Muskoka To-DAILY
Archive for: July, 2017

Shopper walked out of Sobeys with full cart of food without paying

GRAVENHURST — A hungry shopper who left a grocery store here with a full cart of food, had police on the hunt recently. Provincial police from Bracebridge want to know if you know the shopper in this surveillance photo they released. The heavyset man with short hair is a person of interest in relation to […]

Public calls about erratic drivers leads to 3 impaired charges

BRACEBRIDGE — Three drivers were taken off the road by police after calls from the public last weekend. Provincial police at Bracebridge say they are grateful to the members of the public that assisted in taking three impaired drivers off the road this past weekend, between Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23, 2017. They […]

Little Norway book stories show how big, the effect the air force training centre had on Muskoka

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — Little Norway wasn’t so small, after all. Andrea Baston’s latest historical biography is proof. At the book launch for Exile Air: World War II’s ‘Little Norway’ in Toronto and Muskoka, dozens of people bought the book and shared memories of the air training centre in Canada. Many of them […]

Resident foils break-in, police seek possible same suspects in nearby attempt

HUNTSVILLE — Police are looking for suspects in a break-in and attempted break-in that may be related. They say that on Tuesday July 25 just before 9 a.m. some residents at a house on Florence Street West in Huntsville left for the day. And shortly after 9 a.m. two males entered the residence not knowing that family […]

Police found 4-year-old boy who went missing from home east of Bracebridge July 15

BRACEBRIDGE — A four-year-old boy who went missing from his home was found by police and volunteers. OPP at Bracebridge say officers responded to a report of a four year-old child that had left his residence east of Bracebridge at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. Extensive efforts were made by his family but […]

LETTER: Swift River not proving to be responsible landlord, says Turnbull

Dear Editor: In December 2015, Swift River Energy, the company proposing to build a hydro plant at the Bala Falls, cut down the trees and fenced off the traditional portage between Lake Muskoka and the Moon River. That was over a year-and-a-half ago. Since then, not having all the required permits, they have been unable […]

Rainbow flag-raisings kick off Pride Week in Muskoka

MUSKOKA — It’s true, rainbows do come out after rains. That’s the story this week as Pride Week in Musokoka kicked off Monday with flag-raisings at seven town halls. Rainbow Pride flag raisings, including at Wahta, were the start of a week of activities culminating in Sunday’s Pride picnic at Annie Williams Park in Bracebridge. […]

Rash of break-ins around Huntsville has OPP seeking help with leads

HUNTSVILLE —  A rash of break-ins has provincial police seeking the public’s help. While they do not say whether they are related OPP here are looking for leads on any of the following B&Es. In the past month, officers from the Huntsville detachment say in a release they have responded to at least a dozen […]

400 highways need more controls and patrols to prevent ‘locked-in’ SNAFUs

Mark Clairmont | COMMENT ORILLIA — Ontario’s main streets are a mess. Hwys. 400/11 and the 401 road closures are becoming a nightly occurrence. Not only for construction. If Kathleeen Wynne and Patrick Brown want to get elected next June, they will have to deal with these corridors and the MTO and their private […]

Big bands are back and Swing! is king at Gravenhurst Opera House till Aug. 25

By Bryan Dearsley, Special to It’s certainly true that what goes around, comes around. Or in the case of the next summer theatrical hit being staged at the Gravenhurst Opera House, perhaps “what goes around, swings around” might be more apt. Why? Well, not only was one of the writers of Swing!, the latest show […]

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