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Liberal race now Cowie, Gonneau, Robertson after Everitt steps down for personal reasons »

Eric Gonneau, Trisha Cowie, Paul Everitt and Mary Robertson.

MUSKOKA-PARRY SOUND — A leading candidate to carry Liberal colours into this fall’s federal election battle has stepped down. Eric Gonneau, Trisha Cowie, Paul Everitt and Mary Robertson at spring Liberal round-table. Paul Everitt, who was the first in the……

Apr 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

DEATH NOTICE: Ben VanDrunen, 69, of Devlin, was pulp, paper worker, and loving father »

VAN DRUNEN, Benjamin Willard (Ben), July 18, 1945 ~ April 21, 2015: Devlin area resident Ben Van Drunen passed away on Tuesday this week, following a sudden brief illness. Ben VanDrunen, left, with his sister Lois Cooper and brother Bob.……

Apr 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Liberalized beer sales counter good health, says health unit doctor »

LETTER TO EDITOR: By Dr. Lisa Simon Alcohol sales: an imbalance between convenience and public health Ontario moved yesterday toward wider and more liberal access to alcohol. Under pressure from commercial lobbies and at the recommendation of a panel headed……

Apr 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Musicians line up for Todd Zeatts band fundraiser Saturday at Frosty Pint »

GRAVENHURST — Call it band aid — or you get by with a little help from your friends. Todd Zeatts, here, with his son Cameron and wife Audra-Lee, will perform last. Todd Zeats’ friends are getting together this Saturday from……

Apr 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Sunday morning, afternoon walks for MS in Bracebridge and Hospice Huntsville »

HUNTSVILLE Here’s your chance to get out Sunday for a walk and support a couple of good causes in Bracebridge and Huntsville. A “Purple Haze” is underway in Huntsville this week as the town and stores are encouraged to ……

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge under ‘Flood Watch’ along both branches of Muskoka River, Black River »

BRACEBRIDGE — A “Flood Watch” for the Town of Bracebridge has now been announced by the MNR. The Ministry of Natural Resources issued “watch” Monday. They say seasonal spring flooding levels currently exist within watercourses in the municipality, including the……

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Veridian hydro honoured on Earth Day as a top green employer »

GRAVENHURST — A local business operator is celebrating Earth Day as “one of Canada’s greenest employers” for a sixth consecutive year. This special designation recognizes Veridian “as a workplace that leads the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness,……

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

OPSEU members support Manna Food Bank »

BRACEBRIDGE — The Manna Food Bank is a little richer thanks to Local 317 members who organized an OPSEU Spring Food Drive. OPSEU members Michelle Craigen, Jodi Ross and Leslie Talbot dropped off the food Tuesday. On Tuesday some of……

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

POLICE BLOTTER: Arrest in bank customer theft »

POLICE BLOTTER:

Arrest in bank customer theft

HUNTSVILLE — A 19-year-old Huntsville man has been charged with five counts of theft under $5,000 after a police investigation that began after a bank customer had his wallet stolen outside the bank……

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bracebridge roads closed as warnings go out about flooding on north branch of Muskoka River due to rain early this week »

BRACEBRIDGE — As noted last week, flood worries are not over yet — especially as rain continues. Municipal officials here advise that a potential for flooding exists within watercourses in the town, particularly the North Branch of the Muskoka River.……

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Huntsville company on cover of North America’s largest sanitation magazine »

Dave and Katy McGregor are "over the moon" about landing the April cover of Pumper magazine.

HUNTSVILLE Who knew there was a magainze for port-a-potties. Dave and Katy McGregor are “over the moon” about landing the April cover…

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Flippin’ Fiddler’ brings ‘Key of Eh!’ step dance show to Opera House May 1 »

Thorndale's Scott Woods brings his Key of Eh! show to Gravenhurst Friday May 1.

