We could see some flooding. The MNR Parry Sound District is telling residents in Muskoka and Parry Sound that high water levels in area rivers and lakes could reach flood levels in some low-lying areas. That's due to the 20-35mm of rain that was forecasted to fall by the end of tomorrow. The long range forecast for the next seven days calls for even more rain. People should take action to protect property and be carefull around water. The flood watch is in effect until 5pm tomorrow.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:53
Bracebridge OPP Officer Acts Quickly to Help Motorist in Distress
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:25
A Bracebridge OPP officer is being credited with some quick action that helped a distressed motorist. It happened the night of October 29th when the officer noticed what looked like a disabled vehicle on Hwy 11 Southbound, south of Taylor Road. He saw an elderly male in distress and his elderly wife helping him. The officer called an ambulance and helped until paramedics arrived. The man was taken to hospital. The officer then brought the wife to the hospital and helped in contacting family members. Due to the officer's quick response the driver got immediate attention.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:31
MP Tony Clement Weighs In on Senator Suspensions
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:18
Our MP says the senate did the right thing in suspending three senators. Yesterday, the senate voted to suspend senators Pamela Wallin, Patrick Brazeau and Mike Duffy for inappropriate expense claims. Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement says it wasn't just a mistake here or there.
For months the three have been under fire for their questionable claims. However, recently Senator Duffy and other opposition politicians have recently made accusations the Prime Minister's office knew more than what they led the public believe. We asked Clement if that was the case.
So where does the senate go from here? Clement says the next step for the senate is to make changes and reform. Clement says the senate cannot survive unless it improves.
Each senator was voted on individually with over 50 per cent of the senate voting, in each case, to suspend them without pay. Their benefits, however, will stay intact. The senate also voted on a Liberal motion to refer the expenses debate to committee, which was defeated.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:26
Person Taken to Hospital After Smelling Unusual Odour in Gravenhurst
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 04:01
A bit of a scare in Gravenhurst. A person had to be taken to hospital yesterday after feeling ill and smelling an unusual odour at a business on Bay Street. Firefighters and gas officials traced the problem to a broken furnace. The Gravenhurst Fire Department is now reminding people about the importance of having detection equipment in homes and worksites. Fire Prevention Officer Rob King says many people still haven't installed carbon monoxide alarms or alarms capable of detecting natural gas. The fire department also reminds that alarms don't have unlimited life spans. All need to be checked and replaced as needed.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 04:02
OPP Searching For Package Marked Explosives
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 03:28
A package marked EXPLOSIVES could be in Muskoka. The OPP says they think this package was dropped somewhere between Lindsay and Bracebridge in the last 24-hours. Police are out searching. They think it could be in a dead end street or ditch anywhere from Highway 35 north of Lindsay to Carnarvon or from Carnarvon to Bracebridge along Highway 118. Police are asking if you see this package, don't touch it and call 911 right away!