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Archive for: September, 2017

Narrows lighthouse in Gravenhurst torn down – will be replaced by aluminum replica soon

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — An iconic Muskoka landmark is no more — for now. The 112-year-old lighthouse guarding “The Narrows” from Lake Muskoka into Muskoka Bay was taken down by Oceans and Fisheries early this week. Boaters and tourists passing through the narrow channel were shocked to see it missing. But not all […]

3 people hospitalized after Hwy. 11 S. crash Friday at Kirk Line West in Bracebridge

Mark Clairmont | BRACEBRIDGE — Two of three people hospitalized after a car that went off Hwy. 11 here early this morning were airlifted to Toronto for more care. Provincial police report that on Friday, Sept. 22, at 1 a.m., OPP from Bracebridge officers were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Hwy. 11 […]

Clement recruits Sawdust City Brewing owner in fight against Liberal ‘tax grab’

GRAVENHURST – There was no cheers this morning at Sawdust City in Gravenhurst. Parry Sound-Muskoka MP, Tony Clement, visited Sawdust City Brewery in Gravenhurst Friday to “highlight the serious concerns local business owners have with the Liberal government’s proposed tax grab. “Businesses like Sawdust City Brewing Company, and thousands of others across Parry Sound-Muskoka and the […]

Books For Brunch, Sat. Sept. 23, family reading event at BB Public School

GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Public Library and partnering Muskoka Family Literacy Group members would like to invite area families to attend their free ‘Books For Brunch’ event on Saturday September 23, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 am at the Bracebridge Public School, 90 McMurray St. Bracebridge. “We really want to encourage families in Gravenhurst and […]

Health unit issues don’t drink water warning for residents on Peninsula Lake hit with blue-green algae bloom

Mark Clairmont | HUNTSVILLE — Warms weather may have its drawbacks for a major Muskoka Lake, says the health unit. Lab results this week have confirmed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in Peninsula Lake, said Thursday (Sept. 21). Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has confirmed the presence of algae […]

Clement goes after government Day 1 for proposed ‘tax grab on small business, farmers’

Mark Clairmont | OTTAWA – Tony Clement wasted no time going after the federal government as the House of Commons resumed Monday. The Parry Sound-Muskoka Conservative Party MP took the Liberals to task for the proposed “tax grab it is set to impose on small business owners and farmers.” It is one of the […]

Huntsville woman $100,000 Big Spin lotto winner

TORONTO – A Huntsville woman is one of the first big winners of the OLG’s new lottery game. Lisa Osmond won a $100,000 prize with The Big Spin instant game (#2040) in the first few weeks the game was available. “My partner and I were out walking our dogs when we stopped to buy coffee […]

Elderberries Choir welcomes new director Jardine at new location at Presbyterian Church ~ new members always welcome

GRAVENHURST – Arts groups continue soar to new levels. The Elderberries Choir, in Gravenhurst, has a new director and a new location. And they’re always looking for new members. After years at the Baptist Church, and most recently under the direction of Deb Tilson, the popular community choir moved to the Knox Presbyterian Church this […]

Gravenhurst woman charged with break-ins, police recover stolen goods in raid Wednesday

GRAVENHURST — A 26-year-old Gravenhurst woman faces a number of break and enter charges following a police raid Wednesday. Provincial police say that on September 13, 2017, the Muskoka Community Street Crime Unit executed a Criminal Code search warrant at a residence in Gravenhurst, and recovered property related to several break and enters and thefts […]

71-year-old man dies in ATV rollover in Minden Township

HALIBURTON — A 71-year-old Scarborough man has died after  his ATV rolled on a logging road near here Wednesday. Provincial police say that on september 13, 2017, at approximately 12:40 p.m., officers from the Haliburton Highlands OPP detachment, along with the Haliburton County Paramedic Services were dispatched to a logging road near Black River Road […]

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