Muskoka To-DAILY
Archive for: January, 2018

Hospitals get $815,500 in one-time funding from province, but it won’t be enough to balance budget

Mark Clairmont | MUSKOKA — It won’t balance the books, but $815,500 from the province will help Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s (MAHC) red hole. Friday, MAHC announced that, through the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (NSM LHIN), Muskoka’s two hospitals “were pleased” to receive the one-time funding for the current year that ends […]

Wash up! It’s peak flu season right now, warn health unit

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Simcoe Muskoka Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner has issued a declaration of widespread influenza activity in Simcoe Muskoka. We are at or near the peak of influenza activity in our region, which can last for two to four weeks. With influenza now widespread in the community, the general public should […]

Buy a bed – help the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital mini-campaign

Deare Editor: A comfortable and functional bed may be the most basic of all patient needs during a hospital stay – but it is also one of the most essential. At the moment, South Muskoka Memorial Hospital (SMMH) has an urgent need to replace old patient beds that are no longer functioning. The South Muskoka […]

Chambers of commerce ask government to help offset wage increase

Dear editor: More help needed to offset impact of minimum wage hike There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the unintended consequences of Bill 148, the legislation that introduced a higher minimum wage in Ontario and extended many labour and employment standards provisions. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and its members, including […]

Dewey College to replace Nipsissing University in Bracebridge

Mark Clairmont | BRACEBRIDGE — Residents here got almost what they wanted. While not another university — a private college. Monday afternoon, Nipissing University representatives announced they have sold their Bracebrdige satellite school to Dewey Educational Group. In March the Mississauga group will take over the two Wellington Street buildings and will offer online, […]

Nipissing University sells its Muskoka Campus, and new ‘good news’ educational use anticipated

BRACEBRIDGE — Nipissing University has sold its Muskoka Campus, which closed at the end of June 2016. And that’s “good news” for the town, say everyone involved. And speculation is another educational institution has bought it and will continue to use it. Officials have been going over final plans the past two days to renovate […]

Manitoba Street in Bracebridge to officially end at four corners

BRACEBRIDGE — Bracebridge is shortening its main street – by a 150 metres or so. The four corners at Ontario Street, Entrance Drive will be the southern terminus point starting this year. That means Bird Mill Mews is moving — addresses. The Bracebride Chamber of Commerce and Riverwalk restaurant will now be listed as #3 […]

‘Armed’ robber sought after Scotiabank held up in Orillia Friday

ORILLIA — Police are looking for a young man in blue jeans and black coat after a bank robbery here Friday. Provincial police in Orillia say that on January 5, they responded to a 911 call at 3:43 p.m. A lone male entered the Scotiabank branch located at 3305 Monarch Drive. The man said he […]

3 vehicles in crash on Hwy. 12 in Orillia Wednesday

RAMARA TWP. — One driver remains in serious condition after three-vehicle collision on Hwy. 12 Wednesday. Provincial plice in Orillia are investigating the serious accident Wednesday January 3. They say that about 4:45 p.m. they responded to a crash involving three vehicles on Highway 12 south of Concession Road A in Ramara Township. Emergency Medical […]

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

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. They point to the attached photo taken by staff on the Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker that left the Georgian Bay area Jan […]

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