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19Sep
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Spinning Reels Awards Student Bursaries

September 19, 2018

Two local students are the recipients of the 10th Annual Spinning Reels Bursary. Mitchell Brock of Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School and Preslee Bertrand of St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School will each receive a $1000 bursary. The Spinning Reels criteria states candidates must be students in their final year of study,...

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19Sep
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TIFF Recognizes Local Volunteer

September 19, 2018

Maria Duncalf Barber of Bracebridge is the recipient of the 2018 TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit Volunteer of the Year award. The award recognizes Duncalf-Barber’s 13 years of volunteer work as vice president and sponsorship facilitator at Spinning Reels. In the nomination submitted by Spinning Reels, Duncalf-Barber is...

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14Sep
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Tipi Adventures - Connecting with family, friends and the environment

September 14, 2018

What do you get when take 26 young urbanites and plunk them in the middle of the Muskoka bush with no Wi-Fi, electricity or hot water and a tipi to sleep in? Apparently, you get a pretty good time. “It was awesome,” says Carlito Dumpit, an Ajax resident who spent this past...

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12Sep
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Muskoka Rail Service - A Time-trapped Saga

September 12, 2018

The current interest in restoring passenger rail service to Muskoka, specifically the Northlander between Toronto and Cochrane with stops at Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville, is sparked by travellers’ needs and aching feelings of loss. This is not new. The saga of railways in our district is a tale of beginnings...

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09Sep
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Preserving the rich heritage of Lake of Bays

September 09, 2018

When you have an area as rich in heritage as Lake of Bays, preserving the pieces of its past and natural beauty is imperative to its future. This is what links us to the stories of our roots. They can include something treasured, like an old photograph of our grandparents...

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06Sep
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Small Community Raises Big Funds

September 06, 2018

The small, largely seasonal resident community of Windermere plays host to an incredibly successful Terry Fox Run each year. In 2000, Bev Longhurst, an employee at Windermere House, learned her daughter had been diagnosed with cancer. Longhurst, with support from her co-workers, planned and held the first Terry Fox Run...

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