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Archive for: January, 2018

Police remind ice surface users not all lakes, ponds, rivers are totally frozen over

This photo by Canadian Coast Guard member Matt Harnet on Georgian Bay shows just how unsafe water can actually be - even though it make look thick and safe there can be open waters.MIDLAND — OPP from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment want to remind all ice surface users that the recent cold temperatures may not have made as much ice as you may think. This photo by Canadian Coast Guard member Matt

Huntsville firefighters out twice early Friday at height of frigid temperatures

fire space heater reminderHUNTSVILLE — Firefighters here were out twice early Friday on one of the coldest days of this winter. The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department first responded to a reported garage fire on Oudaze Lake Rd. at approximately 3:20 a.m. The…

Early start to winter continues well into January, says Environment Canada

Roads continue to be tricky, if not treacherous at times, so drivers are warned to use extreme caution.Mark Clairmont | MUSKOKA — Cold enough for you? It’s been all hands on the shovels and snowplows this winter as the snow and cold keep on coming.It’s not the minus 36 reported last week — but it sure…

Towns in Muskoka offer tips and daytime shelter for residents during cold alert

The Barnes family have been waiting for the cold since before Christmas as they got their rink ready for shinny players on the Beach Road in Gravenhurst.MUSKOKA — With a couple more days of frigid temperatures in the minus 20 to 30 range, towns and townships in Muskoka continue offer daytime shelter from the cold — along with tips on how to survive the first major…

Benjamin Schell first baby born in Bracebridge in 2018

Benjamin Schell and his parents Wil Schell and Laura Rimmington and brother Gregory.BRACEBRIDGE — Make that three boys in a row. Muskoka’s third New Year’s baby is a Benjamin Schell. He is the third boy to be born this week to Muskoka parents. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is pleased to announce the arrival…

Aliyah Demers first baby born in Huntsille on Jan. 1, 2018

Sash and Matthew Sturgess and Alexis, nine, welcomed Aliyah Demers just after 6 a.m. New Year’s Day in Huntsville.HUNTSVILLE — Muskoka’s population doubled on New Year’s Day. MAHC is pleased to introduce Aliyah Demers, the first baby born in 2018 at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Aliyah arrived at 6:16 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018 weighing 7…

Myles Coltman, of Bracebridge, is Muskoka’s first baby for New Year 2018

Kate and Stefan Coltman, of Bracebridge, welcomed their son, Colton, at 12:53 a.m. Jan. 1, 2018.ORILLIA — A Bracebridge couple has claimed the first baby of the new year, locally. At Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) in Orillia Myles Coltman arrived at 12:53 a.m. The Bracebridge boy tipped the scale at eight pounds, fourteen ounces.…

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