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Archive for: June, 2017

Celebrate Canada D-EH! by touring Vimy trench and enjoying cake at Bethune House July 1

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST – You can’t miss it – the 150 party and celebration all across this great land. From Bona Vista to Vancouver Island – this land was made for and by you. So forget the rain and enjoy the start of summer – wet and wonderful as it is. And in […]

LETTER: Racket of thundering mortorcycle riders ‘juvenile’; there oughta be a law

Letter to Editor: I have been improving my word power and lately I am onto adjectives used to describe sets  of objects. A simple example would be for  a group of geese … a gaggle. Some of my favourites are a clowder of cats, a kettle of vultures, a grist of bees, a bloat of […]

Pusateri’s foods bringing home shopping to cottage country with weekly deliveries to Port Carling

Mark Clairmont | PORT CARLING — Pusateri’s is bringing home shopping to the cottage. The Toronto specialty foods purveyor is setting up a pop-up shop in Port Carling Fridays so cottagers, summer visitors and local residents can sit at the dock and barbecue without fighting the 400 traffic to get their favourite dishes in […]

Three local drivers have vehicles impounded after impaired driving charges

BRACEBRIDGE — Three impaired driving charges over the weekend don’t bode well for the ongoing message against drinking and driving. Provincial Police in Bracebridge took three impaired drivers off the road over the weekend between June 24 and June 25, 2017. They say that on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 1:45 a.m. an officer was […]

Bethune Bistro restaurant closure bad timing, bad precedent

EDITORIAL GRAVENHURST — As Canada celebrates a 150 multicultural mosaic and Gravenhurst pleads for a bilingual school, the town is embroiled in a “petty” feud that threatens a downtown anchor business on the eve of its most important season. Is this the welcome mat Chinese students, tourists, investors and the province want rolled out? Heavy-handed […]

RCMP hiring drive at Georgian College in Barrie June 23 seeks men and women

BARRIE — The Mounties may always getting their man. But they’re also out to get women, too, as recruits this coming Tuesday at Georgian College. Canada’s embittered federal police force is looking for Canadians interest in a career in law enforcement. The RCMP is hiring! But some women may be weary, given recent news about […]

Rotary Bursary Edowment Fund celebrates success with another $25,000 donation at wine, cheese reception Thursday at Muskoka Discovery Centre

GRAVENHURST — A celebration of educational excellence and initiative takes place Thursday afternoon at the Muskoka Discovery Centre. At a very appropriate time, the Gravenhurst Rotary Club’s Bursary Endowment Fund has received a sizeable donation from John Vail and family towards helping students planning to advance their education.   They have donated $25,000.00 to a fund […]

Gravenhurst town inside workers ratify 5 per cent raise by end of 2020

GRAVENHURST — Labour peace reigns at the Town of Gravenhurst, after inside workers ratified a new contract with a five per cent raise over the next four years. At Tuesday’s town council meeting, Mayor Paisley Donaldson said in a release council was “pleased to approve” the collective bargaining ratification between the Ontario Public Service Employees […]

Deathly start for new OPP commander Therrien as he takes over from retiring Medved

Mark Clairmont | BRACEBRIDGE — Brian Therrien’s first days on the job have been a painful. Four dead in one week in a plane crash, car accident and domestic dispute. His return to the front lines as new OPP detachment commander here showed the changing face of policing in the province. Small towns have […]

Bethune Bistro closed due to fire regulations

GRAVENHURST – A downtown restaurant has been ordered closed for violating fire regulations a day after failing to meet a deadline for fire code violations. Windows on the Bethune Bistro are covered, with signs blaming the town’s fire department for shutting them down. But a release from the town Tuesday says a Superior Court Judge […]

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