North York Woman Dead After Canoe Overturns

Today (May 20) at noon, the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an overturned canoe on Lake Couchiching. Police say two females were in a canoe that overturned 100 meters from the shore.…

Miller questions Premier on hydro rates for local business

This morning, Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller questioned the Premier directly on the plight facing local small businesses when it comes to hydro rates. Using the example of Muskoka Meats in Gravenhurst, Miller highlighted the immense burden that small rural…

UPDATE: Fatal Collision Closes Portion of Highway 124

Update: On January 16, 2017 at 7:24 pm, West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 124 in McKellar Township and commenced an investigation. As a result, Thomas HENNIG, 22 years of…

Junior Civitan Annual Sno-Do Fundraiser Happens Jan. 22 in Barrie

Junior Civitan members across Canada and the United States are taking part in the annual Sno-Do fundraiser on January 22, 2017. The event, pronounced “snow dough” is similar in concept to a “sponsor-a-mile” fun run, except participants ride snowmobiles to…

Foul play not suspected in missing Midland woman’s death
Police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a Midland woman who went missing in Awenda Provincial Park. Today, 26 year old Eva Rozitis was located deceased in the park in Tiny, Ontario. Rozitis was reported missing…
New legislation would improve openness, accountability in local municipalities
Legislation has been proposed that would help local municipalities become more open, flexible and accountable to the people they serve. Ontario introduced changes this week to three key pieces of municipal legislation. The Municipal Act, the City of Toronto Act…
Disciplinary Process Strengthened for Teachers
If a local teacher has been disciplined, here's what will happen and who will be notified. The Province of Ontario has moved to protect children and students by making the disciplinary process for school teachers more clear and transparent. Today,…
Province combatting homelessness in Ontario communities

Ontario is helping individuals and families find safe and affordable housing, by increasing its investment in municipalities to help them meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness. The additional investment from the province will further support municipalities in delivering housing-…

Grocery stores in Orillia and Innisfil added to authorized wine sellers list

Starting today, 67 new independent and large grocers in communities across Ontario are authorized to sell wine, beer and cider – the closest additions near Muskoka on the list are in Orillia and Innisfil. The location in Innisfil is the…

Rural ratepayers to see electricity bills decrease by an average of $540 a year

Today Ontario passed legislation that will rebate the provincial portion of the HST from electricity bills as of January 1, 2017.   The Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 will reduce electricity costs by 8 per cent on the…

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