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Issue | 2016/2017

Community Guide & Directory

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There’s so much to see and do in the Almaguin Highlands. Explore the villages, people, culture & region.

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events • activities • community • business • culture


ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE TALENTED LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT WHO CONTRIBUTED THEIR WORK THROUGHOUT THIS PUBLICATION.

Catherine Gauthier Jim White John Rehn Nghe Tran Tracy Fowler Jodi Paul Susan Oling Anita Atta Mammarazzi Oliveira Helen Lam Jim Shedden Barbara Stewart Cyndi Culbert David Lawes Vern Nicholson

Patricia Turpin-Cetinkaya Amy Arra Aggus Hilary Chambers Mel Montpetit Sarah Millward Kathy Kujala Kerri Percival Murdoch Angela Dunnett Andrea Chipman Jantzi Caitlyn Lymburner Chris Bray Diana Brushey MIke Harrison

Dyane Brunton Karen Stephenson Kathryn Helmond Kathy Kujaka Ivany Kimberlee Still Hall Liana Boom Merry Johnson Olivia Davis Samatha-Fay Green Tamara Mathews Terry Mannella Tray Edgerton Wayne Snow Victor Martello

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INSIDE COMMUNITY GUIDE & DIRECTORY 2016 | 2017

THIS ISSUE PHOTOGRAPHY ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT (AHPP) & LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS CREATIVE DIRECTION & DESIGN TAIJA O’RIORDAN GREEN MOOSE MEDIA greenmoosemedia.com PRINTING MCLAREN PRESS GRAPHICS Bracebridge, Ontario mclarenpress.com

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A REASON TO STAY • Welcome message from the Chair of the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce VILLAGES OF ALMAGUIN • Explore the region's diverse municipalities, each with its own flavour PARKS & TRAILS • Experience the beautiful and enchanting parks & trails of the Highland region

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DISCOVERY ROUTES • Discover the road less travelled with our guide to local trails, cycle routes and waterways

BUSINESS DIRECTORY • Connect with local businesses in the Almaguin Highlands


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FARM FRESH • Join in on a wonderful summer tradition in the region by visiting the local farmers' markets STEWARDING AN ALMAGUIN TERROIR Exploring flavour in the region by Gregor Waters SUSTAINING ALMAGUIN • Learn about how the Near North Enviro-Education Centre is helping sustain our region THEN AND NOW • A brief history of Almaguin Highlands Health Care Centre IN THE STUDIO • Studio life through the eyes of an artist with painter Jill Boschulte CREATIVE EXPRESSION • Photography tips from Susan Oling to help capture that perfect photograph SMALL TOWN GIRL • Country singer/ songwriter Pam Miller gets personal WHY I CALL ALMAGUIN HOME from James Gray THE SOUND OF ALMAGUIN • Explore the music of the region from country to bluegrass to everything in between HORSING AROUND • Discover the region's love for these magnificent animals


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ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

a reason to

STAY

by William Hollett

WELCOME TO THE ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS As the Chair of the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce I welcome you to this incredible region called the Almaguin Highlands. We are defined by our many quaint villages, stretching between Huntsville and North Bay, with rolling hills, and northern farmlands, forests, lakes and streams. A place where you can explore with an adventurous spirit the vast wilderness landscapes or find quiet solitude in the same day. A great day of boating, a nice dinner by the dock, a loon’s call and all the stars you can imagine. We may not all initially come to Almaguin Highlands for the same reasons but I am willing to bet that we share reasons why we stay. Whether born here, or hailing from a busier place, many people who stay find that they can work and play without having to spend more time in their cars than with their families. Some of us, like myself, tested the waters elsewhere, then came back to the warm summer lakes, the real winter snow packs and the peaceful forests to raise our families as we had been raised. Almaguin schools are small and the teachers know each of our kids well. Neighbours help each other. Community is vital. We are the Villages of Almaguin. If you have been coming to Almaguin Highlands for years, thanks for letting me join you. If you are new in the area, welcome, and I hope you find a reason to stay.

Willy

William Hollett is the Chair of the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce and owner/operator of Almaguin Campground.


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Community is vital.

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VILLAGES of Almaguin

The Hollett Family call the Almaguin Highlands home. Willy Hollett is on the far left.


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The success of any organization depends on the commitment and tenacity of it’s board, ours also has honest desire to see a strong Chamber of Commerce for this incredible region of the Almaguin Highlands… here are the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

I’ve operated our resort with my wife and partner Nancy for the past 11 years! It’s a great community to live in, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city lifestyle and pace. Come see what the Almaguin Highlands have to offer you, we did... And stayed!!! Anthony Rizzo, Owner/Operator of Doe Lake Campground

I love the absolute beauty of this area that is present in every season. I love the fact that my backyard is the type of place where many people in the world would love to vacation! I couldn't find a better place to do business and raise my children. Jennifer Farquhar, Chair of the Festival of Almaguin Business (FAB)

I love living in the area for the peaceful nights, wildlife, and warm people who are always willing to greet visitors with a smile. Emilio Foffano, Sales Representative Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka

My husband and I retired here in the Almaguin Highlands 15years ago, we love it here. I believe everyone has to work hard in all of our small communities with the Highlands to strive for regionalism to improve future growth and development of our area. Lois Cookman, Artist Actor/Director of Highlands Players, Past President of the Burk's Falls Art and Craft Club

There is peace and quiet here, enough to dream. There is space here, enough to grow. Romano Marchi, Executive Director Near North Enviro-Education Centre

I was born and raised here, went away to discover the world, got a business degree, worked for a few multinational companies but I love my hometown. I am my parents succession plan. As treasurer on the Board of Directors I work with a great group of people, all volunteers, that too share the love of this area with passion to see it flourish. Luke Preston, General Manager, G.F. Preston Sales & Service Ltd.

I have been living in the Almaguin Highlands for 37 years and love the lakes & rivers, the rocks and trees, and the mountain that I see from my kitchen window in every season. What a great area to live, to work (I have always had my own business along with a lovely farm) and to play! Judy Ransome, Broker, Century 21 Cottage Country Realty Inc., Brokerage

I love the blue herons, bull rushes at the road side, peaceful wilderness and community to grow with. I have had my business for 30 years here in this beautiful region. I came for the landscape but stayed because of community. We have something here that is undefined, it’s a feeling of being home. Penny Stoker, Owner of Zak's


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ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SUMMER EVENTS

photo: Kate Hood

in Almaguin


POWASSAN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S PIG N' PIE FEST

WHITESTONE CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

Date: June 18th, 2016 - Noon until 11PM Location: 55 Fairview Lane, Powassan Details: Performances by Gravitas and the Maple Hill Project, Celebrity Pig Races, vendors, face painters, kids’ games, pie eating contests. For information please call (705)724 3141

Date: July 1st, 2016 Location: Dunchurch Fairgrounds Details: Fireworks schedule for 9:00PM. For details please visit www.whitestone.ca

UCW YARD/BAKE SALE & BBQ

Date: July 1st, 2016 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre 181 Main St., W., Trout Creek Details: Annual event hosted by the Commanda & Area Anglers and Hunters. Fish, baked beans, salads. Doors open at 4:00PM • Silent Auction and Penny Sale • Meal begins at 5:00PM

SUNDRIDGE CANADA DAY CELEBRATION Date: July 2nd, 2016 Location: Lion's Park, Sundridge Details: Parade 4pm at waterfront, Canada Day Cake, Musical Entertainment, Games, Lakeland Bucket Rides, BBQ, Fireworks at dusk. For more details contact the Sundridge Village Office at (705)384 5316

POWASSAN CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS Date: July 1st, 2016 June 30th - Much Music Video Dance Location: Powassan Sportsplex Ages 12 & Under: 6:00PM – 8:00PM Ages 12 -18: 8:00PM – 11:00PM July 1st - Celebration at Lions Park 12:00PM – 4:00PM Details: Inflatables, Live Music, Sara Carson & Hero, free swimming, hot dogs and cake Fireworks - 8:00PM - Dusk Location: Glendale Park

BURK'S FALLS CANADA DAY CELEBRATION Date: July 1st, 2016 Location: Stan Darling Park Ontario St., Burk’s Falls Details: Join the Village of Burk’s Falls in celebrating Canada Day. For more details call (705)382 3138

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Date: June 25th, 2016 Location: 201 Main St., E., Trout Creek

TROUT CREEK ANGLERS & HUNTERS FISH FRY

CANADA

SOUTH RIVER, MACHAR, LOUNT & LAURIER CANADA DAY CELEBRATION Date: July 2nd, 2016 Location: Dunchurch Fairgrounds Details: Parade starts at 11:30AM. Ceremonies start at 12:30AM at the Fairgrounds. Many activities for the whole family. Please contact (705)386 2573 for details.

