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2017-05-29

Driver Escapes With Just Minor Injuries After a Dump Truck Rollover On Hwy 89

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

On May 26, 2017 just just after 10 a.m., Nottawasaga OPP, responded to a report that a collision had occurred at Hwy 89 and County Road 56 in Essa. A half loaded dump truck was travelling westbound on Hwy 89

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2017-05-29

People Over 100 Years Old From Around The World Share Their Secrets To Longevity

Posted by: Gary

A new infographic lists lessons in longevity from people around the world who made it to a century old.  Somewhat surprisingly, many of them sung the praises of alcohol. Dominic Miglino, a New Yorker, said his secret was a shot of

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2017-05-29

Moon Dust From Apollo 11 Mission That Was Sold For $995 Is Now Worth $4 Million As It Heads To Auction

Posted by: Gary

A sample of moon dust from the Apollo 11 landing that was mistakenly sold on a government website for $995 is going up for sale for up to $4 million.  It is a simple, square white bag that traveled to

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2017-05-28

Flood Watch Issued For Lake Ontario

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

St. Lawrence River Board reports that extreme wet weather in April has resulted in high water levels across the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River system. Rainfall has been well above normal across the entire basin, with some areas having

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2017-05-28

Police Chase Ambulance From Cambridge to Wasaga Beach

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

On May 28, 2017 at 6 a.m., Huronia West OPP responded to a report that a stolen ambulance from the Cambridge, area that may enter the Wasaga Beach area. At 6:10 a.m. Huronia West OPP saw the stolen ambulance northbound

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2017-05-27

Updated List – Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

The food recall warning issued on May 11, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Ardent Mills is recalling various brands of flour

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2017-05-26

Shooting in Bracebridge claims the life of one person

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Multiple calls into the Muskoka411 newsroom Friday night reported a heavy police presence in the Wellington St area of Bracebridge and one person with exclusive footage of a shooting. Details are limited however, one person has died as a result

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2017-05-26

Police Warn of Airbnb Scams

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Today more and more people are turning to the alternative of booking Airbnb rather than hotels.  Occasionally, people create fake emails and websites designed to look like Airbnb.  These sites are often used to steal personal information, like your password

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2017-05-26

National Charity Begins Massive ‘Re-Leaf’ to Restore Green Spaces in Fort McMurray

Posted by: Brian

Starting tomorrow, May 27, Tree Canada kicks off a massive tree planting, to restore greenspaces in Fort McMurray in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta and surrounding areas,  destroyed by last years devastating wildfire. In total over 70,000 trees

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2017-05-26

A Turntable For The Ultimate Beatles Collector

Posted by: Brian

It’s called ‘The Beatles 1964 Recordplayer Limited Edition turntable, and pays tribute to the greatest band of all time. From 1962 to 1966 The fab-four, created the cultural phenomenon known as ‘Beatlemania’.  The turntable, a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB,

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2017-05-29

May 29, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Q:  What do you call a grizzly bear without any teeth A:  A gummy bear Photo courtesy of clipground.com

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2017-05-26

May 26, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Two businessmen walk into a diner in the countryside. They have decided to stop there for lunch, so without ordering anything they sit down, take out sandwiches from their bags and begin to eat them. The waiter sees this and

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2017-05-25

May 25, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

At the doctor’s office, Tom was getting a check up. “I have good news and bad news,” says the doctor. “The good news is you have 24 hours left to live.” Tom replies, “That’s the good news?!” Then the doctor

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2017-05-24

May 24, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Why do seagulls fly over the sea? A: Because if they flew over the bay they’d be bagels. Photo courtesy of clipartpen.com

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2017-05-23

May 23, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

After a tiring day at work, a husband was able to sneak out an hour early. He heads home and is exhausted. When he gets home, he slides into bed next to his sleeping wife. But then he hears a

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2017-05-19

May 19, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

“A pirate walks into a bar with a paper towel on his hat. The bartender says, “Hey pirate, whats with the paper towel?” The pirate replied “Arr, I got a bounty on me head!” Photo courtesy of clipartpanda.com

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2017-05-18

May 18, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

A man answered his phone and the lady on the phone said: “Hello Sir, I want to meet and talk to you. You are the father of one of my kids” Man is upset and says: “Oh my God…are you

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2017-05-17

May 17, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

A police officer called the station on his radio. “I have an interesting case here. An old lady shot her husband for stepping on the floor she just mopped.” “Have you arrested the women?” “Not yet. The floor’s still wet”

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2017-05-16

May 16, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

A minister was completing a temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said, ‘If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.’ With even greater emphasis he said, ‘And if I had

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2017-05-15

May 15, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Bob was in his usual place, sitting at the table, reading the news. He came across an article about a beautiful actress who was about to marry a man who was known primarily for his bad behavior and lack of

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2017-05-11

Police Provide Update to Wednesday’s Fatal Collision in Caledon

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

More to this story we brought you on 885thejewel.com On May 10, 2017 just after 6 pm, Caledon OPP were called to a collision at the intersection of The Gore Road and Healey Road. The collision involved two vehicles: a

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2017-02-14

Driver going 150 km/hr in a 80 km/hr zone on Hwy 10 in Caledon

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, Caledon OPP received a traffic complaint of a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic in the area of Hwy 10 and Highpoint Sideroad.  An officer observed

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2017-02-13

Bradford West Gwillimbury second-fastest growing municipality in Ontario according to StatsCan

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Statistics Canada has officially confirmed what many in Bradford West Gwillimbury have suspected – BWG is experiencing record growth. Population and dwelling numbers from the 2016 census released on February 8 reveal that at 25.8% growth over five years, BWG

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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

Several snowmobile related charges laid after weekend enforcement in Oro-Medonte

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

On February 11th and February 12th 2017 Barrie OPP conducted trail and frozen waterway enforcement. Officers patrolled OFSC trails throughout Oro-Medonte, and contacted over 75 snowmobilers.  Officer’s laid several charges ranging from fail to stop for stop sign, no insurance,

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2017-02-12

Toronto Pearson Airport reporting 16cm of snow

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Significant snowfall affected portions of southern Ontario Sunday due to a passing low pressure system. The snow still continues over eastern Ontario where snowfall warnings remain in effect. Received by Environment Canada as of 9 PM EST Brampton 15cm Toronto

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2017-02-12

A general snowfall with total amounts of 10-15 cm today.

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Special weather statement in effect for Toronto Muskoka Burlington – Oakville Halton Hills – Milton Mississauga – Brampton Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County Barrie

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2017-02-12

Ontario adds 28,800 jobs in January

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Employment in Ontario increased by 28,800 in January — bolstered by gains in manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing, and accommodation and food services sectors. The majority of these net new jobs are in the private sector. Ontario’s

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2017-02-11

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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