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RVH opens doors to visiting hours 24/7 now »

RVH proudly opened its doors Thursday to families and visitors 24/7 during an official ceremony held inside its newly renovated Atrium entrance. The transition to open visiting hours represents an important step forward in patient- and family-centred care for the health centre. Left, Dr. Ken Hedges, member, RVH Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC); Nancy Savage, executive vice-president, Patient and Family Experience, PFAC co-chair, RVH; Carolyn Forgie-French, member, RVH PFAC; Ray Frank, RVH PFAC co-chair; Ed Harper, member, RVH PFAC; Kirsten Parker, chair, RVH Board of Directors; and Janice Skot, president and CEO, RVH.

BARRIE Sickness, comfort and care know no clock. RVH proudly opened its doors Thursday to families and visitors 24/7 during an official ceremony held inside its newly renovated Atrium entrance. The transition to open visiting hours represents an important……

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Driver making rude gestures faces impaired driving charges »

BRACEBRIDGE — A Waterdown man accused by a fellow driver of aggressive driving and making rude gestures faces a number of alcohol-related motoring charges. Provincial police from the Bracebridge detachment responded to a traffic complaint from a motorist travelling on……

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

79 students not enough for Nipissing to operate in Bracebridge, says university »

BRACEBRIDGE - The decision to close Nipissing University in Bracebridge after 10 years was simply a game of numbers, it says. With only 79 students enrolled for the 2015 classes, Nipissing University has announced it will close on June 30,……

Feb 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Nipissing University will close in Bracebridge on June 30 – a year earlier than announced »

BRACEBRIDGE — The Town of Bracebridge — fighting to save its hospital — was struck with another blow Monday when Nipissing University said is closing in just five month. The town learned Monday that Nipissing University has decided to accelerate……

Feb 9 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Gravenhurst365′ marketing program twice honoured by EDCO »

GRAVENHURST — The ‘Gateway to Muskoka’ is more than a four-season community, it’s ‘Gravenhurst365.’ Kristin Chambers, left, EDCO Awards committee member, Renato Romanin, director of economic development and communications, Jeff Watson, deputy mayor and John Regan, president EDCO at the……

Feb 9 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst, Bracebridge council meeting agendas for this week »

MUSKOKA Keep up with your town council this February by checking out their council and committee agendas at these town websites. The Town of Gravenhurst Tuesday Feb. 9 council agendas have now been published and can be accessed below.……

Feb 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Central Muskoka Syrian Refugee public meeting Feb. 19 Rotary Centre Bracebridge »

BRACEBRIDGE — A few Europeans may not want them, but another Muskoka group has stepped forward to help take in Syrian Refugees. Central Muskoka Community Syrian Relief is a new ad hoc committee that has come together with the goal……

Feb 8 2016 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Lucky 7 comes up three times for ENCORE winner from Huntsville and nephew »

HUNTSVILLE A Huntsville woman and her nephew who went seven for seven are seven figure winners. Maria Toth and nephew Daniel Bangarth shared $1 million in the Jan. 16 ENCORE draw. Maria Toth and Daniel Bangarth, of Komoka, shared……

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

PC Leader Brown protests cuts to Georgian Bay General Hospital, which include closing Penetanguishine hospital site in 2016 »

MIDLAND Hospital cuts at Georgian Bay General Hospital had protesters and the local MPP demonstrating against them Friday morning. Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown speaks to demonstrators at a rally Friday outside his Midland contituency office about cuts and……

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Snowmobiler dies trying to save 3 fellow sledders on Georgian Bay Friday night »

TAY TOWNSHIPAnother snowmobiling mishap on the water has cost a 48-year-old Innisfil man his life Friday night — after he tried to save three other snowmobilers on Georgian Bay. Provncial police say Brent David Fisher died Feb. 5……

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Accused speeder arrested again after trying switcheroo in court »

TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH A man charged with speeding who tried to pull a switcheroo in court this week faces new, more serious charges. On…

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Man walking on thin ice charged with being intoxicated in public place »

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKESConcerns about a man walking on thin ice have led to arrest and a charge of public intoxication. Provincial police in…

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Muskoka Authors Association hosts ‘Pitching Publishers’ Workshop Feb. 13 »

BRACEBRIDGE — The Muskoka Authors Association (MAA) is pleased to announce that one of Canada’s leading book publishers, Howard Aster of Mosaic Press, will be…

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Vehicle break-ins has Haliburton OPP reminding driver to ‘Lock it or lose it’ »

HALIBURTON — Members from the Haliburton Highlands detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have an important reminder for all … ‘Lock it or lose…

Feb 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Smoke alarms don’t last forever – 10 years is maximum; also consider connecting them so when one goes off they all go off »

GRAVENHURST — Smoke alarms aren’t just for show, they’ve been a requirement in homes outside sleeping areas since 1976. Today, its a requirement to have…

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

$1,500 grant helps Muskoka Limberettes host provincial qualifier this weekend »

BRACEBRIDGE — A provincial gymnastics qualifying meet this weekend in Bracebridge got a financial boost. Barcebridge Mayor Graydon Smith presented representatives of the host Muskoka Limberettes…

Feb 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

11 free STOP Smoking Workshops in Simcoe Muskoka »

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Here’s another chance to stop smoking. The Simco Muskoka Health Unit has scheduled 11 free STOP Smoking Workshops across the region in February…

Feb 2 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Shark attack author Jennings to read from book at GH Library Feb. 10 »

Peter Jennings will read from his book Shark Assault, Wednesday Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Gravenhurst Library.

GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Public Library presents local author Peter Jennings on Wednesday, February 10th at 1 p.m. Peter Jennings will read from…

Feb 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

All 3 suspects in Orillia home invasion now charged »

Blake Nolin, 27, is the third and final suspect caught and charged in an Orillia home invasion on Jan. 10, 2016.

BARRIE All three suspects being sought in a home invasion here have now been arrested. Blake Nolin, 27, is the third and…

Jan 29 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Clement marks 10th anniversay as MP today, by returning to Opposition benches »

OTTAWAA decade after winning his seat by a couple dozen votes in a recount over longtime Liberal member Andy Mitchell, MP Tony Clement…

Jan 25 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »
Events

Muskoka Family Network free will & estate planning seminar Feb. 10 Huntsville

HUNSTVILLE — If there’s a will, there’s a long lost cousin. An old saying, but nonetheless an important reminder about wills and powers of attorney — for financial and…

Feb 2 2016 / Read More »

‘Merchants of Doubt’ opens 7th season of Parry Sound film club

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PARRY SOUND — The “Films that Make you Think” film club says it is pleased to announce the debut film of the seventh season of the movie series…

Jan 11 2016 / Read More »

‘Al Purdy Was Here,’ Fine Films’ Jan. 19 offering at Opera House

GRAVENHURST — Fine Films presnts “Al Purdy Was Here” Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Gravenhurst Opera House, 7 p.m. Door open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance at…

Jan 11 2016 / Read More »

Muskoka Melody fundraiser for SMMH Auxiliary Sat. Nov. 21 in Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — Muskoka Melody, an 8-piece Bala ensemble under the direction of Deb Tilson perform fundraiser for charities. They have a show this Saturday at the Gravenhurst Opera House…

Nov 20 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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