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MNR Issue Flood Advisory
Friday, November 21, 2014 (8571 reads)


The Ministry of Natural Resources is advising Muskoka – Parry Sound residents that water levels and flows are expected to rise by early next week as a result of forecasted rainfall, above freezing temperatures and melting of the snow pack. The runoff into local waterbodies and impact on water levels and flows will depend on the actual amount of rainfall received and extent of snow pack melt. 

The MNR is advising residents affected by high water conditions in the past to take necessary action to secure any vulnerable property in close proximity to rivers and lakes and closely monitor developing conditions over the next few days. People are asked to exercise caution and ensure they, their children and pets stay away from fast moving rivers and streams.



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Aitchison Moves Inauguration to Algonquin Theatre
Friday, November 21, 2014 (5118 reads)


Mayor Elect Scott Aitchison is inviting the public to come out to the Algonquin Theatre for the seventeenth inaugural meeting of the new term of council.  The mayor and council will be sworn in on stage at the Algonquin Theatre, in their first meeting.

The move to the Algonquin Theatre marks a departure to past inaugurations, which were held in council chambers.

The inauguration is on Monday, December 1st, at 11am.



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Road Conditions Still Poor - Take Extra Time Today
Friday, November 21, 2014 (6642 reads)


Road crews continue to work on area roads and highways, cleaning up after the snow squalls over the past few days.  However, roads remain snow covered and snow packed.  Driving conditions are poor and motorists should continue to exercise caution.

The OPP continue to ask motorists to make sure their vehicles are ready for winter conditions with winter tires, an emergency kit, blankets and extra clothes.   The OPP says that drivers are the cause of most accidents, not the winter conditions.  Slow down and get their safely.



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OPP Remind Drivers to Watch for Children
Friday, November 21, 2014 (588 reads)


Today marks another day off for area school children.  While there are no bus cancellations today, the buses aren't running because it’s a Professional Development day and the kids are off.  OPP is asking parents to ensure that your kids stay away from roadside snow banks while efforts are being made to clear the roads.  Drivers are asked to watch for children playing, while on their travels.



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Friday's Road Report
Friday, November 21, 2014 (14335 reads)


Highway 11 (Severn Bridge to Muskoka Falls) - snow packed with snow covered sections.

Highway 11 (Muskoka Falls to Emsdale) - snow packed with snow covered sections.

Highway 11 (Emsdale to Strong) - snow packed with snow covered sections.

Highway 11 (Strong to South River) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 11 (South River to North Bay) - bare and dry road with bare and wet road, partly snow covered, partly snow packed sections.

Highway 118 (Loon Lake to Vankoughnet) - snow covered

Highway 118 (Vankoughnet to Muskoka Falls) - snow covered

Highway 124 (Parry Sound to Badger's Corners) - snow packed with snow covered sections.

Highway 124 (Badger's Corners to McKellar) - snow packed with snow covered sections.

Highway 124 (McKellar to Sundridge) - snow packed with snow covered sections.

Highway 124 (Sundridge to Summit Road) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 141 (Hwy 11 /Utterson to Rosseau) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway 141 (Rosseau to Parry Sound) - bare and dry road with partly snow packed sections

Highway 35 (Victoria County / Haliburton District to Carnarvon) - snow covered

Highway 35 (Carnarvon to Dwight) - snow covered

Highway 400 (Canal Road (Bradford) to Innisfil)

 Highway 400 (Innisfil to Craighurst) –

Highway 400 (Craighurst to Port Severn) -

Highway 400 (Port Severn to Horseshoe Lake) - bare and dry road with partly snow packed sections.

Highway 400 (Horseshoe Lake to Parry Sound) - snow packed with snow covered sections.

Highway 510 (Highway 520 to Highway 124) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway  518 (Yearly Road South to Kearney) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway  518 (Black Water Lake Road North to Yearly Road South) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway  518 (Highway 69/400 to Black Water Lake Road North) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway  520 (Highway 11 to Burk's Falls) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway  520 (Burk's Falls to Highway 124) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway  520 (Highway 124 to Ardbeg) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway 60 (Cache Lake to Oxtongue Lake) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway 60 (Oxtongue Lake to Huntsville) - snow covered with snow packed sections.

Highway 632 (Rosseau to Minnett) - snow covered with snow packed sections.



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Muskoka Pride to Host Conference
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (888 reads)


For the second year in a row, Muskoka Pride Community is hosting a conference looking at issues concerning the LGBTQ community of Muskoka.

For Heather Hay, Chairperson of Muskoka Pride, the conference represents how far the organization has grown. “Four years ago – in 2011 – we were still working to have the Rainbow Flag raised in Muskoka. At this year’s conference we have presenters from Halifax, Ottawa, and Muskoka speaking on diverse topics.”

This year’s keynote is being presented by Marion Steel, who is a member of Fierté Canada Pride-the national organizations of Canadian Pride associations and Halifax Pride.  She will be speaking about the Pride movement as a whole, as well as presenting about the impacts of homophobic language.

Other sessions include:  The Silent T – Understanding Transgender, PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), LGBTQ Seniors, and LGBTQ Awareness in Primary Classrooms.

Muskoka Pride Community is holding its annual general meeting at 6:00, following the conference sessions.  At 7:00 a candlelight vigil will be held to mark International Transgender Day of Remembrance – a day to remember those who have died from transphobic and gender-based violence.



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Snow Squalls Continue Today
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (5306 reads)


Environment Canada has  issued a Snow squall warning in effect for: Muskoka Parry Sound

Westerly winds in the wake of a low pressure system are generating snow squalls over the open waters or Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible over 12 hours. The snow squalls will begin moving south this afternoon.

 



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Buses Cancelled Again
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (2264 reads)


Once again all buses to schools in Muskoka for Trillium Lakelands District School Board have been cancelled for Thursday November 20, 2014.

