Muskoka To-DAILY
Archive for: July, 2017

Walker’s Point welcomes old school/church bell to new community centre home

Mark Clairmont | WALKER’S POINT — Wilf Gillan was taught a lot in school he’s forgotten. But one thing he learned he still practises. How to sneak out for a smoke. At a Canada 150 Day celebration earlier this month, he was still practising what he preached in 1938. That was the year the […]

Gravenhurst Horticulture Society flower & vegetable show Aug. 9

GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Horticultural Society is heading into a spectacular annual flower and vegetable show Aug. 9 at the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Centre, on First Street North. Local businesses have been generous in sponsoring many fine gifts and awards, which add to the society’s prizes for the more than 80 categories, including many artistic designs […]

2 charged with possession of stolen property in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE — The owners of some stolen property will be pleased to learn two people have been arrested for having possession of stolen property. Provincial police at Huntsville say that on Saturday, July 29, 2017, just after 5 a.m, officers from the Huntsville OPP “located and confronted two individuals behaving suspiciously in a commercially populated area.” […]

4 taken to hospital Saturday after Hwy. 11 crash at Port Sydney

PORT SYDNEY — Four people were taken to hospital Saturday after a collision on Hwy. 11. Provincial police say that just before 1 p.m., OPP officers and Muskoka EMS attended a crash near South Mary Lake Road. The accident involved two vehicles. Four occupants were transported to local hospital for minor injuries. As a result […]

Anyone remember man and his dog buried at Lake of Bays cottage?

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST —  A Muskoka mystery buff and sleuth is looking for a man she believes was buried at his cottage — along with his dog. Patricia McDevitt says: “I am trying to find the name of a man who is buried at his cottage and I think also with his dog. […]

Gravenhurst man charged with stealing cart loaded with groceries

GRAVENHURST — A Gravenhurst man has been charged with stealing a cart loaded with groceries July 12. Provincial police say that on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, they received a complaint from store employees at Sobeys in Gravenhurst that at 3 p.m. a man had left the store with a cart full of groceries that he […]

Driver loses truck, licence for refusing to give breath sample

MUSKOKA LAKES TWP. — Police have charged a Richmond Hill man with refusing to give a breath sample, in the LCBO parking lot in Bala, after multiple reports of a driver weaving on Hwy. 169 while towing a boat. Provincial police says officers responded to several traffic complaints regarding a truck hauling a boat that […]

Woodbridge man drowns Sunday afternoon at Muskoka Beach in Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST – The body of a 28-year-old Woodbridge man was pulled out of the water at the Muskoka Beach swim area in Gravenhurst Saturday after his family noticed him missing and called 911. Emergency crews responded just before 5 p.m., say police, who say the victim,  Shahid Iqbal, was swimming with friends at the unsupervised town-owned […]

Police hope clay bust of young male victim found in Algonquin Park will help public solve death between 1971-78

Mark Clairmont | ALGONQUIN PARK — A Canadian “CSI” investigation has resumed into the death of a young man whose body parts were found 37 years. The Ontario Provincial Police have released a clay facial reconstruction in the hope of identifying human remains first recovered in Algonquin Park on a trail back in 1980, […]

Dragonfly presents Noel Coward’s comedy Private Lives, best of summer stock dinner theatre, at Quality Inn Aug. 2-12

Mark Clairmont | BRACEBRIDGE — Dragofly Theatre is the best of summer stock. A permanent company with many of the same actors, sets and props done on the cheap. Bill Holden, the Davis’ and Straw Hat Players imported the concept to Muskoka from the northeastern U.S. in 1934. Here in Bala, Port Carling and […]

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