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Fog sign that flooding will continue into weekend »

PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA — If you’re in a fog over warming temperatures and rain, watch out the next few days and into the weekend. In their latest update at 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Ministry of Natural Resources says “additional or prolonged……

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Clement acclaimed as CPC candidate for Parry Sound-Muskoka »

PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA –… Was there any question? Despite some niggling flack and baggage from the G8 Summit in Huntsville with ‘gazebo-gate,’ which heaped scorn and ridicule on him and the riding, MP Tony Clement has the confidence of his party’s…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Beware computer scammers talking about Microsoft XP support »

MUSKOKA — In the growing wake of Heart Bleed, police are getting complaints about computer scammers wanting to take advantage of the end of Microsoft’s XP support system. Scammers posing as Microsoft representatives have called homeowners trying to gain access……

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Failure to pay land tax nets Crown land user $3,000 fine »

PARRY SOUND —… A dispute over who pays the taxes on a land rental agreement with the province will cost the tenant an extra after he lost in court. The Aylmer man who leases public land on NisbetLake has been…

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Warming weather trend into weekend keeps flood watchers on alert across Muskoka »

MUSKOKA-PARRY SOUND —… A warming trend into Sunday in the range of 8-17 degrees daytime and freezing overnight — which could bring with it rain — may be good for making maple syrup, but flood water levels continue to be…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Muskoka measles vaccinations start Wednesday in Gravenhurst »

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is offering measles immunization clinics this week at health unit offices listed below for those who need their vaccination. The clinics are an opportunity for those who are well, have not……

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Cold snap good news for flood emergencies as breaches coming Wednesday »

MUSKOKA — As flood waters continue to rise across the district, municipal staffs and emergency personnel are bracing for a breach of river banks Wednesday. But the good news is that a cold snap into Thursday morning will delay the……

Apr 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

MPP Miller tables Private Member’s Bill to strengthen Auditor General’s oversight »

QUEEN’S PARK – Norm Miller wants to strengthen the Auditor General’s powers. Tuesday afternoon the Parry Sound – Muskoka MPP introduced a private member’s bill aimed at strengthening the Auditor General’s oversight in the province of Ontario. Specifically, the bill……

Apr 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Flood watch and preparations continue across region »

PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA —… Monday’s light rain may seem no problem for many — but it’s the tail end of just the first wave of water that is destined to wash over the area this spring and bringing with it a…

Apr 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst home invasion suspects in court Tuesday »

GRAVENHURST —… Three men allegedly involved in a home invasion in downtown Gravenhurst have been arrested and charged and are to appear in a Bracebridge court Tuesday morning. Police say in a news release Monday afternoon that the OPP have…

Apr 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

@ Gravenhurst Library: Easter fun April 19 »

GRAVENHURST -… Hop on over to the library for some Easter fun. On Saturday April 19th from 10 a.m. until noon. Carla will have stories, crafts…

Apr 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bugs in the Garden – Good & Bad: Gravenhurst Horticulture mtg. April 15 »

GRAVENHURST - …Brenda Jansen, an avid gardener from Calendar, will teach how to use the good bugs and share some great home remedies to rid our…

Apr 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Walker’s Point Community Library column »

By Adele Fairfield…  Spring seems to be a definite possibility. The sun is shining and warm, the days are longer and you library is getting ready…

Apr 7 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Free CNIB low vision clinic April 9 at Bracebridge »

BRACEBRIDGE —… Time for a spring eye tuneup on Wednesday April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pinegrove Baptist Church, 295 Taylor…

Apr 2 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Oscar-nominee Chasing Ice April 8 at Parry Sound film club »

chasing ice

PARRY SOUND - With winter ice giving way to spring, The Films That Make You Think Film Club’s first movie of the season is perfect…

Apr 2 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

12-piece Black Family band at St. James May 10 »

GRAVENHURST —… Looking for family entertainment? Well, how about 10 kids and their parents? The Black Family, a musical ensemble of a dozen members will play at…

Apr 2 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Easter flower sale ~ Order by April 4 »

KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

GRAVENHURST

18th Annual SPRING FLOWER SALE 

ORDER BY  April 4th 

 Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinth (bulbs in 6” pot) $ 7

Pansies, Lilies & (Easter Egg)Mums $ 8

Hydrangea (Pink & Blue) $…

Apr 1 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

@ Gravenhurst Library supporting Daffodil Month for cancer care »

GRAVENHURST – “Daffodil Month, held every April, is a national fundraising campaign of the Canadian Cancer Society. They are asking Canadians to reflect upon the…

Mar 28 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Fraser, Girard folk duo at Muskoka Place Gallery March 29 »

PORT CARLING — Muskoka Place Gallery & Brandy Creek Music will be hosting a coffee house featuring  a return of fan favourite, Allan Fraser, known…

Mar 17 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

MNR reminds dog owners to prevent pets from chasing deer »

MUSKOKA –… The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds dog owners that it is illegal and dangerous to allow dogs to run loose and chase deer…

Mar 15 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
Events

@ Gravenhurst Library: Easter fun April 19

GRAVENHURST -… Hop on over to the library for some Easter fun. On Saturday April 19th from 10 a.m. until noon. Carla will have stories, crafts and a surprise. All…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

Robert Bateman on ‘Environment vs. Economy’ May 8-9

The 2014 Muskoka Summit on the Environment is taking place May 8th to 9th at the Rene Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge. The theme is “Environment vs Economy: Resolving…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

Muskoka Concert Band spring concert April 27

Muskoka Concert Band spring concertApril 27 Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville The 35-piece Muskoka Concert Band invites you to enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert welcoming spring with conductor Neil Barlow at the Algonquin…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

12-piece Black Family band at St. James May 10

GRAVENHURST —… Looking for family entertainment? Well, how about 10 kids and their parents? The Black Family, a musical ensemble of a dozen members will play at St. James Anglican…

Apr 2 2014 / Read More »
Letters

Pecoke byproduct of tar sands new threat to environment

Dear  Editor:… Petcoke? What is it and why should I care? Petcoke or petroleum coke is a powdery by-product of heavy oil refining.  Recently, an expanded refinery on the Detroit River in…

Feb 13 2014 / Read More »

Scott Greer’s passing big loss for Bent River

Dear Editor:…

I was working on a letter to the editor regarding “federal budget planning.” But my thoughts were elsewhere. Today my family and I attended a church service in Windermere…

Jan 25 2014 / 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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