All buses to Honey Harbour Public School are cancelled.

All buses to St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School, Monsignor Michael O'Leary, Saint Mary and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Elementary Schools have been cancelled.

As well all buses for East Parry Sound - South have been cancelled. All West Parry Sound buses are also cancelled.



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Mackenzie Runs for District Chair
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (3495 reads)


Former Huntsville Mayor Hugh Mackenzie has filed nomination papers for the position of District Chair joining former MP Dan Waters, Stuart Morley and incumbent John Klinck.  Mackenzie recently campaigned on reducing duplication and bloat at the District level during the Huntsville Municipal election.  Mackenzie lost to Scott Aitchison.

Mackenzie was District Chair in 1978.



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MAHC Rules Out New Port Sydney Hospital Location
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (4714 reads)


The MAHC has ruled out a single sited new hospital to be located in the Port Sydney area that would have replaced the two existing hospitals in the region.

Instead the MAHC is recommending additional analysis and investigation into a new model that blends the benefits of each model into a solution that meets the needs of the community and MAHC.

Natalie Bubela, the CEO of the MAHC says that "We are asking the group to develop a creative approach to providing services in the future that supports sustainability, increased efficiency and focuses on centers of excellence and specialty resulting in reduced duplication,” she said. “Considering the impact of the Ministry’s funding reform on operating costs, we know we can’t continue to be the Noah’s Ark of health care with one of everything at each of our sites.” she concluded.



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Snow Squall Warnings & Watches in Effect
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (10208 reads)


Snow Squall Warnings are in effect for Parry Sound and South Muskoka areas today, while the Huntsville-Baysville areas remain under a snow squall watch.

Environment Canada says the persistent snow squalls are occurring. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Multiple snow squalls continue east of the open waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. The squalls are expected to continue migrating northwards this morning. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm will be possible locally along with reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

The snow squalls are expected to persist through this morning but will become weaker and disorganized. Strong squalls are forecast to redevelop east of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay tonight.



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Wednesday's Road Report
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (7713 reads)


Highway 11 (Severn Bridge to Muskoka Falls) - snow covered

Highway 11 (Muskoka Falls to Emsdale) - snow covered

Highway 11 (Emsdale to Strong) - snow covered with bare and wet road, snow packed sections.

Highway 11 (Strong to South River) - snow covered with partly snow packed sections.

Highway 11 (South River to North Bay) - snow covered with partly snow packed sections.

Highway 118 (Loon Lake to Vankoughnet) - snow covered

Highway 118 (Vankoughnet to Muskoka Falls) - snow covered

Highway 124 (Parry Sound to Badger's Corners) - snow covered

Highway 124 (Badger's Corners to McKellar) - snow covered

Highway 124 (McKellar to Sundridge) - snow covered with bare and wet road, snow packed sections.

Highway 124 (Sundridge to Summit Road) - snow covered with partly snow packed sections

Highway 141 (Hwy 11 /Utterson to Rosseau) - snow covered

Highway 141 (Rosseau to Parry Sound) - snow covered

Highway 35 (Victoria County / Haliburton District to Carnarvon) - snow covered

Highway 35 (Carnarvon to Dwight) - snow covered

Highway 400 (Canal Road (Bradford) to Innisfil)

 Highway 400 (Innisfil to Craighurst) –

Highway 400 (Craighurst to Port Severn) -

Highway 400 (Port Severn to Horseshoe Lake) - snow covered

Highway 400 (Horseshoe Lake to Parry Sound) - snow covered

Highway 510 (Highway 520 to Highway 124) - snow covered

Highway  518 (Yearly Road South to Kearney) - snow covered with bare and wet road, snow packed sections.

Highway  518 (Black Water Lake Road North to Yearly Road South) - snow covered with bare and wet road, snow packed sections.

Highway  518 (Highway 69/400 to Black Water Lake Road North) - snow covered with bare and wet road, snow packed sections.

Highway  520 (Highway 11 to Burk's Falls) - snow covered

Highway  520 (Burk's Falls to Highway 124) - snow covered

Highway  520 (Highway 124 to Ardbeg) - snow covered

Highway 60 (Cache Lake to Oxtongue Lake) - snow covered

Highway 60 (Oxtongue Lake to Huntsville) - snow covered

Highway 632 (Rosseau to Minnett) - snow covered



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Bus Cancellations
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (13799 reads)


All buses to schools in Muskoka for Trillium Lakelands District School Board have been cancelled for Wednesday November 19, 2014.

All buses to Honey Harbour Public School are cancelled.

Buses are cancelled in east Parry Sound South - all buses that pick up students south of hwy 522 are cancelled.

All buses to St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School, Monsignor Michael O'Leary, Saint Mary and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Elementary Schools have been cancelled.

All West Parry Sound buses are cancelled.

The following corridors are cancelled:

Mactier, Humphrey, Rosseau

McDougall/Whitestone/Ahmic Harbour

Town of Parry Sound

Britt / Nobel



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Snow Squalls to Continue Tonight
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (11612 reads)


The Snow squall warning continues for the region.  The weatherman says that multiple snow squalls continue to the east of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. The heaviest squalls extends across the Bruce Peninsula and southern Georgian Bay and eastwards from there. This intense squall is settling southwards quite quickly and will move into regions to the south of Georgian Bay early this evening including southern portions of Grey County. Snowfall rates associated with this band are likely upwards of 10 centimetres per hour. Additional amounts of 15 to 25 cm are likely tonight with some locally higher amounts south of Georgian Bay where this heavy band persists for a few hours. Winds are forecast to shift into the southwest tonight allowing the squalls to migrate northwards once again. The visibility will be reduced to near zero in blowing snow as brisk winds accompany the snow squalls with gusts in the 50 to 70 km/h range. Blizzard-like conditions may be expected in exposed areas.

