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September 20, 2019

What's Happened

Deerhurst Resort unveils a new gem on Peninsula Lake: Lakeside Lodge When Charles Waterhouse opened Deerhurst Resort in 1896, he couldn’t have known what a legacy he had created. From its early beginnings with a single lodge and 18 guest rooms, Deerhurst has grown to a 760-acre property with capacity for...

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September 20, 2019

Porter's Scheduled Air Service - Connects Muskoka to Opportunities

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Tomasz Szumski The summer commute between Toronto and Muskoka has become more streamlined. On Thursday, June 27, the first official 20-minute Porter Airlines flight, from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Muskoka Airport, was welcomed with a water cannon salute and a large crowd...

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September 19, 2019

Muskoka's Gold - Still Waiting to be Found

Article by J. Patrick Boyer It was only a matter of perseverance, and time, until somebody struck gold in Muskoka. There’d been a definite pattern. Somebody in a remote region found placer gold shining in a gravelly mountain stream or his pick chipped a rocky outcropping’s secret. Then word of his claim...

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September 18, 2019

Rosseau Powwow - Sharing the Traditions of Indigenous Culture

Article by Dawn Huddlestone / Photography by Shannon Tobin-Haughey A photo isn’t always worth a thousand words. A textbook can be worth even fewer – neither can possibly tell the whole story. Experience, as they say, is the best teacher. That’s particularly true for learning about Indigenous culture where teachings are...

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September 16, 2019

Experiencing the Healing Power of Equine Connections

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Mark Reeder At eight years old, Sue Dixon first fell in love. Her father bought a quarter horse from Picov Downs. The horse, Tobin, had been treated poorly, causing him to be head shy and unwilling to pick up his feet for almost...

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September 12, 2019

Magical Hinterglas Project Depicts History of Muskoka

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Tomasz Szumski Light, or the way light shines on a piece of artwork, can completely change the visual experience, from transforming the colours and vibrancy to making the subject come alive. Hinterglas, or reverse glass painting, is a European painting technique that dates back...

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