Muskoka To-DAILY
Archive for: August, 2017

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

Mark Clairmont | 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 own. Gravenhurst was home to two hospitals decades before Bracebridge and Huntsville became the dominant players […]

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

Mark Clairmont | 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. At the district’s planning and economic development committee (PED) meeting on Thursday, which oversees the airport and runs the airport in Gravenhurst, members […]

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 and running after a couple of down days. So kids can frolic in the showers, […]

Tony Clement: ‘Hands off Sir John A!’

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. Tory MP Tony Clement – never shy about expressing his feeling or to back off from a controversy – […]

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

BRACEBRIDGE — The weather hasn’t been great for golfing this season. But golf has been great for the local hospitals. So no wonder they say golf is good for your health. This summer tournaments gave a big boost to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation’s coffers. This summer they passed the $1 million mark from just […]

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 a.m., suspects gained entry to the rear door of the cafe in the old train […]

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

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — The only things Swing! is missing are champagne bubbles and Lawrence Welk. If you’ve missed the summer’s best show at the Gravenhurst Opera House, rush out and catch one of the final two nights, Thursday or Friday (Aug. 24-25). It’s 90 minutes of high octane Big Band song and […]

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 for four straight days after that across Muskoka, MAHC begins hosting a series of information […]

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

Mark Clairmont | 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 tee off Thursday Sept. 7 at Mark O’Meara Golf Course in Huntsville. Whether he finishes […]

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

GRAVENHURST — Local resident Tim Forwell gave seven hard-working students a little help Monday in their endeavors to get a college or university education. While in Florida Forwell read about the dilemma many children in Gravenhurst had trying to save for a college or university education. Having a cottage on Lake Muskoka for many years he […]

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