POWASSAN RECREATION COMMITTEE - FISHING DERBY Date: July 10th, 2016 Location: Hydro Pond (at the end of Purdon Line) Details: Registration at the Municipal Office until July 8th OR at the Hydro Pond - Entry fee of $15 / Ages 16 and under are Free / Derby runs from 8 am to noon.

MAGNETAWAN CANADA DAY CELEBRATION Date: July 1st, 2016 Location: Downtown Magnetawan For complete details please call (705)387 3947

photo: Mike Harrison


CREATIVE CHANGE'S ART SHOW Date: July 8th - 10th, 2016 Location: Kearney Community Center Details: Wine and Cheese Reception @ 7:00PM on July 8th, 2016. Admission $5.00. Free admission for the arts show and sale.

ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER Date: July 14th, 2016 5:00PM - 7:00PM Location: Sundridge, Strong & Joly Arena (14 Albert St, Sundridge) Details: Enjoy spaghetti with tomato sauce, meat sauce, or vegetable sauce or a combination, along with Texas garlic bread and fresh strawberries and cake for dessert. Gluten-free options include pasta and cake for dessert.

ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR/CHICKEN COOP TOUR Date: July 16th, 2016 Location: Multiple Locations Details: An all-day event. Sign up at the Powassan Library, 324 Clark St., Powassan to get your map.

BURK'S FALLS AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY HERITAGE DAY Date: July 23rd, 2016 11:00AM Location: Watt Farm Heritage Centre (827 Chetwynd Rd. Burk’s Falls) Details: Joins the Burk’s Falls and District Historical Society in Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The 162 Batallion.

MAGNETAWAN LION'S CLUB PICKEREL DINNER Date: July 23rd, 2016 Location: Magnetawan Community Centre For event details and times please call (705)382 5895

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KEARNEY REGATTA Date: July 30, 31 and August 1st, 2016 Location: Main St, Kearney Details: Fun for the whole family! From land and water sports to dinners and social gatherings, right through to the highlight Fire Works Extravaganza Sunday night, events for all ages. For details visit: www.facebook.com/ KearneyRegatta

AHMIC LAKE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION SQUARE DANCES Date: July 23, 30 and August 6, 2016 Location: Magnetawan Community Center (4304 Hwy 520, Magnetawan)

photography: Kate Hood


ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

POWASSAN AND DISTRICT UNION LIBRARY ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Date: August 5th, 2016 Location: Highview Golf Course, 60 Golf Course Line, Powassan Details: An annual Library fundraiser. A day of golf and dinner banquet to finish off the day.

LORUSSOPALOOZA MUSIC FEST Date: August 5th -7th, 2016 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: www.lorussopalooza.com

SUNDRIDGE SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL Date: August 6th, 2016 Location: Main St, Sundridge Details: Children’s Movie on Friday Night, Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM is the Main Street Vendor’s Market, Lakefront Activities, Luncheon, Musical Entertainment, Food, Pancake Breakfast, Courtesy Shuttle Bus provided. For more details call Russell at (705)980 1288.

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CONCERT IN THE PARK Date: August 14th, 2016 Location: 2:00PM Sundridge Bandshell

BURK'S FALLS COUNTRY JAMBOREE Date: August 19th – 21st, 2016 Location: Burks Falls Agriculture Society Fair Grounds Details: A full weekend of country and bluegrass music. Featuring the Good Brothers, Wendell Ferguson and many more. For full lineup and details visit: www burksfallscountryjamboree.ca

BURK'S FALLS & AREA YARD SALE Date: August 20th, 2016 Location: Multiple Locations For a list of sale locations or to add a location please call the Burk’s Falls Village Office at (705)382 3138

100 MILE DINNER Date: August 20th, 2016 Location: South River Machar Arena, South River/Machar Arena, 1 Lincoln Ave, South River Details: Featuring locally produce meats and cheeses. This year’s theme is “Fresh from the Farm” To reserve tickets please email: srmasff@gmail.com

COMMUNITY YARD SALE Date: August 6th, 2016 8AM-2PM Location: Sundridge, Strong & Joly Arena (14 Albert St, Sundridge) Details: Stop in for some great bargains on your way to the Sunflower Festival!

CECEBE WATERWAYS REGATTA Date: August 6st & 7nd, 2016 Location: Magnetawan Community Centre Details: Enjoy a weekend of great family activities on the water. For full details a schedules please visit: www.cecebewaterways.ca/

ARTSCAPE STUDIO TOUR Date: July 30th – Aug 1st, 2016 Location: Multiple Locations Details: Discover Art in our Nature as you visit various artist's studios throughout the beautiful Almaguin Highlands. For details and locations visit: www.almaguinhighlandsartscouncil.com/

FAMILY FESTIVAL/125th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Date: August 13th, 2016 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre (31 William St, Sprucedale) Details: Horseshoe tournament, music, entertainment, BBQ and children’s activities. Come celebrate the history of McMurrich. Call (705)685 7901 for details.

TROUT CREEK AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FAIR Date: August 26th - 28th, 2016 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre (181 Main St W. Trout Creek) Details: Light horse show, exhibit displays, baby show, tradeshow, kid’s entertainment, music, pancake breakfast, spaghetti supper and car show on Sunday.

11th ANNUAL WINDSONG MUSIC FESTIVAL Date: August 26th -27th, 2016 Location: 509 Memorial Park Dr. Powassan Details: eaturing some of Canada's best indie artists.  Camping is available from tent to RV, and each year free musical workshops are offered on Saturday before the music begins. For more details visit: www.windsongmusicfestival.com

EMSDALE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FAIR Date: August 27th 2016 Location: Emsdale Community Park and Community Centre For event details please visit: www.emsdaleagriculturalsociety.com


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AUTUMN EVENTS

MAGNETAWAN FALL FAIR Date: September 2nd-3rd, 2016 Location: Magnetawan Community Centre (4860 Hwy 520, Magnetawan) For full event details please call (705)387 3947

photo: Kate Hood

in Almaguin


SMOKE N' SPURS RODEO Date: September 2nd – 4th, 2016 Location: Powassan Details: The SMOKE ‘N’ SPURS FESTIVAL is an outdoor festival with 3 fun-filled days and nights held in Powassan annually on the Labour Day Weekend. For all details please visit: http:// smokenspurs.yolasite.com/

POWASSAN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FAIR Date: September 3rd - 4th, 2016 Location: Fairgrounds in Powassan Details: Parade starting at 11:00AM on Sept 3rd. Heavy Horse Pulls, Demolition Derby, Live Music, Exhibit Displays, Vendors & Games, Penny Sale & Bingo, Poultry and Rabbit Show, Car Show & Shine. Check for updates at powassanfallfair.com

135th ARMOUR, RYERSON & BURK'S FALLS AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FALL FAIR Date: September 5th, 2016 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 4th, 2016. Visit: www.armourryersonandburksfalls agriculturalsociety.com

