Thursday, 05 December 2013 07:55
Huntsville Public School is looking for volunteers to help out at their Christmas Bazaar Saturday. The event runs from 9:00am until 4:00pm with a variety of vendors, a chili lunch and silent auction. The school is looking for volunteers to help with set up, coat check, beverage sales, silent auction, greeters and general help in the gym. If you’re interested, call Huntsville Public.
V.K. Greer Memorial Public School in Utterson is hosting their annual Santa's Bazaar fundraiser. Vendors will be set up with holiday gift ideas for no more than $10. It's a great way to get something meaningful without spending too much. Plus, all proceeds will go back to the school for field trips. The event runs 4:30pm until 7:30pm tomorrow and is located at 130 Muskoka Rd #10 in Utterson.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 07:44
In Junior A Hockey action, The Bracebridge Phantoms are on the road tonight to take on the Knights of Meaford. Game starts at 7:30pm. Meantime, in minor hockey, the Huntsville Otters Minor Midgets are in Sudbury for a tournament. Also in tournament action this weekend, are the South Muskoka Bears Pee Wee Reps, Minor Midgets and Novice Reps. The Bears play in Midland and South Muskoka. All tournaments run until Sunday.
Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement will be at the Parry Sound Town office Friday to highlight the benefits of federal gas tax transfers. The meeting happens at 11am. In October, Clement was in Bracebridge to highlight how Muskoka benefits from the gas tax fund. It’s now indexed at 2 percent per year starting in 2014-15. From 2014 to 2024, this represents 21.8 billion in long term funding for municipal infrastructure. For Muskoka, this means over $13 million in infrastructure funding.
A stolen ATV’s been recovered by police and two people have been charged. The red Suzuki ATV was taken in mid-November from a fenced in area at Mobile Marine on Main Street West in Huntsville. Huntsville OPP confirm it has now been returned to the business. Charged with possession of property obtained by crime are a 27 year old man and a 34 year old woman, both of Huntsville. They’ll be in Huntsville court January 15th to answer to their charges.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:09
It’s official. Lakeland Holding Ltd. and Parry Sound Hydro Corporation are merging. After two years of negotiations, both companies unanimously approved merging their electricity distribution, generation and energy operations under Lakeland. Lakeland CEO Chris Litschko says this merger will increase their customer database.
Litschko also says they will be able to bring and expand their IT and fibre optics through Lakeland Engery/Networks into Parry Sound.
Meantime, merging two power companies in Muskoka and Parry Sound could create future job opportunities. Litschko says their mandate is to continue to grow the company.
Lakeland Holding with sub-companies Lakeland Power, Bracebridge Generation and Lakeland Energy Networks will be owned by the towns of Huntsville, Parry Sound, Bracebridge, Burk’s Falls, Sundridge and Magnetawan.