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Jan 8 2017

Chief Medical Officer declares ‘community-wide flu activity’ for Simcoe-Muskoka »

SIMCOE-MUSKOKA — If you didn’t get your flu shot, you may be in the midst of a flu outbreak. So says the chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner, who has issued a “declaration of widespread influenza activity” in……

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

3 Huntsville hunters fined $5,500 after firing at decoy from boat »

BRACEBRIDGE — Two Huntsville hunters charged with firing their guns from a motorboat were fined a total of $4,500 and received licence suspensions in court here last week for targeting a MNRF decoy. A third man in their hunting party……

Jan 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Missing snowmobiler on McLaren Bay in south Gravenhurst presumed drowned Saturday night »

GRAVENHURST — A missing snowmobiler presumed to have gone through the ice Saturday night in the Kahshe Lake area of south Gravenhurst had police divers searching McLaren Bay Sunday for a body. Provincial police from Bracebridge were first to respond……

Jan 15 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

GHS grad wins national architecture award for study on impact of rising sea levels on islands »

GRAVENHURST — A Gravenhurst    High     School  graduate has been awarded the 2016 Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence for his masters of architecture thesis. Architect Alec Ring is the winner of a national award. He is a Gravenhurst High School……

Jan 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Wettest, snowiest December in Muskoka in decades: Environment Canada »

MUSKOKA — The final numbers are in and it proves December was one of the wettest (since 1982) and snowiest (since 1951) in decades. On the highways and in town getting around in December was very tricky at times due……

Jan 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Town of Huntsville wants to hear from public about future of Muskoka Heritage Village by Feb. 10 »

HUNTSVILLE — While talks on the future of Muskoka Heritage Place here continue, the Town of Huntsville is inviting the public to participate in helping determine the future by taking a few minutes to fill out a brief online survey……

Jan 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Special waste pickup in Huntsville Friday after storm »

HUNTSVILLE Residents here are still picking up after Thursday’s storm. And the town arranged for extra waste pickup. The District of Muskoka had their contract workers do a special waste collection January 13. The district asks that any incoming……

Jan 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Man, 91, dies after accident on Limberlost Road Thursday afternoon in Huntsville »

HUNTSVILLE A 91-year-old local man has died after an accident here on Limberlost Road this afternoon. Provincial police say that on Thursday January 12, at 12:25 p.m. officers received a 911 call about a single motor vehicle motor collision……

Jan 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

OPP offer tips to sledders for safe snowmobiling in wake of another fatality »

BARRIE The OPP says they are committed to saving lives on Ontario highways, trails and waterways through high visibility patrols and enforcement in order to reduce preventable injuries and death. As a result of another snowmbiling fatality Wednesday, they……

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Phyllis Kaye turns 109, helped found Patterson-Kaye Lodge and featured in new Andrew Hind book on Muskoka resort »

BRACEBRIDGE — The matriarch of one of the oldest lodges in Muskoka has turned 109. Phyllis Kaye, one of the founders of Patterson-Kaye Lodge, recently celebrated her birthday. Back on Oct. 15 she attended the 80th anniversary of the lodge,……

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Snowmobiler drowns after going through ice on Stoney Lake Wednesday »

SELWYN TOWNSHIP ­– A snowmobiler who jumped into the lake to save another sledder after he went went through the ice has lost his friend. Today,…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Snowmobiler drowns after going through ice on Stoney Lake Wednesday »

SELWYN TOWNSHIP ­– A snowmobiler who jumped into the lake to save another sledder after he went went through the ice has lost his friend. Today,…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Woman chasing dog hit by transit bus in Wasaga Beach »

WASAGA BEACH A woman struck by a transit bus here, while she was chasing a dog onto the roadway, is in hospital at Toronto…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Boy 4 burned after flare gun goes off in vehicle in Fenelon Falls »

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES A four-year-old boy seriously injured in an accident involving a flare gun has police here looking for witnesses. Provincial police in…

Jan 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

FOG first concert marking 150th anniversary of Gravenhurst’s St. James Anglican Church Jan. 22 »

GRAVENHURST – Mark your calendars for a Sunday afternoon concert. January 22 at 2 p.m. Five Old Guys, also known as FOG will perform at…

Jan 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Icebreaking begins Monday around Georgian Bay »

MIDLAND Icebreaking update from the Canadian Coast Guard, Central and Arctic Region. On Monday January 9 the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley will once…

Jan 8 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

English gardens topic of first Gravenhurst Horticulture Society meeting Jan. 17 »

GRAVENHURST — The first meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society for 2017 will be on January 17, at 7:30pm in the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Activity Centre. The…

Jan 7 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

$750 fine for having live baitfish for use in Algonquin Park »

PEMBROKE — A Pembroke man has been fined $750 for a fishing offence. Jeffrey Jones was found guilty in a trial, in absentia, for possessing live…

Jan 3 2017 / Comments Off on $750 fine for having live baitfish for use in Algonquin Park / Read More »

Bracebridge New Year’s levee Jan. 7 »

BRACEBRIDGE — Mayor Graydon Smith and members of Town Council invite Bracebridge residents and visitors to celebrate the New Year at the Mayor’s Levee on…

Dec 17 2016 / Comments Off on Bracebridge New Year’s levee Jan. 7 / Read More »

Walk-in x-rays now available at MAHC hospitals with MD’s form; appointments no longer taken »

MUSKOKA — New changes for out patients needing just a simple x-ray at the two hospitals and in Almaguin Highlands Health Centre mean you can now…

Dec 12 2016 / Comments Off on Walk-in x-rays now available at MAHC hospitals with MD’s form; appointments no longer taken / Read More »
Events

FOG first concert marking 150th anniversary of Gravenhurst’s St. James Anglican Church Jan. 22

GRAVENHURST – Mark your calendars for a Sunday afternoon concert. January 22 at 2 p.m. Five Old Guys, also known as FOG will perform at St. James Anglican…

Jan 10 2017 / Read More »

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      It’s 2017 — time for Canadians to celebrate. Join the year-long party coast to coast. Visit the government of Canada’s official website, where you can keep up…

Jan 8 2017 / Read More »

English gardens topic of first Gravenhurst Horticulture Society meeting Jan. 17

GRAVENHURST — The first meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society for 2017 will be on January 17, at 7:30pm in the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Activity Centre. The topic will be…

Jan 7 2017 / Read More »

Bracebridge New Year’s levee Jan. 7

BRACEBRIDGE — Mayor Graydon Smith and members of Town Council invite Bracebridge residents and visitors to celebrate the New Year at the Mayor’s Levee on Saturday, January 7,…

Dec 17 2016 / Read More »
Letters

Tuesday evening food drives in Gravenhurst and Bracebridge for local food banks

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GRAVENHURST-BRACEBRIDGE – Don’t forget Tuesday night’s annual food drives. Volunteers in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst will be going door-to-door in both towns seeking donations for their respective…

Oct 3 2016 / Read More »

‘Saint Ford’ funeral uplifting and sad

Dear Editor: Carol Ann Pershyn, who attended Rob Ford’s funeral in Tornoto last week, put up this little memorial to Rob Ford on tree at her…

Apr 4 2016 / 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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