IDPA ALGONQUIN CUP Date: Sept. 8th to Sept. 11th, 2016 Location: Peacock Rd, Joly Twp. For complete details visit: www. eaglelakegunclub.ca

SOUTH RIVER/MACHAR AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FALL FAIR Date: September 9th & 10th, 2016 Location: South River/Machar Arena 1 Lincoln Ave, South River Details: This year will feature the heavy horse pull, contests, parade, and more. Come and see the unveiling of the new Harvey Pinkerton Heavy Horse Ring. For details please email: srmasff@gmail.com

ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS ARTS COUNCIL ART SHOW AND SALE Date: September 23rd – 25th, 2016 Location: Multiple Locations 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

ARMOUR, RYERSON AND BURK'S FALLS AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY SLO-PITCH TOURNAMENT Date: October 1st, 2016 Location: Burk’s Falls Fairgrounds (220 Centre St, Burks Falls) To register or find a team, call Dawn @ (705)224 3657

UNITED CHURCH HARVEST DINNER Date: October 2nd, 2016 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre, 181 Main St.W., Trout Creek

UNITED CHURCH SUPPER Date: October 8th, 2016 Location: Magnetawan Community Center (4304 Hwy 520, Magnetawan)

NIPISSING KENNEL CLUB ANNUAL DOG SHOW Date: October 7th -10th, 2016 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

POWASSAN & DISTRICT UNION LIBRARY AUCTION Date: October 15th, 2016 Location: Oley’s Auction House, 788 Main St., Powassan Details: An Important Library fundraiser, with lots of great deals!

MAGNETAWAN LION'S CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY Date: October 31st, 2016 Location: Magnetawan Community Centre (4860 Hwy 520, Magnetawan) For details please call (705)382 5895

HARVEST FESTIVAL Date: September 16th – 18th, 2016 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: harvestfestival.org/

photo: Jocelyn Modl


BURK'S FALLS WINTERFEST

Date: January 21st & 22nd, 2017 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.

CHRISTMAS ARTISAN MARKET Date: November 19th 10AM-4PM Location: Powassan, Various locations. For a map of locations contact Cyndy cottonandclay@live.ca

CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE Date: November 25th, and 26th 2016 4:00PM Location: Burk’s Falls, Armour and 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.

BURK'S FALLS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Date: December 2nd, 2016 @ 6:00PM Location: Stan Darling Park, Ontario St, Burk’s Falls Details: Join us at Stan Darling Darling Park for carols and more!

BURK'S FALLS CHRISTMAS PARADE Date: December 3rd, 2016 Location: Ontario St, Burk’s Falls For details please visit www.facebook.com/ cdobar or call (705)382 3138

SMOKE N' SPURS PARADE OF LIGHTS Date: December 3rd, 2016 Location: Powassan Details: The Parade is held the first Saturday of December each year. The Municipality of Powassan and the Recreation Committee welcome everyone to the Powassan Sportsplex for a free family skate. The Smoke ‘N’ Spurs festival and the Municipality of Powassan team up to ‘Light Up the Town’ and provide a free, family event which is enjoyed by all ages.

TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION Date: December 4th, 2016 @ 4:45PM Location: SSJ Arena – 14 Albert St, Sundridge Details: A Parade of Lights will start at 4:45PM and proceed to the SSJ Arena. Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Wagon Rides, Santa, entertainment, refreshments.

POWASSAN'S NEW YEAR'S EVENT CELEBRATION Date: December 31st, 2016 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre 181 Main St., Trout Creek Details: Free skating, horse drawn sleigh rides, hot dogs & hot chocolate, fireworks at 6:15 pm

photo: Kate Hood


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WINTER EVENTS LIONS DINNER Date: January 28th, 2017 Location: Magnetawan Community Center (4304 Hwy 520, Magnetawan)

SPRUCEDALE WINTER CARNIVAL Date: February 17th and 18th, 2017 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre (31 William St, Sprucedale) Details: Pancake Breakfast, Parade, children and adult games. Call (705)685 7901 for details.

SOUTH RIVER LION'S WINTERFEST Date: February 20-26, 2017 Location: South River/Machar Arena (1 Lincoln Ave, South River) Details: Many activities for all ages over the Winterfest week. Contact the South River Lion’s Club – Mr. Ron London at (705) 386 2656

in Almaguin

TROUT CREEK COMMUNITY CENTRE WINTER CARNIVAL Date: February 15th – 19th, 2017 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre (181 Main St W. Trout Creek) Details: Tiny Tot Pageant, Jackpot Bingo, Hockey Tournament, Children's Activities, Dance, Pancake Breakfast. Information on Facebook - Trout Creek Community Centre.

KATRINE WINTER KARNIVAL Date: February 24th – 26th, 2017 Location: Katine 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.

MAGNETAWAN LION'S PANCAKE DINNER Date: February 28th, 2017 Location: Magnetawan Community Center (4304 Hwy 520, Magnetawan)

KEARNEY DOGSLED RACES Date: February 3rd - 5th, 2017 Location: Main Street, Kearney Details: Watch competitive Dog Sled and Skijor Racing right through downtown! Come prepared for an Almaguin Winter as there are a variety of things to see and do both outside and inside the Kearney Community Centre. Races and events run both Saturday and Sunday. Please leave your pets at home. For details visit: http://kearneydogsledraces.ca/


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SPRING EVENTS

in Almaguin

SUNDRIDGE LIONS WILD GAME DINNER Date: March 4th, 2017 Location: SSJ Arena, 14 Albert St, Sundridge Details: Featuring a variety of wild game themed foods, dancing, prizes, silent auction and family fun. Call Monty at (705)384 5151

5th ANNUAL ARMMOUR, RYERSON AND BURK'S FALLS AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY MIXED SLOW-PITCH TOURNAMENT Date: April 22nd & 23rd, 2017 Location: Burk’s Falls Fairgrounds (220 Centre St, Burk’s Falls) To register your team call Dawn at (705)224 3657.

POWASSAN MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL Date: April 22nd, 2017 Location: Powassan Details: Join us in celebrating the 20th Annual Maple Syrup Festival. Westcoast Lumberjack Show, Scottish heavy games, Live entertainment, Sheep Shearing Demonstration, Food and Craft vendors, Free Bus shuttle to offsite parking and Matthews Maple Sugar bush, the Kidz Zone, Antique car and tractor display, Pancake Breakfasts, Baked bean lunch and much, much more! www.powassanmaplesyrupfestival.ca

SHOOTERS RENDEZVOUS 22nd ANNUAL GUN SHOW AND EXHIBITION Date: April 29th, 2017 Location: SSJ Arena, 14 Albert St. Sundridge Details: Challenge your PAL. Bring your licence and come out to buy. Over 50 vendors. Air gun and Archery ranges on site. For details visit: http://www.eaglelakegunclub.ca/

COPEMAN TREE FARMS EASTER EGG HUNT Date: Easter Weekend 2017 Location: Copeman Tree Farms, 66 Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge Details: Fun for kids of all ages. For times please visit: freshlycuttrees.wix.com/copemantreefarms

“ I love the animals in the woods. photo: Nghe Tran

Charlie, age 5


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FESTIVAL OF ALMAGUIN BUSINESS Date: June 2017 Location: South River Details: Join the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the businesses of the region. Featuring a trade show, kids events, great food and more. For date, location and details please visit: www.almaguinhighlandschamber.com

8th ANNUAL ARMOUR, RYERSON AND BURK'S FALLS AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY BALL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT Date: May 27th, 2017 Location: Burks Falls, Armour and Ryerson Memorial Arena (220 Centre St, Burks Falls To register your team call Dawn at (705)224 3657.

