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A L M AG U I N H I G H L A N D S C H A M B E R .C O M Issue | 2018/2019

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E & D I R ECTO RY

Rural

Paradise ADVENTURES CLOSE TO HOME

In this Issue

Grab a Bike

AND TOUR THE ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS

Off The Mat AND INTO THE HIGHLANDS

Winter Wonderland ONE GIANT WINTER PLAYGROUND

Many Villages One Voice

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ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WELCOME TO THE

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lmaguin Highlands is a region encompassing many unique and beautiful villages among vast forests, rivers and lakes. Villages and communities that were built on the boldness of exploration and the brawn of agriculture and forestry, ways of life that still flourish here today albeit constantly evolving and progressive. Today Almaguin

is also a place where many choose to spend their cherished vacation time, make their small business dreams a reality and make better lives for their families. Whether your family harvested timber or farmed here a hundred years ago, have been coming to the cottage for the last 20 years or you’ve just arrived, on behalf of the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce, I would like to invite you to experience this great space. Like the founders of our villages, get out there and EXPLORE and I am certain that you will be rewarded. Have a great year. W I L L Y

H O L L E T T

PRESIDENT OF THE ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Our Board of Directors, left to right photo by Nghe Tran

J O H N

L A N G F O R D

Director

J E N N I F E R

F A R Q U H A R

Director

L A U R I E

S T A H L B A U M

Director

R O M A N O

Director

W I L L Y

M A R C H I

H O L L E T T

President

D W A Y N E

Director

K R I S T E N

B A N N E R W Y L E

D i r e c t o r / Tr e a s u r e r

J A S O N

T E R E Z S K O

Secretary

T O N Y

M A R T I N

L U K E

P R E S T O N

Director

Director

T I M

B R Y S O N

Director

E M I L I O

F O F F A N O

Vice President (missing from photo)

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ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Our Mission To be the voice for a prosperous business community that fosters pride and collaboration within Almaguin Highlands and to encourage economic growth on behalf of its members and the communities it represents.

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what’s In Every Issue 21 ON THE COVER

Seasonal Events SAVE THE DATES

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Parks & Trails

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Discovery Routes

TAIJA & DEE O’RIORDAN GREEN MOOSE MEDIA greenmoosemedia.com

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Then & Now

PRINTING

MCLAREN PRESS GRAPHICS mclarenpress.com

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Municipal Information

OUR CONTRIBUTORS

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Business Directory

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATE HOOD/EXPLORERS’ EDGE

PHOTOGRAPHY ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT KATE HOOD PHOTOGRAPHY • katehood.ca EXPLORERS’ EDGE • explorersedge.ca

DESIGN

JENNIFER FARQUHAR, CHAIR & EDITOR ROMANO MARCHI, LEAD AUTHOR & EDITOR EMILIO FOFFANO, CONTRIBUTOR JENNIFER LEWIS, CONTRIBUTOR LAURIE STAHLBAUM, CONTRIBUTOR BETH ROBSON, CONTRIBUTOR TONY MARTIN, CONTRIBUTOR WILLY & AMY HOLLETT, CONTRIBUTORS JASON TEREZSKO, CONTRIBUTOR NGHE & ROBBIE TRAN, CONTRIBUTORS AUTHORS: ROMANO MARCHI, JOHN LANGFORD, ANNA BRANCH, DAVE GRAY, ROBERT EDMONSTONE, ROBIN GIBSON, HEATHER HODGSON, KATHIE HOGAN

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BACKYARD ADVENTURES

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FEATURING LOFTHOUSE

LOCAL CONTACTS & SERVICES

CONNECT WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES


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Issue | 2018/2019

Featured 8 10 14

Explore the Almaguin Highlands Winter Wonderland ONE GIANT WINTER PLAYGROUND

Rural Paradise

ADVENTURES CLOSE TO HOME

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Windsong Music Festival

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Many Villages, One Voice

A TRULY UNIQUE ALMAGUIN EXPERIENCE

OUR COMMUNITIES SHAPE OUR IDENTITY

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The Veggie Stand & Algonquin Fine Foods AN ENTREPRENEUR’S STORY

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Grab a Bike

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Off The Mat

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205 Clark

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Patios, Food Trucks & Diners

AND TOUR THE ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS

AND INTO THE HIGHLANDS

POWASSAN’S COMMUNITY HUB

FINDING HIDDEN GEMS IN ALMAGUIN

A PUBLICATION OF

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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explore ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

the Almaguin Highlands

The Almaguin Highlands conjure images of pristine lakes, idyllic wilderness and pastoral landscapes. And while you will find all of that here, there is so much more to explore, and this edition of The Guide offers a taste of the diversity of experiences for you to discover. Winter Wonderland explores the opportunities for recreation and exploration during the season when there are far fewer people around, and you get the sense that you are truly in on a secret and unique adventure. Skiing the backcountry or skating across a frozen lake can be the experience of a lifetime, and for a growing number of international travelers, it is just that. Cycling in the Highlands gets you up close and personal with routes like the aptly named Forgotten Trails, where it is easy to imagine what this area was like for early settlers and Indigenous People. Or take your Yoga and Meditation Off the Mat and take your exploration inward, aided by the healing power of our majestic landscape. One of the challenges facing rural communities is that many young people leave for greater opportunities in more urban centres. In this Magazine, you will get a glimpse of possibilities when people choose to stay, or return, or discover that the Almaguin Highlands has always been a place where adventurous spirits can settle in the pursuit of unique challenges and new beginnings. Lofthouse is celebrating 40 years in the community, and while it is the largest employer and manufacturer, there are several others. Where some see challenges operating in a rural community, they see opportunity. And there are the entrepreneurial spirits, determined to live in this beautiful landscape and community, and bound to find a way to make it happen. The lineup of articles this year is rounded out by unique stories of arts and culture, with the Windsong Music Festival and Powassan’s Community Hub, 250 Clark. And Many Villages, One Voice explains what is afoot on a municipal government level, as this region works together towards a prosperous future. We hope that you enjoy this magazine as there is so much to explore in the Almaguin Highlands.

Romano Marchi LEAD AUTHOR AND EDITOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Kate Hood/Explorers’ Edge

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ARTICLE

John Langford, Voyageur Quest John Langford, Kate Hood

PHOTOGRAPHY

Winter

Wonder -land Vet bills

All this snow makes for one giant winter playground!

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nowshoeing through deep snow, up a steep

My favourite winter activity is the backcountry

trail, I stop to catch my breath. I can hear my heart

skiing. The big hills make for exciting ups and

pounding and as I exhale, clouds of moisture form.

downs. Best way to end the day on skis is to rest

It is completely silent. The fresh dump of snow has

tired bones in a wood fired sauna and after, sip

muffled everything to a deafening silence.

I look

on a cold beer in front of the fireplace. Heaven.

around to see the sun light shining on the massive

Once you try this, I warn you, you will be hooked!

hills across the valley. The sky is intensely blue. I

Speaking of sauna and fireplace, Almaguin has a

can see for miles in three directions. And not a soul

great choice of winter cabins, inns, hotels, lodges

around.

and B and B’s.

I love the snow. And here at Algonquin’s north west

Ice skating can be terrific in early and late winter.

corner, the snow is abundant. Algonquin Park is

Last March, Almaguin had supreme conditions

like a massive dome, an old mountain range, where

where entire lakes were like glass. I took a

erosion has left huge rounded hills that are higher

family, staying at our Algonquin Log Cabin, out

than everything else around it. Georgian Bay has

for a sunset skate all the way down Surprise

winter storms with moisture laden streamers that

Lake, through the islands and back. It was an

track east to Algonquin’s western uplands and the

unforgettable adventure.

Almaguin Highlands, which capture this lake effect snow. The result is more snow here in the Almaguin

Dressing appropriately for the activity and

Highlands than anywhere in Southern or Central

conditions is key to enjoying winter fun. This usually

Ontario.

involves layering so you can “thermoregulate” by removing layers as it is amazing how much warmth

All this snow makes for one giant winter playground!

you generate when you are active in winter.

Try snowshoeing. Super easy, fun and accessible for everybody to get out and enjoy the winter splendour. The Forgotten Trails are local favourites but don’t think you need a trail. You can snowshoe anywhere and take in the splendour.

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f you love dogs, you have to try dogsledding. Here

Live in the GTA and don’t have a car or are worried

in Almaguin, there are three dogsled companies that

about driving in the snow? Take the bus and leave

offer experiences as short as one hour to multi day

the car at home. Almaguin is fortunate to have both

treks that head deep into Algonquin Park. Authentic

Ontario Northland and the Near North Airport Shuttle

expeditions travel using heated prospector tents and

providing daily transportation to Almaguin with 4

professional mushers. World class winter fun!

departures daily from downtown Toronto

Ice fishing? You bet. Almaguin is wilderness so most

Best of all, winter comes early and sticks around.

people find a lake with no one on it and cut their

Our snow pack is usually solid by the second week of

own holes. Ice huts are also available to rent on Lake

December and good to the third week of March.

Bernard through Tuck’s Bait Shop. Winter is truly awesome here in the Almaguin Highlands Snowmobiling is also world class in Almaguin with

and you won’t be disappointed if you decide to explore

the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile trail network

winter wonderland.

crisscrossing the region from Huntsville to North Bay.

Algonquin Park Guided Canoe Trips & Lodge based

ADVENTURES

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voyageuroutfitting.com

voyageurquest.com


“I look around to see the sun light shining on the massive hills across the valley. The sky is intensely blue. I can see for miles in three directions. And not a soul around.�

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ARTICLE

Anna Branch Kate Hood

PHOTOGRAPHY

Paradise Rural

Adventures Close to Home

Our little convoy made quite an impression as

Unlike my husband, I have always been a city

we drove along the Yellowhead Highway through

person so even though I was in favour of our move,

Alberta and Manitoba on our way to Ontario. We

I wasn’t prepared for how much I would enjoy living

were moving back to our home province from

here. There were adaptations, like responding to

Edmonton and I was driving a small truck towing

passing drivers who waved even though they didn’t

a trailer. A tarp was securely fastened over the

know you. It took a little while to remember that

trailer to protect the contents. Leading the way to

if someone was coming out (or in) a door that it

ensure I didn’t get lost was my husband piloting a

would be held for me. I was used to just walking

school bus that had been turned into a camper.

past anyone on the street but here people smile and nod. I quickly realized that I wasn’t someone

Our original plan was to use walkie-talkies

to negotiate around while dashing to the next

to keep in touch but it turned out to not be a

appointment.

concern. The bus was easy to see. It was the

person not an inconvenience.

I was another human being; a

only vehicle on the road painted a nice mint green with the natty touch of flowers painted on

I thought it would be hard adjusting to driving

the side. I was just as visible as those lovely tarps

into the village for the mail rather than getting it

had turned into strips of blue spaghetti before

at the door but then I discovered that the Post

we had travelled very far and were signalling my

Office is more than a mail box. The Post Office

presence to everyone.

is where you can scan the ads and find out when the Legion is putting on a meal. You can read the

When we arrived at our property, that funny little

obituary notices on the door and see that the lady

bus was our home while the septic and hydro

who always asked how you were doing had passed

was installed and the base for our manufactured

away. It is where you are sure to meet a neighbour

home was built. The moment our new home

and stop to catch up on the news.

was in place I grabbed a bed from storage and moved in. The novelty of being able to reach the cooking stove from your sleeping had worn off very quickly.

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Living in the country isn’t for everyone but those who give it a try, whether for a holiday or permanently, are surprised at how great it is.

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T

he grocery store is another great source of

Our little dog warns us if a ferocious squirrel gets near the

information. The winter after we moved here, we had a

house. If we want to go for a walk, snowshoe or skating,

nasty storm and the hydro went out. After three days, I

we can do it without leaving home. We don’t need a big

was starting to get concerned. Hydro One’s information

box store across the road nor do we need to drive to find

number, usually so accurate, kept giving different days for

entertainment or exercise.

the service to be restored. While I was purchasing some supplies, I wondered aloud about when we would be able to

The trend to migrating to a large city is changing.

turn on the lights again. The clerk told me that everything

more of the population is retiring, they are moving to the

would be fixed by Thursday and, sure enough, it was.

country. Young couples are seeking a safer environment to

As

raise their family. They, like us, will discover a greater level Living in the country isn’t for everyone but those who give

of peace and happiness than they had expected. We will

it a try, whether for a holiday or permanently, are surprised

have been on our rural property east of Burk’s Falls for 10

at how great it is.

years this May and we don’t plan on moving again. We have not only put down roots but the wheels are off the bus and

It isn’t just the friendliness of the people or slower pace of life. Residing in a rural area makes a person feel more at home with themselves and what they are able to accomplish. We make our own maple syrup, cut the wood that keeps us warm and raise chickens that feed us.

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it has taken on its third purpose - as a storage area.

In any case, why would someone want to leave paradise?


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FEATURING

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Marie Bottrell

Roxene and Dalrymple

ALSO APPEARING

SMALL TOWN GIRLS, MERV MULLIGAN, MARIE JOHNSTON, TINA TURLEY THE DUCHARME FAMILY BAND, OLD TRADITION BLUEGRASS, SCOTT INFANTI & THE LOST CHANNEL BAND, RHYME AND REASON

AND BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND BRUCE WAYNE STEWART “ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST”

Come and enjoy the best in Country and Bluegrass music that Ontario has to offer. Vendors on site. Washrooms and showers available. Weekend Pass $85, includes rough camping. Friday $30., Saturday $35., Sunday $20. Kids under 12 “free”. For advance tickets send a cheque for the full amount to: GrayHall Productions c/o Peter Hall, 336 East Waseosa Lake Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J4. Call for early bird specials. Contact: Peter Hall 705 380-0802 Bob Gray 705 571-2384 grayhallproductions@gmail.com


ARTICLE

Romano Marchi

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Windsong Music Festival

Windsong A

MUSIC FESTIVAL

few years ago, some friends asked us to go with

Unique because unlike other music festivals, you won’t

them to see some music close to home. So on a warm,

find food and beverage concessions, giant inflatables

late summer afternoon we all headed up to Powassan,

and big corporate sponsorship. Sometimes described

not sure what to expect, but happy to be on an outing

as “what music festivals like Mariposa used to be like”,

with friends and do something different. On a quiet

Windsong attracts people from throughout Ontario

country road just outside of Powassan, we followed

and beyond as there is really not another venue to

some other vehicles down a driveway to a large yard

see this variety of Canadian talent in such an intimate

where cars were being parked. Doing the same, we

setting.

grabbed our coolers full of snacks and beverages, some folding lawn chairs, and followed the people to

Michael Herman, the festival’s founder and organizer,

where the action was. What we then experienced was

remembers the event’s humble beginnings. Rene’s

like going to your country neighbor’s big back-yard for

Café, at the main intersection in South River, used to

a very casual, laid-back, get together that happens to

be a small, intimate venue where you could see some

feature some of the most talented and accomplished

really good folk and blues artists, plying their trade

Canadian musicians you will find anywhere.

as they made their way across Canada, or more local working musicians. Michael and his wife Fleur where among the regular music aficionados who frequented

This is the Windsong Music Festival, where Juno award winners and emerging artists share the stage at what has become a popular annual event and another truly unique Almaguin experience.

the spot. One night, Jennifer Plumber, a singer-songwriter from North Bay, was the featured performer. Michael remembers being blown-away by her talent and thinking – she’s too good to be playing for twentyfive people. They struck up a conversation between sets and Michael asked her if she would consider playing a back-yard concert, and that was the genesis of Windsong. On a brisk September evening in 2006, Jennifer Plumber played in Michael and Fleur’s backyard for a gathering of friends and family.

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In the early years, you would mostly see a solo

who had relocated to Almaguin, was recruited to be

performer or a duo on the Windsong stage, as that

among what was now a line-up of musicians, coming

was all they had the infrastructure and sound system

from as far as Sudbury and Huntsville. And that is the

for, and as Michael points out, “that was all we could

way it stayed for a couple of years, a back-yard get

afford”. Fast forward to 2015 and the Strumbellas,

together with what Michael calls a “pretentious name”

a 7 piece band takes the stage. They had just won a

as it really was hardly a festival. But it soon grew into

Juno and had been playing all the major festivals in

one, as Michael began to seek out talent from further

Canada that summer. Five months later they would

afield, first Ontario, then across Canada. “This was a

play Jimmy Kimmel Live and reach a whole other level.

passion project on a personal line of credit. If we didn’t

Michael remembers the band exhausting the collection

sell enough tickets, we would have been on the hook.

of board games in the Windsong green room, the

We had made commitments to artists”. But there was

basement of Michael and Fleur’s house. They asked if

never a vision in those early years. “It’s not like we said

there were any other games and Fleur, thinking for a

we want to be the next Mariposa”. The festival evolved

second, said she thinks her son has Settlers of Catan.

year after year.

“Settlers of Catan!” said the band, “we’d love to play

in

The next year, Ron Nigrini, a musician from Toronto

Settlers of Catan”.

“It was falling in love with Canadian music, recognizing that there is a whole world of Canadian music that most people don’t know exists.”

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“Okay”

said Fleur, “but my son might want to

Most of the seating at Windsong is under tents so while

play it with you.” An episode that was “so Windsong

the summer breeze is there, there is protection from

- this band had been playing for 10,000 people, now

sun or rain.

playing for 300 people, playing Settlers of Catan with our son in the basement and joking about it on-stage.”

