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Archive for: January, 2018

How do you vet a potential premier in 8 weeks?

Mark Clairmont | Talk about vetting. What about the public? March 31, five weeks out from the provincial June 7 election, Ontario voters will know who the Tories want as Ontario’s next premier. On Friday, a day after Patrick Brown’s emotional resignation as leader, the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario will pick a permanent leader […]

Tories may go with former North Bay mayor Fedeli as candidate in June 7 election

TORONTO – Ontario’s embattled Progressive Conservatives have just chosen former North Bay mayor Vic Fedeli as interim leader. He could be the party’s candidate June 7 in the provincial election against Premier Kathleen Wynne. In a statement later Thursday afternoon, Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller said: “I was shocked to learn the recent news about […]

Tories may run former North Bay mayor Fidelli for premier

Police report pair of break-ins at Bracebridge businesses

BRACEBRIDGE — Police are looking for suspects in a pair of break and enters. The OPP are investigating two reports of break and enters to local businesses over the weekend. They say that on January 20 between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. two people entered Camp Muskoka Coffee located on Manitoba Street in Bracebridge. The […]

Three theft suspects arrested, charged in Bracebridge in two separate incidents

BRACEBRIDGE — Police here have arrested three people in two recent separate reports of thefts. They say that on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at about 12:20 p.m. OPP  officers were called to a local store after reports of two suspects who were stealing items. Police quickly arrived and located the suspects in the parking lot. […]

Safe snowmobiling week begins with drowning death in Sturgeon Lake

ORILLIA — A Courtice man is the latest victim of another snowmobile drowning death, say the OPP. Members of the Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to assist with a report of snowmobilers that had entered the water on Sturgeon Lake South West of Bobcaygeon shortly after 6 p.m. on […]

Con man pull money switch on Metro grocer cashier in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE — Police are looking for a suspect involved in a “quick change” at a grocer here. They say that on January 5, at around 4 p.m., a male suspect attended Metro on King William St in the town of Huntsville ON and did a “quick change” with the cashier. The suspect purchased a small […]

Canada Revenue Agency phone scam growing – police say several people have fall prey to it

HALIBURTON — Haliburton Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has received several complaints from residents of Haliburton County regarding a common fraud that involves a fraudster impersonating a representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Police are reminding residents that this is an ongoing scam. Whether by telephone or by email, the pitch involves one of […]

Lakeland Networks answering need for speed with 1 gig internet service in Gravenhurst

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — Your need for speed has just been answered. Lakeland Networks announced Wednesday that it is bringing the fastest internet service to Gravenhurst fully within 2018. Already serving 2,000 customers in Bracebridge and Huntsville, the municipally-owned power and internet service provider will make 1 gigabyte speed available to 1,300 more […]

Police look for man after woman flagged down by driver, assaulted

SEVERN TOWNSHIP — Provincial police are looking for male in his 20s after a woman was flagged down by a driver and assaulted. Police say that On Sunday January 7, 2018 the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault on Brodie Drive, Severn Township. At approximately 3:15 pm, a female […]

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