FESTIVAL OF ALMAGUIN BUSINESS 2015 May, 23 2015 SUNDRIDGE SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL & RBC TRIATHLON August 7,8 & 9, 2015 SOUTH RIVER-MACHAR AGRICULTURAL FAIR September 12, 2015 STRONG AGRICULTURAL FALL FAIR September 18 & 19, 2015 ALGONQUIN, HIGH ROCK, MIKISEW & TOM THOMSON PARKS ALMAGUIN AIRPARK IN JOLY TOWNSHIP

Sundridge • South River • Machar • Strong • Joly

The

Nature Natives

Art Gallery 18 Tom Thompson Lane South River

Summer Hours: May - Sept 10 am - 4 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday Winter Hours: Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm Or by Appt. 1-705-242-1237

FESTIVAL OF ALMAGUIN BUSINESS 2015 May, 23 2015 SUNDRIDGE SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL & RBC TRIATHLON August 7,8 & 9, 2015 SOUTH RIVER-MACHAR AGRICULTURAL FAIR September 12, 2015 STRONG AGRICULTURAL FALL FAIR September 18 & 19, 2015 ALGONQUIN, HIGH ROCK, MIKISEW & TOM THOMSON PARKS ALMAGUIN AIRPARK IN JOLY TOWNSHIP

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PERRY TOWNSHIP

TOWN OF KEARNEY

MCMURRICH | MONTEITH

Villages Served: Novar, Emsdale Office: 1695 Emsdale Rd. P.O. Box 70 Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0 (705) 636-5941 Open Monday to Friday www.townshipofperry.ca

Office: 8 Main St. P.O. Box 38 (705) 636-7752 Open Monday to Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM www.townofkearney.ca

Village Served: Sprucedale Office: Township of McMurrich/ Monteith 31 William St. Sprucedale, ON P0A 1Y0 (705) 685-7901 Open Monday to Friday 9AM to 4:30PM www.mcmurrichmonteith.com

EMSDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 32 Joseph St., Elmsdale, ON P0A 1J0 (705) 636-5941 NOVAR COMMUNITY CENTRE: 25 Laurie St., Elmsdale, ON P0A 1R0 (705) 636-5941

KEARNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE: 8 Main St., Kearney, ON P0A 1R0 (705) 636-0527 LIBRARY: 8 Main St., Kearney, ON P0A 1R0 (705) 636-5849

LIBRARY: 29 Joseph St., Elmsdale, ON P0A 1J0 (705) 636-5454

RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 149 King William St., Kearney (705) 636-0588 Open 9:30AM to 1:30PM Closed Wed & Thurs

RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 775 HWY 592N (705) 636-0588 Open 8AM to 4PM Closed Wed & Thurs

SAND LAKE TRANSFER STATION: 147 Kallio Rd., Kearney Open 2PM to 6PM Closed Wed & Thurs

PUBLIC WORKS: (705) 636-5965

SPRUCEDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 31 William St., Sprucedale (705) 685-7901 LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public Library 39 Copeland St. Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3327 RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 2161 HWY 518W Open 9AM to 5PM April - November 1PM to 5PM December - March Closed Wed & Thurs ROADS DEPARTMENT: (705) 685-7901

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ARMOUR TOWNSHIP

RYERSON TOWNSHIP

VILLAGE OF BURK’S FALLS

Village Served: 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

Office: 28 Midlothian Rd Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 (705)382-3232 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 4:00PM www.ryersontownship.ca Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls Memorial Arena: 220 Centre St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3318

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) 382-3318 

LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public Library 39 Copeland St,, Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3327

LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public Library 39 Copeland St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3327

RECYCLING & LAND FILL SITE: 141 Chetwynd Rd,, Burk’s Falls (705) 382-2682 Open 10:00AM - 5:00PM (May-Aug) 11:00AM –5:00PM (Sept - Apr) Closed Wednesday

RECYCLING & LAND FILL SITE: Burk’s Falls offers curb-side pickup within the village limits. Please contact the village office for details. 141 Chetwynd Rd., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-2682 Open 10:00AM - 5:00PM (May-Aug) 11:00AM –5:00PM (Sept-Apr) Closed: Wednesday

KATRINE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 6 Brown’s Dr., Katrine, ON P0A 1L0 (705) 382-5019 ROADS DEPARTMENT: (705) 382-5982 LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public Library 39 Copeland St. Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3327 RECYCLING & LAND FILL SITE: STATION: 141 Chetwynd Rd. Burk’s Falls, ON (705) 382-2682 open 10AM to 5PM May - August 11PM to 5PM September - April Closed Wednesday

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISOR: (705) 382-3822

PUBLIC WORKS: Contact main office (705)382-3138 SERVICE ONTARIO: 303 Ontario St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-9711

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Office: 4304 HWY 520 P.O. Box 70 Magnetawan, ON P0A 1P0 (705) 387-3947 Open Monday to Friday 9:00AM - 4:30PM www.magnetawan.com MAGNETAWAN COMMUNITY CENTRE: 4304 HWY 520, Magnetawan (705) 387-3947

Office: 21 Church St. Dunchurch, ON P0A1G0 (705) 389-1855 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM www.whitestone.ca

Office: 28 Municipal Lane P.O. Box 1120 Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0 (705) 384-5819 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM http://strongtownship.com

LIBRARY: Magnetawan Public Library 4034 Hwy 520 (705) 387-4411 RECYCLING AND LAND FILL SITE: Locations: Chapman Site: 259 Rocky Rd, Magnetawan Croft Site: 218 25th&26th Side Rd, Magnetawan For Hours, Please Call: (705) 387-3947 or visit: www.magnetawan.com PARKS & MAINTENANCE: (705) 387-3947

DUNCHURCH COMMUNITY CENTRE: 2199 Hwy 124, Dunchurch (705) 389-3211 LIBRARY: Whitestone-Hagerman Memorial Public Library 2206 Hwy 124, Dunchurch (705) 389-3311 RECYCLING AND LAND FILL: York Street Landfill Site: 110 York St. Dunchurch Auld’s Road Landfill Site: 5 Auld’s Rd. RR 2, Dunchurch Phone: (705) 389-1855 Hours: Summer: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday: 10:00AM to 7:00PM Winter: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:00PM to 5:00PM PUBLIC WORKS & FACILITIES: (705) 774-3809

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 Hours: May 1st to Oct 31st 9:00AM to 5:00 PM Nov 1st to April 30th 10:00 AM to 5:00PM Site 2: 950 Muskoka Road Phone: 705-384-5690 Hours : June 30th to Sept 7th Friday - Tuesday 1:00PM to 5:00PM Sept 8th to June 29th Fri, Sat, Tues 1:00PM to 5:00PM MUNICIPAL GARAGE: (705) 384-5819 Ext. 203

MACHAR TOWNSHIP VILLAGE OF SOUTH RIVER Office: 73 Municipal Rd. North, South River, ON P0A 1X0 (705) 386-7741 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM www.machartownship.net

SOUTH RIVER-MACHAR 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

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) 386-2837

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VILLAGE OF SUNDRIDGE

JOLY TOWNSHIP

VILLAGE OF SOUTH RIVER

Office: 110 Main St Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0 (705) 384-5316 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM www.sundridge.ca SUNDRIDGE, STRONG, JOLY ARENA: 14 Albert St., Sundridge (705) 384-5571

Office: 871 Forest Lake Rd. P.O. Box 519, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0 (705) 384-5316 Open Tuesday to Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM www.townshipofjoly.com SUNDRIDGE, STRONG, JOLY ARENA: 14 Albert St., Sundridge (705) 384-5571

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

LIBRARY: Sundridge-Strong Union Pubic Library 110 Main St., Sundridge (705) 384-7311

ROADS DEPARTMENT: Contact main office (705) 384-5428

RECYCLING AND LAND FILL SITE: 483 Forest Lake Road Phone: 705-384-9898 Hours: May 1st to Oct 31st 9:00AM to 5:00PM November 1st to April 30th 10:00AM to 5:00PM Village Superintendent and Roads: (705) 384-7227

