Police are looking for information into a missing dock. Almaguin Highlands OPP began investigating the theft of a dock last Tuesday from a residence in the Village of Magnetawan. The dock is described as eight feet by thirty feet and made of wood. Officers say the theft is believed to have occurred sometime in the Month of May.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:36
Sunset Cruises Continues for Eighth Season
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:05
Sunset cruises will continue for an eighth season during the Farmers Market in Rosseau. Seguin Council approved the request at yesterday's meeting. The Idyllwood will be in operation again this year to provide sightseeing tours of the harbor and upper Lake Rosseau area, but this year there will also be another vessel. After a lengthy restoration period, the larger commercial passenger vessel Peerless II will also be available for tours if the capacity calls for it.
SMDHU Starts Testing for West Nile in June
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:38
Our local health unit is getting ready to test our mosquitoes for West Nile Virus. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says we are starting to see mosquitoes pop up this time of year. However, Program Manager Brenda Armstrong says the bugs that are a risk to humans come out later in the summer, between July and September.
Armstrong says there were no human infections in Muskoka last year. She says they will start testing the species for the virus in June. Meantime, there are many things you can do to protect yourself against West Nile. Armstrong says the most important is to get rid of any standing water, which is a major breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Armstrong says you should also be using a federally approved insect repellent whenever you’re going to be outside.
Twenty-Four Provincial Offence Notices Handed Out on Kashe Lake
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:17
There may not have been many boats on the water, but there were a lot of violations handed out. Bracebridge OPP, the MNR and the Snowmobile All-Terrain Vessel Enforcement team were out patrolling Kashe Lake this long weekend. Police say although there weren't many boats out, there will still 24 provincial offence notices handed out. Of those 24, 11 were Liquor Act charges. Police continue to remind boaters before they head out on the water, to make sure the required safety equipment is on board.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:20
OUTAGE UPDATE: Power Now Up in Lake of Bays
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:29
Power is now up for over 300 Lake of Bays area Hydro One customers. Crews have removed the tree that fell on the main line that caused the outage for several hours earlier this morning.