Matt Sitler
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Award winning Muskoka journalist whose other passions include oil portraiture & writing fiction. Has appeared on W5 and City TV. Other interests include photography, reading and film.

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…

Cleaning Up Local Roadways One Can At A Time

A shared love for fitness is making a positive difference for the local environment in Bracebridge’s Oakley Ward. A group of residents who started a local walking club are taking it upon themselves to clean the litter out of ditches…

Magic Builds Ahead Of Muskoka Rock Choir Bracebridge Debut

A first season of practices almost completed, a new local rock choir is set to ‘Take The Bridge’ to tell the story about their small town. On Dec 7, Muskoka Rock Choir Bracebridge Season One will present ‘Taking The Bridge’…

Local Curlers Aim To Reclaim Guinness World Record & Help Heart Health Too!

Local curlers hope to reclaim the Guinness World Record for the longest curling game by 10 curlers later this month in Coldwater  – and it’s all for a great cause too! Rocks for Heart is a five-day curling event being…

Announced In Orillia: Largest Single OPP Drug Seizure Ever

The announcement came today at OPP Headquarters in Orillia: An intercontinental investigation has netted 1,062 kilograms of pure cocaine – the largest single drug seizure in OPP history. At a news conference, OPP Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes, Deputy Commissioner Rick…

Fine Films Gravenhurst Announce Fall Lineup/Opening Film

Fine Films Gravenhurst are thrilled to announce the Muskoka premiere of the multi-award-winning Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World as the opening film of their Fall Line-Up.   The film will screen on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7 pm at Peter’s Players.…

$500,000 Announced For Camp Oochigeas in Rosseau

One of the region’s most beloved camps has received $500,000 from the Ontario150 Community Capital Program to support renovations and celebrate arts based experiences for children with cancer. Friday morning, Norm Miller MPP for Parry Sound–Muskoka visited Camp Oochigeas (Ooch)…

Anishinabek Nation Celebrates Historic Education Agreement In Rama

It’s about the students. Historic agreements signed today in Rama First Nation will support the achievement and well-being of Anishinabek students from the Junior Kindergarten level through Grade 12. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education (above, second from right), was at…

Thieves steal hatchback from Huntsville residence

Police are on the hunt for whoever stole a Hyundai Elantra 5 door hatchback this morning from a residence in Huntsville. At 8am this morning members of the Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a residence on Rock Haven Road…

Canada 150: A Muskoka Minister and War Vet Looks Back

*The following is a piece written for Muskoka News Watch and Neighbours of Bracebridge Magazine by Muskoka Minister the Rev. Michael Barnes about his wartime experience, commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday year: As a young child and early teen, my family…

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