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Arts at the Albion – creating new life for an historic building Post Image

July 04, 2018

Arts at the Albion – creating new life for an historic building

“Meet me in five minutes,” said the voice at the other end of the phone. It was April of 2013 and Penny Varney had just finished talking with Guy Gagnon, the then prospective buyer of the historic Albion Hotel in downtown Gravenhurst.  Varney, a Gravenhurst-based jeweler, had heard through the grapevine...

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Moose in Muskoka Post Image

July 04, 2018

Moose in Muskoka

If Canada had a big five list of must-see animals, the moose would certainly be on that list. Its huge size, massive antlers and dominating presence are impressive. Muskoka is home to a viable population of these big creatures, the largest living deer found in the northern parts of North America,...

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Muskoka’s History of Record-setting Speed Post Image

June 30, 2018

Muskoka’s History of Record-setting Speed

The desire to go fast on the water has always been an irresistible goal and Muskoka is experiencing a renewed interest in historic race boats. In 2013, Miss Canada IV returned to Muskoka. A few years ago, Rainbow III returned from the United States. Rainbow I and Rainbow IV...

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Torrance Barrens NIGHT SKY Preserving the Dark Post Image

June 28, 2018

Torrance Barrens NIGHT SKY Preserving the Dark

The excitement begins well after the sun sets for the day at Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve. A total absence of light is needed to view the celestial sights visible. The Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve was designated as the world’s first permanent dark sky reserve in 1998, one year after...

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Celebrating 150 years of Bala history Post Image

June 15, 2018

Celebrating 150 years of Bala history

We will never know on which summer day Bala’s first permanent settler arrived at the future location of the town in 1868, one year after Confederation. All we know is that there was no one on shore that day to witness the sight of Muskoka’s first steamboat, the Wenonah, entering the future Bala Bay. The...

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