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2017-03-27

Marijuana Will Be Legal On Canada Day 2018

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Last night on the National, the CBC reported that the federal government plans to announce legislation next month that will legalize the recreational use of marijuana by Canada Day, 2018. According to the report, the national age limit to purchase

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2017-03-27

94-Year-Old Michigan Man Wins $300,000 Lottery Prize On His Birthday

Posted by: Gary

A Michigan man won hundreds of thousands of dollars after receiving a winning lottery ticket as a birthday gift.  Ervin Smolinski’s daughter-in-law bought him the winning Double Bonus Cashword ticket, worth $300,000, as a gift for his 94th birthday.  “Every

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2017-03-27

CBC Report .. Marijuana Legislation On The Way

Posted by: Gary

Last night the CBC reported that the government plans to announce legislation next month that will legalize recreational marijuana by Canada Day, next year. The report says the national age limit to purchase pot will be set at 18, but

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2017-03-27

Vaughan Man Charged With Child Luring

Posted by: Stacey

A Vaughan man has been charged in connection to online child luring and extortion. York police started investigating this fall after police believe he was trying to extort a young teen female victim into sending him sexual photos and videos

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2017-03-26

Entertainment line-up announced for 2017 Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

The entertainment line-up has been unveiled for the 2017 Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival. The festival will run from June 1-4 in downtown Orangeville. With their most successful year behind them, the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival board has announced

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2017-03-25

Orangeville Transit System Information now Available on Google Maps

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

The Town of Orangeville has collaborated with Google to provide public transit information. The Town wants to improve your transit experience by providing one more way of accessing transit information online, via desktop computer or mobile device. Using the “directions”

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2017-03-24

World Wildlife Fund CN Tower Climb April 8 & 9

Posted by: Brian

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) invites speedy athletes to compete in Toronto’s tallest challenge-to become the fastest to scale all 1,776 steps in the inaugural elite Climb Challenge as part of the CN Tower Climb For Nature fundraiser. It’s open

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2017-03-24

The 100th Anniversary to Commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge April 9

Posted by: Brian

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in France from April 8-10, to attend a ceremony, commemorating The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Other Canadian dignitaries as well as Their Royal Highness’s The Prince of Wales, the Duke

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2017-03-24

On This Day

Posted by: Dave Creelman

If it is your birthday today, Happy Birthday.  You share it with:   Peyton Manning, NFL player (41) Jim Parsons, actor (44) big bang theory Star Jones, TV personality (55) Tommy Hilfiger, designer (66)   On this day in history:

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2017-03-24

Doing This At Work Can Be Beneficial

Posted by: Dave Creelman

Q: Some research says that doing this at work could help you to be happier and more productive. What is it?

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2017-03-27

March 27, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

2 retired men sitting out back in the tool shed talking. One telling the other  I’m thinking about getting a tattoo.   His buddy says, Yeah?   What kind?  A skull?  A naked women?    His reply was,   My name and address…  I

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2017-03-24

March 24, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One is really heavy, and the other is a little lighter. Photo courtesy of clipartfest.com

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2017-03-23

March 23, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

I decided to go back to my home town and visit the house I grew up in. I knocked on the door and asked the occupants if I could come inside. They said, “No!” My parents can be so grouchy

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2017-03-22

March 22, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor’s office.  “Is it true,” she wanted to know, “that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?” “Yes, I’m afraid so,” the doctor told her.  There was

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2017-03-21

March 21, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Larry’s kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals.  One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it

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2017-03-20

March 20, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

A man had just bought a parrot at an auction after some very spirited bidding. “I suppose that bird talks?” he said to the auctioneer. “Talks!” was the reply. “Who do you think was bidding against you?” Photo courtesy of

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2017-03-17

March 17, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

A ventriloquist is telling Irish jokes in Davy Byrne’s pub in Grafton Street, Dublin, when, O’Leary, an irate Irishman stands up shouting, ‘You’re making out we’re all dumb and stupid. I oughtta punch you in the nose.’ ‘I’m sorry sir,

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2017-03-16

March 16, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

“Doc, I can’t stop singing the ‘Green Green Grass of Home’. He said: ‘That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome’. ‘Is it common?’I asked.  ‘It’s not unusual’ he replied. ”   Photo courtesy of classroomclipart.com

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2017-03-15

March 15, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

A man goes to the doctor ,worried about his wife’s temper. The doctor said “what’s the problem?” The man says, “Doctor, I don’t know what to do. Every day my wife seems to lose her temper for no reason. It

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2017-03-14

March 14, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

There was a man that made coffins. One day he was about to do a delivery when his vehicle broke down.  So he didn’t want to be late so he put the coffin on his head and walked. The police

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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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2017-02-10

Enjoy free skating and more fun this Family Day at the BWG Leisure Centre

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Come celebrate Family Day at the BWG Leisure Centre on Monday, February 20, 2017! The BWG Leisure Centre will be open to the public from 8am to 4pm on Family Day. Free skating will once again be sponsored by RBC

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