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Opioid poisoning rates in Simcoe Muskoka ‘significantly higher’ than Ontario average »

Organizers of 05 25 opioids forum

BARRIE With almost one opioid death per week in Simcoe-Muskoka, the area’s health unit is coming to grips a national crisis locally. Organizers of 05 25 opioids forum As a result, at a meeting this week a broad partnership……

May 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The Joy of Spring is the Bifocals concert Sat. May 27 at the Seniors’ Centre »

GRAVENHURST — Ah, The Joy of Spring. The sound of birds and the Bifocals Band, as the musicians blossom forth with their annual concert. Join them Saturday night at the Seniors’ Community Centre for a night of brass and woodwind……

May 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Wynne in Bracebridge Friday to announce infrastructure funding for Stephenson Road bridge »

BRACEBRIDGE — Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne will be here Friday afternoon to join Mayor Graydon Smith for the formal announcement of top-up funding from the Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) for the replacement of the Stephenson Road 1 Bridge. The 2:30……

May 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Begin the Beguine,’ it’s the MCB’s Big Band dance Friday night at Bracebridge legion »

BRACEBRIDGE – Dance fans dust off your shoes. There’s a big band dance at the Bracebridge legion (off Cedar Lane by the OPP station) Friday night (May 26) and the dance floor is guaranteed to be crowded, as the Muskoka……

May 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst tries ‘pilot’ transist system system mid-day, mid-week till end of year »

GRAVENHURST — While at least one community (Innifil) is using Uber as a transit system, Gravenhurst is giving public transit a go again. After a couple of failed attempts in the past, council is again trying it with the help……

May 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge purchases Timber Mart downtown for $3 million to anchor future development »

BRACEBRIDGE — Downtown Bracebridge is about to undergo a huge change around 2020. Timber Mart owner Ted Minty and Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith announce deal. A major anchor will be new public-private opportunities above the Bracebridge Falls, after the town……

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

19-year-old missing murder victim found in car near Kawartha Lakes »

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES  — The body of a Toronto man missing since before Christmas has been found in vehicle located in a field near here. And police are calling his death a homicide. Provincial police say that on Tuesday,……

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Super 8 Hotel owner, director fined nearly $30,000 for fire code violations in Huntsville »

HUNTSVILLEAlmost $30,000 in fines have been levied against a hotel and its owner here over fire code violations. The owner of the Super 8 Hotel and the director of the company pleaded guilty to 7 counts each of……

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Acrimony helps raise $300 for mental health Saturday night at heavy metal concert at LIV Muskoka »

BRACEBRIDGE — Three bands, $300 for mental health in Muskoka. Acrimony is back. Geoff Slater guitar, left, Jamie Doran drums, Geordie Reid on lead vocals, Rob Almond on bassand Jamie Crawford on guitar. (Photos by Deb Draper) That was the……

May 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

YWCA welcomes girls, women to its new Gathering Space in Bracebridge »

$75,000 OTF SEED GRANT CREATES NEW GATHERING SPACE BRACEBRIDGE — The YWCA has reached out to expand its services by providing a welcome new home away from home for women and girls. The Gathering Place held an open house Friday……

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

Police not canvassing for stolen boats, despite fake letter »

TAY TOWNSHIP A “suspicious letter” purportedly from police advising they will be “canvassing the area for stolen boats and RVs” has police on the…

May 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Men of Song, FOG, Menfolk June 10 Bracebridge United Church, 7 p.m. »

men of son (Small)

BRACEBRIDGE — The Men of Song present their annual June bursary concert June 10, at 7 p.m., here at the United Church, 44 Dominion St.…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

E-bike driver charged with impaired driving »

TAY TOWNSHIP A 35-year-old man faces a charge of impaired driving after being arrested on his e-bike. Provincial police in Georgian Bay say that on…

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FOR SALE: Woodworking shop tools, drills, saws, etc. »

Dozens of tools and saws for sale from large woodworking shop.

FOR SALE: Woodworking shop tools

Complete professional-grade woodworking shop tools.

More than 100 pieces – including radial arm saw, vices etc.

$2,000 for whole set. 705-687-6896 Dozens…

Apr 24 2017 / Comments Off on FOR SALE: Woodworking shop tools, drills, saws, etc. / Read More »

Bifocals band May 14 feature of St. James’ 150 concert series »

Sunday, May 14 ~ Gravenhurst Bi-Focals Band – fifty piece community band directed by Kim Barlow. 2 p.m., St. James Anglican Church, 191 Hotchkiss St.,…

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May 16: Making floral designs at Gravenhurst Hort mtg. »

Tuesday, May 16 ~ Making a Floral Design without Oasis by Betty Morrison. Gravenhurst Horticultural Society meeting starts 7:30 p.m. at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre,…

Apr 24 2017 / Comments Off on May 16: Making floral designs at Gravenhurst Hort mtg. / Read More »

Second body recovered in Rice Lake after fishing accident in November »

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP The body of a man found floating in Rice Lake Saturday is believed to be the second victim of a fishing accident…

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Free clothing giveaway on April 22 at St. James Anglican Church »

GRAVENHURST — St. James Anglican Church, in Gravenhurst, is holding a free clothing giveaway Sat. April 22, at 191 Hotchkiss St. Please use basement entrance off…

Apr 15 2017 / Comments Off on Free clothing giveaway on April 22 at St. James Anglican Church / Read More »

Oro-Medonte man charged with human trafficking »

ORILLIA An Oro-Medonte man has been charged with human trafficking. Provincial police say in a release Friday the Orillia OPP detachment’s Crime Unit under the…

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Body of missing worker on snowmobile found in Lake Joe »

BRACEBRIDGE – Police are investigating after the body of a missing worker who went through the ice on a snowmobile was found a month after…

Apr 12 2017 / Comments Off on Body of missing worker on snowmobile found in Lake Joe / Read More »
Events

Men of Song, FOG, Menfolk June 10 Bracebridge United Church, 7 p.m.

men of son (Small)

BRACEBRIDGE — The Men of Song present their annual June bursary concert June 10, at 7 p.m., here at the United Church, 44 Dominion St. with three choral…

May 24 2017 / Read More »

Bifocals band May 14 feature of St. James’ 150 concert series

Sunday, May 14 ~ Gravenhurst Bi-Focals Band – fifty piece community band directed by Kim Barlow. 2 p.m., St. James Anglican Church, 191 Hotchkiss St., Gravenhurst. Free will…

Apr 24 2017 / Read More »

May 16: Making floral designs at Gravenhurst Hort mtg.

Tuesday, May 16 ~ Making a Floral Design without Oasis by Betty Morrison. Gravenhurst Horticultural Society meeting starts 7:30 p.m. at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre, 480 First St.…

Apr 24 2017 / Read More »

Free clothing giveaway on April 22 at St. James Anglican Church

GRAVENHURST — St. James Anglican Church, in Gravenhurst, is holding a free clothing giveaway Sat. April 22, at 191 Hotchkiss St. Please use basement entrance off of John Street. For…

Apr 15 2017 / Read More »
Letters

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 »

End speed limit for light vehicles

Letter to Editor: Re: End This Speed Limit Our freeway speed limits are set for tractor trailers, cement mixers and school buses. Meanwhile automobiles, light trucks, SUVs and motorcycles are…

Dec 11 2013 / Read More »

Conservatives and Liberals two peas in same pod

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In the days following their 1995 election win, Norm Miller’s chosen political party, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, started gutting income security programs in Ontario. The current Liberal…

Jul 23 2012 / Read More »

 

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