The Windsong Music Festival falls on the last weekend in August, Friday night and Saturday. Camping is

Windsong has evolved, but it has kept its unique and

available on site for tents, trailers and R.V’s. There

intimate character. People come from places like

are no food or beverage vendors, but there are BBQ’s

Ottawa, and Kingston, where there is no shortage of

provided and you can bring your own refreshments.

music festivals and venues, but the feedback is that

You can buy a ticket for Friday or Saturday, or a

there is nowhere else with such an intimate feel. And

weekend pass. Go to windsongmusicfestival.com for

people talk about it like a favourite fishing-hole, where

line-up and ticket information.

you are very selective in who you let in on the secret. They don’t want it to get too big and loose what is so special about it. But Michael has no intention of letting that happen. He remains committed to his mission to honour and nurture Canadian artists and their music. And making sure the experience for the festival goer is the best it can be.

If you love music and would like to experience some of the best in Canadian talent in a uniquely intimate setting, mark this weekend in your calendar.


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South River Machar Union Public Library Date: Various activities throughout the year. Please visit the website or Facebook page Location: 63 Marie Street, South River Details: For details please contact 705-386-0222

Canoe Race Date: June 9, 2018 Location: Powassan Hydro Pond (at the end of Purdon Line) Details: starts at 10 AM - Register at the Powassan Municipal Office or at the Hydro Pond.

Sportsplex Beerfest Date: June 16th, 2018 - 11 AM to 8 PM Location: Powassan Sportsplex

Free Lecture on Fermented Foods by Trisha Mundell Date: June 20, 2018 at 6 PM Location: Dunchurch United Church Multi-purpose room

Summer Events

Summer Art Show

Date: June 22 – 23, 2018 Location: 250 Clark Street, Powassan Details: Held in conjunction with the Almaguin Arts Council. Friday night is “moonshine tasting” with Copperhead

Annual Kearney Lion’s Lobsterfest Date: June 23, 2018 Location: Kearney Community Centre Details: For details and tickets please contact Kearney Lions at 705-636-7594

Sundridge-Strong Recreation Committee Canada Day Celebration Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018. Start time TBD Location: Village of Sundridge Lion’s Park Details: Parade, Canada Day Cake, Musical Entertainment, Games, Lakeland Bucket Rides, BBQ, Fireworks. For more details contact the Sundridge Village Office at 705-384-5316

South River Lions Club Canada Day Celebrations Date: June 30, 2018 Location: Machar Arena at 1A Lincoln Avenue. Details: For more information visit the South River Village website closer to the date. Contact Ron Bennison – 705-386-2128

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Summer Events Pork Festival - Bikers Battling Cancer

Sprucedale Community Bike Ride

Date: June 30 – July 2, 2018 Location: SSJ Arena & Agricultural Grounds Details: Live music, offsite camping, vendors and daily events. For information – www.bikersbattlingcancer.ca

Date: July 4, 2018 Location: Registration will be at the Sprucedale Community Centre, 31 William Street, Sprucedale Details: Youth Focused cycling event in Sprucedale. Various ride lengths will be featured to suit riders of all ages and skill levels.

South River Machar Summer Day Camp Date: July and August; Mon-Friday; 9:30AM – 3:30PM Location: Hockey Opportunity Camp located on Eagle Lake. Details: Registration at the South River Municipal Office at 63 Marie Street. For more information contact the South River municipal office at 705-386-2573 or visit the village website. www.learnhockey.com/site/south-river-macharday-camp

Powassan Canada Day 2018

Creative Changes Art Show 2018 Date: July 6 - 8, 2018 Location: Kearney Community Centre – 8 Main St., Kearney Details: Showcasing the talents of the Almaguin Highlands, with unique works of arts and crafts. Join us Friday night for a Wine and Cheese social and preview of the show. Visit Saturday and Sunday for the show and sale.

RCMP Musical Ride

Date: July 1, 2018 starting at 6 pm Location: Glendale Park

Burk’s Falls Canada Day Celebrations Date: July 1, 2018 Location: Stan Darling Park (Ontario St.), Burk’s Falls Details: Join the Village of Burk’s Falls in celebrating Canada Day. See www.burksfalls.net for times and details

Magnetawan Canada Day Celebrations Date: July 1, 2018 Location: Downtown Magnetawan Details: For details please contact 705-387-3947

Date: July 7, 2018 Location: Burk’s Falls Fair Grounds – 220 Centre Street, Burk’s Falls Details: Presented in partnership with Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls Agricultural Society. Find them on Facebook for event details.

Almaguin Highlands Players Presents: “Sunset Cruise” Date: July 6 - 7 & 12 - 14, 2018 Location: Highlander Brew Co., South River Details: Please visit Highland Player’s Facebook Page for show times and details.

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Fishing Derby Date: July 8, 2018 Location: Powassan Hydro Pond (at the end of Purdon Line) Details: 8 AM to 12 PM

Annual Spaghetti Dinner Date: July 12, 2018 Location: SSJ Arena, Sundridge Details: For details see: www.strongagriculturalsociety. com/events-and-activities.html

Burk’s Falls & District Historical Society Heritage Day Date: July 14, 2018 Location: Watt Century Farmhouse – 827 Chetwynd Road, Burk’s Falls Details: The History of Sports – Free Family event. Firefighters Obstacle Course and more. Contact/Website – info@burksfallsdistricthistoricalsociety.com

Ahmic Lake Cottage Association Square Dances Date: July 21 & 28 and August 4 & 11, 2018 Location: Magnetawan Community Center (4304 Hwy 520, Magnetawan)

Family Festival - Sprucedale Date: July 28, 2018 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre (31 William St. Sprucedale) Details: Horseshoe Tournament, music, entertainment, BBQ, children’s activities, horse wagon rides

Kearney Regatta Date: August 4-5, 2018 Location: Main St, Kearney Details: Kearney Regatta has been a long-standing tradition for well over 65+ years. This year’s festival includes multiple events with notable activities such as: Saturday: Kids sports Sunday: Steel Drum Band, Dog Show, Parade, Water sports, Church dinner, Fireworks celebration, and more!

Cecebe Waterways Regatta Date: August 4 - 5, 2018 Location: Centennial Park, Magnetawan Details: Enjoy a weekend of great family activities on the water. For full details and schedule please visit: www.cecebewaterways.ca

Sundridge Sunflower Festival Date: August 11, 2018 Location: Village of Sundridge Lion’s Park Details: Almaguin’s biggest summer festival – over 140 vendors, great street entertainment, children’s activities, street dance. For more information, please visit www.sunflower-festival.com

Extreme Bush Race 2018 Date: August 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM Opening Ceremonies 9:30AM Location: Copeman Tree Farm – 66 Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge Details: Push your limits at this extreme 5K mud run! With a 10+ extreme obstacles, you feel the glory of conquering this challenge!

Dunchurch Fall Fair Date: August 17, 2018 5 PM to 10 PM and August 18, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM. Dance at 8 PM

Burks Falls Country Jamboree Date: August 17 – 19, 2018 Location: ARBF Agriculture Society Fair Grounds (220 Centre St, Burk’s Falls) Details: A full weekend of country and bluegrass music. This year featuring Southbound, Marie Bottrell and Elvis Tribute Artist Wayne Stewart & many more. For full line-up and details call 705-382-3138 or Peter 705-789-0250

Burk’s Falls & Area Yard Sale Date: August 18th , 2018 Location: Multiple Locations Details: For a list of sale locations or to add a location call the Burk’s Falls Office at 705-382 3138.

Trout Creek Agriculture Fall Fair Date: August 24 – 26, 2018

Annual Windsong Music Festival Date: August 24 - 25, 2018 For more details visit: www.windsongmusicfestival.com

Emsdale Agricultural Society Fair Date: August 25, 2018 Location: Emsdale Community Park and Community Centre For event details please visit: http://www.emsdaleagriculturalsociety.com


Fall Events

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Magnetawan Fall Fair

Strong Agricultural Fall Fair

Date: August 31 - September 2, 2018 Location: Magnetawan Community Centre 4304 Hwy 520, Magnetawan Details: For full event details please call 705-387-3947

Date: September 14 - 16, 2018 Location: 14 Albert Street N, Sundridge Details: For details visit: the Ontario Association of Agriculture Society Fairs website

Smoke N’ Spurs Festival

Harvest Festival

Date: August 31 to September 2, 2018 Location: Purdon Line, Powassan Details: The SMOKE N’ SPURS FESTIVAL is an outdoor festival with kids activities, exhibits, displays, food, live outdoor concert, truck & tractor pulls, ATV Mud Bog, FMX Trick Riding, Rough camping, plus the Professional rodeo with all of the traditional rodeo events. For full details please visit www.smokenspurs.com

Powassan Agricultural Society Fall Fair

Date: September 14 - 16, 2018 Location: 981 Midlothian Rd, Burk’s Falls Details: The Harvest Festival features a variety of world class performers over four stages. For complete details visit: http://harvestfestival.org

Almaguin Highlands Arts Council Artscape Show & Sale

Date: September 1 - 2, 2018 (Labour Day Weekend) Location: Fairgrounds in Powassan Details: 123rd Fall Fair Admission: $7 per day, $10 weekend pass. Check our website www.powassanfallfair.com or our Facebook page for more details.

Date: September 28 – 30, 2018 Location: Highland Brew Co, 309B Highway 124, South River Details: A diverse and vibrant show of art made possible by the talented people in the Almaguin Highlands. For details and locations. visit: www.almaguinhighlandsartscouncil.com

Lorussopalooza Music Fest

2018 Annual Fall Pumpkin Hunt

Date: September 1 – 3, 2018 Location: 747 Nippissing Rd, Magnetawan Details: Magnetawan’s annual music festival! Enjoy a wide variety of genres including rock, folk, blues and soul. Camping available on site. For full details and lineup visit: http://www.lorussopalooza.com

137th Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls Agricultural Society Fall Fair Date: Sept 2 & 3 2018, Sept 30, 2018 Awards Night Location: Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Memorial Arena (220 Centre St, Burks Falls) Details: Enjoy many family friendly activities including the heavy horse show, horse pull, kids games, inflatables, local music and more! English and Western Light Horse Show is on September 3, 2017. http://www.arbfas.ca

South River Machar Agricultural Society Fall Fair

Date: September 29 and October 6, 2018 (Dates may change, check website for up-to-date information) Location: Copeman Tree Farms, Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge Details: Kids get to pick a pumpkin from the fields, food and drinks included, cookie decorating, bird feeder making, a maze, fall crafts, free raffle, win a big carving pumpkin. 11 am – 3:00 pm For tickets: www.FreshlyCutTrees.wix.com/ CopemanTreeFarms or Facebook.com/OrganicTree

Trout Creek United Church Annual Harvest Supper Date: September 30, 2018 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre Details: TBA

Sprucedale Halloween Haunted Trail

Date: September 7 - 8, 2018 Location: Arena at 1A Lincoln Avenue, South River. Details: For more information visit the Ontario Association of Agriculture Society Ontario Fairs website

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Date: Saturday October 2th, 2018 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre, 31 William Street, Sprucedale. Details: Candy, children’s games, spooky trail.


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Nipissing Kennel Club Annual Dog Show Date: October 5 – 8, 2018 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre (181 Main St W. Trout Creek) Details: For over 60 years people from all over North America have headed north Thanksgiving weekend to attend the Nipissing Kennel Club Dog Show and vie for the top dog. For more info contact Anne McDougall at chieftainboxers@sympatico.ca.

United Church Supper Date: October 6, 2018 Location: Magnetawan Community Center (4304 Hwy 520, Magnetawan)

Quilters Weekend Date: October 12 – 14, 2018 Location: 250 Clark St. Powassan Details: A quilt show, a trunk show, a bed turning, sewing retreat, and a quilter workshop... all in one weekend!

Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Agricultural Society Slo-Pitch Tournament Date: October 23, 2018 Location: Burk’s Falls Fairgrounds (220 Centre St, Burks Falls) Details: To register or find a team, call Dawn @ (705)224 3657 http://www.arbfas.ca

Sweet Honey Harvest Fest Date: October 27, 2018 Location: 250 Clark St., Powassan Details: Join area beekeepers for a day of honey tasting, bee-related activities, and some local honey judging.

Sprucedale Seniors Friendship Clu Christmas Craft Sale Date: October 27, 2018 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre, 31 William Street, Sprucedale

Annual Halloween Party - South River Date: October 31, 2018 Location: 63 Marie Street, South River Details: Hosted by the South River Machar Recreation Committee

Magnetawan Lion’s Club Halloween Party Date: October 31, 2018 Location: Magnetawan Community Centre (4860 Hwy 520, Magnetawan) Details: For details please call (705)382-5895.

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Winter Events

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Almaguin Highlands Players Presents: “Hilda’s Yard”

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Date: November 30, 2018 4pm-8pm and December 1, 2018, 9am-3pm Location: Burk’s Falls, Armour &Ryerson Memorial Arena (220 Centre St, Burk’s Falls) Details: Get your Christmas shopping done early and support local craftspeople and organizations. Call Wilma at (705)382 2022 for more information and to register or visit http://www.arbfas.ca

Burk’s Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: November 1 - 4, 2018 Location: To be announced Details: Please visit the Highland Player’s Facebook page for showtimes and details.

Date: November 30, 2018 @ 6:00PM Location: Stan Darling Park, Ontario St, Burk’s Falls Details: Join us at Stan Darling Park for carols and more!

Annual Christmas In The Village - South River Date: TBA Location: 63 Marie Street, South River Details: Hosted by the South River Machar Recreation Committee.

Trout Creek Sacred Heart CWL Bazaar Date: Saturday November 10, 2018 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre Details: For details please email shjchurch@bellnet.ca.

Burk’s Falls Christmas Parade Date: December 1, 2018 Location: Ontario St, Burk’s Falls Details: For details visit www.facebook.com/cdobar or call 705-382-3138

Christmas Begins in Kearney Date: December 1st, 2018 Location: Main St., Kearney Details: Kearney will be hosting the 2nd Annual Christmas Begins in Kearney Festival on December 1st, 2018. Our celebration begins with activities inside the Kearney Community Centre followed by outdoor activities on Main St. - games, live entertainment, horse wagon rides, etc. The night concludes with the lighting of the official Christmas tree and fireworks. Visit https://townofkearney.ca

Sundridge - Strong Recreation Committee Tree Lighting Ceremony Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 4:45 p.m. Location: SSJ Arena, 14 Albert Street, Sundridge Details: A Parade of Lights will start at 4:45PM and proceed to the SSJ Arena. Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Wagon Rides, Visit Santa in the Heritage House, Entertainment, Refreshments. For more details, call Sundridge Municipal Office @ 705-384-5316

Rememberance Day Services Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 11:00 AM Location: Cenotaphs throughout Almaguin

Christmas Market Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 Location: 250 Clark St., Powassan Details: Your one-stop Christmas shopping day in Powassan.

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Sprucedale Christmas Social

Sprucedale Winter Carnival

Date: December 9, 2018 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre, 31 William Street, Sprucedale Details: Tree decorating, kid’s crafts, hot food and beverages, music, and Santa will be making an appearance

Date: February 15 - 16, 2019 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre 31 William St, Sprucedale Details: Pancake Breakfast, Parade, children and adult games. For details contact 705-685-7901.

Drag At The Mag - Snowmobile Drag Racing

Katrine Winter Carnival

Date: December 14 - 16, 2018 Location: Victory Air Field, Magnetawan Details: Amateur and Pro snow drag races, helicopter rides, vendors and more. Visit www.victoryairfield.ca for more information.

Date: March 1 - 3, 2019 Location: Katrine Community Centre (6 Browns Dr. Katrine) Details: Featuring Bowling at Riverbowl, family dance, kids activities, outdoor games, live entertainment and more. Visit the Katrine Community Centre Facebook page for all details.

New Year’s Eve Celebration Date: December 31, 2018 4 PM to 6 PM Location: Trout Creek Community Centre (181 Main St W. Trout Creek) Details: Free skating, horse drawn sleighs, hot dogs & hot chocolate. Fireworks at 6:15PM.

Burk’s Falls Winterfest Date: January 19 - 20, 2019 Location: Burk’s Falls, Armour and Ryerson Memorial Arena Details: Fun for the family including bowling at Riverbowl, games, live entertainment, wagon rides and more! Find Burk’s Falls Winterfest on Facebook for more details.

South River Lions Winterfest Date: February 2019 Date TBD Location: South River/Machar Arena 1 Lincoln Ave, South River Details: Many activities for all ages over the Winterfest week. For details call Anne at 705-358-2967

Kearney Dogsled Races Date: February 9-10, 2019 Location: Main St., Kearney Details: Ontario’s largest dog sled races come to “Ontario’s biggest little town” on February 9-10, 2019. Join us for two days of winter fun just a couple of hours north of Toronto, in Kearney Ontario. This year promises to be the grandest Dog Sled event as it will be the 25th Annual Dog Sled Races in Kearney. www.kearneydogsledraces.ca

Trout River Winter Carnival Date: February 13 - 17, 2019 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre Details: The annual Trout Creek Carnival will take place Family Day weekend at the Community Centre. Wednesday evening the Trout Creek Lion’s host a $1,000.00 jackpot bingo, Friday sees the beginning of the Men’s and Ladies hockey tournaments running through until Sunday, Saturday the children’s games, as well as the dance (19 yrs and older only) with the pancake breakfast Sunday. Weekend wristbands are $10.00 each, $5 for a single day, ages 12 and under are free. For more details contact the municipal office.

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Spring Events

Local Food Fest Date: Saturday April 13, 2019 Location: 250 Clark St., Powassan Details: A day of expert speakers and workshops. Seed exchange. Great vendors too.