The snow squalls are expected to persist into Wednesday but will be weaker and more disorganized before stronger squalls redevelop Wednesday night.



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HBR Launches Food Bank Fundraiser Christmas CD
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (638 reads)


Hunters Bay Radio along with area musicians are releasing a fundraiser Christmas CD featuring many original Christmas songs with all proceeds going to local food banks.

The CD, a project of volunteers at Hunters Bay Radio and local musicians is available online for a pre-order at $12.50 and expected in area stores by December 1st.

Proceeds from the sale of the CD’s will go to food banks from Burks Falls to Gravenhurst.

For more information, and to order CD’s follow the link http://www.shopmuskoka.com/huntersbayradio,  or stop by Hunters Bay Radio.



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5000 Without Power
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (5099 reads)


Over 5,000 customers are without power south of Parry Sound this morning.  As well, over 100 customers are in the dark near Skeleton Lake.  Hydro One reports that service should be restored after 9am.



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Buses Cancelled
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (401 reads)


Trillium Lakelands District School Board report that All buses to schools in Muskoka for Trillium Lakelands District School Board have been cancelled for  Tuesday November 18, 2014

All buses to Honey Harbour Public School are cancelled.

All buses to St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School, Monsignor Michael O'Leary, Saint Mary and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Elementary Schools have been cancelled.

All Buses in West Parry Sound have all been cancelled.



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Tuesday Morning Road Conditions
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (13045 reads)


Highway 11 (Severn Bridge to Muskoka Falls) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections

Highway 11 (Muskoka Falls to Emsdale) - snow covered

Highway 11 (Emsdale to Strong) - snow covered

Highway 11 (Strong to South River) - partly snow covered with bare and wet road sections.

Highway 11 (South River to North Bay) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 118 (Loon Lake to Vankoughnet) - snow covered Poor visibility.

Highway 118 (Vankoughnet to Muskoka Falls) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 124 (Parry Sound to Badger's Corners) - snow covered with bare and wet road sections.

Highway 124 (Badger's Corners to McKellar) - snow covered with bare and wet road sections.

Highway 124 (McKellar to Sundridge) - snow covered

Highway 124 (Sundridge to Summit Road) - partly snow covered

Highway 141 (Hwy 11 /Utterson to Rosseau) - snow covered

Highway 141 (Rosseau to Parry Sound) - snow covered

Highway 35 (Victoria County / Haliburton District to Carnarvon) - snow covered Poor visibility.

Highway 35 (Carnarvon to Dwight) - snow coveredPoor visibility.

Highway 400 (Canal Road (Bradford) to Innisfil)

 Highway 400 (Innisfil to Craighurst) –

Highway 400 (Craighurst to Port Severn) -

Highway 400 (Port Severn to Horseshoe Lake) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered, snow covered sections.

Highway 400 (Horseshoe Lake to Parry Sound) - snow covered with bare and wet road sections.

Highway 510 (Highway 520 to Highway 124) - snow covered

Highway  518 (Yearly Road South to Kearney) - snow covered Poor visibility.

Highway  518 (Black Water Lake Road North to Yearly Road South) - snow coveredPoor visibility.

Highway  518 (Highway 69/400 to Black Water Lake Road North) - snow coveredPoor visibility.

Highway  520 (Highway 11 to Burk's Falls) - snow covered

Highway  520 (Burk's Falls to Highway 124) - snow covered

Highway  520 (Highway 124 to Ardbeg) - snow covered

Highway 60 (Cache Lake to Oxtongue Lake) - snow coveredPoor visibility.

Highway 60 (Oxtongue Lake to Huntsville) - snow covered

Highway 632 (Rosseau to Minnett) - snow covered



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Monday's Road Report
Monday, November 17, 2014 (4304 reads)


Highway 11 (Barrie to Severn Bridge) - snow covered with bare and wet road, partly snow covered, partly snow packed sections.

Highway 11 (Severn Bridge to Muskoka Falls) - bare and wet road

Highway 11 (Muskoka Falls to Emsdale) - bare and wet road

Highway 11 (Emsdale to Strong) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 11 (Strong to South River) - snow covered with ice covered sections

Highway 11 (South River to North Bay) - bare and wet road with snow covered, snow packed sections.

Highway 118 (Loon Lake to Vankoughnet) - partly snow covered with bare and wet road, snow covered sections.

Highway 118 (Vankoughnet to Muskoka Falls) - bare and wet road

Highway 124 (Parry Sound to Badger's Corners) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 124 (Badger's Corners to McKellar) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 124 (McKellar to Sundridge) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 124 (Sundridge to Summit Road) - snow covered with ice covered sections.

Highway 141 (Hwy 11 /Utterson to Rosseau) - bare and wet road

Highway 141 (Rosseau to Parry Sound) - bare and wet road with snow packed sections.

Highway 35 (Victoria County / Haliburton District to Carnarvon) - partly snow covered with bare and wet road, snow covered sections.

Highway 35 (Carnarvon to Dwight) - partly snow covered with bare and wet road, snow covered sections.

Highway 400 (Canal Road (Bradford) to Innisfil)

 Highway 400 (Innisfil to Craighurst) –

Highway 400 (Craighurst to Port Severn) -

Highway 400 (Port Severn to Horseshoe Lake) - bare and wet road with snow packed sections.

