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Water Levels On the Rise Post Image

April 15, 2019

Water Levels On the Rise

Freshet has started. Lake levels reached seasonal lows and started rising during this past week. Flow out of Lake Muskoka exceeds inflow, so the rising water level is due to melting of the near record snowpack. The water level of Lake of Bays also reached seasonal low and started rising...

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Writer's Set $30,000 Goal for this Year's Muskoka Novel Marathon Post Image

April 12, 2019

Writer's Set $30,000 Goal for this Year's Muskoka Novel Marathon

Each summer 40 writers gather for the ultimate writing race in support of adult literacy, some completing hundreds of pages in the short three-day marathon. But before the race commences, the writers must plan. Plan ways to raise funds. Plot what to write. And set a fundraising goal to reach...

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Muskoka Lakes Association seeking nominees for Board of Directors and Volunteers Post Image

April 09, 2019

Muskoka Lakes Association seeking nominees for Board of Directors and Volunteers

If you are a cottager in Muskoka, are a member of the Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) or want to become one, and have some time, expertise and energy to give, the MLA would like to hear from you.  The MLA has openings on its Board of Directors as well as opportunities...

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Locks and Canals Extend Navigation – An Essential Service in Muskoka Post Image

April 08, 2019

Locks and Canals Extend Navigation – An Essential Service in Muskoka

Article by J. Patrick Boyer Everybody driving up Highway 11 enters Muskoka by crossing over a canal. The 386-kilometre-long Trent-Severn waterway system linking Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario, like other canals in Canada and elsewhere, incorporates lakes and rivers with engineered channels and locks. Depending on time and place, such transportation corridors...

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Vintage Bikes – From a Bucket of Parts to Track Post Image

April 05, 2019

Vintage Bikes – From a Bucket of Parts to Track

Article and Photography by Heather Douglas “We are vintage riding vintage,” Chris Hauk said with a laugh as he describes his re-entry and that of his friends into motorcycle racing after 20 years. A resident of Port Sydney, Hauk first started racing motorcycles in 1994. It was a passion he and his...

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Living Together, Working Together – The Story of Two Pioneer Families Post Image

April 04, 2019

Living Together, Working Together – The Story of Two Pioneer Families

Article by Meghan Smith/Photography by Tomasz Szumski The Muskoka lifestyle is as much about the landscape as it is the people who are living it. Throughout its history, Muskoka has offered its inhabitants, year-round and seasonal, a playground as well as a place of opportunity. The Wallace and Pain families boast deep...

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