Sprucedale Easter Party Date: Saturday April 14, 2019 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre (31 William St, Sprucedale), Details: Join us for an Easter celebration

Easter Egg Hunt Date: Saturday April 20th, 2019 Location: 250 Clark St., Powassan Details: Advance sign up required. Call 705.724.2813

8th Annual A.R.B.F. Agricultural Society Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament Date: April 20 - 21, 2019 Location: Burk’s Falls Fairgrounds 220 Centre St, Burk’s Falls Details: To register your team, call Dawn at 705-224 3657. For details see: www.arbfas.ca

2019 Annual Easter Egg Hunt Date: Easter Weekend Location: Copeman Tree Farms, Bloomfield Rd Sundridge Details: *Tickets go on sale in January and sell out fast! 8000 Easter eggs (4000 on each day) filled with chocolate, candy, and toys! A maze, egg decorating, cookie decorating, free raffle, food and drinks included, goodie bag for the kids, special character guests, real bunnies, and more! For tickets: www. FreshlyCutTrees.wix.com/CopemanTreeFarms or Facebook. com/OrganicTree

Shooters Rendezvous 25th Annual Gun Show and Exhibition Date: April 27, 2019 (Date subject to change) Location: SSJ Arena, 14 Albert St. Sundridge Details: Challenge your PAL. Bring your licence and come out to buy. Over 100 vendors. Air gun and Archery ranges on site. For details visit www.eaglelakegunclub.ca/

10th Annual A.R.B.F. Agricultural Society Ball Hockey Tournament Date: 2019 Dates to be Announced Location: Burk’s Falls, Armour and Ryerson Memorial Arena (220 Centre St, Burks Falls) Details: To register your team call Dawn at 705- 224-3657. For details see: www.arbfas.ca

Maple Syrup Festival Date: April 2019 Dates Unconfirmed Location: Main Street, Powassan Details: Pancake Breakfasts, Kidz Zone, Lumberjack Show, Craft, Food and Maple Vendors on Main Street and in the Sportsplex, Live Music, Scotttish Heavy, shuttle bus to Matthews Sugar Bush and offsite parking and much more. Visit: www.powassansyrupfestival.ca and Facebook PowassanMapleSyrupFestival


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Dave Gray, Community Economic Development Officer

Burk’s Falls and Area Community Economic Development PHOTOGRAPHY

Villages of Almaguin & Local Photographers

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n less than 150 years, the Almaguin Highlands

It seems however that change, the only real

Region has witnessed a great deal of change. It

constant in life, has a way of presenting new

is hard to imagine what the first settlers must

challenges as time edges forward. In some

have encountered in the late 19th century as they

cases, once-booming industries and commercial

made their way through the rugged Canadian

enterprises have lapsed, but with this comes

wilderness in search of a new future. To many

opportunity. While the way forward may seem

of these settlers, the 1867 Free Land Grant Act

daunting, the communities in the region are

promised prosperity through hard work and

once again preparing to re-ignite the unrelenting

perseverance – which many likely discovered was

perseverance and collaborative spirit that shaped

a gross understatement. The Villages of Almaguin

our identity.

were established to connect the rural northern Ontario frontier with the more developed towns

These

and cities south of Lake Simcoe and to the west

Almaguin Region; in fact, they are shared by

on Georgian Bay. Further, they were founded out

many rural regions throughout Canada.

of the necessity to work together to survive the

result, both federal and provincial government

challenging conditions and to access the support

organizations have focused efforts on equipping

needed to ensure their sustained growth and the

these communities with the tools they need

growth of their neighboring townships.

to begin to address the concerns within their

challenges

local economies.

are

not

unique

to

the As a

Towns and townships alike

Since then, the unique communities that make

throughout the Almaguin region have been

up the Villages of Almaguin have inevitably

investing in these tools along side senior levels of

encountered a great deal of transformation and

government as a means of paving their way to a

change, both rewarding and challenging.

prosperous future.

The

growth of each individual village was sustained for over a century by the steadfast efforts of local

Almost 20 years have passed since the notion of

industries, farms and governments.

a fully-regional economic development initiative was first considered. The result was the creation of the first regional economic development strategic plan and comprehensive look at the

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economic situation of the region. Since then, many economic development initiatives have attempted to implement pieces of the original plan under the guidance of organizations representing individual

communities

communities and business.

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otably, the success of each organization was

directly related to both the scale of collaborative partnerships that were formed and the scale of investment that was made. As partnerships continue to grow and develop and educated investments are made, new doors continue to open.

Fast forward to 2018. Almost all 14 municipalities in the Almaguin Highlands are actively investing in economic development organizations and efforts with help from

This momentum is not slowing down. Partners from across the region have shown favour for the concept of developing a single, unified, economic development organization to align the efforts of all municipalities, businesses, and past economic development organizations.

senior levels of government. Strong partnerships have

Both the Central Almaguin Economic Development

also been formed with the region’s diverse business

Association and the Burk’s Falls and Area Community

community through the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of

Economic Development Committee are actively working

Commerce (AHCC); an active investor in the future of the

with neighboring partners to address our shared

region’s economy.

challenges. These shared goals include activities that are targeted towards ensuring investment readiness, actively

With each successful partnership comes a greater

marketing regional features and benefits, supporting

realization of the value in working together to achieve

local businesses and ensuring positive community

collective prosperity.

development.

Additionally, these partnerships

are strengthening the relationships both within the region, and with the surrounding neighbors.

While the economic landscape in the Almaguin Highlands has changed drastically since the early settlement days, the concepts of hard work and perseverance still define its citizens. We look forward to what the future brings and will welcome it as many villages with one voice.


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Photos Courtesy of Explorers Edge

TRAILSIDE, LAKESIDE, FIRESIDE...

For Burk’s Falls and Area tourism information contact: Dave Gray Community Economic Development Officer (705) 571-1564 cedo@burksfalls.ca Townships of Perry, McMurrich Monteith, Armour, Ryerson, Municipality of Magnetawan, and the Village of Burk’s Falls.


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Robin Gibson The Veggie Stand/Algonquin Fine Foods

the Veggie Sta and Algonquin Fine

PHOTOGRAPHY

AN ENTREPRENEUR'S STORY The first thing you notice when you walk into The

You can tell that Aileen and Mike are proud of

Veggie Stand in Magnetawan or Algonquin Fine

their business, but you can also sense their love

Foods in Burk’s Falls is the friendly atmosphere

for the Almaguin Highlands. Aileen was born and

that greets you. Aileen Ireland and her husband

raised on a farm here. In fact, she was delivered

Mike aren’t just offering goods for sale, they

by the local doctor in the Burk’s Falls medical

supply a unique and engaging environment,

centre, back when it was a small hospital. Her

inspired by their passion for delivering great

family moved away to the Bradford area when

customer service. They also believe in providing

she was five, but Aileen returned often and has

a marketplace for local producers. Aileen proudly

always had a strong connection to the Highlands,

states that “I like to tell the story behind my

so she and Mike moved back on a full-time basis

products because many of them are produced

in 2006, with a plan to retire. That plan was short

locally.”

lived. They turned their cottage into a home, doing all of the renovations themselves.

Aileen also carries items that are hard to find in the area, or that include ingredients you

They also made the decision to go “off grid,”

can’t get in many packaged foods. She focuses

using solar energy as their main source of power.

on carrying fresh foods that aren’t overly

Aileen’s love of horses has roots in her early

processed, like organic and wild fish and grass-

farm life, where her older brothers and sisters

fed beef. She recognizes that people are looking

would often find her in the barn, climbing aboard

for more choice and she sees the importance of

the family horse. She continues to pursue her

providing alternatives that answer many dietary

passion on her current farm, along with her

restrictions, such as vegan cheese, or gluten free

daughters and grand-daughter. Aileen embraces

products.

the lifestyle she believes inspires many who live here.

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“I think it’s the beauty and the quiet that brings people here and why they stay, but we also like the independence off-grid living offers, and we can enjoy that here.” The couple are true entrepreneurs. When they first arrived in the area, Aileen was working in a convenience store in Magnetawan. She soon recognized a customer demand for fresh produce that wasn’t being met.

The shed became The Veggie Stand and was their first store. After years of networking and making connections with local producers, they now also offer fresh local produce from farmers who find ways to extend the area’s shorter growing season, with green houses and methods such as hydroponic farming. Demand for unique products and local flavour has grown, as more and more people are looking for better food choices. To meet this demand, Aileen and Mike now have two stores; The Veggie Stand, located

She saw an opportunity and grabbed it. Her employer, Dave Metcalf, offered Aileen a 5’ x 7’ shed adjacent to his store to set up in, and before long she and Mike were travelling back to suppliers they knew in Bradford to buy fresh produce they couldn’t find locally. “We would pull in to the store with a load in the back of the pick-up, and before we could unpack the boxes people would appear, ready to buy the vegetables right out of the back of the truck. We would have our calculator out on the drive home, so we would know what to charge for the customers who couldn’t wait for us to set up shop.”

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across from the recreation centre in Magnetawan and Algonquin Fine Foods, located by the bridge in Burk’s Falls. The Veggie Stand is open from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving. In order to serve a long-standing tradition of cottagers who boat in to buy their groceries, the couple decided to locate right in the village, within walking distance of the docks.


“We know the families we serve, and we love to hear their stories. We see several generations of customers and we try to go above and beyond to meet their needs.” “If we don’t have what they’re looking for, we are happy to order it in, and we’ll deliver it right to their boat if need be.” Aileen and Mike opened their second store, Algonquin Fine Foods, to serve the local community all year round. Located right beside the bridge in Burk’s Falls, it offers easy access off Highway 11. If you need to stock up on groceries, or if you’re looking for something special for your weekend menu, you can find both at The Veggie Stand

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Robert Edmonstone, Missing Link Adventure Tours Almaguin In Motion

Rouleur Grab a bike

and take a

around the Almaguin Highlands

In cycling, it is easy to get caught up in classifications.

(AIM), a gaggle of social riders and cycling advocates

“What kind of rider are you?” could be in reference to your

that have rides a few times a week, typically Tuesday and

preferred mode, such as road or off-road, or to your riding

Thursday, and which rotate starting points among the

style, which can be based on your physiological disposition,

various villages, covering numerous routes in a season

for example a climber or sprinter. The term “rouleur” is

(look for group and ride information on Facebook). The

often used to describe a well-rounded road cyclist, capable

region also plays host to numerous cycling events, such as

in a variety of situations, and for me this term is fitting for

the Discovery Routes Sprucedale Community Bike Ride,

the Almaguin Highlands due to the variety of terrain and

held in early July.

road surfaces it has to offer. A brief thought during this time of discussion of From any of the Villages of Almaguin you can discover a

reconciliation. I find that preparation for a challenging bike

meandering Highway or challenge a punchy gravel road.

ride is often improved through knowledge and respect for

Take on a portion or the full rolling Almaguin Triangle (find

the environment and history of the route, which may be

it on ridewithgps.com) in any direction connecting Burk’s

gained from wisdom shared by experienced riders.

Falls, Sundridge and Magnetawan, or the twisty Hwy 518 through Sprucedale to Orrville and Parry Sound, with a

And that the physical and mental effort of your challenge is

butter tart stop at the Orrville Café, of course.

made easier in the community of a group ride. Something to consider as you take in evidence of success and failure

An indication of the growing popularity of cycling in

along local settlement routes, which traverse land used by

Almaguin is the growth of the group Almaguin In Motion

Indigenous peoples today and centuries before.

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An indication of the growing popularity of cycling in Almaguin is the growth of the group Almaguin In Motion (AIM), a gaggle of social riders and cycling advocates that have rides a few times a week.

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While the region is full of ride options for all types of riders, in the theme of this publication, perhaps you like a bit of history with your ride and are up for an extra dash of adventure? (This one comes in a few sizes). The Old Nipissing Colonization Road traces the route used

Large (gravel) – If you have a mountain bike or gravel road

by European settlers in the late 1800s, from stepping off a

bike you can explore north of Magnetawan, following the

steamship in Rosseau and into the “Canadian Wilderness”,

Great Trail – Trans Canada Trail, checking out the historic

and starting the trek towards Lake Nipissing with hope

plaques and imagining what life may have been like for

of a better life. A significant portion of the Old Nipissing

settlers as you head towards the ghost town of Bummer’s

Colonization Road is part of The Great Trail – Trans Canada

Roost (Mecunoma) (18km one-way).

Trail, which bisects Almaguin.

Extra Large – Experienced recreational cyclists (gravel On this route it is possible to continue to Commanda

road or mountain) and avid bikepackers may enjoy a

and onward to points north. Following are some options

longer excursion from just south of Hwy 518, starting

incorporating various portions of the Old Nipissing

in the ghost town of Seguin Falls (which also intersects

Colonization Road and the Great Trail – Trans Canada Trail.

with the Park2Park trail) and riding north to Magnetawan (32km one-way). You will look forward to a quick stop

Medium (paved) – If you wish to stay on paved roads, start

to refuel (baked goods) at the Cornball Store (call to

in Magnetawan and head South (marked as Trans Canada

check hours) in Port Anson before a series of hills as you

Trail) towards Port Anson on an out-and-back ride (18km

approach Magnetawan, where there are multiple options

total). With this ride there is also the option of taking in

for grabbing a snack or meal. Recalling that this route lead

the Ahmic Lake loop, which has “bike route” signage

settlers west, when the legs start to tire and you are wishing

(40km total). Take the first right after the Cornball Store

that your bike was just a bit lighter, ponder carrying a cook

and follow Ahmic Lake road, which will lead you back to

stove, food and all your worldly possessions towards an

Magnetawan via Hwy 124.

uncertain future; there is no drafting during migration!

These are just a few examples of the diverse ride options available to you in the region. Tap into your inner Rouleur and take on a two-wheeled adventure in the Almaguin Highlands.

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Groovy Glass Beads! Almaguin-made Souvenirs & Jewelry

At the (only) Lights in South River

102 Ottawa Ave., (705) 386-9463 Open Tues.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4 Est. 1998


PARKS &Trails ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Algonquin Provincial Park

Checkerboard Park

(Back Country) Location 1: Rain Lake Access Point (#4) Rain Lake Rd, Kearney Permits & Maps @ Kearney Community Centre. Location 2: Kawawaymog (Round) Lake, Chemical Rd, South River. Access Point Office on site for Permits. Algonquin, the first provincial park in Ontario, protects a variety of natural, cultural, and recreational features. As one of the largest provincial parks, Algonquin is diverse and offers something for nearly everyone. The Almaguin Highlands offers access to the ‘back country’ of Algonquin Park. These access points cater to the more experienced outdoor adventurists. For park conditions, maps and other information, please visit www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/camping/

Location: Lakeshore Dr/Pevensy Rd, Sundridge Checkerboard Park is a great spot to start your day on Lake Bernard whether you’re swimming, windsurfing or just relaxing! Complete with a sandy beach, picnic areas and washrooms.

Big Doe Lake Public Beach and Park

Doe Lake Municipal Park (Armour)

Location: 1686 Peggs Mountain Rd, Ryerson Township Situated on the North-West Shore of Big Doe Lake. Complete with picnic area, bathroom stalls and gravel boat launch.

Location: 1014 Ferguson Rd, Katrine Have a perfect family day on Doe Lake! Complete with a paved boat launch, public beach, washroom building equipped with a wheelchair ramp, beach volleyball area, basketball pad and net, swings, and playground equipment.

Brook’s Falls Park Location: 690 Deer Lake Rd, Emsdale Brook’s Falls is a great place to escape into nature. Sit and relax by the falls, tour the grounds and don’t forget to bring your picnic lunch! Brook’s Falls is an area favourite for visitors and sure to give a great outdoors experience for all ages!

Burk’s Falls Community Park & Playground Location: Houston St. (Behind Health Centre), Burk’s Falls A great spot for the kids to have fun complete with a playground, shaded picnic area, portable bathroom and badminton net.

Burk’s Falls Skateboard Park Location: Burk’s Falls Fairgrounds 220 Centre St, Burk’s Falls Offering a variety of features for BMX and skateboarding on a paved surface. Please note that all safety equipment must be worn as this is an unsupervised area.

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Doe Lake Park (McMurrich/Monteith) Location: On Birch Crt off Almaguin Dr, Sprucedale This location offer all of the amenities needed for a great day on the lake. Go for a swim on the sandy beach, or have a picnic. Washrooms are available on site. Launch your boat at the nearby boat launch located at 157 Almaguin Drive.

Emsdale Community Park Location: 29 Joseph St, Emsdale The Emsdale Community Park offers a playground area, baseball diamond and ice rink. Located beside the public library and community centre, the park is a great choice for a relaxing day outside.

High Rock Lookout Park & Trails Location: 843 High Rock Rd, Sundridge Be sure to visit High Rock Lookout Park for one of the most spectacular overviews of Lake Bernard; tour the adjacent walking trail to enjoy the lake and grounds. Also features a covered picnic area, open picnic areas and benches.

Kearney Ball Diamond Location: 53 Park Rd, Kearney Amenities: Baseball Diamond and parking area Description: Baseball diamond and additional parking for Snowmobiles/ATVs in season.


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Magnetawan Public Beach and Park Location: HWY 520, Magnetawan Dock your boat at the Magnetawan Government docks or drive to this beautiful beach on the shore of Lake Cecebe. Offers a playground and public washrooms. Also features a paved boat launch at the docks and access to Ahmic Lake via the Magnetawan Locks.

Mikisew Provincial Park Location: 301 Park Rd South, South River Mikisew is the perfect family camping destination. The park offers private sunny campsites in two campgrounds, near the shores of Eagle Lake. Tent, trailer and RV campsites are available with or without electricity, on a good variety of campsites, in both campgrounds. The Park is open from May to September annually. For a list of all amenities, please visit www.ontarioparks.com/park/mikisew or call 705-386-7762.