Highway 400 (Horseshoe Lake to Parry Sound) - bare and wet road

Highway 510 (Highway 520 to Highway 124) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway  518 (Yearly Road South to Kearney) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway  518 (Black Water Lake Road North to Yearly Road South) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway  518 (Highway 69/400 to Black Water Lake Road North) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway  520 (Highway 11 to Burk's Falls) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway  520 (Burk's Falls to Highway 124) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway  520 (Highway 124 to Ardbeg) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 60 (Cache Lake to Oxtongue Lake) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 60 (Oxtongue Lake to Huntsville) - bare and wet road

Highway 632 (Rosseau to Minnett) - bare and wet road



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We're Hiring!
Monday, November 17, 2014 (7887 reads)


Hunters Bay Radio is expanding and we are looking for two part time reporters.  We are looking for self motivated people who are go getters and able to write clean copy, take photos and post online at our various publications.

You must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.  You must have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence.  Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands will be your beat.

Experience is an asset, but not required.  You must have an aptitude for community news and events.

If you are interested, please email your resume to hbr@muskokaonline.com



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Huntsville Seeking Nominations for Pan Am Games Torch Bearer
Monday, November 17, 2014 (189 reads)


The Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay and the Town of Huntsville is accepting nominations for torch run coming through Huntsville next spring. Huntsville has the opportunity to select a special community torchbearer who will have the honour of carrying the Pan Am flame and representing Huntsville on a national level.

Nominations from the community are being accepted until November 30. 

Nomination Forms are available online at Huntsville.ca, at Town of Huntsville locations as well as the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce.



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Sports Day in Canada Coming to Huntsville
Monday, November 17, 2014 (1305 reads)


The Huntsville Lake of Bays Sports Council is inviting residents to take part in RBC Sports Day in Canada on November 29th.

In conjunction with Participaction and True Sport, there will be plenty of acitivites and demonstrations at the Canada Summit Centre and a Sport & Wellness Fair at Partners Hall at the Algonquin Theatre.

The events are all free of charge and open to the public.



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Snow Squall Watch In Effect
Monday, November 17, 2014 (5961 reads)


Once again a Snow squall watch is in effect for the Muskoka - Parry Sound area.

Environment Canada is calling for snow squalls with widespread blowing snow are expected overnight and Tuesday.

A low pressure system is affecting much of southern & central Ontario this morning with periods of light snow. As this system moves away from Ontario tonight, much colder air and gusty winds will be ushered in. Flurries and snow squalls are expected to develop tonight near Lake Huron and Georgian Bay and become especially intense on Tuesday.

The weather man says areas east of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay will be the most severely affected.



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Boston Pizza Confirms They are Coming to Huntsville
Friday, November 14, 2014 (15025 reads)


It's been confirmed by Boston Pizza that they are taking the space that was formerly The Cottage Bar & Grill and hope to renovate the space and re-open as Boston Pizza in the spring of 2015.

The Cottage advised their staff that they would be closing in October, leaving nearly 40 people without jobs.

Boston Pizza say they are happy to be opening in Huntsville, joining restaurants  in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst.



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Competitive Painting Event Comes to Bracebridge Tonight
Friday, November 14, 2014 (360 reads)


Tonight HBR is proud to bring a new event to Bracebridge.  Art Battle 183 will be held at The Rotary Centre for Youth for an exciting night of live competitive painting.   Local artists will go head-to-head for the chance to win the title of Art Battle Champion, $100 cash prize and a spot at the Regionals in May 2015.

Tonight's competition features local, well know painters from the area who will compete to complete a work of art in 20 minutes.  The pieces of art will be auctioned off at the end of the competition.

The Battle starts at 7pm.



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Gravenhurst Asks For Input on Town Services
Friday, November 14, 2014 (812 reads)


The Town of Gravenhurst is inviting residents to give some input and share insight into the services they use and offer suggestions as to where the Town could enhance delivery of services.

 The ‘2015 Budget Survey’, available at www.gravenhurst.ca is an opportunity for the community to help the town determine what initiatives and services you would like them to provide.

The online survey will be available to the public until December 31, 2014. Results will be presented to Council with the draft budget in February 2015.



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Cash Mob Comes Back to Huntsville Saturday
Friday, November 14, 2014 (4715 reads)


The Muskoka Cash Mob is coming back to Huntsville tomorrow and are encouraging the public to come out and support local business by mobbing a yet to be announced business with the promise of spending $20.

Muskoka Cash Mob is an initiative of Hunters Bay Radio and for the past 3 years, we have promoted shopping locally to maintain a strong economic base.  When you spend a portion of your shopping dollar at a local business over 50% of that money stays in town and is re-circulated over and over, providing jobs and other economic spin offs.

In the past, Cash Mob has helped local businesses through the shoulder season by encouraging residents to shop locally.

Meet us in front of Huntsville Town Hall at Noon on Saturday.  The Cash Mob is followed up by a celebration at a local eatery and a fun time is had by all.



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Power Outage Affects Over 600 Customers
Friday, November 14, 2014 (2235 reads)


Hydro One says 617 customers are without power east of Huntsville this morning.  Residents in the Ravenscliffe area can expect to see service restored by 11.15am.



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Friday's Road Report
Friday, November 14, 2014 (5255 reads)


Highway 11 (Barrie to Severn Bridge) - snow covered with bare and wet road, partly snow covered, partly snow packed sections.

Highway 11 (Severn Bridge to Muskoka Falls) - snow covered. Poor visibility.

Highway 11 (Muskoka Falls to Emsdale) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 11 (Emsdale to Strong) - bare and dry road

Highway 11 (Strong to South River) - snow covered

Highway 11 (South River to North Bay) - bare and dry road

Highway 118 (Loon Lake to Vankoughnet) - partly snow covered with bare and wet road sections.

Highway 118 (Vankoughnet to Muskoka Falls) - snow covered. Poor  visibility.

Highway 124 (Parry Sound to Badger's Corners) - bare and wet road with snow covered, partly ice covered sections.

Highway 124 (Badger's Corners to McKellar) - bare and wet road with snow covered, partly ice covered sections.

