From the MNW News Desk
(July 30, 2015 BRACEBRIDGE) Officials in the Bracebridge Court Records office say the case of Nicholas Smirnow has moved south to Barrie. The alleged fraud artist who is accused of defrauding thousands of investors of out of $70million dollars will appear in court again on September 11, 2015 – this time in court in Barrie […]
(UPDATE July 28, 2015 PETAWAWA) Former Muskoka Lakes Library CEO Sheila Durand has a new job, almost a full year after losing her chief librarian post in Muskoka Lakes. According to The Pembroke Daily Observer, Durand has landed the top librarian post in Petawawa. The report says Petawawa town council welcomed Sheila Durand officially on […]
(July 27 3pm POINTE AU BARIL) The two victims of a Saturday’s tragic crash on Highway 69 south of Pointe au Baril were identified today as 72-year-old Andre Veilleux and 71-year-old Doreen Veilleux of Parry Sound. The OPP is appealing to anyone who may have seen the accident to come forward to help with the […]
(July 26, 2015 BRACEBRIDGE) Fresh from volunteering at the PanAm Games, Muskoka mortgage broker Leslie McCann is upping her company’s own game by welcoming mortgage agent Wendy Crothers to her team. McCann is excited to have Crothers on board, describing her as a “triple threat performer” for her business. “Firstly, she is a licensed mortgage […]
(July 22, 2015 BALA) You may have seen the people hard at work in flower beds in Bala and that’s because Bala’s Communites in Bloom (CIB) has a new committee to carry on 16 successful years of keeping Bala bright and colourful. And committee members want to shower thanks on the teen volunteers from Camp […]
(July 21, 2015 PORT CARLING) About 90 people were on hand for the 54th Annual General Meeting of the Muskoka Ratepayers’ Association (MRA) Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Port Carling Community Centre. They heard from speakers Ron Brent on the future of the Muskoka Airport and Matthew French who told the crowd the story […]
Bracebridge, ON, July 15, 2015: Paul Feist is the winner of a virtual beauty contest sponsored by the publishers of the Jim Foster book, The Crowning of Miss Mariposa. Here’s how Feist earned his imitation diamond tiara (among other awards) as ‘Miss Mariposa': Walden House (Books and Stuff) decided to run a fun virtual beauty […]
(July 15 5:30pm BRACEBRIDGE) Next Monday the Muskoka Conservancy, along with BioForest Technologies, will install a trap for detection of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Why? Because the Conservancy says the destructive EAB is heading for Muskoka. Mayor Graydon Smith will be there at the installation July 20 on behalf of the town of […]
(July 14 9pm PORT SANDFIELD) A two-storey cottage on Lake Joseph was destroyed by fire tonight in Port Sandfield. The Muskoka Lakes Fire Department was called to a cottage fire at 1079 Elgin House Road on Cox Bay shortly after 7:30pm. Fire crews from Minett and Port Carling Stations responded to find the cottage fully […]
(July 14 BRACEBRIDGE) Connecting via the Internet may soon get faster for more people in Bracebridge and Huntsville thanks to joint government funding of up to $5.6 million to install fibre optic cable in the towns. Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement was joined by Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault this morning at the Lakeland Energy office […]
(July 14 5pm BRACEBRIDGE) He’s been convicted of manslaughter, he’s on the run after breaking parole and the police are hoping the public can help find Frank Peter Spagnola. The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad is asking for the public’s help in finding Spagnola, a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as […]
(July 13 BALA) Wakestock, which made a triumphant return to its roots in Bala last year, is taking a break for 2015. A release on the Wakestock web site says they’ve decided to postpone the popular event until 2016 due to scheduling conflicts and related factors. The organizers are asking riders, sponsors and all stakeholders […]
(July 11 MUSKOKA LAKES) A head on crash in Muskoka Lakes Saturday claimed the lives of 49-year-old David Lash and his father, 76-year-old Anthony Lash of Toronto and Minett. The two men were pronounced dead at the scene. The Lash family has a long history in Muskoka and cottage on Lash Point on Lake Rosseau. […]
(July 10 BRACEBRIDGE) The Climate Summit of the Americas wrapped up in Toronto yesterday in a week where we learned Ontario won’t meet its own 2020 green house gas (GHG) emission-reduction targets without aggressive action – action speakers at the summit claim has to happen to avoid a global warming disaster in the making. Watching […]
Arts and Culture
August 15-16, 1oam-6pm, Artists of the Limberlost Open Studio Weekend. Know more: ArtistsoftheLimberlost.ca August 16, Andy’s Ride, Fundraiser for Hospice Muskoka to build Andy’s House. From 7am starting at Port Carling Community Centre.. Know more at http://andysride.ca/ Registration and Staging Open at 7:00 a.m.; 30km Route departs at 11am; 97 km Route departs at 8:30am, 103km […]
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