LIBRARY: Sundridge-Strong Union Pubic Library 110 Main St., Sundridge (705) 384-7311 RECYLCING AND LAND FILL SITE: 483 Forest Lake Road Phone: (705) 384-9898 Hours: May 1st to Oct 31st 9:00AM to 5:00PM November 1st to April 30th 10:00AM to 5:00PM

SOUTH RIVER-MACHAR 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. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: (705) 386-0245

SERVICE ONTARIO: 2A Ontario St., Sundridge (705) 384-7022

MUNICIPALITY OF POWASSAN

POWASSAN SPORTSPLEX: 433 Main St., Powassan (705) 724-2537 TROUT CREEK COMMUNITY CENTRE: 181 Main St W, Trout Creek (705) 724-2813

LIBRARY: Powassan and District Union Public Library 324 Clark St., Powassan (705) 724-5525 Recycling and Landfill Site: 40 Proudfoot Rd. (705) 382-3332 Open 8:00AM—12:00PM

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: (705) 724-3532 SERVICE ONTARIO: 518 Main St., Powassan (705)724-5493

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Villages Served: 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


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wonderful tradition here in the Almaguin Highlands is to wake-up on a summer morning and head out to one of the many farmers’ markets the area has to offer. A beautiful country drive in the fresh morning air leads to a scene that connects us to a time when the market was a central part of the economic and social fabric of the community. Today’s markets offer the opportunity to slow down and chat with vendors about their goods and produce. So interesting to know where your food comes from and have an opportunity to support local producers. We love to come back from the market with fresh baked bread and treats, meat, cheese and other delicacies, and of course fresh fruit and vegetables. All the makings of a wonderful summer lunch, or maybe a picnic, with enough left to enliven meals for the rest of the week. But it’s not all about the produce. It’s a time to catch up with friends and neighbours, to see faces returning for the season, see the kids that have grown-up another year, enjoy the atmosphere provided by local buskers and the kaleidoscope of sounds, sights and smells that make up the market. And who can resist sampling a muffin or a pepperoni or some berries before they get home! And don’t forget the collectables and crafts that you would never find in any store. Rustic, hand-crafted furniture, hand-made knives with exquisite wood handles, used records, books and memorabilia, kits to grow-your-own gourmet mushrooms, these are just a few of the unique items at the markets of Almaguin, and every year we find more as the established markets grow and new ones appear.

If this isn’t one of your summer traditions, get out and see what you’ve been missing. Markets throughout the region occur on the weekends and also throughout the week, sometimes mornings or afternoons.

BURK'S FALLS Day: Tuesdays Time: 9AM – 2PM Runs From: June 7th to Sept. 6st, 2016 Location:44 Commercial Dr. Burk’s Falls (Legacy Life Centre) Contact: Dianne James (289)241-3152

MAGNETAWAN Day: Saturdays Time: 10AM - 1PM Runs From: May 21st to Oct. 8th, 2016 Location: Magnetawan Lion’s Pavillion Contact: (705)387-3947

PERRY TOWNSHIP Day: Fridays Time: 10AM - 2PM Runs From: June 24th to Sept. 2nd, 2016 Location: 1695 Emsdale Rd, Emsdale (Almaguin Highlands Info Centre)

SOUTH RIVER Day: Saturdays Time: 9AM - 1PM Runs From: June 11th to Sept. 10th 2016 Location: South River Machar Arena (1 Lincoln Ave, South River) Contact: Sherry (705) 386-9087

SUNDRIDGE Day: Fridays Time: 10 AM - 2PM Runs From: May 27th to Sept. 30th 2016 Location: 78 Ontario St (HWY 124), Sundridge (Almaguin Highlands Community Living Parking Lot) Contact: Tara Labrecque (705) 384-5384 Ext. 28 or tlabrecque@ ahcl.org

POWASSAN Day: Saturdays Time: 9AM - 1PM Runs From: May 21st to Oct. 15th, 2016 Location: 160 Main St, Powassan

POWASSAN MARKET THEME DAYS June 11 • Worldwide Knit In Public Day July 2 • Canada Day Market ~ Wear Canada Red July 9 • Welcome New Canadians Fundraiser July 23 • Christmas in July July 30 • Customer Appreciation Day ~ Free Draws Aug 6 • Powassan Foodbank Foodraiser Day Aug 13 • Cornfest Aug 20 • Summer Bounty Festival Sept 3 • Western Day Sept 10 • Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in

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BAKERY OPEN EVERY FRIDAY • ALL DAY Fresh donuts every Saturday morning from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving!

SATURDAYS we are at the POWASSAN FARMERS’ MARKET from Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend in October. We sell FROZEN & CURED MEATS, JAMS, PICKLES, RELISHES, BEETS, HONEY & MORE. We make cookies, sweet breads, cinnamon & fruit rolls, bars, tarts, fruit pies (meat pies & cream-filled pies on order), a variety of bread & dinner rolls

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by Grego

terroir | ter’wär |

noun the complete natural environment in which a particular crop is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. • ( also goût de terroir ) the characteristic taste and flavour imparted to a crop by the environment in which it is produced. ORIGIN French, land, from medieval Latin terratorium.


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have been an Almaguin Highlander for over 19 years. Prior to arriving, I had little intention—and even less inclination when landing in 31/2 feet of snow—to stay for very long. The plan was simple, spend three weeks crafting a mosiac stone floor at a local eco-retreat centre, then return to sunny Southern Ontario to garden, cook and eat. It was within the first week, however, that environment and happenstance collided and coalesced in a manner that led me to pull-up my urban roots and transplant my soul into the backwoods of the Almagiun Highlands. In one way or another I have been involved in gardening and cooking for almost 40 years. My family and most of our neighbours, kept small vegetable and flower gardens in at least one corner of their suburban back yards. It was commonplace that the bounty of these gardens, and food in general, was celebrated as the highlight of the neighbourhood block party. Which street won the annual baseball game was quickly forgotten once the afternoon rivals tucked into Walter M.’s eight hour wood-fired rotisserie chicken. Being a part of this food history informed my later pursuits as a gardener and a cook because it nourished my soul. In particular it was the authenticity of the social relationships that underpinned these experiences which added a dimension to my eventual gardening and cooking that was somewhat akin to the “muscle memory” achieved by repetitive physical practice. In my case, however, I believe it went a little deeper, even so far as to suggest that I have soulfood in my bones. Soon after relocating in the Almagiun Highlands, I planted a garden. Not much grew, and for a few years I spent more time swinging a hammer and paddling a kayak than I did sowing seeds and caramelizing onions. Although my building and guiding pursuits yielded many and varied rewards, they lacked the sense of spatial and temporal rootedness which I craved. Bearing witness to the surrounding landscape and the changing seasons was not enough. I sought to engage in the terroir of the place that I was making my home. As fortune would have it, events twisted and intentions conspired in a manner that led me to embrace gardening and cooking in a manner that nourished my soul. For this round, I possessed a greater sensitivity to regional and seasonal particularities. More significantly, I sought to garden and cook as a steward in relationship to the land—and equally important—to the folk who where seeking similar connections. To be sure, my sense of terroir has as much to do with sociology as it does geology, botany and meteorology. Imagining the landscape and its inhabitants as a duality, instead of separate—and at times desperate—entities allows me to offer a taste of place that reflects the specifics of region and season as well as provide a simultaneous snapshot of the varied personalities and endeavours of the folk responsible for growing the ingredients with which I cook. To be sure, at least ninety percent of the ingredients with which I cook are nurtured by the hands of others. Given this, I seek to establish relationships with as many growers and producers as possible. In my experience, partnership provides for fuller flavour profiles in the food that I prepare because it allows for the possibility of a deeper connection to the grower. When stories of their successes—as well as trials—are shared, I am afforded the opportunity to create menu items which reflect what works and—what does not—in the context of their pursuit of a livelihood.


