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Archive for: August, 2017

OPP launch criminal investigation into death of boy, 15, who drowned on Algonquin Park school camping trip in July

Mark Clairmont | ORILLIA — The camping death of a student who drowned in Algonquin Park last month during a school trip has led to a criminal investigation by the OPP. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have been assigned to investigate the death of a Toronto teen which […]

Save the Falls going to district public works meeting Aug. 23 with concerns about permits

BALA — Mitchell Shiner, a public relations person for the Save the Bala Falls group, offers his latest current status – in detail – on the controversial hydro project in Bala. He says Monday: “We haven’t been able to provide detailed updates lately because we’ve been waiting for many responses, but we now have much […]

Filling in shoreline without permit costs pair $2,500 each on Tasso Lake

BRACEBRIDGE — Two Muskoka-area men have been fined a total of $5,000 for offences under the Public Lands Act. Desmond O’Kelly, of Oro Medonte, and Michael Welsh, of Huntsville, pleaded guilty and were each fined $2,500 for unlawfully filling shore lands without a permit, says an MNR release Monday. The court heard that as a […]

Dockside Festival of the Arts in Gravenhurst Muskoka’s summer crafts climax

GRAVENHURST – Another weekend – another big Muskoka Wharf event. After a summer of ribs, boats – old and new – and a triathlon, Gravenhurst’s premier park welcomes back the 26th annual Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce’s Dockside Festival. Filled with tents full of vendors offering unique crafts and good, there’s a variety of strolling and […]

Kilworthy woman escapes early morning house fire after being awakened by screaming smoke detector

GRAVENHURST — The shrill scream of a smoke alarm was enough to arouse a sleeping woman at 4 a.m. Thursday morning, giving her the critical minute she needed to escape an inferno in her home. Fire crews from Gravenhurst Stations 1 and 2 responded to the early morning blaze on Highway 11, south of Kilworthy […]

Hospitals help take lead on a new task force for future of health care in Muskoka

Mark Clairmont | MUSKOKA — Local hospitals continue to look to a bold new future. As part of an ever-ending, and confusing multi-prong exercise in Muskoka to provide the Ministry of Health with options for a new hospital and health model for the district, the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) is introducing a new Capital […]

‘Weekend Comedy’ at Orillia Opera House puts two couples in remote cabin together

By Marilyn de Lang, Special to ORILLIA — Summer at the Orillia Opera House began with Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” a timeless classic of newlywed sparring — followed by “Bedtime Stories,” Norm Foster’s interlocking heartwarming tales peppered with eccentric characters. “Weekend Comedy” serves up another generous dose of laughter laced with perceptive […]

Dinner, dancing, Latin dance class Aug. 20 & 27 at new ‘SerenDipity Terrace’ at Muskoka Wharf

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — Looking for something romantic and fun for an evening out the next two Sundays, August 20 and 27 at 5 p.m. How about dinner and dancing overlooking Lake Muskoka? Sarah Goosen says it’s happening right above her Polar Dip Ice Cream Shoppe overlooking A.P. Cockburn Heritage Square at the […]

1980 Algonquin Park cold murder case gets dozens of new leads thanks to social media interest

ORILLIA — Three dozen fresh leads could help an OPP cold murder case dating back 37 years in Algonquin Park thanks to a huge social media interest. Provincial police say they are “heartened by the number of responses” to a recent public appeal to identify male human remains first recovered in the internationally known and […]

85-year-old windsurfter drowns at Cawja Beach on Georgian Bay Tuesday

TINY TOWNSHIP — An 85-year-old windsurfer has died on Georgian Bay Tuesday, after being pulled from the water by swimmers at Cawaja Beach. Provincial police from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment are currently investigating a death that took place at the Cawaja Beach area at the end of Concession 11 in Tiny Township. They […]

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