Wednesday, 11 December 2013 07:38
It’s a loss for the Huntsville Hoyas junior girls’ volleyball team. The girls hosted the Gravenhurst Gryphons, yesterday. It was a close game as the teams had to go into a 5th and final set, but the Hoyas couldn’t get passed the Gryphons’ defence and lost 3-2.
OPP are reminding pedestrians to wear bright clothing when walking at night or in winter storms. Police have received several complaints of people walking at night with dark clothing making it hard for drivers to see them. Police would like to remind the public to wear reflective clothing and to carry a flashlight to reduce the chances of being struck by a passing vehicle. Pedestrians are also advised to walk facing oncoming traffic where sidewalks do not exist and to give vehicles as much room as possible to get by safely.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:06
Muskoka Animal Rescue is in desperate need to find a home for two dogs. Brina and Cade were found abandoned and have been staying at the Doggie Motel. The dogs are bonded and must be in a foster or forever home together. Tomorrow will be their last day at the motel and Muskoka Rescue says they’re looking for someone to look after them at least until they can make more permanent arraignments.
More Details on Brina and Cade:
Cade is the younger male and loves Brina (who is possibly his mother). He needs her near him to feel secure because of his rough upbringing. Cade really can’t be away from Brina, which means that they need to find a forever home together. If you’re interested contact Muskoka Rescue through Facebook or go to their website at www.muskokaanimalrescue.com.
The skating season at the McDougall Recreation Centre starts tonight. Staff has been working for the past week to make ice and it'll be ready for skating today at 4:00pm. The outdoor rink in Nobel will be open regular hours today which has family skating from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and hockey from 8:00pm until 10:00pm. For a complete list of hours at the MRC can be found on the McDougall Township website.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 07:56
It’s a program to help high school students get on a focused career path. Huntsville High School offers the Specialist High Skills Major program.
Teacher Jim Milne says it’s offered in five different areas; arts and culture, construction, environmental, hospitality and tourism, and manufacturing.
Milne says they also certify them in six industry certifications towards their graduation. The program doesn’t guarantee your acceptance into college. However, Milne says some credits fulfill some of the requirements to get into post secondary.
The best time for students to start thinking about taking the program is in grade 10.
Milne says it’s been really successful. For example, 13 students graduated in manufacturing last year, three of which are now working in their field and the rest went to post secondary.
The certifications students gain in their specific area of study are paid for by the high school through the program.