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2017-07-25

The Canadian Dollar Hits 80 Cents For The First Time In 2 Years

Posted by: Dave Creelman

Good news if you like to travel to the U.S.  The dollar has hit 80 cents for the first time in 2 years.  Some may take the opportunity to buy some bucks to have for their Winter break.   Others say

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2017-07-25

CFSSC Provides Free Walk-in Counselling Clinics in Simcoe County

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County is now offering free single session counselling on a drop-in basis, providing quick access to support for individuals, couples and families, with no pre-registration required. Quick Access Mental Health Walk-In counselling for immediate mental health issues is

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2017-07-25

Orangeville Paramedics’ Call to Police Results in Impaired Driving Charge

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 36-year-old Orangeville man with Impaired Driving after police were contacted by Paramedics who were concerned for the well-being of an unresponsive male in a vehicle Sunday night. On Sunday, July 23, 2017,

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2017-07-25

How to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe When Treating Pets for Fleas and Ticks

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Family pets or companion animals can sometimes bring unwanted pests, such as fleas and ticks, into your home. These bugs can be more than just an annoyance. Flea saliva can cause allergic reactions in both people and animals, and some

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2017-07-25

Muskoka Ribfest a Finger-Lickin’ Success

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Despite plenty of rain so far this summer, the sun came out for all three days at Muskoka Ribfest. With amazing music, mouth-watering ribs, a beer tent and shopping with all the vendors, the festival was a resounding success this

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2017-07-25

Royal Canadian Mint Apologizes For Mistake

Posted by: Gary

The Royal Canadian Mint has apologized for a commemorative coin that one veterans group says is flawed. In May, the Mint issued a coin marking the allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe in the Second World War. But

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2017-07-25

Father Finds A Creative Way To Trim His Hedges In Minutes By Strapping His Lawnmower To A Backhoe

Posted by: Gary

Trimming hedges is a tedious task – especially if they are several feet high.  So a father decided to get creative to ensure his hedges were pruned to perfection.  The man was filmed trimming the plants at his home at Westlock

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2017-07-24

1/3 of All the World’s French Fries Are Canadian!

Posted by: Brian

New Brunswick based MCain Foods, makes 1/3 of all the frozen French Fries produced in the world. Many of them come from a $65 Million state-of-the-art processing plant that’s in Florenceville-Bristol. The small town in western New Brunswick has take

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2017-07-24

Today is International Self Care Day

Posted by: Brian

According to a new survey, Canadians with higher health literacy scores tend to enjoy better health. The findings suggest that Canadians are well positioned to practice responsible self-care in their daily lives. Self care for ourselves and families includes:- -Not

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2017-07-24

Orangeville Man Charged With Drinking and Driving In Collingwood

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP charged a male driver with drinking and driving on Saturday night in Collingwood. On July 22, 2017 at 10:30pm, police received a traffic complaint in regards to a possible impaired driver going westbound on

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2017-07-25

July 25, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. “We’re supposed to find the height of this flagpole,” said Sven, “but we don’t have a

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2017-07-24

July 24, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Two vampire bats wake up in the middle of the night, thirsty for blood. One says, “Let’s fly out of the cave and get some blood.” “We’re new here,” says the second one. “It’s dark out, and we don’t know

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2017-07-19

July 19, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Three women are out on the town and they spot a nightclub that says, “Women Only.” Since they are without their boyfriends and husbands, they decide to go in. The first floor has a sign on the door that reads,

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2017-07-10

July 10, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Son asks his Father: “dad how much does it cost to get married ?” Father replies: “Son, I don’t know ,  I have been married 40 years and I am still paying”. Photo courtesy of clipartpanda.com

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2017-07-07

July 7, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

I called an old SASK high school classmate and asked what he was doing He replied that he was working on “Aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminum and steel under a constrained environment.” I was impressed… Upon further inquiring, I learned

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2017-07-06

July 6, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Even with a hundred games, dolls and crafts to choose from, a customer at the toy store still couldn’t find a thing for her grandson. “Maybe a video or something educational?” the clerk asked. “No, that’s not it,” she said.

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2017-07-05

July 5, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

Francesca went to the cemetery in her village to water the flowers on the grave of her deceased husband Enzo.                When she was finished, she always walked backwards when she left the grave site. One day her friend, Bianca asked,

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2017-07-04

July 4, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

A man walks into the butcher store and says to the butcher, “I bet you can’t reach the meat on the top shelf The butcher replies “No, the steaks are too high!” Photo courtesy of clipartix.com

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2017-06-30

June 30, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

An elderly woman lived on a small farm in Canada, just yards away from the North Dakota border. Their land had been the subject of a minor dispute between the United States and Canada for years. The now widowed woman

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2017-06-29

June 29, 2017 – Jewel Joke Of The Day

Posted by: Liz Corbo

There were two retired men. One of the men said “I feel like a newborn baby,”. The other man asked why. The man said, ” I have no hair, no teeth, and I just peed in my pants. Photo courtesy

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2017-07-12

Two Men Survive Plane Crash On Lake St. John

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

On Wednesday July 12, 2017, at 3:30 pm, Orillia OPP, Rama Police Service, Rama Fire Rescue Service and the Ramara Fire and Rescue Service,along with the Simcoe Paramedics responded to a report plane crash on Lake St. John near Orillia-Rama

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2017-07-11

Repairs And Upgrades Coming To Local Hospitals This Year

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Ontario is continuing to strengthen and support hospitals across Ontario with repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year, to provide patients with high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care,

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2017-07-10

Caledon OPP Catch Motorcycle Going 138 km/hr In A Posted 50 km/hr Zone

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

On Monday, July 3, 2017 just after 6 pm, a Caledon OPP officer was conducting radar on Forks of the Credit Road when he observed a motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed above the posted speed limit. The

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2017-07-10

Located – Huron County OPP Need Your Help Locating A Missing Girl From Cambridge

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

Update – The girl has been located safe. Police have learned 9-year-old Alexandra (Aly) Deacon had been visiting relatives at a home located on Brandon Road in Ethel. Alexandria was last seen leaving her relatives home with her mother and brother

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2017-07-10

Social Media Outlets Report Child Pornography To Orillia OPP

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

The OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Technological Crime Unit and the Orillia Detachment have arrested and charged an Orillia man after receiving multiple reports from various social media outlets that an unknown person was uploading images of child sexual abuse

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2017-05-31

Caledon Celebrates Tourism and Local Food

Posted by: Muskoka411 Staff

As Caledon’s local food industry continues to grow, it is becoming a destination for both visitors and residents alike. In recognition of its importance – and the importance of tourism to the local economy — the Town of Caledon has

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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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