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Miller questions Wynne about Muskoka Meats hydro bill, locked out CAS workers »

Mark Clairmont | QUEEN’S PARK — The return of the legislature in Toronto has local MPP Norm Miller busily questioning the premier directly on behalf of a local business owner over soaring hydro bills and on behalf of locked……

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

GHS closure reprieve possible at school board meeting Feb. 28 »

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — February 28 will be a big day for educational prospects here. Plans for a Chinese school will be unveiled in the afternoon and at night the public school board could postpone an accommodation review……

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Feb. 22 heart of Scout-Guide week in Muskoka »

BRACEBRIDGE — February is a special month for Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide. Each year, both groups celebrate February 22, the birthday of Scouts founder, Lord Robert Baden- Powell and his wife, the World Chief Guide, Lady Olave Baden-Powell. For……

Feb 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Same story, same great play as Rotary Musical marks 40th anniversary with ‘South Pacific’ »

Mark Clairmont | BRACEBRIDGE — Some things never change. Tracy Hoehner, who plays Nellie Forbush, dons a sailor suit in the wardrobe room at Rene Caisse with Rotarian Ruth-Bell Towns. Forty years after the Bracebridge Rotary Club began its……

Feb 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Northwood Brass warm up to St. James Anglican Church for cozy winter afternoon of music »

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — St. James Anglican Church is celebrating it’s 150th anniversary this year. Northwood Brass were Februrary’s St. James musical guest performers Saturday afternoon. The same year Canada came into being, Anglican congregants in Gravenhurst were……

Feb 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Innifsil man 9th snowmobile fatality of 2017 in Central Ontario after head-on collision Saturday »

ORO-MEDONTE — A 60-year-old Innisfil man is dead after yet-another head-on snowmobile collision on a Central Ontario trail near hear. He is the ninth person to die in sledding accident in central Ontario the past seven weeks. OPP at Barrie……

Feb 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Chinese developers coming to Gravenhurst on Feb. 28 to talk about plans to buy old Muskoka Centre, build school, dorms, homes, public park »

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — Details about a proposed Chinese-run high school at the former Muskoka Centre will be spelled out at a public meeting Tuesday Feb. 28 at noon at the Opera House. And right after at a……

Feb 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Huntsville tackling snowfall that’s two-and-a-half times last winter’s total »

HUNTSVILLEPublic Works at the Town of Huntsville has prepared a plan to deal with what is by all accounts an unusually large quantity of snow this winter. “To date we have received two-and-a-half times more snow this winter……

Feb 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst draft budget would make your total tax bill go up 2.1 per cent, including District, education portions »

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — Total taxes on a home here could go up just over 2 per cent this year. The town portion of your taxes (about a third) could go up about 5.5 per alone — partly……

Feb 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Embracing end of life: Muskoka Chaplaincy hosts renowned guest speaker on attending the dying »

By Rev. GailMarie Henderson  As a society, our approach to palliative care has taken on sharper focus with the recent legislation on assisted death. Palliative care conversations touch us all: ethically, medically, religiously, legally and not least personally.  How we……

Feb 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Gravenhurst Girl Guides celebrate Guide with special events »

GRAVENHURST — To help celebrate Scout and Guide Week in Canada this week, local guides here are helping out each other and the community. Each of…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Collingwood woman, 74, second skier to die on area slopes in 2017 »

THE BLUE MOUNTAINSA 74-year-old Collingwod woman died Sunday while skiing. OPP from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment say they were called after…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Police say vacant Bass Lake building fire Sunday ‘suspicious’ »

ORO-MEDONTE — Provincial police from Barrie are investigating a “suspicious” fire here early Sunday. They say they were called to the structure fire February 19 at 4:50…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Driver of suspect white SUV asked girls 9, 10 to get into vehicle in Orillia »

ORILLIA Police here are looking for white SUV after two young girls reported a male asked them to get into the vehicle to help…

Feb 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Northwood Brass offer respite for ‘loggers, backwoods wannabees’ in St. James Anglican Church concert series Feb. 18 »

Neil Barlow, left, Karen Richardson, Merrill Perrett, Fran Harvey and Paul Minnoch are Northwood Brass. They'll bring their unique brand of brass plus one to St. James Anglican Church Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18. Freewill offering.

Lois Cooper | GRAVENHURST – The Northwood Brass, in a tongue-in-cheek review, describes itself as: “Hailing from the backwoods of Muskoka, these lumberjacks and jills…

Feb 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

MP Clement lashes out in House at Wynne, Liberals after Gravenhurt butcher says he’s forced to sell off meat to pay soaring hydro bill »

OTTAWA Parry Sound-Muskoka MP, Tony Clement, highlighted today in the House of Commons the hydro rate horrors of Gravenhurst business owner, Dave Purdon, who…

Feb 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Police looking for missing Severn Township teen, last seen at Patrick Fogarty school in Orillia »

ORILLIA Police here are asking the public’s help in locating a missing male youth from Severn Township. They are trying to find…

Feb 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Severn quarry worker dies in workplace accident »

SEVERN TWP. — A 31-year-old quarry worker died on the job here Monday. Provincial police were called Monday, Feb. 6, to the workplace accident at a…

Feb 7 2017 / Comments Off on Severn quarry worker dies in workplace accident / Read More »

Skier, 48, dies after accident at Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood Saturday night »

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS A 48-year-old skier who was injured while skiing at Blue Mountain Resort Saturday night, Feb. 4 has died. Provincial police say officers from…

Feb 5 2017 / Comments Off on Skier, 48, dies after accident at Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood Saturday night / Read More »

Hidden Valley ski patrollers to break record for snow angels Saturday »

HUNTSVILLEOn February 4, skiers and ski patrollers at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area will take part in an attempt to break the Guinness…

Feb 2 2017 / Comments Off on Hidden Valley ski patrollers to break record for snow angels Saturday / Read More »

Muskoka Chaplaincy’s ‘Freshly Brewed Music’ concert Feb. 11 fundraiser for hospitals chaplain

BRACEBRIDGE – You are invited to the Muskoka Chaplaincy’s Coffee House Night: Freshly Brewed Music, featuring, FOG; The Muskoka Trio and Rick Lamoureux Flute & Sax on Saturday,…

Jan 31 2017 / Read More »

Bev McMullen explores art from around the world with camera

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PORT CARLING — Local photographer Bev McMullen does more than take news photos. She’s also a night and weekend artist who goes beyond the lens with…

Jan 30 2017 / Read More »

Unlock mystery of saving seeds, Gravenhurst Hort mtg. Feb. 21

GRAVENHURST – The next meeting of the Gravenhurst Horticultural Society takes place on Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the Gravenhurst Seniors’ Activity Centre, 480 First St. N. Learn…

Jan 29 2017 / Read More »

Tall Trees poker rally for Lions Camp Dorset dialysis Feb. 11

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DORSET The Tall Pines Snowmobile Club and the Lions Camp Dorset Dialysis facility are once again holding their annual poker rally on Feb 11. The…

Jan 28 2017 / Read More »

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


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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