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Archive for: October, 2017

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

MUSKOKA – 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 waste collection services – including weekly and bi-weekly garbage collection, sorted recycling, green bin collection […]

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

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. Recently, a charity created in the boy’s honour along with the owners of Gravenhurst Home Hardware donated 100 CO alarms to the Gravenhurst […]

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

GRAVENHURST — 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 to help. The husband and wife who have run a free donation program of used […]

Halloween safety tips for kids, parents, homeowners, drivers

Police 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. Make-up is a better alternative. Costumes should fit properly to prevent trips and falls. Avoid oversized shoes, high […]

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

By 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. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s May 2017 survey of food and rent costs revealed […]

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 immersion classes to the elementary school. The Trillium Lakelands District School Board says if sufficient […]

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 was reported overdue by his hunt camp at 9:47 p.m. He had been hunting in […]

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 p.m., the Bracebridge Community Street Crime Unit, along with Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers, […]

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 responded to a reported structure fire on Gouldie Street in Huntsville at approximately 7:30 a.m. […]

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

    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 Muskoka being presented with YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. This year’s recipients were selected from a […]

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