Election Muskoka: Who’s running where and who is likely to be acclaimed

For voters considering District Chair candidates, today’s announcement from the provincial government that the District Chair will NOT be elected in Muskoka came as a surprise. Ford’s only response to reporter questions about the sudden move on municipal election process…

Spooky Thriller ‘The Night Wandering’ Set In Muskoka

A new novel based in Muskoka is set to spook you this summer. Written by Author Matthew Sitler, the story covers a pair of journalists who are working a murder case when they discover a wider, more tantalizing mystery beneath…

OPP To Have Increased Presence On Highways This Weekend

The West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will have an increased presence on our highways throughout the Canada Day weekend. Officers will be enforcing the Big 4 which includes: impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding and falling…

Liberals Invest Over $7.1 Million In Muskoka and Parry Sound

A very welcome influx of funding to the tune of over $7.1 million was delivered to Muskoka and Parry Sound by the Federal Liberals today. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for…

Chamber GM Says More Needed To Help Offset Minimum Wage Hike Impact

Letter To The Editor: There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the unintended consequences of Bill 148, the legislation that introduced a minimum wage hike in Ontario and extended many labour and employment standards provisions.  The Ontario Chamber…

OPP Tips For Safe Winter Driving

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists to drive with caution during the winter months. There have been three fatal motor vehicle collisions in less than 24 hours in three separate areas within the North East Region…

Extreme Cold Warning Continues For Muskoka

An Extreme Cold Warning remains in effect for: Bracebridge – Gravenhurst Huntsville – Baysville Port Carling – Port Severn Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park A period of very cold wind chills is expected. Wind chill values…

Police Identify Man Who Died While Crossing Street In Minden Christmas Eve

Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed at the intersection of Highway 35 and Water Street in Minden Christmas Eve. On December 24, 2017, shortly before 6:00 p.m., officers from the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario…

Snow Squall Warning In Effect For Muskoka

A Snow squall warning is currently in effect for: Bracebridge – Gravenhurst Huntsville – Baysville Port Carling – Port Severn Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout…

Five Children, Driver Taken To Hospital After Bus Leaves Roadway in Orillia

This morning the OPP received a call about a school bus that left the roadway on Regent Street in the City of Orillia. A preliminary investigation revealed that at 9:20 am, a school bus travelling on Regent Street that had 10…

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