Land Use Planning “Blatantly” Excludes Interest Of Landowners, claims developer

As the 149th season at Clevelands House Resort comes to a close, the owners of the iconic Muskoka resort property say they are baffled by a recent political decision to shut them out from discussions regarding the future planning of…

Two Muskoka Lakes Residents Facing Drug Charges

On August 27, 2018 at 10pm police conducted a traffic stop on Muskoka Road 169 in Bala resulting in a substantial drug seizure and two arrests. As a result of the investigation, they seized over $25,000 in cocaine, over $11,000…

Muskoka Lakes Township Sells Historic Duke House

A historic gem for some; an albatross around Township’s neck to others, the historic Duke House in Port Carling has been sold. Buyer Jayne McCaw of Jayne’s Cottages says the building will become the new office for her luxury cottage…

Bala Cranberry Festival Raised $41,302 For Area Community Groups

Christmas came early for Muskoka community groups last night in Bala. The Bala Cranberry Festival Board of Directors gave contributions totaling $41,302 to 28 community groups who applied for funding raised by the Bala Cranberry Festival. About 40 people were…

Two Gravenhurst Men Charged Following Robbery Attempt

Bracebridge OPP and the Muskoka Crime Unit are investigating a robbery that occurred on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in a vehicle on Muskoka Road 118 in Bracebridge. Police say the victims met with the three suspects who arrived together in…

Fire Engulfs Home On Dee Bank Road

A fire engulfed a two story home  on Dee Bank Road early this morning in Windermere, causing an estimated $450,000 in damages. At 1:19am the Muskoka Lakes Fire Department was dispatched to 1155 Dee Bank Rd for a fully involved…

Two Muskoka Lakes residents charged with cocaine trafficking following Project Blackbird arrests

Several residents of Central Ontario, including two from Muskoka Lakes, face numerous charges following a three-month investigation focused on the distribution of illegal drugs through the Greater Simcoe County area. Project BLACKBIRD began in September 2017 as a joint Ontario…

Downtown Enhancement Project Announced For Bala and Port Carling

The Township of Muskoka Lakes is excited to launch a Downtown Enhancement Project for the urban centres of Port Carling and Bala with support from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). “Downtowns are the heart of the…

Pair Face Drug Trafficking Charges Following Stop In Muskoka Lakes

Two individuals face drug trafficking charges after being stopped by police in Muskoka Lakes. On Thursday October 26th at 4:00 p.m., the Bracebridge Community Street Crime Unit, along with Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers, conducted a traffic stop on…

Small Business Too Big To Ignore, Says Muskoka Lakes Chamber

Partnering with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce has kicked off Small Business Week with the Small Business Too Big To Ignore campaign. The social media…

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