Highway 124 (McKellar to Sundridge) - partly snow covered

Highway 124 (Sundridge to Summit Road) - bare and dry road

Highway 141 (Hwy 11 /Utterson to Rosseau) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 141 (Rosseau to Parry Sound) - snow covered with bare and dry road sections. Poor visibility.

Highway 35 (Victoria County / Haliburton District to Carnarvon) - partly snow covered with bare and wet road sections.

Highway 35 (Carnarvon to Dwight) - bare and wet road

Highway 400 (Canal Road (Bradford) to Innisfil) - snow covered with bare and wet road, partly snow covered sections. Poor visibility.

 Highway 400 (Innisfil to Craighurst) - snow covered with bare and wet road, partly snow covered sections. Poor visibility.

Highway 400 (Craighurst to Port Severn) - snow covered with bare and wet road, partly snow covered sections.

Highway 400 (Port Severn to Horseshoe Lake) - snow covered with bare and dry road sections. Poor visibility.

Highway 400 (Horseshoe Lake to Parry Sound) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 510 (Highway 520 to Highway 124) - bare and dry road

Highway  518 (Yearly Road South to Kearney) - bare and dry road

Highway  518 (Black Water Lake Road North to Yearly Road South) - bare and dry road

Highway  518 (Highway 69/400 to Black Water Lake Road North) - bare and dry road

Highway  520 (Highway 11 to Burk's Falls) - bare and dry road

Highway  520 (Burk's Falls to Highway 124) - bare and dry road

Highway  520 (Highway 124 to Ardbeg) - bare and dry road

Highway 60 (Cache Lake to Oxtongue Lake) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 60 (Oxtongue Lake to Huntsville) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 632 (Rosseau to Minnett) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.



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Huntsville Third Quarter Results Positive
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (585 reads)


The Town of Huntsville is projecting to be under budget for the 3rd quarter.  Staff reported that results were mixed with some account lines being over budget in expenses while others are below.  Salaries, wages and benefits are down mainly due to 2 vacancies in administration, however snow plowing is still over budget from last winter.  Revenues are up $60,000

Overall, the town is up by $82,000



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Sport Council Holds Forum With New Council Tonight
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (343 reads)


The Huntsville Lake of Bays Sport Council will be holding a forum with the newly elected council tonight at 6.30pm at the Algonquin Theatre.



The Sports Council plans to enter into a conversation with the incoming council and the public about Sport & Physical Activity in the town and surrounding areas.



The forum will include presentations to council by various sport organizations and closing statements from elected politicians.



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Snow Squall Warning in Effect
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (4151 reads)


There is a Snow squall warning in effect for Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Baysville, Port Carling - Port Severn, Town of Parry Sound, Rosseau & Killbear Park.



Brisk westerly winds blowing over the open waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay continue to generate heavy flurries and localized snow squalls. The squalls should continue before shifting south of the regions later today.

The heaviest snow squalls may produce snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm per 12 hours along with reduced visibilities.



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Thursday's Road Report
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (7079 reads)


Highway 11 (Barrie to Severn Bridge) - bare and dry road with bare and wet road sections.

Highway 11 (Severn Bridge to Muskoka Falls) - snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility.

Highway 11 (Muskoka Falls to Emsdale) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 11 (Emsdale to Strong) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 11 (Strong to South River) - bare and dry road

Highway 11 (South River to North Bay) - bare and dry road

Highway 118 (Loon Lake to Vankoughnet) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 118 (Vankoughnet to Muskoka Falls) - snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility.

Highway 124 (Parry Sound to Badger's Corners) - snow covered. Poor visibility.

Highway 124 (Badger's Corners to McKellar) - snow covered. Poor visibility.

Highway 124 (McKellar to Sundridge) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 124 (Sundridge to Summit Road) - bare and dry road

Highway 141 (Hwy 11 /Utterson to Rosseau) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 141 (Rosseau to Parry Sound) - snow covered. Poor visibility.

Highway 35 (Victoria County / Haliburton District to Carnarvon) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 35 (Carnarvon to Dwight) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 400 (Maple Leaf Drive to Canal Road (Bradford) – N/A

Highway 400 (Canal Road (Bradford) to Innisfil) - bare and dry road

 Highway 400 (Innisfil to Craighurst) - bare and dry road

Highway 400 (Craighurst to Port Severn) - bare and dry road with partly snow packed sections.

Highway 400 (Port Severn to Horseshoe Lake) - snow covered. Poor visibility.

Highway 400 (Horseshoe Lake to Parry Sound) - snow covered. Poor visibility.

Highway 510 (Highway 520 to Highway 124) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway  518 (Yearly Road South to Kearney) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway  518 (Black Water Lake Road North to Yearly Road South) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway  518 (Highway 69/400 to Black Water Lake Road North) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway  520 (Highway 11 to Burk's Falls) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway  520 (Burk's Falls to Highway 124) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway  520 (Highway 124 to Ardbeg) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections.

Highway 60 (Cache Lake to Oxtongue Lake) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 60 (Oxtongue Lake to Huntsville) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.

Highway 632 (Rosseau to Minnett) - bare and wet road with partly snow covered sections.



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This Morning's Road Report
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (2789 reads)


Highway 11 (Barrie to Severn Bridge) - bare and wet road with bare and dry road sections.

Highway 11 (Severn Bridge to Muskoka Falls) - bare & wet.

Highway 11 (Muskoka Falls to Emsdale) - bare & wet.

Highway 11 (Emsdale to Strong) - bare & wet

Highway 11 (Strong to South River) - bare & wet

Highway 11 (South River to North Bay) - bare and wet road with snow covered sections. Poor visibility.

