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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

Jeremiah Perry, 15, died July 5 at Trout Lake while on a Toronto School Board summer camping trip. He was a non-swimmer who failed a mandatory school swimming test.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. Jeremiah Perry, 15, died July 5 at Trout…

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…

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…

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

Hail, hail, the gang will all be there at the Muskoka Wharf for the annual Dockside Festival of all things summer and funGRAVENHURST – Another weekend – another big Muskoka Wharf event. Hail, hail, the gang will all be there at the Muskoka Wharf for the annual Dockside Festival of all things summer and fun. After a summer of ribs, boats –…

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…

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…

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

'Weekend Comedy' sees two couples double-booked in the same remote cabin - and then the fun begins.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…

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

danceMark 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…

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. Police hope the public can help identify this young male who went missing

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…

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