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LETTER: Swift River not proving to be responsible landlord, says Turnbull »

Letter writer Allan Turnbull says this photo shows canoeists having difficulty portaging around Bala Falls due to being cut off from a traditional route by broken-down Swift River fencing.

Dear Editor: In December 2015, Swift River Energy, the company proposing to build a hydro plant at the Bala Falls, cut down the trees and fenced off the traditional portage between Lake Muskoka and the Moon River. Letter writer Allan……

Jul 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Rainbow flag-raisings kick off Pride Week in Muskoka »

MUSKOKA — It’s true, rainbows do come out after rains. Lake of Bays Mayor Bob Young, centre, received a Pride Rainbow flag to hoist at town hall Monday, one of seven across Muskoka. That’s the story this week as Pride……

Jul 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Rash of break-ins around Huntsville has OPP seeking help with leads »

HUNTSVILLE  A rash of break-ins has provincial police seeking the public’s help. While they do not say whether they are related OPP here are looking for leads on any of the following B&Es. In the past month, officers from……

Jul 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

400 highways need more controls and patrols to prevent ‘locked-in’ SNAFUs »

Mark Clairmont | COMMENT ORILLIA Ontario’s main streets are a mess. Traffic on Hwy. 400 is in trouble, due to volume and driver error. It’s time for a solution, says Mark Clairmont Hwys. 400/11 and the 401 road……

Jul 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Big bands are back and Swing! is king at Gravenhurst Opera House till Aug. 25 »

By Bryan Dearsley, Special to It’s certainly true that what goes around, comes around. Or in the case of the next summer theatrical hit being staged at the Gravenhurst Opera House, perhaps “what goes around, swings around” might be……

Jul 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Muskoka Chautauqua embraces the Canadian canoe culture »

MINETT — Muskoka Chautauqua has long been paddling. Whether gaining inspiration for a painting Plein Air, or going out on the water to connect with a sense of creativity in nature. This past week we have been paddling, painting, and……

Jul 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Annual Brown Bag Lunch Reunion July 26 at Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst »

GRAVENHURST — There will be plenty to talk about again this year when Betty Allen convenes her popular Brown Bag Lunch Reunion in Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst on Wednesday July 26. She says in an email reminder that……

Jul 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Missing Indigenous woman from Tay Township found safely »

TAY TOWNSHIP An Indigenous woman who was been reported to provincial police as missing, has the OPP this week has been found, safely, say police. Melinda Quanbury, 36, was last seen at her residence on July 20. Members of……

Jul 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge teen charged with internet luring, 2 counts of child pornography »

BRACEBRIDGE — An 18-year-old Bracebridge resident faces internet luring charges after a year-long police investigation. Provincial police say that on July 17 officers from the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit (Project “P”), the OPP Technological Crime Unit and the Bracebridge……

Jul 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

#stopsextrafficking fundraiser now at $60,000 for Just Like a Girl You Know programs »

Mark Clairmont | ROSSEAU — The numbers keep growing for a cottage country fundraiser for Covenant House last weekend. Muskoka cottager Kevin ‘Mr. Wonderful’ O’Leary and his wife Linda were among the celebrities who had their photo taken by……

Jul 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Pointe Au Baril man fined $1,500 for trapping fisher out of season »

PARRY SOUND — A Pointe Au Baril man has been fined a total of $1,500 for trapping violations. Jesse Hutchinson pleaded guilty and was fined $1,200…

Jul 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst woman died in collision with train in Colborne July 7 »

COLBORNE — A Gravenhurst woman has been identified as the vicimt of train accident last week in Colborne, east of Cobourg. Provincial police say Rosalie Haddow died…

Jul 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Hyundai Elantra 5 stolen from owner’s driveway overnight Thursday »

HUNTSVILLE An overnight theft of a black Hyundai Thursday has police looking for the thief. They say that at 8 a.m. this morning OPP were…

Jul 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Walker’s Point 150 Heritage Days July 15-16 »

WALKER’S POINT – Folks in Walker’s Point are polishing the bell and putting resin on their bows for the annual July shin-dig at the community…

Jul 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Orillia man charged after social media outlets report child sex abuse uploaded to internet »

ORILLIA An Orillia man faces child pornography charges after police received multiple reports from various social media outlets that an unknown person was uploading…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Health unit urges caution after West Nile virus found in Collingwood mosquito »

SIMCOE MUSKOKA — Wet weather has the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reminding residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites following confirmation that mosquitoes…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Cranberry growers take you on Blueberry Hill wine tour »

BALA — If you’re crazy about cranberry wine, you’ll love the new Blueberry Hill at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery. All summer, we’ll be…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Huge increase in support’ for Muskoka Pride Festival July 21-30 »

Everyone is welcome at the Muskoka Pride Festival July 21-30.

MUSKOKA — Muskoka is proud to be Pride, as the annual Muskoka Pride Festival hits the streets of Muskoka next week. Everyone is…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Muskoka hospitals get $1.2 million in capital booster shot from province »

ORILLIA Orillia’s Soldiers Memorial Hospital is among 131 hospitals that will receive millions in provincial capital grants to revitalize health care centres. More than $1.2…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Huntsville promoting home sprinkler systems with fire demonstration »

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Mark Clairmont | HUNTSVILLE Are home sprinkler systems wave of the future. The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is helping promote the…

Jul 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gary and Gayle’s Muskoka Chautauqua starts busy summer with big bang at Minett Marriott

MINETT — Gayle Dempsey and Gary Froude are off to another summer-packed Muskoka Chautauqua season. The Port Carling arts entrepreneurs are back with two months of activities that keeps…

Jul 12 2017 / Read More »

Huntsville builders invited to town building information sessions June 30, Aug. 4

HUNTSVILLE Building officials here offering two building information sessions this summer. Residents who are interested in learning more about the building process, how to obtain a building permit…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Elderberries end season at Anglican Church June 18 with director Tillson’s final performance

GRAVENHURST — Following their two successful performances at the legion last weekend, the Elderberries choir has one more concert this Sunday afternoon, 2 p.m., at the Anglican Church to…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Canada 150 in Walker’s Point, come ring old school bell July 15

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WALKER’S POINT — The summer celebration of the Walker’s Point Community Library is being expanded this year to recognize our 150 years as Canada. And to share in the…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Ike Kelneck great friend, nature lover will be missed

Dear Editor: Recently I attended a celebration of life for Ike Kelneck and brought yellow-green roses as a sign of respect besides a sympathy card. By the time I arrived…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Parking passes promote tourism, economic development in Tiny

Dear Editor: I have been coming to Midland, Tiny Township and Wasaga Beach for over a month now — and also since I was a small child — and I am…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »

Six NDP wishes for Tony Clement to pass on to PM Harper

Dear Editor:  I thought maybe Tony Clement could pass my Christmas wish list on to Stephen Harper this year.  If Stephen Harper and conservatives can fork out $90,000 to commit…

Dec 17 2013 / Read More »


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