Highway 118 (Loon Lake to Vankoughnet) - bare & wet

Highway 118 (Vankoughnet to Muskoka Falls) - bare & wet

Highway 124 (Parry Sound to Badger's Corners) - bare & wet

Highway 124 (Badger's Corners to McKellar) - bare & wet

Highway 124 (McKellar to Sundridge) - bare & wet

Highway 124 (Sundridge to Summit Road) - bare & wet. Poor visibility.

Highway 141 (Hwy 11 /Utterson to Rosseau) - bare & wet.

Highway 141 (Rosseau to Parry Sound) - bare & wet.

Highway 35 (Victoria County / Haliburton District to Carnarvon) - bare & wet.

Highway 35 (Carnarvon to Dwight) - bare & wet.

Highway 400 (Maple Leaf Drive to Canal Road (Bradford) - bare and wet road with bare and dry road sections.

Highway 400 (Canal Road (Bradford) to Innisfil) - bare and wet road with bare and dry road sections.

 Highway 400 (Innisfil to Craighurst) - bare and wet road with bare and dry road sections.

Highway 400 (Craighurst to Port Severn) - bare and wet road with bare and dry road sections.

Highway 400 (Port Severn to Horseshoe Lake) - bare & wet.

Highway 400 (Horseshoe Lake to Parry Sound) - bare & wet.

Highway 510 (Highway 520 to Highway 124) - bare & wet.

Highway  518 (Yearly Road South to Kearney) - bare & wet.

Highway  518 (Black Water Lake Road North to Yearly Road South) - bare & wet.

Highway  518 (Highway 69/400 to Black Water Lake Road North) - bare & wet.

Highway  520 (Highway 11 to Burk's Falls) - bare & wet.

Highway  520 (Burk's Falls to Highway 124) - bare & wet.

Highway  520 (Highway 124 to Ardbeg) - bare & wet.

Highway 60 (Cache Lake to Oxtongue Lake) - bare & wet.

Highway 60 (Oxtongue Lake to Huntsville) - bare & wet.

Highway 632 (Rosseau to Minnett) - bare & wet.



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Huntsville Corporate Services Meets Today
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (1203 reads)


The Huntsville Corporate Services Committee will be holding its last meeting of this term of council this afternoon and will hear 3rd quarter results from town staff.  Additionally, they will get an update on Council Expenses and will get a review the Ontario Disaster Relief Program from the 2013 flood.

The Meeting starts at 1pm.



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Snow Squall Warnings and Watches in Effect
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (9662 reads)


The Weatherman has issued a Snow Squall Warning for Huntsville Parry Sound Areas and a Snow Squall Watch for South Muskoka.  An arctic cold front is crossing southern Ontario early this morning. and in its wake, cold air and strong westerly winds over the open waters of lake Huron and Georgian Bay will result in the development of snow squalls a little later this morning. They should continue through Thursday. The heaviest squalls may produce snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm per 12 hours along with reduced visibilities.



Environoment Canada says snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably, changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.



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HBR Broadcasts Remembrance Day Programming Today
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (265 reads)


Remembrance Day commemorations will be held at the Cenotaph in Huntsville where a moments silence will be observed at 11am.

Hunters Bay Radio will be providing special Remembrance Day programming starting at 10.55am this morning.



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Huntsville Community Services Committee Meets This Afternoon
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (469 reads)


The Huntsville Community Services Committee will be meeting today for the last time in this term of council and will be hearing 3rd quarter reports from staff and a report on small community grants and contracted rates for the Muskoka Aquatic Club.

The Meeting starts at 1pm in Huntsville Council Chambers.



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YWCA's Quest Program Coming to Area High Schools
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (470 reads)


The YWCA has announced that Quest programs in four Muskoka high schools will be starting in early February 2015 at four Muskoka high schools thanks to a grant of $5000 from Muskoka Futures Development Corporation and Fednor /Industry Canada.

The Quest life-skills program was developed by the Community YWCA of Muskoka in 2006 as a pilot for elementary school boys. Since that time, over 650 boys have participated in the school based life-skills program and Quest has been extended to reach boys in grades 5 - 8 and young men in grade 9 & 10.

Hannah Lin, Executive Director of YWCA Muskoka said that “With this support we can provide young men more support and an opportunity to learn important life skills including communication, healthy relationships, financial literacy, and how to handle life’s stress and challenges.”

The grant represents 42% of the costs of delivering the programs at Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary; St. Dominic Catholic Secondary; Gravenhurst High and Huntsville High Schools.  The YWCA is actively fundraising with assistance from the high schools to secure the difference.



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Federal Support Enables Burks Falls Business to Sell Worldwide
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (24024 reads)


Parry Sound Muskoka MP Tony Clement announced an investment to help a small local business become more competitive, expand into new markets and create jobs in the Parry Sound region yesterday.  

Clement announced a repayable contribution of $766,000 that will enable Lofthouse Manufacturing to upgrade its facility in Burk’s Falls, as well as purchase state-of-the-art equipment to manage operating costs and reduce waste, improve efficiencies and increase production.

Lofthouse produces non-ferrous machined forgings for the automotive, plumbing, electrical and medical industries. The company operates out of a 66,000-square-foot facility located in Burk’s Falls, Ontario. It currently employs 150 workers. Clement tweeted that the plant will be selling millions of valves to China and other countries all over the world. 

Clement said “Our Government is proud to make strategic investments that enable Northern Ontario manufacturers to grow and create jobs throughout the region."  He said that yesterday's announcement will lead to increased sales and new employment opportunities right here in Parry Sound–Muskoka.