Powassan Memorial Park Location: Corner of Main St. & Memorial Park Dr., East Need a place to have a friendly gathering? We have beautiful flower gardens created by the Horticultural Society. On the warm days there are shady areas with benches for you to relax. Planning to have some entertainment at the gathering? Well, why not reserve the gazebo for free! It comes with lighting and hydro. Please contact the Municipal Office for booking information.

Rainy Lake Beach and Park Location: 636 Old Rainy Lake Rd, Burk’s Falls A great location for a day in the sun on Rainy (Bartlett) Lake. Offers a picnic area, washroom and beach. Sand and gravel boat launch available with free parking.

Richard Thomas Memorial Park Location: On Birch Crt off Almaguin Dr, Sprucedale This location offer all of the amenities needed for a great day on the lake. Go for a swim on the sandy beach, or have a picnic. Washrooms are available on site. Launch your boat at the nearby boat launch located at 157 Almaguin Drive.

Novar Community Park Location: 54 McCrandle St, Novar Visit our brand new children’s playground! While the kids are playing, take a walk around the community gardens. Also features an ice rink in the winter.

Pickerel Lake Park Location: 180 Kent Rd, Armour Township Offers public access to Pickerel Lake via a natural, sand and gravel boat launch and beach. Picnic area and public washroom are on site. Pickerel Lake Park is perfect for a day trip and picnic away from the crowds.

South Himsworth Park Location: 1014 Ferguson Rd, Katrine Have a perfect family day on Doe Lake! Complete with a paved boat launch, public beach, washroom building equipped with a wheelchair ramp, beach volleyball area, basketball pad and net, swings, and playground equipment.

Sundridge Lion’s Park and Splash Pad Location: Houston St. (Behind Health Centre), Burk’s Falls A great spot for the kids to have fun complete with a playground, shaded picnic area, portable bathroom and badminton net.

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Location: Behind the Powassan Sportsplex 433 Main St, Powassan This park is a perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. Offers beautiful flower gardens created by the Powassan Horticultural Society. Benches and gazebo available.

Location: 843 High Rock Rd, Sundridge Be sure to visit High Rock Lookout Park for one of the most spectacular overviews of Lake Bernard; tour the adjacent walking trail to enjoy the lake and grounds. Also features a covered picnic area, open picnic areas and benches.

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Burk’s Falls Heritage River Walk Location: Burk’s Falls Information Center Ryerson Cres. Burk’s Falls The Heritage River Walk stretches from the footbridge below the dam to the racetrack at the arena grounds. With the Magnetawan River on one side, and lush forest on the other, it is the perfect place for walking, picnicking, and sightseeing.

Ebertson School Trail Location: 3033 Hwy 518 E or 674 Stoneway Rd, Kearney Amenities: Multi-use trail Description: Rocky trail following abandon sideroad, offering a glimpse into the past

Highland Trails: The Pines Location: End of Catherine Ave, Powassan The Pines, including some of the favourite trails in this area, lead up to Powassan Mountain, one of this town’s great natural attractions. A hike to the top of the mountain offers visitors a spectacular view of the surrounding highlands.  A trip along the many back country roads in this area will lead you to discover antique treasures, artists, and craft studios.

Forgotten Trails Location: Multiple Locations The Forgotten Trails Association creates, maintains and promotes safe and ecologically sustainable trails of natural or historical significance in the South River area. These fourseason back-country trails are managed for the purpose of nonmotorized recreational trail activities. The trails are managed by volunteers and promoted through local resource-based ecotourism initiatives. Visit www.discoveryroutes.ca for complete trail listing and trail head locations. You can find the Forgotten Trails Association on Facebook.

Lake Bernard Trail Locations: Lakeshore Dr, South Bernard Lake Rd, High Rock Dr, Sundridge Experience natural beauty on the Lake Bernard Trail. This biking trail is comprised of rural road sections and offers a moderate to challenging ride. Some sections are paved where others are gravel.

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Magnetawan Municipal Trails Location: Biddy St (at the Locks), Magnetawan There are so many sights to see on this short, 3km hiking trail. View sections of Ahmic Lake and Lake Cecebe as they are connected by the Mighty Magnetawan River. The trails connect the Magnetawan Community Park, Village Locks and Historic Downtown Magnetawan.

Park to Park Trail Location: Access off of 1695 Emsdale Rd, Emsdale The Park to Park Trail stretches from Algonquin Provincial Park to Killbear Provincial Park. This trail system has a total distance of over 230km and welcomes both motorized and non-motorized travel. This trail is a four season trail offering access to snowmobiles in the winter.

The Pines Trail Location: 62 Big Bend Ave, Powassan Formerly known as the Highland Trail, The Pines is a series of interlocking loops, spanning 4.26km in the Town of Powassan. Starting to the side of the Eastholme Retirement home, the trail winds through a red pine forest that was planted in the 1930s. Interpretative stations are located at various points along the trail which detail the ecology and history of the area. Maintained by the Municipality of Powassan, The Pines is owned by a cooperative of private landowners.

Seguin Recreational Trail (Trans Canada) Location: Perry Township, McMurrich/Monteith Township Enjoy walking/hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling. Motorized vehicles are permitted on the trail. Visit www.tctrail.ca to map your route!

Sprucedale Recreational Trail Location: 31 William St, Sprucedale The trail is approximately 2km and begins on a boardwalk that stretches across a solitary beaver pond and then proceeds into a forest where you will come across broad maples and high ridges. You may encounter deer, moose or beaver and all around you, there will be signs of their activity.


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Off the Mat Off the Yoga Mat & Into the Highlands

It doesn’t take much convincing to bring yoga mats outdoors and lay them out under a canopy of trees. Listening to the birdsong and busy buzzing of insects, the clean smells of flora and fauna are almost heady in their effects. Some days you can smell the iron in the wet earth after a rain, or feel the warmth of the sun, the caress of a gentle breeze, and listen to the sound of rustling leaves. Over the past several years I have brought the experience of yoga and wellness sessions out into nature, teaching about the connection to nature’s rhythms and cycles. Classes and workshops have found their way into parks, next to water’s edges, into snowshoes and snowsuits, out on the deck, the dock and the patio, under stars in the night sky, and alongside the beautiful hiking and walking trails of the Almaguin Highlands.

You can feel the beauty of this region throughout your senses.

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You can feel the beauty of this region throughout

Healthy edible ‘weeds’ can be added to salads, soups,

your senses. And when you quiet the mind, you can

smoothies and other dishes in surprisingly delicious

connect to your environment, to the plants you eat

and healthy ways. But be sure to know what you are

and the air you breathe. This can deeply improve

picking before eating from the wild!

your state of health and wellness. Nature can have profound healing qualities.

There are many edible plants that thrive naturally in our fields, marshes, trails and even our backyards

No wonder visitors have frequented this area for

here. Dandelion, Plantain, and Clover are among

so many years. You can truly experience the beauty

some of the species that grow in abundance giving

of nature here and ‘letting go of stress’ can have an

back dense nutrients to our bodies when eaten in

empowering effect on the immune system to boost

season. Cedar trees are often nibbled on by the deer

wellness and longevity. It creates a deep sense of

of our region for their rich content of vitamins and

wellbeing. The beautiful rock of the Canadian Shield,

nutrients, and a cedar leaf “tea” can be very nurturing

the wonderfully diverse forests, the rivers, lakes and

to the human body too.

waters of this region have a healing power all their own.

There are many ways to connect with nature and tap into the healing qualities of the Almaguin Highlands.

The low mountains and hilly ranges for which the

Some examples include; ‘forest bathing’ walks, picnics

Almaguin Highlands were named, lend themselves

by the lake, and yoga stretches during a hike along the

to hiking trails and explorations that surprise us with

trail. Or waking up with the sunrise and listening to

profound and beautiful vistas. Whether biking, hiking,

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doing outdoor yoga, or paddling a canoe, you are

grassy meadow to take in the expansiveness of a vast

sure to notice the grandeur of the hills, the beautiful

blue sky, or resting near a babbling brook with your

waters, and the wide variety of tree species here.

favourite book can all be amazing ways to unwind from the busyness of our lives.

As part of my Yoga Health Coaching series, I have begun leading wild foraging hikes with my members, offering direction on how to use some of the edible plant species in our region.

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nother way to bring yoga off your mat and into the

outdoors is the practice of sitting in silence while taking in the energy of the sunrise each morning. Imagine beginning the morning with the sunrise across the lake, sitting quietly before the world begins to bustle all around you. Take a few slow and gentle breaths. Picture the peaceful, gentle light rising from below the horizon and wrapping a soft glow upon the meadows and forests, slipping down into the valleys and lighting the tops of the trees on the distant hills. The master yogis and monks called this time in the early morning, Brahma Muhurta, the sacred time before the dawn. There is an energy of peacefulness that happens during this time of day that does not happen at any other time. Even on those days when the sky is overcast, and the sunrise hidden by clouds, we can still observe this gentle quiet in powerful ways. Bring the memory of these moments into your day to experience the healing effects of them by reflecting on your time in the Almaguin Highlands whenever you need a mental break or pause in your day. Enjoy!

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Imagine beginning the morning with the sunrise across the lake, sitting quietly before the world begins to bustle all around you.


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Access: Catherine Avenue (Behind Eastholme), Powassan The trail is a series of loops that wind through a red pine plantation to the top of the Powassan Mountain offering a spectacular view of the surrounding highlands. Trails # 2 through 8 are developed and maintained by the Forgotten Trails Association. The association promotes safe and ecologically sustainable trails of natural or historical significance in the South River area. The fourseason back-country trails are managed by volunteers for the purpose of non-motorized recreational trail activities.

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This rugged back-country trail passes through stands of hardwood, a pine plantation and wetland areas.

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One-A-Day Trail - 1 km (hike, mountain bike) Access: Chemical Road, Laurier Township A comfortable walking trail which terminates at the picturesque One-A-Day Lake.

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Tom Thomson Portage Trail - 2 km to Mary Jane

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Laurier Fire Tower Trail - 2 km (hike, snowshoe)

Moose Mountain Trail - 2 km loop (hike,

snowshoe) Access: Unnamed Forest Access Road, Laurier Township This beautiful trail offers hikers several beautiful views along the way. While it isn’t really a ‘mountain’ in the true sense of the word, hikers should be prepared for a moderately challenging climb.

Loxton Beaver Trail - 8.5 km loop (hike, snowshoe, mountain bike) Access: Chemical Road, Laurier Township

Lake (hike) Access: Chemical Road, Laurier Township This trail is part of the historic portage route used by Tom Thomson, Group of Seven Painter to access South River from his beloved Algonquin Park.

Access: Unnamed Forest Access Road,Laurier Township The trail wanders through a majestic hardwood forest and offers a breathtaking lookout over the Almaguin Highlands.


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Muskoka Trail - 2 km (hike, snowshoe)

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Magnetawan Municipal Trail - 1.2 km loop (hike, snowshoe) Access: 4195 Highway 520, Magnetawan The footpath crosses the provincial lift locks over the Magnetawan River and leads to a small island chain that stretches across the water.

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Heritage River Walk - 1.4 km (hike) Access: 170 Ryerson Cres, Burk’s Falls With the Magnetawan River on one side and forest on the other, the trail is the perfect place for walking, picnicking and sightseeing.

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Ebertson School/Bare Rock/Stone Fence Trail - 6.3 km (hike, ATV, snowmobile, mountain bike)

Access: Old Muskoka Road, South River The Muskoka Trail follows along part of the original Muskoka Road abandoned when other roads, which were easier to travel, were built in Machar Township.

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Old Nipissing Road - 90 km (hike, mountain bike, horse, ATV) Access: Various (Seguin Falls to Commanda) This historic colonization road nicknamed ‘Ontario’s Ghost Road’ is part of the Trans Canada Trail. While the north end and mid-section around the community of Magnetawan continue to be used and maintained as a travelled road, the north end of the road is slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Access: Multiple access points including Highway 518, Stoeger’s Road, Kearney This series of interconnected trails offers glimpses of a farming community circa 1890 as you pass through a variety of woodland terrain.

Almaguin Community Ski & Hiking Trails

(hike, ski) Access: Behind Almaguin High School, 21 Mountain View Road, South River These trails are open to the public for hiking yearround and groomed by volunteers for cross-country skiing in the winter.

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White’s Farm Trails - 1 km (hiking, biking) Access: 190 Main Street, Kearney Easy, meandering trails through former farm fields. Stream/wetland area, benches to rest on, gravel surface trail. Includes access to Animosh Trail and Horseshoe Trail (via Patton’s Rd.)

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Horseshoe Trail - 0.6 km (hike, mountain bike, snowshoe, dog sled) Access: Patton Road, Kearney This Trail was created by the Kearney Dog Sled Committee. The moderate trail climbs up and along a ridge above Sucker Creek.

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Sprucedale Recreational Trail - 2 km (hike, ski,

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Seguin Trail/Park-To-Park Trail - 60 km (hike, bike, snowmobile, ATV, mountain bike) Access: Various (Emsdale to Parry Sound) The Seguin Trail is managed by the Park-to-Park Association with sections designated as part of the Trans Canada Trail. This former rail corridor is popular

10 Nesbitt Trail - 2.5 km (hike, snowshoe) Access: Clear Lake Road, Ardbeg The landscape around the trail is characteristic of Georgian Bay ecology with expansive bedrock ridges and significant wildlife habitat features.

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Whitestone Lake Recreational Trail - 2.9 km

(hike, mountain bike, snowshoe) Access: North Meadow Cove Road, Dunchurch The trail weaves through a diverse mixed forest with towering hemlock and oak trees.

Corneila Levering Braodmeadows Trail

- 3 km loop (hike, ski, snowshoe) Access: Golf Course Road, Magnetawan This trail is located at the Ahmic Lake Golf Course and Broadmeadows Wildlife Area.

snowshoe) Access: 31 William Street, Sprucedale The trail begins on a boardwalk that stretches across a solitary beaver pond and then proceeds into a forest where you will come across broad maples and high ridges.

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Celebrating 97 Years in the Almaguin Highlands! Since 1922, Glen Bernard Camp has welcomed thousands of girls to learn and appreciate the natural world. At camp, we “Live Lightly� which encompasses both our commitment to care for the earth and integral to camp, the atmosphere of fun!

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The South River - Trout Creek to Powassan - With only two short portages around hydro dams, this route offers a comfortable day’s paddle.

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The South River - Algonquin Park to South River – One of Ontario’s lost canoe routes, the River Run offers a scenic day paddle.

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Every small town has an empty building, and Powassan is

Council’s vision for the community hub included moving the

no exception. The Council of the Municipality of Powassan

municipal offices to the new building and providing space

made the bold step of purchasing the long-retired Powassan

for some community groups- the Food Bank and an Adult

Public School, and are in the process of reinventing the

Education Centre. As well, it’s plan included making the

building, transforming it into a community hub for the area.

existing fitness centre, a gymnasium, kitchen facilities, and meeting rooms available for community use.

Powassan is a small community, situated at a bend in the South River, and within commuting distance of North Bay.

The Fitness Centre was upgraded and opened in June

It’s a farming community, with deep family roots in the area.

2017. Many people attended the official open house, and

Over the years, the municipality has grown and become

hundreds signed up for an introductory offer plan. Members

well-known for it’s abundance of recreational activities- two

received a key fob that gives them 24-hour access to the

arenas, two ball diamonds, several parks and playgrounds,

Fitness Centre along with the opportunity of a free class

a soccer field, tennis courts, a curling rink, and an outdoor

with a personal trainer. New members continue to sign up

pool.

weekly for the Fitness Centre and the overall response has been entirely positive. It’s fascinating to see people of all

There’s also canoe routes and hiking trails, and an annual

ages and abilities in the Powassan area using the Fitness

canoe race and a fishing derby. In the summer, there’s a

Centre, and many have a personal trainer as well!

sports camp for children, not surprisingly called “GAP” – Get Active Powassan, that has gained momentum over the years since its inception.

The momentum of 250 Clark has had ripple effects on the community... Grandmas are taking Zumba classes and seniors are doing kickboxing! 250 Clark has become a very popular topic of conversation. In September 2017, the gymnasium and meeting rooms became operational, and traffic at 250 Clark began to increase dramatically. Seniors’ programming moved to 250 Clark and twice-weekly sessions of afternoon cards were joined by t’ai chi, fitness classes, and line dancing for seniors. As well, non-profit community groups took advantage of the free meeting rooms- Al-Anon, Scouts, Cubs, and Beavers, Employment North, Powassan Padulas rug hookers, and homeschoolers have all carved out a space for themselves at 250 Clark. Fitness classes of many varieties started up, including Zumba®, yoga, dance classes –both ballroom and hip hop, and kickboxing. Opportunities for free drop-in activities were organized- volleyball, badminton, toddler time, and afterschool supervised gym time for kids. Instead of hibernation, we’ve seen lots of traffic at 250 Clark this past winter.

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It is definitely the “Heart of Good Living.”

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pecial programming developed- meditation classes, a

Families and community groups are renting the meeting

beekeeping meeting, quilting classes, Alzheimer education

rooms for various events. Family schedules are re-arranged

night, art classes, and two musical jam sessions. There’s

so that kids can go to the Drop-In Gym, while the parents

been workshops on cake decorating, flower arranging,

spend time at the Fitness Centre. Grandmas are taking

coping with grief, photography, CPR, several babysitting

Zumba classes and seniors are doing kickboxing! 250 Clark

courses, and plenty of gardening workshops. On holidays,

has become a very popular topic of conversation.

there’s special family and kid-centered programming. The Municipality of Powassan has put significant effort and Stand-alone special events such as the Women’s Wellness

energy into both “building an active community,” as Mayor

Fair and a Christmas Market have attracted attendees from

Peter McIsaac likes to say, and to creating a community

afar. Other planned events include: The Local Food Fest on

which provides both its residents and visitors alike with

May 5th, the Great Canadian Indoor Garage Sale on May 19,

a multitude of recreational and social opportunities. It is

a Summer Art Show and Sale on June 22 and 23, a quilting

definitely the “Heart of Good Living.”

weekend on October 13-14, and a Honey Harvest Festival on October 27. The momentum of 250 Clark has had ripple effects on the community. The Powassan Farmers’ Market, a successful weekly summer event, decided to try a monthly Winter Market at 250 Clark. A local business, Maple Hill Fitness, in conjunction with the Municipality of Powassan and the Powassan Maple Syrup Festival, is hosting The Sap Run- a 5km Walk/Run in April, with proceeds going to support local youth recreation programming and kids’ mental health programs.

