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The Muskoka Lakes Snow Trails Association has announced that all trails in the Muskoka Lakes region are closed due to warm weather and rain creating unsafe conditions. And that’s not the only problem, says Association president Rene Leenaars. He says the rain and warm weather have exposed a lot of rocks and large rock surfaces […]
(Update February 6, 11:10am) OPP have now identified the snowmobiler who died trying to help others last night on Georgian Bay as 48-year-old Brent David Fisher of Innisfil, Ontario. As a result of this investigation, the OPP have charged one of the other snowmobile operators with driving while impaired. The accused has a court date […]
Katie Ungard of Huntsville has been newly appointed as a Vice President to the Board of Directors of World YWCA. During the Geneva YWCA World Council in October 2015, Ungard was one of two Canadians elected to the Board of Directors. Throughout her life Ungard has shown an interest and commitment to global and women’s […]
A special Joint Meeting of the Town Councils from Bracebridge and Huntsville was held tonight to explore a new proposal to present to the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (NSM-LHIN) and Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) regarding the health care system that will service residents of Muskoka and the entire MAHC catchment area in […]
Fire and Ice Festival in Pictures: From the ice skating trail at the top to the tube run in the middle and right to the bottom of Manitoba Street, everybody was having fun today at the Fire and Ice Festival in Bracebridge. The Fire Guy was swallowing fire, the sculptors had their chain saws buzzing, […]
(GEORGIAN BAY) Two men are dead after a single snowmobile crash on the north end of Go Home Lake in Georgian Bay Township early this morning. They have been identified as 25-year-old James Bates of Milton and 22-year-old Jeffery Dunlop of Pickering. Members of Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a collision that […]
Health ministry wants to know more about one hospital plan for Muskoka, towns meet about keeping two
Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care wants more information about the plan that would see Muskoka have only one centrally located hospital. While they’re seeking that info, the towns of Huntsville and Bracebridge are inviting people to a meeting Monday night at which the Mayors are expected to pitch for support from their […]
(OTTAWA via release) Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement rose yesterday in the House of Commons prior to Question Period to acknowledge, thank, and praise the citizens of Parry Sound-Muskoka for their continued support of charity, as well as their philanthropic and volunteer efforts. “My community is a generous one, and I want to highlight some […]
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In The Courts
By Matthew Sitler In the days following the discovery of Paul Maasland’s body, Bracebridge OPP were sent a mysterious letter purporting to contain details about his murder. It’s the latest revelation at his alleged killer’s murder trial in Bracebridge Superior Court. Oakville businessman Todd Howley stands charged with first degree murder in his former business […]
A Bracebridge man is prohibited from driving for a year after he was found guilty of operating a boat while impaired by alcohol. On Tuesday, Judge JD Evans also ruled that 42-year-old William P. McCarthy must pay a $1,500 fine, plus $450 victim fine surcharge in addition to being placed on 12 months probation. The […]
A pregnant Bracebridge woman will spend the next 30 days in prison after continually ignoring court orders. 20-year-old Cassandra Stengel was sentenced Tuesday. She appeared in the Bracebridge courthouse prisoner’s box already in custody for her latest breach, which was an order not to associate with her boyfriend Shane Ketelaar. Stengel broke the order January […]
By Matthew Sitler A Bracebridge man’s been sentenced for once again smashing windows at the Bracebridge courthouse. 23-year-old Brandon Righetti appeared before Judge JD Evans Tuesday afternoon and it was a case of déjà vu. Evans handed him 90 days behind bars for breach of probation and smashing the courthouse’s front door windows on January […]