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Smoke Alarm Saves Man's Life
Monday, November 10, 2014 (3786 reads)


The shriek of a properly installed smoke alarm aroused the sleeping occupant of a home in Gravenhurst earlier this week, quite likely saving his life. Just after midnight on Thursday morning November 6th, firefighters were called to a Muskoka Road home after the report of an alarm activation. Arriving firefighters found that the occupant of the home, a man in his 50’s, had been awakened by a smoke alarm just minutes before. Once awake, the man discovered smoke in his home and a fire burning in his kitchen, which he was able to extinguish.  Materials on the countertop adjacent to the stove had ignited after the man reportedly had turned the stove on and then dozed off.  Firefighters ventilated the smoke from the house and helped by installing an additional smoke alarm as a precautionary measure. Damage was estimated to be less than $500.



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Warm Clothes Distribution Starts Today
Monday, November 10, 2014 (1611 reads)


This is the third consecutive year for the Warm Clothes Warm Hearts Muskoka campaign; a winter clothing drive distributing donations of new or gently-used items in good condition including winter coats, jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, scarves and mitts starting today.

Last year the clothing drive distributed over 700 donations that were then made available to residents in Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville and surrounding areas.

Today, the first distribution will take place from 10am-1pm at the Bracebridge Fabricare, and at The Table Food Bank in Huntsville tomorrow from Noon - 3pm.  On November 14th, Gravenhurst's GH Employment Centre will be distributing clothing from 10am -1pm.

Further information about the Warm Clothes Warm Hearts Muskoka clothing drive is available at www.fycsm.ca.



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Fire Destroys Courtesy Muffler
Monday, November 10, 2014 (13806 reads)


Shortly after 230am this morning, Huntsville fire crews responded to a structure fire at 1041 Brunel Road the location of Courtesy Muffler & Brakes. When crews arrived they found a fully involved automotive repair shop. With the assistance from Baysville fire station crews were able to quickly bring the fire under control before it was able to spread to the house 40 feet away. No one was injured and initial damage estimate is 100K. No cause of the fire has been determined at this time.



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Girlfriends Getaway Weekend Starts Today
Friday, November 07, 2014 (7244 reads)


Huntsville’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend is coming to Huntsville tonight and Huntsville is expecting thousands of women to descend on the area. The Chamber of Commerce says that they have changed the venue of the Johnny Reid and Men of the Strip shows, which have moved from the Canada Summit Centre to Deerhurst Resort.

Kelly Haywood, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce says that “This venue is an intimate theatre and it will sell-out.”

Deerhurst is also offering programming that will enhance the weekend, including an ‘80s PROM’ Stand-up Dinner & Party, The Decades Live and a ‘Let’s Get Wild Party’ with a DJ and a performance by the Toronto Firefighters Calendar models.

The weekend continues to feature Downtown Huntsville shopping specials, hotel discounts, GGW Headquarters at Partners Hall, and much more!

Organizers say that if you have already purchased a ticket you will be reassigned a comparable seat.



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Aitchison To Step Down As Treasurer Of Chamber
Thursday, November 06, 2014 (5827 reads)


Huntsville Mayor Elect will be stepping down as the Treasurer and board member on the Chamber of Commerce after being elected in last month's municipal election.  Kelly Haywood, the Executive Director said that Scott Aitchison was appointed by Council to the Chamber's board of Directors last term and subsequently appointed as treasurer of the organization.



Haywood also said that since he has been elected mayor, the board would require his resignation by the end of the month, when they expect to appoint a replacement. 





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Sport Council Forum to Involve New Council
Thursday, November 06, 2014 (589 reads)


The Huntsville Lake of Bays Sport Council will be engaging the new mayor, the new council and the community in an open discussion at the Algonquin Theatre about Sport and Physical Activity.

Before the election the Sport Council decided to postpone their All Candidates Debate in favour of a post election forum on sport and its health benefits in the community.  The Council said that they now want the full attention of council and want to work alongside the municipality to achieve mutually beneficial goals.

The forum will be held on Thursday, November 13th at 6.30pm and is open to the public.



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Time For A Battery Change!
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 (375 reads)


When you changed you clocks last weekend did you remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors?

 The Town of Huntsville advises used batteries can be recycled at bins located at the  Civic Centre, Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville Public Library, Active Living Centre, and Canada Summit Centre.



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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week: Beat The Silent Killer
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 (209 reads)


Ontario is kicking off its first Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month.

The public campaign, BEAT THE SILENT KILLER, runs from Nov 1 - 8 and is led by fire services across the province. They will hosting events to spread the message and raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Establishing an annual awareness week was part of Bill77 passed last year making CO alarms mandatory in all Ontario homes.



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Clement Helps With Bracebridge Cenotaph Repairs
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 (1464 reads)


Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement was in Bracebridge on Saturday afternoon to review work done to restore the community Cenotaph in Memorial Park, after he dedicated part of the proceeds from his annual Tony Clement Charity Golf Classic to have the work done.

In late summer, MP Clement approached the Central Muskoka Branch 161 knowing that the Cenotaph was in need of repair. Legion officials were happy to accept his offer, and work commenced this fall. This year work included cleaning the Cenotaph and having it re-pointed.

In the spring, additional work to the Cenotaph will be done, including lifting of the interlocking stone, a new base being installed and the stones being re-set.

Shirley Ruttan. the President of the Bracebridge Legion said that ``On behalf of Royal Canadian Legion Central Muskoka Branch 161, we thank our Member of Parliament Tony Clement for his generosity in providing the means to restore our Cenotaph. Being able to again read the names of our fallen so clearly returns a poignancy to our Cenotaph that will endure for years to come."



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Recovered Northrop A-17 Heads to Air Force Museum
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 (4605 reads)


Yesterday MP Tony Clement was on hand to mark the recovery of the Northrop A-17 Nomad from Lake Muskoka.  The recovery is the last chapter in a story that spans 70 years when two young pilots, Flight Lieutenant Peter Campbell, from England and Leading Aircraftman Ted Bates from Guelph volunteered to search for two fellow airmen that had gone missing, in a snowstorm, while on a training flight.

