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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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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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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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