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Archive for: October, 2017

Compost & blue box every week – garbage every 2 weeks till May 4

blue box logoMUSKOKA – Monday was the start of bi-weekly garbage pickup by the district. The District of Muskoka transitions to bi-weekly (every other week) garbage collection the week of October 30, 2017, until May 4, 2018. The District of Muskoka provides…

‘Nolan’s Story’ leads to donation of 100 CO detectors to Gravenhurst Fire Department

Nolan's family, centre, presents 100 CO detectors to Fire Chief Larry Brassard, left, at the Home Hardware store of owner  Ian McNaughton Home Hardware owner Ian MacNaughton, right.GRAVENHURST — The memory of a little boy’s accidental poisoning by carbon monoxide in 2013 is a stark reminder of the ongoing need for education around the dangers of the ‘silent killer. Nolan’s family, centre, presents 100 CO detectors to

Oct. 31 deadline to help Barry, Theresa Buker with Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs

bukersGRAVENHURST — An online auction to help Barry and Theresa Buker wraps up Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. If you’d like to help the Gravenhurst couple with their Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs giveaway program, go to their Facebook page…

Halloween safety tips for kids, parents, homeowners, drivers

pumpkinPolice remind children and parents to practise Halloween safety precautions to make the evening a memorable one. For Parents: Discourage the use of masks on your children. Masks make it hard for children to see what’s around them, including cars. …

Health unit’s Cent$less campaign calls for more money basics, like food, housing

ad-plate2By SMDHU staff SIMCOE MUSKOKA — About one household in eight in Simcoe Muskoka is struggling with a shortage of money to put food on the table — a situation that has seen little change for more than a decade.…

French immersion open house Monday, Oct. 30, at Gravenhurst Public School at 6:30 p.m.

GRAVENHURST — Parents, families and community members here interested in a bilingual future for local kids — and a helping hand for the future of the Gravenhurst Public School should attend an information meeting Monday, Oct. 30, about returning French…

Haliburton hunter found safely Saturday after spending night in bush

MINDEN A missing hunter who spent Friday night in the bush, was found by police early Saturday in good health. Haliburton Highlands OPP officers were called out shortly after 9:45 p.m. Friday to search for the 52-year-old male, who…

Two people charged with drug trafficking after police stop in Muskoka Lakes Township

MUSKOKA LAKES Two local people were in a Bracebridge court Friday for a bail hearing, a day after being stopped and found with drugs in a vehicle. Provincial police say that on Thursday October 26, 2017, at approximately 4…

Huntsville house fire causes $150,000 damage Friday

HUNTSVILLE – An unoccupied house sustained $150,000 damage early Friday after a basement fire spread to the roof, where a neighbour heard a smoke alarm and noticed smoke coming from the eaves. The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department reports they…

YWCA presents 8 Women of Distinction Awards at 20th anniversary celebration

The 2017 YWCA Muskoka Women of Distinction Recipients: Back left, Bonnie Dart, Nicole Manion, Norma Connolly, Michelle Emson. Front left, Dawn Novak, Brenda Wood, Candace Yule, Debby Andrews. Photos by Tomasz Szumski, BlueCamel3DPhotography    HUNTSVILLE – The 20th anniversary of the YWCA in Muskoka was a big night Wednesday. More than 200 people gathered at Mark O’Meara Clubhouse in Huntsville as they marked the historic occasion with eight more women from across…

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