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2017-03-28

Chatsworth man facing impaired charges after vehicle leaves road

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

On March 24, at approximately 10:35 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver after a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck left the roadway and crashed into some brush on the 4th Concession A

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2017-03-28

Purolator Stops Accepting Shipments Due to Possible Strike

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

The company released the following statement on their website. Please be advised that effective March 28, 2017 Purolator is taking the step of ceasing to accept shipments to ensure the integrity of our customers’ shipments should a labour disruption occur.

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2017-03-28

Meaford Earth Week

Posted by: Jeff Carson

Meaford’s Earth Week team is looking for wish lists and vendors for the 2017 Earth Week RE-Use & ECO-Fair. This year’s RE-Use & ECO-Fair will be held Saturday, April 29th, from 10 am to 2 pm. The RE-Use portion of

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2017-03-28

Events, Celebrity Birthdays, March 28th

Posted by: Jeff Carson

March 28th: 1885 – The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S. 1898 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the U.S. to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen. This meant that they could not

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2017-03-28

Seven tips to Quit Smoking Successfully From Local Quitters

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

You may have smoked for 50 years or five, smoke a pack a day or four packs, are living with diseases caused by tobacco use or want to avoid them. You can find your quit inspiration from successful Simcoe Muskoka

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2017-03-28

PureCare Herbal Baby Cream Found to Contain Potent Steroid

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Health Canada is advising Canadians that the unauthorized health product “PureCare Herbal Cream” may pose serious health risks. The product is promoted as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children and babies. Health Canada testing confirmed the presence

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2017-03-28

Wacky… But True, March 28th

Posted by: Jeff Carson

61% of adults who wake up with an alarm said they use the snooze button. That means 39% of us are “up-and-at-’em” when the alarm goes off. About 17% of snooze users hit the snooze only once, 15% hit it

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2017-03-28

New On DVD: Released March 28th

Posted by: Jeff Carson

• Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.) (Image Courtesy of imdb.com) • A Monster

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2017-03-28

Lloyd’s Of London For Amazon.com

Posted by: Jeff Carson

If you make your living selling stuff on Amazon.com , you may be afraid of getting kicked off the site not only for violating Amazon’s terms, but also for circumstances beyond your control like complaints for late shipping. Good news:

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2017-03-28

Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, March 28th

Posted by: Jeff Carson

March 25th at about 1:40 p.m., Grey County OPP responded to a report of a chimney fire at a home on Hwy. 6 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs. The fire, which was contained to the structure encasing the chimney,

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2016-03-03

Joke of The Day

Posted by: Laura

  Film producers wanted to make a movie about classical music composers starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Hugh Grant and Arnold Schwarzenegger. They ask Leonardo who he wants to be and he answers “I want to be Beethoven because I’ve always liked

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2017-03-05

How Are Jean Vanier Students Improving Their Mornings?

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Written by Lily-Ann Schneider, Student Journalist As of this month, the student leadership team at Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Collingwood will be bringing a healthy smoothie bar on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings to the student body. In light

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2017-02-23

18 People Charged; Fentanyl and Weapons Seized

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Several Ontario and Quebec residents face numerous charges following a multi-jurisdiction investigation into illegal firearms and the trafficking of illegal drugs in Ontario, Québec and the United States. Project Silkstone began as a high-level Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) investigation

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2017-02-16

Fish for free this Family Day weekend

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Families and fishing enthusiasts across Ontario can fish licence-free from Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 20. This Family Day weekend, anglers can go ice fishing without a licence, so head out to one of Ontario’s provincial parks that are open during

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2017-02-13

Georgian Bluffs man facing impaired charges

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

On February 12, at approximately 5:46 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police received reports of an unwanted person knocking on doors in the area of Forest Hill Drive and Beechwood Drive in the Township of Georgian Bluffs.  The suspect was

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2017-02-13

Christmas 2016 was a record-breaker for Canada Post

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Christmas 2016 was a blockbuster for Canada Post, shattering every previous parcel delivery record. During the critical holiday period – which includes November, December and the first two weeks of January – the company played a central role in helping

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2017-02-13

Netflix Cheating is on the Rise Globally and Shows No Signs of Stopping

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

New data reveals 46% of streaming couples around the world are watching ahead of their partners and most only plan to cheat more. No relationship is safe. According to a new study* released today by Netflix, nearly half (46%) of

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2017-02-13

RIDE spot check nabs driver from Hamilton for impaired driving

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

On February 11, 2017 just before noon., Grey County OPP was conducting a RIDE program on Sykes Street in Meaford which resulted in the arrest of a driver for having a blood/alcohol content over 80 mgs. The 24-year old driver

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2017-02-12

Traffic stop leads to impaired charges in Collingwood

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP charged a driver with drinking and driving after stopping a vehicle in Collingwood. On February 9, 2017 just before midnight, an OPP officer conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Second Street and

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2017-02-12

Grey County Named to Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2017

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

It has been  announced that Grey County has been named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2017. The announcement was made by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) at the conclusion of “The Internet of Cities Forum” in Taipei,

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2017-02-12

Stress tips for teens

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Written by Emily Fallows, Student Journalist at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School Teens can experience stress not only during exam time, but at many times during a school year, when homework and assignments pile up, deadlines loom, and it all

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