From the MNW News Desk
(November 24, 2015 9:45pm HUNTSVILLE) On Saturday, November 14, 2015, members of Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Lake of Bays and Huntsville Fire Department responded to a report of what appeared to be a possible oil slick on Lake of Bays in the area of Osborne Point. At approximately 11:30am a Hydro One pilot flying […]
(November 20 OTTAWA) Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement has been named Foreign Affairs Critic for the opposition Conservative Party. Interim party leader Rona Ambrose made the announcement today in unveiling the official opposition shadow cabinet. “It is my honour to accept this role, and I look forward to holding the new Government to account on […]
(November 16 8pm BRACEBRIDGE) Former Township of Muskoka Lakes Councillor Ron Brent says he’s tired of waiting for an apology from Muskoka Lakes Councillor Ruth Nishikawa: he is now asking the Court to rule that she defamed him. A motion for summary judgment in favour of Brent was filed last week to the Court in […]
(November 13, 2015, 3:45pm BRACEBRIDGE) The Bracebridge United Church plans to sponsor a Syrian refugee family and to help them start a new life in Canada. The church is one of a number of groups in Muskoka, including the Bracebridge Rotary Club, working together to provide help to those fleeing the war-torn country. The plan […]
(November 12, 2:30pm GRAVENHURST) Glen Davies was officially introduced today as the Town of Gravenhurst’s new Chief Administrative Officer. Earlier this year the Town retained the services of Feldman Daxon Partners Inc. to help complete a national search to find a successor to Dave Weldon who retired his term as Gravenhurst CAO in May. The recruitment […]
(November 11, 4:34pm BRACEBRIDGE) Trisha Cowie, who ran as the Liberal candidate for Parry Sound-Muskoka in the federal election in October, is now the acting President of the Parry Sound Muskoka Federal Liberal Association (PSMFLA). Cowie is taking on the position following the resignation of Leigh Beal November 10 at the association executive’s monthly meeting […]
(November 10 8am PARRY SOUND) Two people died when a plane crashed down near Parry Sound last night. The victims have not been identified. Details are sketchy, but there are reports a driver on Highway 400 who saw the plane going down called police at 7:30pm. Transport Canada is investigating the crash today.
(November 3, 4:30pm BALA) The LCBO in Bala is open again after a truck crashed in to it early Sunday morning. The north side of the building was damaged in the crash but shored up quickly by construction crews. Police say the driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital in […]
(November 2 MUSKOKA) YWCA Muskoka has unveiled its Women of Distinction award winners for this year. YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are recognized nationally as one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for women. The awards honour women whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of Muskoka. Peers, friends and family nominated 16 women […]
(November 2 1:30pm BRACEBRIDGE) A Bracebridge man faces charges after a black bear was shot and killed yesterday in a residential area of Bracebridge. Police report follows: On November 1, 2015 officers of the Bracebridge Detachment responded to a call for service indicating a bear had been shot in the residential area of Pinewood Drive, […]
(October 23 5pm) A Bracebridge court judge has ruled Township of Muskoka Lakes Councillor Sandy Currie did not violate municipal conflict of interest rules when voting on a portion of a bylaw opposed by the Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA). Resident Greg Knight had argued that Currie voting in agreement with the MLA’s concerns was a […]
(October 17, 2015 BALA) Thanks to Bala’s Communities in Bloom (CIB) volunteers, many of the CIB gardens around Bala have been refurbished and restored this summer. The team is also excited to launch its new branding, “Bala in Bloom”, which reinforces the volunteer commitment to keeping Bala blooming every day. Some of their accomplishments over […]
(October 11 PARRY SOUND MUSKOKA) The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal that creates the largest trading block in the world was signed earlier this week. It’s been a long time coming and not without controversy. What do our local federal election candidates think about the TPP? Conservative incumbent candidate Tony Clement was ready with a release […]
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Friday, November 27, 7-8pm, Tree Lighting and Carol Sing, Outside at Bala Community Centre Wear your warm clothes and sing traditional Christmas music, as we light the tree for the holiday season. Friday, December 11, 7pm, Homegrown Christmas Jam, JW Marriott, The Rosseau Muskoka. Join local musicians and artists in holiday performances and singalongs. […]