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Food Trucks & Snack Bars I love food and I love to cook. To me and my fellow tribe of

To some of us, it’s the unofficial start of summer when the

outdoor enthusiasts – food tastes better outside. And if it’s

food trucks open, usually in early May. The Katrine Chip

cooked on a fire – even better! When I am at our cabin, a

Truck is a local favorite. Located at the corner of Three

perfect sunny afternoon in my world finishes with roasting

Mile Lake and Katrine Road off exit 252 on Highway 11, Ilze

some meat, fruit or veggies over an open fire.

Kablinger has been owner operator for 15 years, since she bought it from the previous owner, who she was working

When the company is gone and it’s time for a break from

for at the time. Aside from their delicious fries, they’re

the BBQ, I love to head off the  beaten track to patios,

known for their crispy chicken fingers, deep-fried pickles,

food trucks and diners with great food. Almaguin has

burgers, fish and chips and daily specials.

some wonderful gems that are easy on the wallet and double as a fun day trip or afternoon drive.

A newer addition to the food-truck line-up is the Potbellied

Diners

Stove, which opened in 2017 on Ontario Street in Burk’s

Central to all is Sherri’s Diner in South River. Our guides

feature maple-glazed bacon. And for something different,

love to go to Sherri’s for breakfast where the portions

there’s Mexican Street Corn.

Falls. The pot-belly burger and the great northern burger

are massive and the friendly service is legendary. A good example of massive; I asked for poached eggs, sausage and

For a nice drive, head west on Hwy 124 from Sundridge to

toast. My waitress asked if I wanted the hash browns. I said

the wonderful village of Magnetawan. At the intersection

no thanks and she came back with “extra sausages” instead.

of Bay St. and Burrows lies the tasty Magnetawan Snack

Extra translated into 6 sausages, 4 pieces of toast and 2

Bar - in the shade of a few evergreens. Try the pierogis with

eggs.   A feast to start the day! In summer, the food truck

bacon, a local favorite. Enjoy outside on the grass.  Take

has the best poutine. Ask for the “regular”, and split it with

in the mellow vibe with a walk to the mighty Magnetawan

a friend.

River a block away.

For a taste of real small town atmosphere, check out the

The Eagle Lake Narrows Country Store has a great little

Blue Roof in Sundridge. This is definitely a gathering place

snack bar. You can take your burger or fish and chips down

and favorite for locals, which says a lot.

to a bench by the lake and enjoy.

s, Food Trucks nd Diners Finding hidden gems for tasty meals in Almaguin

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Patios

Who doesn’t like patio dining when the weather is fair? The Landmark Pub in Burk’s Falls is the latest incarnation of the local which had been dormant for a while. You can now once again enjoy a patio atmosphere right on the main street in Burk’s Falls.

and more....... When you take in some of the festivals or fairs that occur throughout the summer and fall, look out for a couple of uniquely Almaguin food vendors. The Pizza Pyre features a mobile, wood fired pizza oven for deliciously authentic thincrust pizzas. They also do catering, a cool alternative for a

Michael’s on Main, long a main stay for casual fine dining on Main Street in Sundridge, has relocated to the Ridge Golf Club, on Sunny Ridge Road, just on the outskirts of Sundridge. There, they have taken advantage of the picturesque surroundings by featuring a newly renovated patio. You don’t have to golf to enjoy this patio, but after a round it does make for a great spot to continue to enjoy being outdoors. On summer weekends, head east from South River to Algonquin Park access # 1 and the Broken Paddle Patio.  Locally brewed Highlander Beer and sandwiches are served daily but come Sunday afternoon for pulled pork sandwiches, quinoa salads, spaghetti squash and caramelized onions on a bun and best of all, blueberry cobbler served in waffle cone bowls, with ice

summer get together. Best Pierogi can be found at many events with an extensive variety of pierogis and toppings. They make their pierogis at their facility on Ontario Street in Burk’s Falls, and in the summer they serve them up hot at that location. You can also buy them fresh made to take home and prepare.

These are just some of the casual, culinary hidden gems of the Almaguin Highlands that allow you to enjoy outdoor dining. As you explore the villages and back-roads, you are bound to find your own favorite spots.

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Loftho Then & Now From small-town, family business roots, to high-tech global competitor. Have you ever wondered, as you drive up Highway 11

So what does that mean to those of us not well versed in the

through Burk’s Falls, what goes on in that big brown

intricacies of metal part production? I asked Darwin, who

building on the hill? Darwin Dunn recalls that when he was

has grown with the company since he joined in the 90’s,

a kid at Almaguin Highlands Secondary School, he had no

as he was able to continue his education with the support

idea what Lofthouse was. Back then, Darwin was like a lot

of the company and assume the role of General Manager.

of kids growing up in Almaguin, tinkering with old cars and

Lofthouse Manufacturing, forging and machining, makes

dirt bikes. His mechanical curiosity, and the ingenuity that

metal parts, mostly brass and aluminum, for plumbing,

often is a part of growing up rural, would lead him to work

automotive, electrical, health care, fire suppression, HVAC

in the mining industry in North Bay and then back to the

and more.

Almaguin Highlands in the 90’s. That’s when Lofthouse was transforming to become more than a forging shop with the

Valves are what they are known for, anything that goes

addition of multi axis CNC technology, which is what you

behind a wall, under a hood, deep in the inner workings of a

will find in that big brown building today.

machine that needs to be reliable.

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This is accomplished in a state-of the art facility utilizing transfer machines, one of which Darwin describes as “a table that rotates and indexes - it has 8 chucks, by the time it does 8 indexes you have a completed part coming out every index. You are able to do very complicated parts in a fraction of the time of a standard CNC.” And far from the image of a hot, smoky, dirty environment you may think of as a metal fabrication shop, when you walk through the shop floor of Lofthouse, it is robotics, automation,

ouse big machines, and behind the scenes some very

sophisticated software that allows management to monitor and diagnose production in minute detail.

But how and why did a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility end up in the heart of the Almaguin Highlands

and become the area’s biggest employer? That story begins in 1957, with small-town, family-business roots, when tool designer George Lofthouse opened a forging shop in Whitby, ON. The company prospered, and by 1978 Lofthouse was looking for space to expand, which led to the establishment of a 70,000 square foot facility in Burk’s Falls. Wendy Stroud, another Almaguin Highlands Secondary School alumnus, Human Resources Manager, was happy to show me the shovel they used to turn the sod. The tarnished and scratched inscription reads ‘May 31, 1978’. It was recently re-discovered during another expansion as the story of this growing enterprise continues to be written.

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n 2008, the fortunes of this company and those employed there, as well as the ripple effects in the community, took a dramatic turn when the company was acquired by Italian-based company Brawo. While that signaled the start of a major period of investment, growth and technological innovation, it continued the story as a family-run business as the Gnutti family, which controls Brawo, has industrial roots that date back to 1860. That’s when Giacomo Gnutti, greatgrandfather of the current President Giorgio Gnutti, started a gunsmith’s forge in the town of Lumezzane, in Lombardy, historically an industrial hub in Italy. In the past 10 years, $46 million has been invested in state-of-the-art automated equipment and production systems. Darwin explains: “Gabrielle Gnutti promised that he would keep re-investing 100% of the profit back into the company until we were recognized as the most advanced forge machine shop in North America”. They have kept investing year after year, resulting in rapid expansion.

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A 48,000 square feet expansion was completed a

But management at Lofthouse doesn’t take this

year and a half ago and while it is filling up quickly

for granted as they endeavour to promote the

with new equipment, it is not fully utilized yet, leaving

opportunities available and attract young people

room for future expansion. “With the Gnutti family,

to the trades. Darwin has worked with Canadore

everything is long term” Darwin continues.

College in North Bay, advising on what employers are looking for. At Lofthouse, there are apprenticeship

“They are looking a generation ahead. Not looking to the next quarterly profit statement, looking to the next generation.”

opportunities for millwrights, tool and die makers, engineers and CNC machinists. There are also opportunities for individuals without certification and Lofthouse offers extensive in-house training. Darwin talks about how the high school and college work together on dual credits, which is a way for young

Darwin and Wendy are keenly aware of Lofthouse’s

people to get an introduction to college courses and

place and stature in the community and the

the trades while still in high school.

responsibility that comes with being the area’s largest employer with 178 full-time positions. They

When we met in the spring of 2018, Wendy was

told me about the challenges of operating in a rural

preparing to take part in a Technology Expo in

community with a limited workforce, but recognize

Huntsville. “We want to show people that you don’t

the unique opportunities. Darwin explains:

have to leave the area to find good skilled trade jobs”.

We have been very fortunate to find people who

Rural communities face unique challenges these days,

have left the Almaguin area, went south, gained

as communities that once predominantly relied on

knowledge, later in life they look to come back.

endeavours like farming and forestry become more

Many want to retire here. We have been fortunate

diverse and changing demographics expand the

a lot of really good skilled people, when they find

perception of what a rural lifestyle means. Lofthouse,

out we’re here, they want to get out of the hustle

a mid-size manufacturing company, competing and

and bustle of the big city. They say “we had no idea

succeeding in a global marketplace, and located in the

till we saw your advertisement that you were here!”

heart of the Almaguin Highlands, is a great example

When you take people through to see the shop

of the rich and expanding mosaic that make up rural

floor, you see the look of amazement. “How did

communities in the 21st Century.

this plant end up here? You would think it belongs in a more industrial area.” Darwin tells me that people really appreciate living in an area considered cottage country. When you walk out of work on any given day, you can unwind, go fishing, indulge any of the pursuits that are uniquely rural, just be in nature. “A lot of people fight traffic to come up on the weekend and do what we get to do every day!” Darwin thinks this is part of the company’s success and the appreciation of this lifestyle has contributed to the dedicated team they have built over the years.

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MUNICIPAL information Perry Township Including Villages of Novar & Emsdale Office: 1695 Emsdale Rd. P.O. Box 70 Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0 (705) 636-5941 Open Monday to Friday www.townshipofperry.ca EMSDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 32 Joseph St., Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0 (705) 636-5941

Town of Kearney Office: 8 Main St. P.O. Box 38, Kearney, ON P0A 1M0 (705) 636-7752 Open Monday to Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM https://townofkearney.ca KEARNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE: 8 Main St., Kearney, ON P0A 1MO (705) 636-7752 LIBRARY: 8 Main St., Kearney, ON P0A 1M0 (705) 636-5849 RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 149 King William St., Kearney (705) 636-0588 Open 9:30AM to 1:30PM Closed Wed & Thurs

NOVAR COMMUNITY CENTRE: 25 Laurie St., Emsdale, ON P0A 1R0 (705) 788-7422

SAND LAKE TRANSFER STATION: Open 2 PM to 5 PM – Summer Open 2 PM to 4 PM - Winter Closed Wednesday & Thursday

LIBRARY: 25 Joseph St., Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0 (705) 636-5454

PUBLIC WORKS: (705) 636-7029

RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 775 HWY 592N, (705) 636-0588 Summer Hours: 8AM to 4PM Closed Wed & Thurs Winter Hours: 8AM to 4PM, Monday 8AM to 12PM, Closed Wed & Thurs PUBLIC WORKS: (705) 636-5941

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McMurrich/Monteith Including Village of Sprucedale Office: Township of McMurrich/Monteith 31 William St. P.O. Box 70 Sprucedale, ON P0A 1Y0 (705) 685-7901 Open Monday to Friday 9AM to 4:30PM www.mcmurrichmonteith.com SPRUCEDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 31 William St., Sprucedale (705) 685-7707 LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public Library 39 Copeland St. Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3327 RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 2161 HWY 518W Summer Hours: 9AM to 5PM Closed Wed & Thurs ROADS DEPARTMENT: (705) 685-7609

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ArmourTownship Including Village of Katrine Office: 56 Ontario St., P.O. Box 533 Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 (705) 382-3332 Open Monday to Friday 9AM to 4:30PM www.armourtownship.ca

Ryerson Township Office: 28 Midlothian Rd Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 (705) 382-3232 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 4:00PM www.ryersontownship.ca

KATRINE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 6 Brown’s Dr., Katrine, ON P0A 1L0 (705) 382-5019

Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls MEMORIAL ARENA: 220 Centre St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3811

Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls MEMORIAL ARENA: 220 Centre St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3811

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StrongTownship Office: 28 Municipal Lane P.O. Box 1120 Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0 (705) 384-5819 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM www.strongtownship.com SUNDRIDGE, STRONG, JOLY ARENA: 14 Albert St., Sundridge (705) 384-5571 LIBRARY: Sundridge-Strong Union Pubic Library 110 Main St., Sundridge (705) 384-7311 RECYCLING AND LANDFILL: Site 1: 483 Forest Lake Road Phone: (705) 384-9898 Summer Hours: 9:00AM to 5:30PM Closed Wednesday & Thursday Site 2: 950 Muskoka Road Phone: (705) 384-5690 Summer Hours : Friday - Tuesday 1:00PM to 5:00PM Closed Wednesday & Thursday

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Village of Sundridge Office: 110 Main St Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0 (705) 384-5316 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM www.sundridge.ca SUNDRIDGE, STRONG, JOLY ARENA: 14 Albert St., Sundridge - (705) 384-5571 LIBRARY: Sundridge-Strong Union Pubic Library 110 Main St., Sundridge (705) 384-7311 RECYCLING AND LAND FILL SITE: 483 Forest Lake Road Phone: (705) 384-9898 Summer Hours: 9:00AM to 5:30PM Closed Wednesday & Thursday Village Superintendent and Roads: (705) 384-7227 SERVICE ONTARIO: 2A Ontario St., Sundridge (705) 384-7022

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Village of Burk’s Falls Office: 172 Ontario St., P.O. Box 160 Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 (705) 382-3138 Open Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM www.burksfalls.net Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls MEMORIAL ARENA: 220 Centre St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3811 LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public 39 Copeland St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3327 RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: Burk’s Falls offers curb-side pickup within the village limits. Contact the village office for details. 141 Chetwynd Rd. Burk’s Falls, ON - (705) 382-3332 Summer Hours: 10AM to 5PM Winter Hours: 11AM to 5PM Transfer Station closed Tues & Wed PUBLIC WORKS: Contact main office (705)382-3138 SERVICE ONTARIO: 303 Ontario St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-9711

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Machar Township

Office: 63 Marie St. South River, ON P0A 1X0 (705) 386-2573 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM www.southriverontario.com

Office: 73 Municipal Rd. N South River, ON P0A1X0 (705) 386-7741 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM www.machartownship.net

SOUTH RIVER-MACHAR ARENA & COMMUNITY CENTRE: 1 Lincoln Ave, South River (705) 386-2622

SOUTH RIVER-MACHAR ARENA & COMMUNITY CENTRE: 1 Lincoln Ave, South River (705) 386-2622

LIBRARY: South River-Machar Union Public Library 63 Marie St., South River (705) 386-0222 RECYLCING AND LAND FILL: Curb side garbage pickup is available in South River. Please contact the municipal office at (705) 386-2573 for more information.

