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Stealing, damaging municipal election signs is illegal: OPP

With the municipal election underway, the OPP is reminding residents that damaging or stealing election signs is a criminal offence. It comes after the Almaguin Highlands Detachment investigated several incidents of election signs being stolen or damaged in the area. Officials remind that damaging signs is a criminal mischief charge, while...

Provincial officials say shortage in food bringing hungry bears to area

Shortages in natural food sources are leading to more human and bear encounters. Officials with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) say there are shortages throughout Ontario. Specifically, the Parry Sound area is dealing with "sporadic berries and shortages in nut crops," according to them. The shortage is causing...

Two local Terry Fox Runs staying virtual

Our area’s two Terry Fox Runs will stay virtual for another year. On Sept. 18, the Minden and Haliburton runs will see participants “move their way” within their own circles to raise money for cancer research. Sharon Stahls, organizer of the fundraiser in neighbouring Huntsville, says this year’s campaign is “I’m...

Advance fall tickets needed for Dorset Tower

For the first time, advanced tickets will be required to visit the Dorset Tower during fall colour weekends from Sept. 24 to Oct 16. On weekdays, tickets will be sold on a first come-first served basis and can be purchased at the gate on arrival. Chris Card, Manager of Parks, Rec...

Upcoming book, talk on WWII’s Battle of the Atlantic starts with local connection

An upcoming book recounts the longest battle of World War II, and it starts with a local connection. From Sept. 3, 1939 to May 8, 1945, Allied forces– many of them Canadian– fought German ships and U-boats to resupply a cut-off United Kingdom. Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory,...

Commonwell now taking applications for up to $50K in LEAF grants

Applications are now open for this year’s Learning and Engagement Accelerator Fund (LEAF). Ontario-based company Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group is bringing its year-old initiative back for another round of grants for local community-led and focused projects in (Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Parry Sound, Kemptville and Pembroke). Cassidy Allison, the company’s Marketing and...
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