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As of late, I have been considering my relationship to food without reference to what is often heralded as “sustainable.” Rather then attempting to shore up the current state of affairs, my point of departure is to ask what can I do to regenerate my connection to the land from which I seek to draw physical and spiritual sustenance. From this vantage, the question is not what do I want to grow, source and cook? but alternatively, what will this land allow me to have without harming the generations who shall inherit the consequences of my choices? So with every seed that is sown, trip to a neighbouring farm, or wood-fired pizza, I endeavour to steward an Almagiun Terroir in a way that leads to the regeneration of my connection to this place and its people. Gregor Waters is the co-founder/co-owner of Stonemote Cottage (an “offthegrid” food stand, experience & event venue, est. 2009, located 2km east of South River). In symbiosis with his pursuits at Stonemote Cottage, Gregor serves as a steward at Northern Edge Algonquin, where he has been building, gardening and cooking since 1997. For the past 6 years he has held the chair of the Near North Locavores and for the last 3 years has volunteered with the South River Agricultural Society’s “100 Mile Dinner” and “Taffy Pull”. Since committing to penning a few of his halfbaking thoughts for this article, he has considered a more extensive exploration into the notion of regional terroir, taste of place and the folk that make pursuing such endeavours worth the effort.

Stonemote Cottage PO Box 445 South River, ON. stonemote@gmail.com (888) 413-5075 Instagram: @stonemotecottage Facebook: Stonemote Cottage

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www.nneec.ca Something New in the

Almaguin Highlands Something unique is evolving on the shores of Lake Bernard, on Main Street in Sundridge. Something to inspire the communities of the Almaguin Highlands to become models of sustainable rural living. The Near North Enviro-Education Centre will be a hub, which will nurture and develop leaders and practices that promote sustainability.


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rural communities

When we talk about sustainability, we recognize a system in which everything is connected: society, environment and economy. There is a growing awareness that anything that occurs in any one of these spheres has an effect in the other areas. This is a way of looking at things that is becoming increasingly important, as we face the reality of climate change, issues of food security, and economic volatility. Around the world we see evidence of changing attitudes. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference saw unprecedented agreement among 196 nations on policies that will reduce global warming. Renewable energy projects are springing up all around us, from roof top solar panels to massive solar and wind farms. Soon we will see electric vehicle charging stations spread from the cities to rural areas. We really are in an exciting time of positive change.

Companies big and small now include sustainability and corporate social responsibility in their business plans, recognizing the positive effects this has on business and staff development and engagement. And grass roots organizations are working on everything from protecting natural habitats to promoting local and healthy food, to education about renewable energy applications. The Near North Enviro-Education Centre is the culmination of the vision of Jocelyn Palm, founder and President, to take what has been learned in over 39 years as director and owner of Glen Bernard Camp and bring it to the broader community. GBC has developed a reputation for providing campers and other participants and visitors with an experience that offers the development and enhancement of leadership skills coupled with environmental awareness and education.

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Jocelyn’s motto is “live lightly”, which is a guiding principal at GBC. It has the double meaning of live your life and have fun, and also take care of the earth which sustains us all. Out of a commitment to this principal, the Near North Enviro-Education Centre has emerged. The Centre operates a state-of-the art learning and conference facility that incorporates innovative and sustainable technologies, such as solar power, composting toilets, and cutting edge heating and cooling technologies. The Centre aims to educate and inspire visitors about the possibilities for a sustainable future. NNEEC is an incorporated not-for-profit organization. It has often been asked, what is the distinct identity of the Almaguin Highlands? What sets it apart from its well-known neighboring regions? Imagine if part of that identity was a model for rural sustainability, with a thriving local food movement, communities committed to sustainable development, an educated and engaged population eager to share their knowledge of the unique attributes of the region and how to access and enjoy them responsibly and sustainably. Many of these things are already happening, but imagine taking it to another level so that we are recognized far and wide. Imagine the impact that could have on business and quality of life. If the Near North Enviro-Education Centre where to have a big impact on your life and community, what would that look like?

To learn more, visit www.nneec.ca and get in touch at info@nneec.ca

Romano Marchi Executive Director

Near North Enviro-Education Centre


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To find us... North from Huntsville on Hwy 11, continue 5km past Novar’s exit #235 Watch for our NEW BILLBOARD and for km marker 240. Exit right into the driveway #1027 Hwy 11N South from North Bay on Hwy 11 take Exit #235 at Novar, follow the directions to turn around and go back northwards on Hwy.# 11 towards North Bay. Follow directions above. Open Daily During the Grow Season ~ 9 a.m. - 5 p.m Contact us: 705-787-5812

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ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL 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/

BIG DOE LAKE PUBLIC BEACH AND PARK 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.

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.

CHECKERBOARD PARK 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.

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.

DOE LAKE MUNICIPAL PARK (ARMOUR) 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.

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.


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HIGH ROCK LOOKOUT PARK & TRAILS

MIKISEW PROVINCIAL PARK

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.

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 http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/ mikisew or call 705-386-7762.

KEARNEY BASEBALL DIAMOND Location: 53 Park Rd, Kearney Perfect for a day of pick up baseball with some friends. The on-site parking area can accommodate plenty of cars as well as ATVs and Snowmobiles inseason.

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.

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.

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POWASSAN LIONS PARK

RAINY LAKE BEACH AND PARK

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: 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.

POWASSAN MEMORIAL PARK

Location: Pickerel & Jack Lake Rd., Burk’s Falls Formerly known as Thompson Rapids. Relax and cool off in the Magnetawan River. Offers great scenery, swimming and picnic areas.

Location: Corner of Main St and 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.

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SOUTH HIMSWORTH PARK Location: 7 Glendale Heights Dr, Powassan Perfect place to play a game of soccer, or host a family event in the community centre hall available for rental. Contact the Municipal office for more information.

SUNDRIDGE LION'S PARK AND SPLASH PAD Location: 91 Water St, Sundridge On-site is a playground, washroom, large pavilion, boat launch, docks and parking. The newly installed splash pad was installed in memory of Stacey Stillar (Sullivan). Enjoy a day on Lake Bernard with all the amenities you need in downtown Sundridge!

STAN DARLING MEMORIAL PARK Location: Yonge and Ontario St, Burk’s Falls Also known as the Village Green, Stan Darling Park is a great spot to relax and take in some of our history. Enjoy the shade in the covered picnic area, learn about local celebrity Pete the Bear and remember our Veterans at the captured WW1 machine gun.

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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

photo: Tracey Fowler

Location: 3033 Hwy 518 E or 674 Stoneway Rd, Kearney The Ebertson School Trail follows an abandon side road offering a glimpse in to Kearney’s past. Suitable for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, skiing, four-wheeling and snowmobiling.


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HIGHLAND TRAILS : THE PINES

LAKE BERNARD TRAIL

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.

MAGNETAWAN MUNICIPAL TRAILS

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 four-season back-country trails are managed for the purpose of non-motorized recreational trail activities. The trails are managed by volunteers and promoted through local resource-based ecotourism initiatives. Visit http://discoveryroutes.ca/south-river for complete trail listing and trail head locations. You can find the Forgotten Trails Association on Facebook. See all Discovery Routes on page 46

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.

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.


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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, crosscountry skiing, snowmobiling. Motorized vehicles are permitted on the trail. Visit http://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. your hosts

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less travelled

GET LOST IN THE BEAUTY OF ALMAGUIN’S LOCAL TRAILS. HIKE, BIKE, CANOE, SNOWSHOE OR JUST SIT BACK AND TAKE IN THE VIEWS.

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THE PINES - 4 km (hike, snowshoe) 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.

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

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


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TOM THOMPSON PORTAGE TRAIL - 2 km to Mary Jane 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.

LAURIER FIRE TOWER TRAIL - 2 km (hike, snowshoe) Access: Unnamed Forest Access Road, Laurier Township The trail wanders through a majestic hardwood forest and offers a breathtaking lookout over the Almaguin Highlands.