LIBRARY: South River-Machar Union Public Library 63 Marie St., South River (705) 386-0222 RECYCLING AND LAND FILL SITE: 111 Municipal Rd. North, South River Phone: (705) 386-0001 Open Tuesday to Sunday 9:30AM – 4:30PM

ROADS DEPARTMENT: (705) 386-0245

ROADS DEPARTMENT: (705) 386-2837

Municipality of Powassan Including the Villages of Powassan & Trout Creek Office: 466 Main St Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 (705) 724-2813 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM www.powassan.net POWASSAN SPORTSPLEX: 433 Main St., Powassan (705) 724-2537   TROUT CREEK COMMUNITY CENTRE: 181 Main St W, Trout Creek (705) 491-0146 LIBRARY: Powassan and District Union Public Library 324 Clark St., Powassan (705) 724-3618   RECYCLING AND LAND FILL SITE: 40 Proudfoot Rd. - (705) 382-3332 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 8:00AM—12:00PM PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: (705) 724-3532 SERVICE ONTARIO: 518 Main St., Powassan 800-267-8097


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BUSINESS DIRECTORY Telephone Exchange Numbers Astorville

Magnetawan

387

Burk’s Falls 382

Novar

636

Callander

Powassan

724

Dunchurch 389

South River

386

Emsdale

636

Sprucedale

685

Katrine

382

Sundridge

384

Kearney

636

Trout Creek

723

752 752

Absolute Peace & Quiet Lakefront Cottages A Touch Of Grace B&B

705-774-4386 705-783-8261

Ainslie Development Corporation

1-855-246-7543

Algonquin Hemlock Point Algonquin Motel Algonquin Woods Cottage Resort Allen’s Landing Cottages Balsam Valley Resort Bayview Rest Cottages Bennett’s Beehive Cottages

705-636-5541 705-386-2641 705-636-5612 705-784-9922 705-788-5939 705-382-0310 705-636-7766

Ahmic Lake Resort 705-387-3853 www.ahmiclakeresort.com 705-382-3802

Bear Lake Resort www.bearlakeresort.ca

Black’s Guest House www.blacksguesthouse.ca

Belrose Bed & Breakfast Birch Crest Resort Birchwood Camp

Booker’s Clear Lake Cottages Briminard Bay B & B Buck Lake Campground Camp Ak-O-Mak Camp Katrindo Camp Kahquah Camp Klahanie Caswell Resort Clear Lake Farm Bed & Bale Clearview Cottages Copeman Cottage Rentals Cutter’s Cove Cottages

Dayspring Cottages www.dayspring.ca Deerhurst Resort www.deerhurstresort.com Deer Lake Lodge Deer Lake Retreat

Doe Lake Campground Rizzort www.doelake.on.ca

DoeView Cottages Duckrock Resort Duin’s Pineridge Resort Eastholme Home for the Aged

705-387-3866

Eide’s Residential Lodge Evergreen Eco Family Resort Fern Glenn Inn

705-724-2748 705-389-1561 705-636-1391

Glen Bernard Camp www.gbcamp.com

705-384-7062

Granite Ridge Campground www.graniteridge.com

705-636-1474

Glenwood Cottages

Accommodations, Camps and Camping

Almaguin Campground www.almaguincampground.ca

Echo Beach Cottage Resort

Edgewater Park Lodge 705-636-5683 www.edgewaterparklodge.com

416-936-4156

705-384-7504 705-382-3136 705-382-5733

705-386-8390

705-636-5354 705-384-2092 289-808-5571 705-387-3810 705-382-2155 705-387-3923 705-387-3342 705-384-7600 705-387-4464 705-636-1216 705-384-5506 705-636-5070

705-382-3427 800-461-4393

705 492 2565 705-636-7580

705-382-2740

705-382-2557 705-389-3322 705-382-2027 705-724-2005

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Haven Springs Cabins & Cottages Hockey Opportunity Camp Knoepfli Inn Lake Bernard Park Lake’s End Campground Lakeside Cottage Resort Lawton’s Cove Lighthouse Landing Cottages and Camping Lillie Kup Trailer & Tent Campground Lorimer Lake Resort Lynwood Resort Maijac Cottages and Marine Manor Park Cottages Maple Brae Cottages Mapleton Retirement Village Mary’s Hideaway Mikisew Provincial Park Northern Edge Algonquin Northern Retreats Northern Wilderness Outfitters Painter’s Landing Resort Penbrook Resort Pickerel Lake Cottage Resort Princess Motel Pyle’s Bed & Breakfast Quiet Bay Log Motel and Bed and Breakfast Rainbow Bay Resort Riverlake Cottages & Campground Robertson House B&B Rockwynn Lodge Russell Mews Apartments Sandhurst Resort Sand Lake Cottages and Inn Shady Nook Cottages Siesta Cabins Silversands Family Resort Somerville Place B&B Southwind Retirement Home Spirit Point Wilderness Academy and Camp Spiritbear Guide Service Stayput Companion Care Stillwater Cottages Stovers Hidden Retreat Tanners Inn & Dining The Lighthouse Cottages and Camping The Northridge Inn & Resort The Ridge B&B The Village Bed & Breakfast Thunder Valley Wilderness

705-389-2238

647-779-3565 705-386-7702 705-387-3396 705-384-5455 705-387-1280 705-382-2964 705-382-2550 705-387-4626 705-382-3410 705-346-4006 705-382-6118 705-349-3993 705-387-3778 705-636-5390 705-386-2933 705-386-8407 705-386-7762 888-383-8320 705-636-9505 705-825-0466 705-636-1200 705-382-5975 705-384-5543 705-723-5230 705 384-0176 705-387-0115 705-492-9770 705-389-2408 705-724-6498 705-387-0181 705-380-1191 705-636-7705 705-636-5047 705-384-7011 705-384-0925 705-636-5380 705-636-7545 705-386-0846 705-471-3470 705-493-4868 705-845-6461 705-784-9922 705-386-0307 705-387-4725 705-685-1176 705-384-2252 705-384-5844 705-530-1501 705-386-0002


BUSINESS DIRECTORY T.J.’s Motel

Voyageur Quest www.voyageurquest.com Wah-Wash-Kesh Lodge Warblers Roost West Bear Lake Resort Westfalenhaus B & B Whitestone Lake Resort Winning Techniques Camp Wolfs Den Outfitting Woodland Echoes Resort Ye Old Cutter Camp

705-723-5000

416-486-3605

705-746-7977 705-978-4231 416-936-4156 705-724-2314 705-389-2770 705-636-5957 705-635-9336 705-387-3361 705-382-9252

Arts, Entertainment and Events Almaguin Highlands Arts Council www.almaguinhighlandsartscouncil.com

705-384-0590

At Wits End Glass

705-776-9553

Burk’s Falls and District Museum Canvas Back Creations Country Style Picture Framing Etching Muskoka Expressive Arts for Wellness Family Tree Photography and Vintage Event Rentals Fibre Chick Arts and Crafts Supply Store

705-382-3934 705-636-9407 705-386-2938 705-349-3824 705-477-5495 705-349-1123 705-724-9657

Burk’s Falls Arts & Crafts Club 705-382-5579 www.facebook.com/BurksFallsArtAndCraftsClub

Gray Hall Productions www.facebook.com/grayhallproductions

Groovy Glass Beads Haviland Studio & Gallery In the Leaves Studio by Ann Swallow Jacqui’s Jewels Jill Boschulte Art Studio/Gallery Karen Robinson Gallery khi Photography King’s Framing and Art Gallery Knapton Studios Lakeside Acres Soap Studio Lin-Cole Clay Art New Adventures in Sound Art Northern Crafter’s Collective - South River Northern Crafter’s Collective - Arnstein Northern Edge Signs & Creations

Petra’s Pottery www.petraspottery.com Rustic Blessings Screaming Heads – Midlothian Castle & Gallery Southern Exposure Woodworks St.Denis Guitars Studio by the Lake Original Art (July to Oct) Sunflower Artisan Gallery - Sundridge The Back Woods Quilter The Nature Natives Art Gallery Vanessa Miller Artistry West Edge Guitars Whisper Cottage Studio/Gallery Windows to the North Gallery With Nature’s Help

705-382-2384

705-386-9463 705-382-1185 705-384-1892 647-981-3655 705-384-9737 705-636-7950 705-493-7350 705-752-4211 705-389-3120 705 494 5550 705-387-3609 705-386-0880 705-386-9343 705-757-3956 705-636-5188

705-382-2289

705-386-2214 705-382-6413 705-386-2705 705-704-9140 705-386-2279 705-358-8284 705-382-5579 705-242-1237 705-223-9307 705-636-3343 705-384-7100 705-387-3085 705-685-9971

wMac Photography Wood Art Signs Woodland Studio Woody Green - Woodworking

705-498-7571 705-382-6242 705-386-2371 705-384-5476

Automotive, Marine and Small Engines Ahmic Marine (Marina) Almaguin Custom Canvas Another Place Enterprises Archie’s Auto Wreckers Bedard’s Towing Bert Hill Repairs

705-387-3490 705-387-0202 705-382-3949 705-384-7200 705-386-0759 705-386-8120

Black’s Motor Sales

705-384-5338

Mac Lang Sales and Service www.maclang.ca

705-384-5352

Rickwards Polaris & Small Motors www.rickwards.com

705-636-1596

Boothill Towing Bray Motors Limited Cottage Country Towing & Recovery Crosswell Marine Danny’s XTR & Service Centre Dean’s Auto Care D&L Snyder Enterprises Dunchurch Marina Eagle Lake Marine East End Auto and Small Engine Repair Fetterley’s Garage/Gas & Convenience Garland’s Service Centre Giesler Automotive Giesler Boat Shop Giesler Marine Gilroy’s Tire Sales and Service Griffith Bros. Service Centre Groulx Equipment Hayes Service Centre Highland Recreation and Performance Hilton’s Service Centre Integrity Services and Repair J & J Farm Equipment Repair Inc. Jeff ’s General Automotive Katrine Marine Leigh’s Service Lowes Custom Coatings

Mason Restorations Mel’s Auto Sales & Service Muskoka Auto Parts Paul’s Auto Service, NAPA Auto Pro Phil’s Diesel Repair Phillip’s Country Service Pinehill Auto Wreckers Port Carmen Marina Powassan Auto Service R & F Repairs Plus R.C. Weidmark Services

Stack Fuels Ltd Stewarts Recreation Sundridge Auto Tech Sundridge Car Wash

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705-636-5000 705-384-5333 705-636-5095 705-387-0267 705-384-5870 705-387-2277 705-685-1357 705-389-9900 705-386-2207 705-384-7200 705-636-5375 705-724-2531 705-724-1515 705-724-2648 705-724-2100 705-636-7012 705-386-2272 705-752-2229 705-382-3316 705-384-9468 705-724-6046 705-384-7469 705-724-6565 705-724-5064 705-382-3806 705-636-5933 705-571-2652

705-382-0914 705-382-2945 705-384-5345 705-382-0499 705-382-2224 705-724-1018 705-636-7278 705-387-4200 705-724-3111 705-636-7733 705-387-4593

705-384-7781 705-382-3331 705-384-7960 705-787-8392


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Sundridge Motor Sales Terry’s Garage Trout Creek Tire True North Machine Ltd. Wayne Downing Auto Repair Whitestone Marina

705-384-5306 705-980-0446 705-471-1114 705-685-1498 705-636-7832 705-387-1593

Construction, Contractors and Trades ACL Electrical Services Adams Bros. Construction A.M.J Prince Contracting Agroff Electric Ahmic Maintenance Alex Preston Sand & Gravel Algonquin Garage Doors Allen Skinner - General Contractor

705-389-1995 705-746-2962 705-571-0429 705-492-7790 705-387-4214 705-384-7037 705-386-7815 705-387-3895

Anderson Windows Aultman Custom Homes Aultman’s Home Heating Average Jill’s Painting Baker Heavy Equipment Services Barr Steel Sales Ben’s Plumbing & Heating Ben’s Carpentry Benny the Bugman - General Handyman Big Doe Enterprises Blair Flowers Construction Bob Sohm Construction

705-384-5341 705-724-6669 705-724-2589 705-636-7272 705-636-7498 705-723-8080 705-223-4328 705-724-1554 705-499-6447 705-382-3099 705-386-2933 705-386-0531

A&J Sprayfoam Insulation -A Div. of Cann Dow Ltd. 705-641-1391 www.cann-dows.com

Boden Electrical Services www.bodensolar.com

705-783-3625

Brown’s Quarry www.brownsquarry.ca

705-499-6277

Bonazza Dry Ice Blasting Boothby Excavation Inc. Brad Gilson Du-All Contracting BRS Electric Ltd Boyes, Ted and Sons Construction Boyes Electric BrenMar Enterprises Ltd. Brian Byers Construction Brian Piper Heating

Burnie’s Heating & Air Conditioning Burke’s Plumbing C.A. Boyes & Sons Ltd C.E. Bennett Limited Cann-Dow’s Ltd Carr Aggregates CJ Construction Cedar Croft Maintenance Ciggies Custom Woodworking Clare Piper Enterprises - Freight/HVAC Supply

705-380 4935 705-783-5934 705-386-2317 705-389-2288 705-382-2920 705-382-2030 705-384-7680 705-724-3560 705-724-5921

705-724-1118 705-380-0917 705-384-0409 705-744-0763 705-641-1391 705-387-1987 705-498-7170 705-387-3027 705-723-2343 705-724-5588

ClayMar Electric www.ClayMarElectric.ca

705-380-1233

Cottage Classic Docks www.cottageclassicdocks.ca

705-636-0042

CMI Electric and Heating

705-382-0000

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Country Style Picture Framing Crossman Construction Crozier Crete Crozier’s Welding & Manufacturing Cushman’s Stone and Gravel DB WETT Certification Dawn to Dusk Enterpriser Deker Electric Don’s Handyman Dr. Foam Duchesne Electric Dudley’s Installation Ltd. Eagle Lake Heating & A/C E.J. Williams Surveying Ltd. South River Burk’s Falls Emlaw Construction Emsteel Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Enable Contracting

705-386-2938 705-389-3430 705-382-5000 705-724-2698 705-789-7830 705-386-2997 705-636-0945 705-387-0515 705-387-1982 705-386-8804 705-492-5044 705-752-3158 705-380-1789 705-386-2291 705-382-2368 705-389-3407 705-389-2352 647-640-9699

Essential Exteriors www.essentialexteriors.ca

705-497-1834

G.F. Preston Sales & Service www.gfpreston.com

705-384-5368

Just A Hanging www.justahanging.ca

705-349-1293

Evan Hughes Excavating - Septics/Sand & Gravel First Choice Landscaping Fowler Construction Gary Groome Backhoeing Genco Mechanical

Glenn Love Electrical Gord’s Excavating G. Redmond Construction & Forestry G. R. Tilson Construction G Toogood Enterprises Grounds Cottage Maintenance Handyman Inc. Heart of Stone Landscaping and Masonry Heatmor Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces Hewitt Electric Hill Valley Equipment Sales & Rental Homestead Sawmill IDV Custom Homes Ivan Farrow Sand & Gravel Jamesway Custom Homes and Renovation Jays Home Improvement JDK Electric J&S Construction Joseph’s Tile & Flooring

Ken Ferris Plumbing & Heating Klink Enterprises Kowal Contracting Lakeside Painting and Wood Finishing Larry Geisler Carpentry Larry’s Econo Sandblasting L. Carr Construction L.E. Todd – Sand & Gravel Leaver Construction Lyall Brayden Painting & Decorating MTY Electric Ltd.

705-724-5602 705-387-1850 705-645-2214 705-636-7764 705-788-0580

705-636-1375 705-636-7671 705-386-7715 705-387-3394 705-723-1099 705-387-3692 705-774-2643 705-382-6377 705-471 7430 705-571-1036 705-636-0927 705-384-2224 705-387-1692 705-386-0272 705-387-1800 705-382-9704 705-386-7344 705-387-4205 705-387-1111

705-386-0739 705-382-3241 705-389-1609 705-380-3694 705-724-2416 705-387-3824 705-389-2005 705-636-5592 705-389-2687 705-386-0714 705-724-6404


BUSINESS DIRECTORY M Willis Construction MacFarlane Construction Macfie Contracting Maple Hill Construction Marshall Electric & Plumbing Marshall Lumber & Mill Company Marshall Well Drilling McLaren Brothers Construction McQuillin Maintenance

Men of Faith Inc. www.men-of-faith.ca Michael Moore Contracting Ltd. Miller General Contracting MINIX Excavating Mosmann Carpentry Mullen Heating & Cooling Mulligan Excavating and Construction Muskoka WoodChuck Renovations MV Construction Near North Burner Service Near North Cabins Near North Custom Concrete Near North Log Homes Neil Brown Well Drilling Nick Loney Construction/ Dr. Eavestrough Nick’s Odd Jobs Northern Comfort Modular Homes Original Heat & Gas Parker Electric & Pole Line Parry Sound Ready Mix Paul’s Home Renovations Paul Sowrey Plumbing & Heating Peever Masonry / Muskoka Stoneworks Peter Diernegger Contracting Phoenix Building Components Pioneer Nook Woodworking Piper’s Technical Drafting Services Pullman Excavating and Brushcutting Purdon’s Heating & Electrical Rainbow Concrete R. D. Contracting Ransome Well Drilling Ray Coughlin Construction Reuten Construction Richards Contracting Rick Ferrante & Sons Contracting Rick’s Property Maintenance & Landscaping

RLS Controls www.rlscontrols.ca

Rob Gilson Backhoeing Rod Blakelock Renovations Ron Reynolds Excavating Royal Flush Plumbing Royston Restorations Rye Quarry & Stone Safe & Sound Locksmithing Solid Rock Masonry and Landscaping Stevenson Excavating and Haulage

Stinson Electrical www.stinsonelectrical.com

705-386-0310 705-386-2538 705-389-3771 705-724-5842 705-636-5357 705-636-5971 705-636-7774 705-384-5572 705-571-1022

705-382-2216

Stone Carpenter The Creative Termites The Stone Centre Tim Machesney Drywalling Tim Stiles General Construction Toolbox Tim Torella Plumbing & Heating Trout Creek Log Homes Trout Creek Planing Mill True North Machine Ltd Vic’s Welding and Fabrication W. Ed. Brumpton Construction W. John Fraser Lumber W.S. Conrad Construction West Edge Building Co. Whiteline Trucking. Whitestone Works Whitmell Sand & Gravel Wood Products Inc. Yoder Brothers Construction

705-380-0161 705-789-9797 705-386-2919 705-382-3229 705-389-1726 705-845-6460 705 636 1830 705-493-5503 705-723-5281 705-685-1498 705-636-0700 705-389-3075 705-387-4235 705-723-5314 705-571-1713 705-389-2447 705-774-0565 705-382-3133 705-386-2371 705-724-9398

705-382-2069 705-773-8766 705-788-4165 705-636-5762 705-746-0861 705-685-7736 705-783-5969 705-389-9678 705-387-3479 705-386-8848 705-387-0957 705-303-8844 705-636-0922 705-499-3601 705-783-5638 855-708-4663 705-382-0007 705-382-2798 705-382-6295 705-636-0555 705-636-7416 705-382-3522 705-636-5317 705-386-0008 705-724-9654 705-724-6265 705-382-9998 705-724-3113 705-386-0641 705-773-8579 705-382-9355 705-386-0030 705-477-5597 705-636-1905 705-636-7885 705-389-2322

Employment North www.employmentnorth.com

705-382-3113 705-386-0074 705-636-5763 705-387-4500 705-382-0924 705-386-2225 705-389-2908 705-789-3339 705-382-2080

