levels. Fresh off the fall release of their first […]

Huntsville’s Swing Bridge to get new Master’s Cabin Thursday

HUNTSVILLE — Who knew the captain was still alive or that bridge even still swings. But, apparently one if not two of the above is true.  The Town of Huntsville is notifyig residents that there will be temporary road and sidewalk closures effecting the downtown Main Street bridge for the installation of a new Swing Bridge Master’s Cabin.  […]

MAHC wins silver for redcution in waste generation, greenhouse gas emissions

MUSKOKA — Waste reduction efforts at the local hospital are getting better, but there’s room for improvement. Just ahead of Earth Day, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s environmental performance has earned a silver recognition through the Ontario Hospital Association’s 2016 Green Hospital Scorecard. The scorecards are based on 2015 data and show a marked reduction in waste […]

‘Death Trap’ a killer play in these right hands

Mark Clairmont | REVIEW BRACEBRIDGE — The great thing about hit plays is they are deceptively simple — and satisfying. Almost anyone can do them. That’s why small theatres do them – and audiences so love them. DragonFly Theatre is a case in point. “Death Trap” is one of the most put-on and popular […]

Magnetawan man shot across road to kill deer, then dumped it over bridge into river

SUNDRIDGE — A Magnetawan man has been fined $4,500 for reckless and carless deer hunting offences. Thomas D. Tilson pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for hunting deer during the closed season, $1,500 for abandoning and permitting the flesh of a deer to become unsuitable for human consumption, and $1,500 for unlawfully discharging a firearm […]

School board survey asks Gravenhursdt parents if they want French immersion programming

GRAVENHURST – Gravenhurst could have two bilingual school systems soon. The future of three elementary schools and the one high school in Gravenhurst are on the line, as the Trillium Lakelands District School Board explores the feasibility of French immersion studies in town here. And that means, if a bilingual Chinese private high school opens […]

Commercial vehicle safety inspection blitz removes 10 trucks from roads; 50 charges laid

BRACEBRIDGE — A commercial vehicle inspection crackdown last week in Gravenhurst pulled 10 vehicles off the road and more than 50 charges were laid. Provincial police from OPP detachments in Bracebridge, aided by the Collingwood OPP Traffic Unit, Huronia West OPP and the OPP Central Region Traffic Unit conducted the one-day commercial motor vehicle enforcement […]

Huntsville police pick up arson suspect in Toronto-area church fire

HUNTSVILLE — A suspect in a Toronto-area church fire has been arrested here. Provincial police say that on Monday April 17, 2017, OPP at Huntsville learned of an investigation into a suspicious church fire in the Toronto area. They learned the male suspect in the investigation was known to frequent the Huntsville area.  Officers, including the […]

Gravenhurst bylaw to tackle ‘sign pollution’ at April 20 public meeting; live on Facebook

GRAVENHURST — A long overdue attempt to control wanton signage of all types is underway here. The Town of Gravenhurst says it is developing a sign bylaw to address concerns about inappropriate signage in the community. “Confusion, clutter, aesthetics, public safety and illegal structures are just a few of the areas that have been examined,” […]

Muskoka Flying Club hosts Transport Canada safety seminar Saturday at Lake Central Airways

GRAVENHURST — The Muskoka Flying Club is hosting a Transport Canada-approved and certified safety seminar on Saturday, April 22 at Lake Central Airways at the Muskoka Airport (CYQA) at 1016 Sabre Lane, just off the Gravenhurst Parkway in Gravenhurst. Former Lake Central owner Elton Towns, who sold last year and is still flying, has been […]

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