MUSKOKA TRAIL - 2 km (hike, snowshoe) 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.

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.

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 year-round and groomed by volunteers for cross-country skiing in the winter.

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.

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. CORNELIA LEVERING BROADMEADOWS 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.

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.

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.


Cycling ROUTES

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POWASSAN CIRCLE ROUTE 100 km

EAGLE LAKE CIRCLE ROUTE 30 km

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LAKE BERNARD CYCLE ROUTE 25 km

AHMIC LAKE CYCLE ROUTE 42 km

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EBERTSON SCHOOL/BARE ROCK/STONE FENCE TRAIL - 6.3 km

(hike, ATV, snowmobile, mountain bike) 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.

WHITE'S FARM TRAIL/ANIMOSH TRAIL - 1 km (hike, ski, snowshoe, dog sled) Access: 190 Main Street, Kearney This series of trails that can be enjoyed year-round by many different trail users. 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.

SPRUCEDALE RECREATIONAL TRAIL - 2 km (hike, ski, 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.

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 year-round with all types of trail users.

Water WAYS

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

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

MAGNETAWAN RIVER - Burk’s Falls to Ahmic Harbour – The mighty Magnetawan River flows 175 km from Magnetawan Lake inside Algonquin Park to the community of Britt on Byng Inlet. Much of the river is navigable by canoe.

photo: Nghe Tran

Discovery Routes Trails Organization is a partnership of people with a passion for living in Northern Ontario’s great outdoors. The organization is dedicated to the maintenance of our natural and historic trails and the development of new opportunities for all ages and abilities to experience. Find detailed trail information and individual trail maps on the organization website at discoveryroutes.ca.


Welcome to Sunny Sundridge. Whether you’re returning for the summer or visiting for the first time, rejoice in the natural beauty

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Women’s Weekend

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Fantastic weekend getaways for the entire family or women only on the shores of Lake Bernard! Participate in camp activities such as canoeing, high ropes, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking, an evening campfire and much more!

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by Anna Branch & Erica Kellogg

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS HEALTH CARE CENTRE

If the

were able to see

arly in 1948, the Village of Burk's Falls began to make plans to care for the health of it's residents. Land was purchased and the construction began. The Burk's Falls Red Cross Hospital opened late the following year as a full service facility with 22 beds and 10 bassinets. Situated close to the downtown and accessed off the main street, the hospital was well used by the residents of the village as well as the surrounding rural area. My father-in-law was born at the hospital when his mother went into labour while travelling on the train. Many similar stories are part of the hospital's history. One can imagine that in an area built on lumbering, wounds inflicted by saws, axes and falls would keep the staff busy. In 1984, changes to the provincial medical system resulted in the hospital becoming a health centre. From that point, services were gradually withdrawn until, as a measure to help Huntsville Hospital reduce its deficit, it was closed. Intensive lobbying by citizens and local politicians resulted in the village regaining control of the facility in 2011. Despite the enforced healthcare downsizing, Burk's Falls is still able to access many services unavailable in similar sized districts thanks to the aggressive campaigning by area residents and politicians. There continues to be a concern regarding the distance those living in and visiting the Almaguin area have to travel to a full service hospital. A committee comprised of elected respresentatives for 10 municipalities was incorporated in 2011 and continues to work towards keeping the centre and expanding services.

...

but we must

early settlers

the result of their work

I am sure they would be pleased.

Burk's Falls and District Red Cross Hospital ~ 1940s

There is currently a wheel chair van available to take people with disabilities to medical appointments and at the centre, x-ray, lab/blood work, physio and many other services are available. Additional services available to the community include foot care, diabetes education, addiction outreach and AI-ANON. The staff at the clinic continues to carry out the vision shown by the early residents by providing excellent care to their community. The Almaguin Highlands Health Centre has shown that hard work and determination will ensure that they will not only be a presence in the area but will continue to increase the service it offers. If the early settlers were able to see the result of their work, I am sure they would be pleased; perhaps not in the loss of the hospital but certainly in the ongoing provision of health care in the area.

USE IT, or we'll lose it.


ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS HEALTH CENTRE OFFERING MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO THE ALMAGUIN AREA RESIDENTS. 150 HUSTON STREET FALLS, ON HEALTH CENTRE THE ALMAGUIN BURK’S HIGHLANDS 705-382-2900 PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES

SERVICES:

TO OUR COMMUNITIES

X-ray MondayMon/Tues/Thurs to Friday Lab Services MondayMonday to Friday BLOOD COLLECTION – Friday Physio Services Monday to Friday E.C.G Monday – Friday Addiction Outreach Monday to Friday PHYSIOTHERAPY By referral By referral Registered Massage Therapy DIABETES EDUCATON PROGRAM The Friends Day Away ProgramBy referral X-RAY

– 4:30 8:30 am8:30 – 4:00 pm 8:00 am8:00 – 3:30 pm – 2:00 By Referral 8:00 – 3:30 By Referral By Appointment Thursdays

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FRIENDS DAY AWAY PROGRAM

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FOOT CARE WITH LAURIE CURRIE

By appointment

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MEALS ON WHEELS (frozen program)

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ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

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ONTARIO TELEMEDICINE

By referral

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PLEASE ADDICTION OUTREACH PROGRAM

1-800-533-2222

USE THESE SERVICES705-382-2900 EXT 234 By referral 705-382-4020 CANADIAN MENTAL By referral IF HEALTH WE DON’T USE THEM – WE WILL LOSE THEM

Thank you MUSKOKA PARRY SOUND SEXUAL ASSAULT 705-646-2122 The Almaguin Highlands Health Centre Committee SUPPORT SERVICE GROUPS: AL-ANON, Meetings are held every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. Emotions Annoymous, Meetings are every Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm


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I have arrived at the studio... mug and ask,“Where to now?

of tea in hand...

What is my focus today?”


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arrive around ten, take off my boots, turn up the heat, flip on the radio and plug in the kettle. I am at work. Since I am in the middle of an ongoing project, the starting point today is somewhat easier, as it links to yesterdays work. Mug of tea in hand, I examine the image, and make a few decisions. It’s not as simple as “Do I like it?”, but more along the lines of, “Where to now?” and “What is my focus?” This series of images and ideas are extrapolated from the life and work of Canadian artist, David Milne (1882-1953). This has involved research at the Art Gallery of Ontario Archives, journeys to several places where he lived and extensive background reading. This isn’t an exercise in trying to copy his style, but rather an investigation, a sequence of reactions and interpretations of his concerns as well as mine.

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This is both an additive and subtractive process. Paint is rolled out and brushed on, and manipulated to develop the image. It can also be removed to create white shapes, outlines and lines. When the image is complete, the paper is laid on top. There is only one chance to place the paper, and once it is down, it can’t be no shifting, or the image will blur. Using the pressure of my hand and/or various tools on the back, I transfer the image onto the front of the paper. This is done incrementally, with frequent lifting to check the progress. The amount of pressure regulates the texture, intensity and detail of the print. And finally, there is one last decision which is difficult and complex. It is when the image feels finished, and the paper is peeled back from the plate.

The subject today is a reflection on Lake Baptiste, near Bancroft, where Milne painted at the end of his life. I was there in September, 2015. Reflections strike me as apt and appropriate metaphors when considering another persons life and whether it overlaps with mine. I select a full sheet of paper, 22” x 30”, and prepare the work area. The medium is monoprint or more accurately monotype. A monotype is a combination of printing and painting that results in a one of a kind image, “mono” being one. Working in water-soluble oil paint (yes, it exists) creates a painterlylike image on a flat surface, such as glass, linoleum or in this case, a zinc plate, which is finally transferred or printed onto a piece of paper. I mix colours on a glass palette and then develop the “painting” using rollers, brushes and an assortment of wooden tools. The image is created backwards to the final impression.