GRAVENHURST — Fiddle fans won’t want to miss renowned Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band who will bring their Fiddling in the Key…

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Free Kids Workshop for Mother’s Day May 9 »

GRAVENHURST - Knox Presbyterian Church (315 Muskoka Rd. N., Gravenhurst) presents a free Kid’s Workshop (ages 4-12) on Saturday May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Build a…

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

C-51’s ‘Anti-terrorism measures’ farcical »

Letter to the Editor:* Several years ago I and others encouraged you to resign. I am once again encouraging you to do so. This time it…

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hikers jump in river to avoid bear in provincial park »

TRENT LAKEA couple of hikers who had to jump in a river to avoid a bear were forced to call police to rescue…

Apr 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Free clothing giveaway May 2 Gravenhurst Anglican Church »

GRAVENHURST - St. James Anglican Church offers “FREE CLOTHING.” Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Good used clothing available for reuse by others. All are welcome to come…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bill C-51 protesters haven’t heard from Clement yet »

More than 50 demonstrators took their protest to the office Tory MP Tony Clement.

LETTER TO EDITOR: On March 14 across Canada people gathered in communities large and small to express their rising concern about Bill C-51 put forward by…

Apr 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Businesses donate $5,000 for Bracebridge youth ambassador trip to Norway »

BRACEBRIDGE — Members of the Town of Bracebridge-Gol Norway Friendship Committee and the Gol Norway Youth Ambassadors are pleased to announce they have received two…

Apr 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

2 fires Wednesday night in Huntsville »

HUNTSVILLEHuntsville fire crews were kept busy Wednesday night with two different structure fires, says Chief Stephen Hernen. The first fire started out as a…

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Quartetto Gelato in Huntsville for CAH concert April 25-26 »

The Concert Association of Huntsville presents Quartetto Gelato April 26 at the Huntsville United Church at 2 p.m.

HUNTSVILLE - The Concert Association of Huntsville is proud to present Quartetto Gelato – accordion, cello, oboe, violin, voice, featuring virtuosic showpieces, romantic arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing…

Apr 14 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Events

Free Kids Workshop for Mother’s Day May 9

GRAVENHURST - Knox Presbyterian Church (315 Muskoka Rd. N., Gravenhurst) presents a free Kid’s Workshop (ages 4-12) on Saturday May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Build a Mother’s Day Gift!…

Apr 22 2015 / Read More »

Free clothing giveaway May 2 Gravenhurst Anglican Church

GRAVENHURST - St. James Anglican Church offers “FREE CLOTHING.” Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Good used clothing available for reuse by others. All are welcome to come and browse. St. James…

Apr 20 2015 / Read More »

Quartetto Gelato in Huntsville for CAH concert April 25-26

The Concert Association of Huntsville presents Quartetto Gelato April 26 at the Huntsville United Church at 2 p.m.

HUNTSVILLE - The Concert Association of Huntsville is proud to present Quartetto Gelato – accordion, cello, oboe, violin, voice, featuring virtuosic showpieces, romantic arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy music and multi-instrument…

Apr 14 2015 / Read More »

Genealogy talk on English parish registers April 25

MUSKOKA PARRY SOUND GENEALOGY GROUP Presents a Talk on

 ENGLISH PARISH REGISTERS

by Michael Fitton

Saturday April 25 At the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Bracebridge 10:00 a.m. to noon Public welcome Cost…

Apr 9 2015 / Read More »
Letters

We’re not ‘violent terrorists,’ withdraw Bill C-51

Open Letter to MP Tony Clement: (The remarks in quotation marks below come directly from Tony Clement’s email reply to our email.) Thank you for your reply to our email…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Ottawa’s support for big business ‘shameful,’ says NDP’s Mobbley

Dear Editor: The difficulties that the Harper government presents to Canada takes many forms. One example is the “investor state dispute settlement,” ISDS. A quasi-judicial kangaroo court system, “star…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Hydro plant ‘waste of taxpayers’ money, travesty’

Dear Editor: re: Bala Falls hydro project This is a letter I sent to our mayor and council of Muskoka Lakes Township, and would love it if the local…

Mar 13 2015 / Read More »

 

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