From the MNW News Desk
(September 2 9pm PARRY SOUND MUSKOKA) On Tuesday morning, the NDP’s Clyde Mobbley was appealing for Parry Sound-Muskoka voters to vote Green. By end of the business day Wednesday, the rest of his Electoral District Association executive, not unsurprisingly, had ousted him. In a release at 5:30pm EDA VP James Moffat wrote:”The Parry Sound-Muskoka NDP […]
(August 31 UPDATE BRACEBRIDGE) October 19 will be the new date for a court hearing in to whether Township of Muskoka Lakes Councillor Sandy Currie violated municipal conflict of interest rules. His accuser, Muskoka Lakes resident Greg Knight, appeared in court today along with Currie’s lawyer, Patricia McLean, to ask the Court for an Order […]
(August 26, 2015 BRACEBRIDGE) More races, more prizes, more fun! That’s what organizers have in store for anyone who takes part in the fifth annual Great Muskoka Paddling Experience on October 10. The event is for paddlers of all ages and skill levels and features categories for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUP). With the […]
(August 26, 2015 BRACEBRIDGE) Fire broke out in the Emergency Department at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge this morning. Staff took immediate action to extinguish the fire that started at 8:40am. Patients were evacuated from the affected area until the fire department arrived. No patients, staff and physicians were injured during the incident. […]
(August 25 PORT CARLING) The Township of Muskoka Lakes has a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). In a release today, Mayor Don Furniss and Council announced the appointment of John Stephen McDonald (Steve) to the position, effective September 14, 2015. McDonald brings over 30 years of municipal experience, with the last 10 as the CAO […]
Review and photos by Mike Tombs (August 19, 2015 PORT CARLING) Muskokans are seeing another side of the two creative minds of musicians Marc Jordan and Murray McLauchlan at the Muskoka Art Gallery in Port Carling. Their exhibit Flatmuzik runs until August 23. MNW’s Mike Tombs took in the exhibit opening and here is his […]
(August 19 2pm MUSKOKA – Updated 11pm with reaction from MAHC & provincial release) Just over half a million dollars has been earmarked for Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) as part of a multi million dollar announcement to shore up hospital infrastructure across Ontario. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare is receiving $506,291, and in this fiscal year, […]
(August 18, 11:30am CORRECTION). The Andy’s Ride pictorial did not properly recognize those who worked so hard to provide food for the Ride. Stephen’s Butcher Shop and Jason Fitzsimmons of Chefy.inc donated all the food and did all the volunteering regarding food, while Field of Greens helped with the rest stops. The latter had been […]
(August 16, 2015 GEORGIAN BAY) A man was seriously injured by the propellor of the boat he was driving on the inland side of Big Chute yesterday. Members of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment say they were called to help shortly after 7pm on Saturday, August 15. They report the male boater was towing […]
(August 14, 6am MINETT) It was a rough night for some on Peninsula Road last night. A small bunkie at 1901 Peninsula Road, Unit 23 went up in flames after being struck by lightning. Fire crews were dispatched from Minett, Port Carling, and Foot’s Bay. On arrival, they found the 10 x 10 bunkie to […]
(August 12, 9:30am GEORGIAN BAY) A 14-year-old narrowly escaped drowning when quick thinking summer camp staffers pulled him out from under a sailboat that had capsized. The Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the OPP reports they were called to Beausoleil Island to help shortly after 2pm on Wednesday. Police say the boy was operating a […]
Feature and photos by Mike Tombs (August 11, 2015) Whistles and the pounding of steel wheels against railway tracks are sometimes thought of as a nuisance, yet without the railroad our small communities in Muskoka could never have blossomed. In the early years, the CPR and the CNR were the lifeline of the settlers to […]
(August 9 8pm BRACEBRIDGE) A young man is dead after being swept over High Falls in Bracebridge. A police spokesperson told MNW earlier that it was believed 19-year-old Matthew Clark of Guelph lost his footing above the falls and the current swept him over and into the water below. Divers recovered his body at about […]
(August 9 5pm RYDE) Members of the Ryde Community Co-op have sent a clear message that they want to keep the roof above their heads – and that it wants the Town of Gravenhurst to take over the Ryde Public School. Almost 60 people were at a Co-op community meeting last night to learn more […]
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