Muskoka To-DAILY
Archive for: September, 2017

Wanted man eludes OPP after foot chase and flees in car after crashing into police cruiser in Huntsville Wednesday

HUNTSVILLE – Police looking for a wanted man were out-run and had one of their cruisers smashed by a male who sped away, eluding pursuing officers. Provincial police say that on Friday, September 27, the OPP received information that a male who has an outstanding warrant was in the area of Ott Drive in the […]

Two drivers charged with impaired driving in separate accidents Monday in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE — Two people have been charged with impaired driving in separate accidents here Monday morning and night, including one woman who was travelling on the wrong side of the road, say provincial police. They say that on Monday September 25, 2017, Huntsville OPP, along with Huntsville Fire and Muskoka EMS were called to a serious […]

Sparrow Lake Historical Society members hoping to re-invigorate Kilworthy Park

Mark Clairmont | KILWORTHY — Rural folks never give up. Hardly has the autumn harvest been brought in and the fall fair celebrations have ended, and already they’re digging in for spring. Not resting on their summer laurels, are these hale and hearty seniors. The Sparrow Lake Historical Society (SLHS) is among those with the […]

TransCanada Pipelines work this fall, spring in Gravenhurst, Severn Township

GRAVENHURST — TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. is replacing sections of their natural gas pipeline in Gravenhurst and south in the Township of Severn. The work includes under the Severn River. The general location of the project area is shown in the map. The project was approved by the National Energy Board on July 18, 2017. Work […]

4th annual Rotary-Salvation Army food drive on in Gravenhurst Tues., Oct. 3, at 6 p.m.

GRAVENHURST –  Residents are asked to leave a bag or two of food at their front door or at the end of their driveway on Tuesday, Oct. 3, for the 4th annual Rotary food drive for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Club members will be driving around local streets and will have runners from Scouts, […]

Driver accused of speeding 144 km/h in a 60 zone

TINY TOWNSHIP — A teen driver caught doing 84 km/h over the speed limit has been charged with stunt driving. Provincial police report that on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2017, at approximately 12:44 p.m., an OPP officer from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment was doing a radar check on Baseline Road in Tiny Township. They say […]

Federal offender sought around Orillia, Barrie

TORONTO — Residents around Orillia and Barrie are asked to keep an eye out for a missing federal offender. The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of parole. Robert Charles Jones is described as […]

Gravenhurst Horticultural Society honors greenest thumbs in town

Lois Cooper | Horticultural Society GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Horticultural Society held their 2017 awards ceremonies Tuesday evening at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre, following their Aug. 19 Flower Show. It was a truly celebratory gathering as they celebrated an increase in participation, attendance and community support. Special Awards were won by the following: People’s Choice […]

Local LHIN working to ensure health services also available in French

The North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (NSM LHIN) recognized the 7th annual Franco-Ontarian Day, Sept. 25, as it works to ensure Francophones in the region can access timely and appropriate health services and programs in French. In a release Monday, the local LHIN called the work “important, because it promotes inclusiveness and diversity […]

James Street traffic slowed 6 weeks for rebuild in Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — Drivers looking to detour downtown Gravenhurst are in for a rough ride to early November. The reconstruction of James Street west in Gravenhurst from North Muldrew Lake Road to Fernwood Drive begins Monday, Sept. 25, with an approximate construction duration of six weeks. That’s between the ambulance station and the water treatment plant, past […]

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