Frost Warning Affects Huntsville, Baysville and Parry Sound
Friday, 24 May 2013 06:50
Some residents might be waking up to frost this morning. A frost warning includes Parry Sound, Huntsville and Baysville. Today we'll get up to 11 degrees with clearing skies this afternoon. Environment Canada says tonight and in to tomorrow we can expect temperatures to fall to the freezing mark with patchy frost.
FYCSM Offers Tips for Talking to Kids About Tragedy
Friday, 24 May 2013 06:39
It's a difficult conversation to have with your kids. Recently, there have been stories of children being killed in attacks or by natural disasters. Mary Shirley-Thompson from Family, Youth and Child Services of Muskoka, says she gets calls from parents all the time about how to talk to kids about stories in the media. She says the first thing to do is to understand if your child is bothered by it.
Shirley-Thompson also suggests revisiting your plan for other emergencies, for instance if your child gets separated. You can contact FYCSM with any questions, or visit www.fycsm.ca or www.kidsmentalhealth.ca.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 06:53
It's A Race to Find Muskoka's Fastest Kid
Friday, 24 May 2013 06:19
The hunt is on for Muskoka’s fastest kids. The Huntsville Hurricanes Track Club is hosting the race this Sunday at Conroy Park. President Rob Horton says Muskoka’s Fastest Kid is part of an Athletics Ontario initiative.
Horton says that’s not all they’ve got going on race day.
Local dignitaries like the Huntsville/Lake of Bays fire chief, deputy mayor, OPP and EMS will also be there to race in an adult sprint race. But that’s not This Sunday’s event is open to all students in Muskoka and Parry Sound. It starts at 6:00pm.
Bracebridge students James Olson-Keating and Dayna Kelly were last year’s fastest kids.
For more information call Rob Horton at 705-789-4771 or email:
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 06:28
Learn About Dark Skies At Two Events June 8th
Thursday, 23 May 2013 14:39
The importance of natural dark skies will be celebrated in early June. On June 8th, the Muskoka Conservancy is presenting two events about dark skies. A talk about 'Darkness and Life' by Robert Dick from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will happen at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville at 11:30am. It will be part of the Conservancy's Annual General Meeting and awards ceremony which the public can also attend - they start at 10am. In the evening, Dick will lead a guided star party at the Torrance Barrens. Telescopes will be available for use, but you should bring your own if you have one, as well as red flashlights and binoculars. Please wear suitable hiking footwear, and be prepared for bugs. The group will meet at the Torrance Barrens sign on Muskoka Road 13 at 9pm and go to the lower viewing area. Parking space is limited so you are urged to carpool. This event is suitable for all ages and entrance is by donation to the Muskoka Conservancy.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 14:39
8th Annual Spin The Lakes Cycle Tour Happens Tomorrow And Saturday
Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:59
The 8th Annual Spin the Lakes Cycle Tour happens Friday and Saturday at Hidden Valley Resort.The Share the Road Cycling Coalition and GranFondo Canada are gearing up with a team of local organizers for this ride, which is the first of four planned this year. Events get underway with the "Family Fundo" Kids Ride at Hidden Valley at 5:30pm Friday. Admission for this event is free. Saturday ride options include 170k, 110k, 50k and 20k routes. The first starts at 8am. Lunch happens at 1:30pm. Parry sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller and Huntsville Mayor Claude Doughty be on hand to deliver remarks.