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Archive for: August, 2017

Health care and history collide this week at 5 public meetings across Muskoka

Should this statue for Dr. Norman Bethune come down? Or be relocated to the 'Birthplace of a Hero?'Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com MUSKOKA – With the perspective of the past two weeks of historic mayhem on both sides of the border, Muskoka is in the throes of a health-care debate that deserves a little history lesson of its…

Local pilots happy district taking politics out of airport, landing management in hands of aviation experts

A couple of special planes, including this sleek Piper, were part of a static display at the Muskoka Airport event.Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com MUSKOKA — Local airport pilots, renters and aviation experts are applauding the district’s plans for non-partisan board to manage the Muskoka Airport,  move they’ve been demanding for decades. Aviation fans are happy that operation of the

Splash pad open; Gull Lake beach closed due to ‘unknown’ spill

GRAVENHURST — With two days – count ’em – of sun in a row this weekend, there’s good news and bad news for swimmers in Gravenhurst. The good news is the splash pad at the Muskoka Wharf is back up…

Tony Clement: ‘Hands off Sir John A!’

Sir John A. Macdonald has a friend in fellow Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement.PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA – Everyone has an opinion on whether Canada’s first prime minister should be erased from history as a racist who orchestrated Indigenous genocide in the country he led the founding of 150 years ago. Sir John A. Macdonald…

Local golf tournaments top $1 million for SMHH Foundation; $110,000 in 2017 alone

Local golf tournaments raised $110,000 this summer for the SMMH Foundation. Tournament representatives are, from left, Lori Reynolds (Freed Charity Golf Classic), Dave Bacon (Dave Ellis Pro-Am Golf Tournament), and Jodie Evans (South Muskoka Golf Classic).BRACEBRIDGE — The weather hasn’t been great for golfing this season. Local golf tournaments raised $110,000 this summer for the SMMH Foundation. Tournament representatives are, from left, Lori Reynolds (Freed Charity Golf Classic), Dave Bacon (Dave Ellis Pro-Am Golf Tournament),

Cash, chocolate bar stolen in break-in at train station coffee shop in Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — A hungry thief with an penchant for chocolate and cash broke into the Coffee Station in Gravenhurst overnight Monday, Aug. 21. Provincial police say sometime between Monday, August 21, at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 8…

Don’t wait, rush out and see Swing! at the Gravenhurst Opera House ~ only two more nights Thurs., Fri. Aug. 24-25

Swing! is non-stop music and fun you won't want to miss, says Mark Clairmont.Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com GRAVENHURST — The only things Swing! is missing are champagne bubbles and Lawrence Welk. Swing! is non-stop music and fun you shouldn’t miss, says Mark Clairmont. If you’ve missed the summer’s best show at the…

Hospitals hold 5 straight nights of open houses Aug. 28-Sept. 1 to explain Stage 1 planning for future Muskoka health care

MUSKOKA — Don’t say you weren’t asked. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) is continuing a visioning exercise to plan hospital care for future generations and they invite you to get involved and informed. Starting this Monday, Aug. 28, in Gravenhurst, and…

Aichison ripe for picking at annual Huntsville Mayor’s Golf Tournament, following bypass surgery

Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAILY.com HUNTSVILLE — Scott Aichison may be easy pickings this year in his annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament. He’s just home resting from sextuplet heart bypass – whatever that is. Anyway, he’s on the mend and expect to…

Forwells donate $25,000 to Rotary education bursary to help seven students with their post secondary studies

Students benefitting join Rotary treasurer Theresa Morley, left, and president Tawnya Habel, right. Left, Ryan Godfrey off to the University of British Columbia in engineering; Lucas Kobe at Georgian College in aircraft mechanics; Nicole Brandt at U.O.T.T in commerce; Megan Kobe at Lakehead University in business administration; and McKenna Manser at the University of Guelph in bio-engineering.  Absent are Megan Barr going to Georgian College in pharmacy technician and Shannon Barr at Georgian College in pre-health sciences.GRAVENHURST — Local resident Tim Forwell gave seven hard-working students a little help Monday in their endeavors to get a college or university education. Students benefiting join Rotary treasurer Theresa Morley, left, and president Tawnya Habel, right. Left, Ryan Godfrey

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