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Early Muskoka Councils and Issues Engaging Them Post Image

May 30, 2019

Early Muskoka Councils and Issues Engaging Them

Article by J. Patrick Boyer Muskoka’s councillors have plenty of issues, today, including their own futures with Queen’s Park reviewing municipal government for our District. In times like this, if you think some perspective might be helpful, here are several cameos of what engaged earlier Muskoka councils. GOVERNMENTAL FRAMEWORK Just getting a framework...

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The General Store – A focal point of community life Post Image

May 28, 2019

The General Store – A focal point of community life

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Andy Zeltkalns The local general store has been a focal point of community life in the villages and hamlets of Muskoka ever since the very earliest days of settlement. From humble beginnings as outposts, general stores now serve small or rural communities by offering...

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The Great Canadian Maple Meal Post Image

May 15, 2019

The Great Canadian Maple Meal

Article by Karen Wehrstein / Photography by Tomasz Szumski The sap has run, the syrup making is done and true Canadians, strong and free, want to celebrate our glorious golden bounty of sweetness in every way. How about a meal with every component graced by its presence? To help you recover from...

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Paddlers – There's a new event coming to the Oxtongue River this spring Post Image

May 14, 2019

Paddlers – There's a new event coming to the Oxtongue River this spring

A new two-day paddling event – Algonquin Outfitters The OX, named for its scenic setting on the Oxtongue River near Algonquin Park 

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Muskoka Paddlers find Beauty in Simplicity Post Image

May 10, 2019

Muskoka Paddlers find Beauty in Simplicity

Article by Matt Driscoll / Photography by Andy Zeltkalns For more than a century, the rugged shorelines of the Canadian Shield have drawn people from all over the globe to Muskoka. There’s no better way to take in the view than from the water, and for those who prefer the silent,...

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The Friends of the Muskoka Watershed want you to haul ash! Post Image

May 09, 2019

The Friends of the Muskoka Watershed want you to haul ash!

Forests are a vital part of the Muskoka landscape but declining calcium levels in the soil are impacting their health and that of the district's water bodies. In January 2019, the Friends of the Muskoka Watershed (FMW) launched a three-year study in collaboration with Laurentian University, Trent University and the University...

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