Copperhead Distillery www.copperhead-distillery.com

705-909-0743

Corner Wines www.facebook.com/cornerwinesinsouthriver

705-386-9463

705-384-0011

705-789-8082

Employment and Education Agilec Employment Services www.agilec.ca Almaguin Adult Learning Centre www.almaguinadultlearning.org

Almaguin Highlands Secondary School

705-382-6100 705-386-0764

705-472-5563

705-384-1110

Evergreen Heights Educational Centre Fairview Early Learning & Children’s Centre Land Of Lakes Public School Magnetawan Central Public School Mapleridge School South River Public School St. Gregory’s School Sundridge Centennial Public School

705-636-5955 705-724-5462 705-382-2924 705-387-3939 705-472-5751 705-475-2325 705-724-3482 705-472-5101

Near North Enviro-Education Centre www.nneec.ca

705-316-0010

Food and Beverage Algonquin Fine Foods Antonio’s Grill Aurora Pizza Baked Doe Pizzaria Bean There Café Bernard’s Bistro Blue Roof Restaurant Burks Falls Welcome Centre Barista and Bakery China Garden

Cornball Store

Curb Your Appetite Danny’s Justa Pasta Double Decker

95

705-382-0707 705-386-2002 705-571-3356 705-382-2397 705-386-2326 705-707-3030 705-384-7300 289-338-4705 705-724-6868

705-387-0653

705-739-7703 705-384-5542 705-384-5977


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Dragon Café 705-389-1944 Dream Cuisine 705-984-3400 Echoes Restaurant 705-724-1433 Edgewater Park Lodge 705-636-5683

www.edgewaterparklodge.com

Grumpy Veteran Gypsy Whole Foods - Organic vegetables, spices

705-636-7594 705-382-3561

Ha’s Restaurant www.hasrestaurant.ca

705-384-7540

Highlander Brew Co. www.highlanderbrewco.com

705-792-0808

Hawk & Fox

705-724-5767

Himsworth Café 705-724-5488 Kearney O’Neils Pub 705-783-2445 Kearney Trailside Cookhouse 705-636-1970 Kudo’s Restaurant & Bar 705-724-1400 Landmark Pub 705-382-2661 LCBO Burk’s Falls 705-382-2928 Callander 705-752-3511 Dunchurch 705-389-3023 Kearney 705-636-5931 Magnetawan 705-387-3761 Novar 705-789-1777 Powassan 705-724-2914 South River 705-386-2541 Sundridge 705-384-7000 Logans Landing Restaurant 705-389-9595 Loggers Station House 705-389-1966 Long’s Maple Syrup. 705-723-5664 Magnetawan Grill & Grocery 705-387-0001 McManus General Store and Restaurant 705-685-7959 Memere’s Bakery 705-358-2967

Michael’s on Main at the Ridge www.michaelsonmain-sundridge.com Midlothian Valley Farm Ms T’s Grub Hub New Adventures In Sound Art Café Novar Subway Papa Bear’s Family Café Quiet Bay Cafe Red Brick Café & Gift House Rise n Grill Cafe Sherri’s Diner & Catering South River Chip Stand Steirerhut Restaurant Sub Bros. Subway - Burk’s Falls Suds On Main Spicoli’s Pizza and Pasta Sprucedale Hotel Swisscan Dee Factory Tanners Inn & Dining

The Pizza Pyre www.facebook.com/thepizzapyre

The Swiss Country House Restaurant The Veggie Stand T.J.’s Restaurant Tim Horton’s Village Cafe

705-384-5447

705-382-3561 705-380-7505 705-386-0880 705-789-1445 705-382-2555 705-387-3402 705-384-2739 705-636-9470 705-386-2490 705-386-9343 705-384-1417 705-203-0583 705-382-1001 705-636-1626 705-349-0997 705-685-1260 705-724-5000 705-387-4725

705-499-5522

705-387-9292 705-783-1577 705-723-5000 705-382-5151 705-530-1501

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Yetti’s Pizza Wong’s Delight Chinese

705-382-9384 705-386-7733

Government Almaguin Highlands Information Centre

Armour Township Office www.armourtownship.ca

705-636-0003

705-382-3332

Armour Township Roads Armour, Ryerson, Burk’s Falls Fire Chief

705-382-5982 705-382-4010

Burk’s Falls and District Fire Prevention Burk’s Falls and District Health Centre

705-382-2611 705-382-2900

Burk’s Falls & Area Community Economic Development 705-571-1564 www.burksfalls.net/economic-development.htm Burk’s Falls and District Public Library www.burksfallslibrary.com

705-382-3327

Burk’s Falls Village Office www.burksfalls.net

705-382-3138

Burk’s Falls, Armour and Ryerson Memorial Arena

Burk’s Falls Welcome Centre By-Law Enforcement Officer-Perry, Kearney, Burk’s Falls, Strong, Sundridge By-Law Enforcement Officer - Sprucedale, McMurrich/Monteith By-Law Enforcement Officer – Whitestone, Dunchurch Callander Municipal Office

Central Almaguin Economic Development Committee www.centralalmaguin.net/caeda Joly Township Office www.townshipofjolly.com Emsdale Fire Station 101 Emsdale Library

705-382-3811

289-338-4705 705-382-0503 705-783-6588 705-389-2466 705-752-1410

705-384-9430 705-384-5428 705-636-5311 705-636-5454

Chisholm Township www.chisholm.ca

705-724-3526

Kearney Township Office www.townofkearney.ca Machar Township Office www.machartownship.net Magnetawan Town Office www.magnetawan.com

705-636-7752

McMurrich/Monteith Town Office www.mcmurrichmonteith.com

705-685-7901

Perry Township Office www.townshipofperry.ca

705-636-5941

Powassan Municipal Office www.powassan.net

705-724-2813

Kearney Fire Department Kearney Public Library

Magnetawan Public Library Magnetawan Fire Department

Novar Fire Station 201 Ontario Provincial Police Burk's Falls Powassan Perry Township Library

Perry Transfer Station Powassan & District Union Public Library

705-636-7402 705-636-5849

705-386-7741 705-387-3947 705-387-4411 705-387-0148

705-789-8088 705-382-2015 705-724-2016 705-636-5454

705-636-0588 705-724-3618


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Powassan Fire Station 1 Powassan Fire Station 2 Powassan Sportsplex Ryerson Public Works

Ryerson Township Office www.ryerson.ca

South River, Machar Community Centre & Arena South River, Machar Union Public Library

705-724-3522 705-723-5253 705-724-2537 705-382-3822

705-382-3232 705-386-2622 705-386-0222

South River Village Office www.southriverontario.com

705-386-2573

Strong Township Office www.strongtownship.com Sundridge Village Office www.sundridge.ca

705-384-5819

Whitestone Municipal Office www.whitestone.ca

705-389-2466

South River Visitor Centre

Sundridge, Strong Fire Dept. Sundridge, Strong, Joly Arena Hall & Ball field Sundridge, Strong Union Public Library Trout Creek Arena Whitestone Library

Whitestone Township Fire Chief

705-386-0005

705-384-5316 705-384-7378 705-384-5571 705-384-7311 705-723-5372 705-389-3311

705-389-2466

Industry and Agriculture Adema Wood & Snowplowing Almaguin Forest Products Appliteck Inc. Arbortech Tree Service Beaver Creek Farm Blue Bird Acres Organic Farm

Brown’s Quarry www.brownsquarry.ca

Chemex Canada Clapperton & Sons Sawmills Copeman Tree Farms Cottrell Forest Products Darren Young Firewood & Logging Debanna Farms Feed and Variety Store Directpower Generators Ferriers Maplebee Farms Gilmar Acres (Maple Syrup) Golden Treasure Maple Syrup Products Grandpa’s Farm Groulx Equipment Gypsy Whole Food Warehouse

705-386-1917 705-386-1750 705-724-6400 705-724-3640 705-636-7155 705-493-1264

705-499-6277

705-349-1123 705-386-0246 705-384-5506 705-384-7272 705-723-1684 705 224-8019 705-636-1313 705-571-7082 705-724-3791 705-493-2674 705-636-7052 705-752-2229 705-382-3561

Tim Bryson Forestry Services

705-384-2224

Waveform Plastics www.waveformplastics.com

705-386-0000

Northern Enable Northern Stable Supply Company OHM Ontario Hemp Materials Over the River Orchards Powassan Farmer’s Market Quality Hardwood Ltd. R.C. Weidmark Services R&R Logging & Construction Schlosser Farms South River Planing Mills Springhill Farms Sprucedale Quality Meats Sugarstone Farm (Maple Syrup) Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables Sunshine Herbal Farm Swift Canoe & Kayak The Bear Chair Company Thompson’s Machine Shop Trout Creek Feed Store Troyer's Maple Sugar Bush

Webster Stone Ltd Wood Products Industries Wrights Tractor & Equipment

705-386-2000 705-723-1234 647-232-9204 705-492-7977 705-845-8305 705-724-2424 705-387-4953 705-384-7776 705-724-3144 705-386-7442 705-723-1782 705-685-7747 705-723-2329 705-636-7528 705-723-5222 705-386-1881 705-386-0757 705-382-3221

705-723-5912 705-724-2438

705-492-5244 705-386-2371 705-724-6644

Medical, Health and Personal Care Almaguin Chiropractic Centre Almaguin Highlands Health Care Centre

Arnica IDA Medical Pharmacy www.facebook.com/AnicaIDA

705-382-0640 705-382-2900

705-382-2111

705-349-0999 705-724-2500

705-723-5664 705-724-3427 705-386-2214 705-382-3561 705-783-0353

Josie’s Private Home Care K’Tigaaning Midwives

705-382-3398

Lofthouse Manufacturing www.lofthouse.ca

705-382-3637

Long's Maple Syrup Farms Matthew's Maple Syrup McLarens Maple Syrup and Sawmill Midlothian Valley Farms Organic Vegetables Miller Tree Services

705-384-1389

Burk’s Falls Family Health Team 705-382-4020 Clement’s IDA 705-724-3523 Cottage Pain Clinic 705-571-6881 Country Haven Acres 705-636-0008 Drs. Dan & Tracy Stager Optometrists 705-386-2925 Dr. Ford Chiropractic 705-384-0877 Dr. Robert Weaver DDS 705-386-2318 Dr. Scott Houghton 705-724-5511 Dr. Terry Starr Dentistry 705-384-5456 De Novo Treatment Centre 705-384-1466 Eastholme Home for the Aged 705-724-2005 Eide’s Residential Lodge 705-724-2748 Emotional Healing Services by Beverley A Dymond CBCP 705-387-1717 Gorham Denture Clinic 705-384-1765 Heidi Scott, RMT 705-386-7127 Glenn Pharmacy 705-724-2741

Hammond Family Ranch www.hammondfamilyranch.com Iron Wheel Farms & Apiary Krause Farms Food & Feed

Near North Industrial Solutions www.nearnorthindustrial.ca

Guardian Pharmacy Sundridge 705-384-5335 South River 705-386-0636 Harena Maris Health Products 416-848-1139 www.harenamaris.com

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705-685-1329 705-476-2229


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Krep’s Chiropractic Sundridge 705-384-7123 Powassan 705-724-5800 Lady Isabelle Nursing Home 705-723-5232 Magnetawan Homecare Inc. - E. Skater, RPN 705-783-2061 Maple Hill Health & Fitness 705-491-5105 Martel & Mitchell Physiotherapy 705-724-9851 Massage Muskoka 705-380-0115 Muskoka Hills Retirement Villa 705-645-6364 Powassan Dental Centre 705-724-2900 Powassan Family Health Team 705-724-1020 South River Medical Centre 705-386-0512 Yoga with Heather 705-382-0959

Non Profit / Community Organizations Algonquin Royal Canadian Army Cadets 3313 All Heart Pet Rescue Almaguin Animal Shelter Almaguin Choral Society Almaguin District Snowmobile Club

Almaguin Highlands Arts Council www.almaguinhighlandsartscouncil.com

705-382-1881 705-724-2630 705-386-0020 705-384-7546 705-636-5556

705-384-0590

Almaguin Highlands Community Living (Hillcrest) 705-384-5384 (Glendale) 705-724-9444 Almaguin Quilting Guild 705-498-5351 Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Agricultural Society 705-382-2202 Burk’s Falls Brownies 705-380-4955 Burk’s Falls District Food Bank 705-382-3989 Burk’s Falls and District Historical Society 705-382-3934 Burk’s Falls Girl Guides 705-380-4955 Burk’s Falls Lions Club 705-382-2418 Burk’s Falls Rec Committee 705-382-3138 Burk’s Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 405 705-382-3137 Burk’s Falls Scouting 705-382-5634 Christian Horizons 705-386-2625 De Novo Treatment Centre 705-384-1466 Dunchurch Royal Canadian Legion Branch 394 705-389-3130 Eagle Lake Gun Club 705-636-7935 East Parry Sound Community Support Program 705-724-6028 East Parry Sound Literary Coun. 705-386-0764 Emsdale Agricultural Society 705-636-5659 Emsdale Lions Club 705-636-9739 Emsdale Pioneer Museum 705-224-9567 Emsdale Scotia and Area Womens Institute 705-783-6505

Explorer’s Edge (RTO 12) www.explorersedge.ca

705-646-0490

Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (Iion) www.iion.ca

705-474-7600 x566

Friends of the Library Sundridge Golden Sunshine Club

Kearney Lions Club Kearney Royal Canadian Legion Branch 276 Kearney Senior Citizens Club Magnetawan Agricultural Society Magnetawan Friendship Club Magnetawan Lions Club Magnetawan Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club

705-384-1632 705-724-3613

705-636-9799 705-636-5889 705-636-7752 705-387-3893 705-387-4855 705-783-0759 705-387-4228

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Meals on Wheels Burks Falls and Emsdale Meals on Wheels Sundridge and Area Near North Snowdrifters New Adventures in Sound Art

888-521-0000 705-724-6028 705-384-7491 705-386-0880

Outward Bound Canada www.outwardbound.ca

888-688-9273

Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network www.pmcn.ca

705-646-7722

The Labour Market Group www.thelabourmarketgroup.ca

705-474-0812

Park to Park Trails Association

Powassan & District Food Bank Powassan Agricultural Society Powassan and Area Figure Skating Club Powassan Girl Guides Powassan and District Horticultural Society Powassan Meals on Wheels Powassan Drop In Centre Powassan Lions Club Powassan Royal Canadian Legion Branch 453 Sundridge Royal Canadian Legion Branch 467 South Almaguin Habitat for Humanity Project South Himsworth Park South River Curling Club South River Friendly Circle South River Legion Branch 390 South River Food Bank South Shore Restoule Snowmobile Club Sprucedale Horticultural Society Strong Agricultural Society Sundridge Brownies Sundridge Food Bank Sundridge Girl Guides Sundridge Horticultural Society Sundridge Lions Club Sundridge Pathfinders Sundridge Rec Committee

Trout Creek Agricultural Society Trout Creek Community Centre Trout Creek Friendship Club Trout Creek Lions Club Young at Heart Seniors Club

705-746-7663

705-724-3015 705-492-2811 705-724-6982 705-723-5051 705-724-2135 705-724-6028 705-724-3651 705-724-3104 705-724-2235 705-384-5655 705-636-1679 705-724-3104 705-386-2966 705-386-0322 705-386-2906 705-386-2615 705-724-5678 705-636-7718 705-384-7110 705-384-5368 705-384-7017 705-384-7847 705-386-7150 705-384-0791 705-384-7847 705-384-5346

705-723-5811 705-492-5416 705-723-5372 705-723-5793 705-382-2526

Places of Worship Almaguin Evangelical Missionary Church Anglican Peaish Of The Good Shepherd Bethel Pentacostal Church Birchdale Community Church Burk’s Falls Baptist Church Burk’s Falls United Church Chapman Valley Gospel Hall Chetwynd Community Church Church of Christ Church of Christ Church of the Holy Spirit Faith Chapel Gospel Mission Church Grace Anglican Church Grace Pentacostal Church Higher Heights Christian Fellowship

705-386-0651 705-636-7038 705-384-7706 705-636-0140 705-382-1988 705-382-3325 705-387-3232 705-382-5463 705-386-2551 705-384-5214 705-636-5334 705-685-7114 705-384-7323 705-386-2919 705-724-1720 705-386-1999


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Kingdom Hall Knox Presbyterian Church

Legacy Life Centre www.legacylifecentre.com

Powassan United Church Powassan Wesleyan Church South River Chalmers United Church St. Andrews Presbyterian Church St. Augustine's Catholic Church St. George Anglican St. Joseph Roman Catholic St. Mary’s Anglican Church St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Sundridge Knox Presbyterian Church Trinity United Trout Creek Baptist Church Trout Creek United Church Zion United Church

705-724-3193 705-387-4882

705-382-0755

705-724-2815 705-724-3818 705-386-2308 705-382-2032 705-384-2224 705-387-3704 705-724-2118 705-724-2789 705-636-5334 705-723-5352 705-384-7452 705-382-0044 705-326-4576 705-723-5564 705-384-5220

Real Estate Century 21 Blue Sky Region Realty (Powassan) Century 21 Blue Sky Region Realty (Sundridge)

Chestnut Park Real Estate – Dawn Mashinter www.dawnmashinter.com Chestnut Park Real Estate – Sandy Tyers www.sandytyers.com Coldwell Banker Thompson Real Estate www.coldwellbankerrealestate.ca Burk’s Falls South River Sundridge

Realty Executives Local Hummingbird Inc., Brokerage Jackie McAvoy Real Estate Services

705-724-1100 705-384-4500

705-571-2534 705-788-4492

705-382-2323 705-386-2342 705-384-5437

Algonquin Garage Doors Almaguin Donation Store Almaguin Natural Therapies Anderson Do It Centre Anderson Windows Antique Radio & TV Shop B&G Variety Bay City Ice Co. Berriedale Schoolhouse Antiques Best Pierogi Bizzy B’zz Bookbin Blacks Guest House Brushey's Nokian Footwear/Service Ontario Burk’s Falls Radio and TV

Canoe Algonquin www.canoealgonquin.com

705-636-9407

Chiswick Woods Circling Hawks Centre Clearrex Windows & Doors Manufacturing Inc.