Campbell had just arrived in Canada from England and Bates had just earned his Wings and was supposed to be celebrating with a vacation.  Instead, their plane collided with another over Lake Muskoka. That was December 13,1940, - seven decades later, local community members formed the Lost Airmen of Muskoka Project with the goal of finding the plane, recovering the bodies of the pilots and giving peace to their families.

In 2010 the plane was discovered by the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit and the bodies of the airmen were recovered in 2012.  A ceremony was held to commemorate the discovery and to honour the lost pilots who were laid to rest with military honours, last year. The remains of the Nomad 3521 will be displayed at the National Air Force Museum in Trenton.



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HBR on CBC Tonight!
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 (1914 reads)


Tonight, is a very special night for us at Hunters Bay Radio.  Tonight, our station will be featured in a segment of CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes.  One of the stars of the show - Mark Critch, spent an afternoon at HBR filming with MP Tony Clement doing his radio show on HBR.  Critch and Clement  trade barbs both on and off the air and finish up the radio show with a live performance backed up by the Juan Barbosa Band.

Tune in at 8.30 tonight on CBC for all the hilarity.



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Girlfriends Getaway Shows Move to Deerhurst
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 (9276 reads)


Huntsville’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend is coming to Huntsville next weekend - and there has been a change of venue.  Both shows, Johnny Reid and Men of the Strip are moving from the Canada Summit Centre to Deerhurst Resort.

Kelly Haywood, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce says that “This venue is an intimate theatre and it will sell-out.”

Deerhurst is also offering programming that will enhance the weekend, including an ‘80s PROM’ Stand-up Dinner & Party, The Decades Live and a ‘Let’s Get Wild Party’ with a DJ and a performance by the Toronto Firefighters Calendar models.

The weekend continues to feature Downtown Huntsville shopping specials, hotel discounts, GGW Headquarters at Partners Hall, and much more!

Organizers say that if you have already purchased a ticket you will be reassigned a comparable seat.



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Clement Honours Nomad's Airmen
Monday, November 03, 2014 (415 reads)


Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement attended a ceremony on the shores of Lake Muskoka this morning to mark the raising of the WWII Northrop Nomad aircraft, and to pay tribute to the many people who helped in its discovery, recovery and in the honouring of its two pilots.

The Royal Canadian Air Force has been leading operations to recover its Northrop Nomad aircraft that crashed into Lake Muskoka on December 13, 1940, killing Lieutenant Peter Campbell and Leading Aircraftsman Theodore (Ted) Bates.

The aircraft was discovered by the Ontario Provincial Police on July 2010, some 70 years after its fateful crash. In October 2012, the Royal Canadian Navy’s Fleet Diving Unit recovered the remains of the fallen airmen and they were interred a year later with full military honours.

Clement said “I commend the unwavering dedication of those behind the Lost Airmen in Muskoka Project, the Royal Canadian Navy’s Fleet Diving Unit, The Royal Canadian Air Force and the OPP who have all worked together to honour these lost airmen, and highlight this important part of Muskoka’s and our nation’s history.”

The recovery of the aircraft is a unique opportunity for the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces and all those involved in the recovery to honour Canada’s military heritage. The wreckage is responsibility of the Royal Canadian Air Force until the full recovery is achieved, at which point the aircraft will be handed over to the National Air Force Museum of Canada.



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Dorset Nurse Practitioner Station Meeting Tonight
Monday, November 03, 2014 (136 reads)


Dorset and area residents are invited to find out all about the Nurse Practitioner Station that is being set up in Dorset, at a meeting tonight at the Dorset Recreation Centre at 7pm.

 

The Township of Lake of Bays announced that the Minister of Health had approved funding of the Dorset Hub on October 15th, as well as a  similar facility for Port Carling and Wahta First Nations.  A mobile unit was approved to serve Severn Bridge and Port Severn.

The meeting will provide details  on the condition of the funding agreement, timing and low of the funding as well as the role of the township and other stakeholders.



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Huntsville Seeking Nominations for Pam Am Games Torchbearer
Monday, November 03, 2014 (419 reads)


The Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay and the Town of Huntsville is accepting nominations for torch run coming through Huntsville next spring. Huntsville has the opportunity to select a special community torchbearer who will have the honour of carrying the Pan Am flame and representing Huntsville on a national level.

Nominations from the community are being accepted until November 30. 

Nomination Forms are available online at Huntsville.ca, at Town of Huntsville locations as well as the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce.



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Crime Prevention Week Underway
Monday, November 03, 2014 (449 reads)


Sunday November 2 to Saturday November 8, is Crime Prevention Week and the OPP is encouraging all residents to take a few minutes to think about how they can do their part in reducing crime.  Everyone can play a role in reducing crime by completing a few simple tasks. 

Police encourage you to

- Keep valuables in a safe deposit box

- Secure doors and windows when you leave

- If you are away for an extended period of time, keep a lived-in look to your house. Have automatic timers for lights to go on and off

- Have a trusted friend or relative do an onsite visit to your home and collect mail or cancel mail delivery when away for extended periods of time

- Utilize some type of identification of your property

- Do not leave keys hidden in obvious places

- For young children, do not open the door to strangers. Have a parent or guardian go to the door



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Huntsville Art Society Holds AGM
Monday, November 03, 2014 (195 reads)


The Huntsville Art Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday November 5th, at the Culture Station in Huntsville. The agenda for the meeting includes a review of the Board of Directors, planning of events for the upcoming year, and the formation of the Gallery, Membership, Education, Events, and Communications committees.

Laurie Jones, Executive Director and Curator of the Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre in Haliburton, will be their Guest Speaker.

For more information please contact the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce at 705-789-4771.



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