705-724-1594 705-382-2771 705-382-9090

Capstone Market and Petro Canada -Burk's Falls 705-382-0359 www.facebook.com/capstoneburksfalls

Collins ValuMart www.valumart.ca Copperhead Distillery www.copperhead-distillery.com

705-382-3134

Corner Wines www.facebook.com/cornerwinesinsouthriver

705-386-9463

Crystal Cave - Museum, Gallery, Learning

705-386-7774

Cottage Kitsch

Cox’s General Store Cozy Pup Creations

Centre and Crystal Shoppe

705-384-1126 705-783-9891

705-387-9700 705-382-5555

Foodland Sundridge www.ontario.foodland.ca/stores/sundridge/

705-384-5378

Highlander Brew Co. www.highlanderbrewco.com

705-792-0808

Freestyle Flooring Garden Market by Sandhill Nursery Gomoll Timber Mart Groovy Glass Beads Happy Tummy Gluten Free/Vegan Bakery Heather’s Garden and Home

705-380-2668

705-788-6553 705-783-5871 705-384-2220

Retail Sales and Service Affordable Portable Storage Algonquin Basecamp Algonquin Fine Foods

705-636-9530

www.crystalcavecanada.com

Royal Lepage – Deidre Lazar www.dlazar.ca Royal LePage – Emilio Foffano www.emiliosellsmuskoka.com Royal LePage – Judy Ransome judyandbrenda@royallepage.ca

Acme Pet Foods & Supplies www.acmepetfoods.ca

705-909-0743

705-724-3939 705-636-5437

Culligan Springs Ltd. Deer Lake Trout Farm and Archery de Peuters Decorating Centre Down Memory Lane Eagle Lake Narrows Store Eclectic Cottage Fincham’s Harness and Feed Foodland Novar

Royal Lepage Sundridge

705-636-5956

Canvas Back Creations

Realty Executives Local Almaguin Highlands Inc. 705-382-5434 Brokerage - www.louisamoffit.com Realty Executives Local Almaguin Highlands Inc. 705-788-4171 Brokerage - Louisa Moffit - Broker of Record www.louisamoffit.com Re/Max Legend Real Estate Inc., Brokerage 705-384-5262 www.remax.com Re/Max Parry Sound/Muskoka Magnetawan Branch Royal LePage – Lakes of Muskoka Realty

705-386-7815 249-700-4225 705-636-7056 705-384-5321 705-384-5341 705-723-5333 705-636-5511 705-724-2220 705-382-1181 705-739-7703 705-636-9025 705-386-8390 705-724-5493 705-382-2726

705-384-5555 705-382-0045 705-783-2005 705-382-0707

Hillside Country Store Home Hardware Building Centre Burk’s Falls Magnetawan Home Hardware – Burk’s Falls Horse Tales N Trails Hubbert’s Maple Products

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705-636-7777 705-382-2219 705-384-5828 705-384-7947 705-386-0056 705-384-1478 705-382-2544 705-789-1777

705-783-9935 705-382-2442 705-724-2023 705-386-9463 705-384-7320 705-477-1492

705-386-2214 705-382-3027 705-387-3988 705-382-3225 249-995-0061 705-384-7847


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Inspire Décor & Gifts Jay’s Furniture Jessies Kwik Way Katrine General Store Kearney General Store

Kidds Home Hardware Building Centre Sundridge www.kiddshomehardware.com

Kimtreelane Soap Co. Kirk’s Convenience & Gas Kwik Way

Magnetawan Bait and Tackle www.magbait.com

705-801-5346 705-724-5918 705-386-0606 705-382-2397 705-636-7999

705-384-5365 705-783-0548 705-685-7851 705-382-2887

705-387-3361

Maple Island General Store 705-774-0915 McManus General Store 705-685-7959 Miniature Memories 705-386-0175 Morning Dove Monuments 705-636-0373 Muskoka Sewing Services 705-636-5074 Muskoka Trailer Sales 705-783-4164 Near North Industrial Solutions 705-384-1389 NONSynth.com 705-571-1909 Northern Lawn Care Service 705-825-1234 Northern Meat Packers 705-723-5573 Northern Supply Co. 705-723-1234 Nostalgia Antiques 705-733-7923 Oakridge Grooming Kennel 705-724-5656 Oley’s-armoury, auctions, operations-snow removal 705-724-6539 Opspeculate Aerial Photography/Music Studio 705-384-0339 Original Heat and Gas 705-382-0007 Oshell’s Valu-mart 705-724-2917 Passion Plants 705-386-7991 P.C.I. Office Interiors 705-721-0776 People’s Value Store 705-386-0706 Phoenix Building Components 705-386-0007 Powassan Castle Building Centre 705-724-2749 Powassan Flowers 705-724-2334 Powassan Home Hardware 705-724-2810 Powassan Kwik Way 705-724-3207 Rev. John Hayes ~ Weddings-Baptisms-Funerals 705-477-5225 R&H Distributing -Snowshoes & Outdoor Supplies 705-685-7728 Rustic Behaviour 705-387-9966 Hillside Country Store 705-386-2214 Sat Ent Systems 705-724-3895 Scarlett’s Maple Syrup 705-386-7788 Scotia Self Storage 705-636-0042 Sharwood Transportations 705-685-7242 Slick Depictions 705-571-3213 South River Freshmart South River Kwik Way 705-386-0606 Sprucedale Quality Meats 705-685-7747 Spruce Up Hair Care 705-685-1277 Stevann’s - The Shop Crosstown 705-724-2564 Stick & Stone Tack Shop & Feed 705-492-0174 Stovers Hidden Retreat 705-386-0307 Stoney Lake Variety 705-384-5253 Summer’s Attic 705-387-1452 Sundridge Meats and Deli (Sebastian’s) 705-384-7431 Sundridge Storage Units 705-384-2036 Swift Canoe & Kayak Store 705-386-0440 Taylor Sales and Service 705-787-8982

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The Bear Chair Co. 705-386-0757 The Beer Store South River 705-386-2322 Powassan 705-724-3311 The Cutter’s Edge 705-382-2026 The Flower Garden Burk’s Falls 705-382-1006 The Flower Garden Sundridge 705-384-7337 The Variegated Devas Nursery 705-787-5812 The Village Bins 705-384-7025 Thorpe Upholstery 705-724-6150 Trader Ted’s 705-774-6450 Trout Creek General Store 705-723-1050 Tucks Bait & Tackle 705-384-9845 U-Haul - Emsdale 705-636-0840 Variegated Devas 705-787-5812

Wooden Roo 705-382-3812 www.woodenroo.com Zak’s 705-384-0884 www.zakssundridge.ca Zehr’s Bakery

705-724-1554

Services – Financial Assante Capital Wealth Management

705-724-2400

James Zantingh Mortgage Professional Mortgage Architects – Alex Passas

705-783-8067 416-889-1241

Rocco Mortelliti Financial Services Scotia Bank - Powassan

800-565-7269 705-724-2942

Freedom 55 Financial - Jennifer Farquhar 705-494-0765 www.facebook.com/jenniferfarquharfreedom55financial Investors Group Financial Service Inc. Linda Daniels 705-472-4731 www.investorsgroup.com/en/linda.daniels/home Investors Group Financial Service Inc. Natalie Gallagher 416-414-1079 www.investorsgroup.com/en/natalie.gallagher/home

Kawartha Credit Union Burk’s Falls 705-382-2364 Emsdale 705-636-7834 Magnetawan 705-387-3763 South River 705-386-0088 www.kawarthacu.com RBC Royal Bank - Sundridge 705-384-5311 www.rbc.com

Services – General and Professional A & J Storage A Miron Topsoil LTD ABKS Accounting & Tax Services Affordable Portable Storage Ahmic Living Ahmic Maintenance & Storage Alex Preston Sand & Gravel Algonquin Storage All Heart Pet Rescue All Occasions DJ Service Almaguin Advertising Almaguin Animal Shelter

705-636-5698 705-783-3493 705-382-9777 705-382-0045 705-783-5454 705-387-4214 705-384-7037 705-990-0151 705-724-2630 705-386-2237 705-783-1561 705-386-0020


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Almaguin K9 Cottages and Boarding Resort Almaguin Building Movers Almaguin Business Consulting Services (ABCS) Almaguin Custom Canvas Almaguin Highlands Ontario Inc.

Almaguin News (Metroland Media) www.almaguinnews.com

705-380-5040 705-636-5008 705-636-7056 705-387-0202 705-571-6881

705-382-9996

Almaguin Tree Service 705-386-2177 Almaguin Web Services 705-571-6881 Almarah Technical Services 705-492-8328 AM Paul Funeral Home 705-724-2024 Antique & Estate Appraisals (Brenda Scott) 866-677-7665 Armour Bathtub Refinishing & Repairs 705-382-3313 Art Bakker Mobile Barge & Septic 705-387-0615 A Wise Tutor 705-380-4299 Beaver Creek Farms 705-636-7155 Bell Transportation 705-389-2303 Benny the Bugman - Cleaning & General Handyman 705-499-6447 Bill Booth Serviceworks 705-384-0833 Bonazza Extinguishers 705-349-3473 Brad Gilson Excavating, Dumptrucks and Logging 705-499-0316 Bren-Mar Enterprises Ltd 705-384-7680 Burk’s Falls Laundromat (7am-9pm) 705-783-6999 Muskoka Ready Mix - Burk's Falls 705-382-6295 Canada Post Astorville 705-752-4462 Burk’s Falls 705-382-3901 Callander 705-752-1380 Emsdale 866-607-6301 Kearney 705-636-5422 Magnetawan 705-387-3756 Novar 866-607-6301 Powassan 705-724-2934 South River 705-386-2927 Sundridge 705-384-7753 Trout Creek 705-723-5261 Canadian Firearms Institute 705-384-5692 Carr Aggregates 705-387-1987 CHM Ceremonies, Wedding Officiant 705-499-5543 Christian Horizons 705-386-2625 Claridge Lawn and Grounds Keeping 705-493-2848 Cottage Country Furniture & Interiors 705-389-3335 Country Style Picture Framing 705-386-2938 Cowboy Ferrier Service - Scott 705-636-1927 Cozy Pup Creations 705-783-9891 Dave Hall Excavating 705-787-5246 Dean's Auto Care 705-387-2277

de Peuters Decorating Centre www.floorsfirst.com/depeuterdecorating/

DeRose Vet Clinic Cambrian Insurance Brokers Ltd. Designs for Living Dog On The Run Doggie Paws Spa Donna Smith Accounting Rick Vincor Septic Eden Kennels Etching Muskoka Family Tree Photography & Vintage Event Rentals Gary Groome Backhoeing

705-384-5828

705-382-2981 705-384-7001 705-380-6875 705-349-3644 705-382-3082 705-382-2418 705-386-2201 705-723-1604 705-349-3824 705-349-1123 705-636-7764

Get Stuffed Upholstery

Green Moose Media www.greenmoosemedia.com

705-746-0144

705-571-4488

Greg Boothby Earth Moving Gun Guys Frank Cressey Signs Hardy Niemi Law Highland Communications Highland’s Early Leaning & Childcare Centre Homestead Sawmill Ian R. McNeil Income Tax Returns & Training I.E Smith Bus Lines & Jim Detta Bus Lines In Love with Weddings Floral Design Innovative Graphic Solutions Integrity Services and Repair Iprotecu Security & Surveillance J C L Design JMI Design Studio John Johnson Law Kate Hood Photography Kerosene Connection khi Photography King’s Framing and Art Gallery Lake Bernard Bicycle Repair Learn Sewing Design Studio Leggett Propane Lisa Geisler Design Lowes Custom Coatings Marshall Lumber Mill Marshall Pump Marv’s Handyman Service M&G D/C Motor Repairs Mid-North Appraisals

705-382-9430 705-384-9492 705-724-2117 705-384-5770 705-477-5202 705-636-0202 705-384-2224 705-386-7032 705-384-0707 705-724-6192 705-571-3043 705-384-7469 705-999-1436 705-636-7319 705-724-6408 1-866-598-2558 705-493-7350 705-636-9530 705-493-7350 705-752-4211 705-978-3208 705 384 2226 705-382-0122 705-724-2442 705-571-2652 705-636-5971 705-685-7449 705-386-8594 705-845-0361 705-724-6348

Northern Auction Sales Northern Cottage Care

705-384-5944 705-636-7117

Northern Airport Passenger Service www.northernairport.com Northern Disposal and Sanitation www.northerndisposal.ca Northern Nerds Computer Services www.northernnerds.ca North-Tel Communications Oldham Law Firm Olympic Printing Opatovsky Funeral Services (Moore Chapel) Sundridge Opspeculate Music Studio Pam Kelly Photography Penney & Company Peacock’s Signs and Designs Piper’s Technical Services Pinetree Private Investigations Preston Sand and Gravel Pullman Excavating & Brush Cutting Raney Funeral Chapel Rick's Handyman Plumbing Services Rick Vaillancourt Septic Service Rob Gilson Backhoeing Robert J. Van der Wijst Law Office Burk’s Falls

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800-461-4219

705-382-0991

705-990-6373 1-800-360-8555 705-382-3730 705-685-7796 705-382-3222 705-384-5802 705-384-0339 705-471-9014 705-494-7142 705-382-9251 705-471-2465 705-386-7706 705-386-8077 705-382-9998 705-386-2624 705-358-6474 705-386-2201 705-386-0074 705-382-2746


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Powassan 705-724-3520 Rock Bottom Enterprises & Docks 705-788-6120 Rockwynn Web Design 705-384-2644 Royal Flush Plumbing 705-387-4500 Sandra Burke Bookkeeping 705-386-7984 Scott Dingman Septic Service 705-787-5548 Service Ontario (Licencing and Vehicles) Burk’s Falls 705-382-9711 Sundridge 705-384-7022 Powassan 705-724-5493 Serviceworks Web Design 705-384-0833 Shoreline Office Services 705-724-6847 Silver Screen Printing 705-845-5223

Silver Screen Printing www.silverscreenprint.ca

Simply Timeless Images South River Sharpening Sowery Plumbing & Heating Sprucedale Wood and Gas

Stan Darling Insurance Burk’s Falls Sundridge www.standarlinginsurance.com Storage North Main Street, Sundridge

Signcraft www.signcraftcanada.com

Spoiled Rotten Dog Grooming St. Denis Guitars Stack Fuels Sundridge Laundromat Sundridge Veterinary Services

Tina’s Income Tax & Bookkeeping Services The Stone Centre Inc. (Marie Jeffery Rep) The Tree Guy Trig Brendstrup Piano Technician U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer Verzijlenberg Veterinary

W.A Johnston Insurance www.wajohnstoninsurance.com Waynes Diving and Recovery West Edge Guitars Wimberway Kennels K9 Control Powassan, Chisholm and Callander wMac Photography Whispering Pines Funeral Home Whitmell Sand and Gravel Wood Art Signs

Women’s Own Resource Centre www.womensownresource.org

Zipz Taxi & Delivery Services (7am-11pm)

705-845-5223 705-724-6847 705-825-1812 705-636-7416 705-685-9910

705-382-2902 705-384-5361 705-492-8353

705-384-7550 705-386-7387 705-788-4592 705-384-7781 705-384-7648 705-384-7366

705-384-2441

705-386-2919 705-382-9841 705-384-7824 705-387-3226 705-384-0400

705-386-2645

705-636-7832 705-636-3343 705-724-2676 705-498-7571 705-724-9734 705-382-3133 705-382-6242

705-386-9672

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Services – Personal A Flair For Hair Absolutely You Hair Salon Ashton Aesthetics Barb's Hairstyling Bernice’s Unisex Hairstyling Country Haven Acres

705-789-6257 705-386-7295 705-783-9722 705-636-5461 705-723-1058 705-636-9875

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Sports, Recreation and Fitness Algonquin Fitness & Wellness

705-386-7127

Algonquin West ATV Club www.algonquinwestatv.com

705-999-7262

Cindy Leggett – Fitness Essentials www.fitnessessentialswithcindy.ca

705-783-9721

Hammond Family Ranch www.hammondfamilyranch.com

705-382-3398

Stewart Coughlin Riding Ranch www.coughlinranch.com The Ridge Golf Club at Ten Gables www.theridgegolf.club

705-386-7465

Almaguin Highlands Golf and Country Club Almaguin Spartans Hockey Club Ahmic Lake Golf Club Beaver Creek Farms & Dogsledding Chocpaw Expeditions

Clear Springs Golf Course Eagle Lake Golf Course High Hurdles Hockey Opportunity Camp Fish Tales Guide and Charters

High Hurdles Highview Golf Course Magnetawan Friendship Club PL Fitness Powassan Curling Club Powassan Pool Powassan Sportsplex RiverBowl & Billards Soccer Elite & Sports Gifts South River Indoor Golfers Club

Trout Creek Community Centre Young at Heart Seniors Club

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ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY GUIDE & DIRECTORY 2018-2019  

Let's Go Explore... the Almaguin Highlands!

ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY GUIDE & DIRECTORY 2018-2019  

Let's Go Explore... the Almaguin Highlands!