Why go to all this effort to paint on a plate when I could paint directly on paper or canvas? As with drawing and painting, each medium has a unique character, and monotype is no exception. The particular effects and textures can’t be achieved in any other way. The day ends. I try not to criticize or evaluate the print right away. That will happen tomorrow, after I have arrived at the studio. Then, mug of tea in hand, I’ll get to work, and ask, “Where to now? What is my focus today”?


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people who make these communities vibrant and welcoming through their sense of community, enterprise, innovation, and good old warmth and hospitality

that beckons us, but also the knowledge of returning to the

Ivars Taurins Director, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir

Louisa Moffit, broker

photo: Jodi Paul

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passion, a creative way to express emotions through Composition. It does not matter, if you are using a fixed lens or DSLR you need to develop an “eye” for urse learn how to comprehend the basic function and er, to achieve that perfect exposure. Here are some of ing some of the Landscapes, Wildlife, Dreamscapes, that I love.

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Wildlife #1 Wildlife, can be such an exciting subject and we enjoy such variety here in the Almaguin area, but Please always keep in mind “ They are Wild” so show respect and keep safety in mind. Choose a respectable zoom lens, to keep your distance. #2 Animals have a body language all their own, so invest some time into research and you will find the many postures, and small movements of body parts, or flicking of the tongue for example, are signs of stress. Enjoy your shoot but not at the cost of this animal’s safety. #3 For variation try to shoot close-up shots of different body parts, and making a simple collage afterwards.... this is what we call a study of that animal. #4 Again the lower light hours will give less harsh light, unless it is cloudy. But also a softer diffused light and a chance to get that beautiful rim light. #5 Always remember this is their home, so if you displace logs etc. to find these creatures, please replace them in the position you found them. And never chase them back into the woods, for that is their realm and it’s amazing how fast they can moved in that heavy brush! Always show respect! Never bait just to get the shot!


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Landscapes Tip #1 Landscapes are governed by light, those magical “Golden hours” or even “Blue Hours” are worth getting out of bed for. Most pro photographers avoid that harsh light from around 10:00 to say around 4:00 pm. Too much contrast between shadows and sun lit areas. #2 Use a polarizer, they almost work like your polaroid sunglasses, and circular polarizers can be rotated if the heavy light source comes from below the frame. These filters make your clouds Pop!, your blue skies radiant! and cuts out glare! #3 Don’t forget to change up your orientation, shoot horizontal as well as vertical. Sometimes there are interesting areas in that Landscape that should have special attention.

Dreamscapes Dreamscapes, now here is a amazing way to really get those creative blood flowing. Using a slower shutter speed is one way to start, and subjects like birds and animals, are always on the move, so you do not need to provide that movement yourself. Try zooming in your lens in and out, preferably while on a tripod, to keep your lines of zoom fairly straight, unless you want that erratic movement. Slight up and down or sideways movement can also results in really cool effects, just remember to slow that shutter down. Experimenting is the best teacher!

#4A wide angle lens gives your scene more depth, and if cropped properly can give you that panorama effect. #5 Most important, respect property and vegetation if you drift off a well beaten path, and always be respectful of other photographers in the area.

I hope these tips will enhance your shooting experiences, remember learning is in the”doing” The more you use your equipment the more you will learn it’s secrets...but with the new technology developing so quickly, advanced gear can be daunting, so do yourself a favour and seek help through a private session or group workshops.

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Macros #1 Macros, how fun and exciting. I call them my intimate inner landscapes, that wonderful small world that we by-pass daily. Most new camera gear have some kind of macro setting but with a DSLR you can use a designated macro lens. They do not zoom in or out, for they are a 1:1 fixed lens. I highly recommend the use of a tripod, but it is possible to shoot hand held. Natural light is the best, but at times an exterior flash is needed, and the use of a reflector can spread the light around the subject. Macro subjects are never ending, and you will be amazed on the minuet details you will discover. Again be ever mindful to vegetation, wildlife and of course stinging insects. #2 There are certain lenses that are amazing at macro shooting. I have a Nikon 18 mm x 300 mm F.3.5 that works consistently at capturing macros. The focal length is only 10” giving me amazing closeness and beautiful “Bokeh” That blurred out background. Even my extreme zoom 500 mm can give me a gorgeous macro shot, and if you set it up with extension tubes, and focus manually. You will attain the same results as a high end macro lens. #3 Again those earlier hours in the morning as well as that gorgeous evening light, will cause less deep shadows, soft golden light and great mood shots. What is also great, macro shooting can be done indoors and out and even in the winter.

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Waterfalls Waterfalls. Wow, the sheer power of volumes of water, channelled down to a smaller area, the sound of rushing waters, the beauty of tiny stair case sections and the gentle babbling of low water times. One of my all time favourite shooting subjects, but you need special equipment to attain that lovely silky water effect. A tripod, a must, a camera that is capable of a low shutter, aperture and ISO settings. A Neutral Density filter is also a must, to darken that moving water and allow a lower fstop. The use of a cable shutter release is highly recommended or using a delayed timer. Avoid bright sunny days, unless the area is in shadow. A cloudy day is highly recommended. Remember it’s not always the entire view that is so attractive, zoom into those small little interesting areas, there are always those smaller inner landscapes. Fall is a great time for waterfalls for the colour in the trees reflects in that flowing water giving you such artistic compositions. Again show respect for the areas you access, never litter and always show common sense on how you approach dangerous areas. Your life is never worth a shot.


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small town GIRL

BIG TOWN dreams PAM MILLAR IS A HIGH-ENERGY ROCKIN’ COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITEER WHO HAS CALLED ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS HOME FOR MOST OF HER LIFE.

“ the lakes in the almaguin highlands are so beautiful, so peaceful and so very moving

creatively.


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am Millar is a high – energy, rockin’ country singer/songwriter who has been fortunate to call Almaguin Highlands home for most of her life. She has a powerful voice and a spunky, uninhibited stage presence that makes every performance as much fun to watch as it is to hear! Whether it’s a ballad or a hard driving, upbeat country rocker, Pam puts her unique spin on each song. But, where does Pam find her inspiration? How has living in the Almaguin Highlands influenced Pam’s musical life? Pam says that there is inspiration around every corner on the dusty back roads, in every open golden field and under every brilliant Maple tree in the fall. One just needs to look around to find inspiration. This small town girl started out writing personalized songs including ‘Beautiful Girl’, written for her daughters, ‘My One Weakness’, written for her husband and ‘Fly’ which Pam wrote for a friend who took a chance and chased her dreams. The interesting thing is that ‘Fly’ was created while Pam was at the flats on Eagle Lake Rd., in South River. Pam states that “the lakes in Almaguin Highlands are so beautiful, so peaceful and so very moving creatively”. The Almaguin Highlands is abounding with talented artists including singer/songwriters, musicians as well as film makers. Pam was fortunate to have a friend produce an impressive music video for the title track from her first album, ‘Small Town Girl’. This song is a charming story with lyrics that are fitting to Pam’s own life story and the video featured many attractions including a local farm, music studio and the Burk’s Falls fairgrounds. “Country Rebel”, Pam’s second album, boasts many songs that were influenced by living in the country including the song ‘Country Style’. Pam states this is her autobiographical song on the album with lyrics such as “Life is simple down on the farm; Spend most of our days out in the barn; John Deere tractors, old Ford trucks; I’ll cowgirl up if you get stuck; I’m proud to say, bow my head to pray, it’s the country way”. The song illustrates her life as a ‘hobby farmer’ including haying, riding horses and drinking whiskey! Another fun song from the album “Country Rebel” is ‘Last Call’, a fun, blast from the past story about a bar-hopping adventure with stops at all the local ‘watering holes’ that once existed in the Almaguin Highlands.

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She invites fans to join her on a reminiscing journey to the Mid North Motel and Hotel Central in Burk’s Falls as well as Crickets Bar in South River. Pam’s musical journey in the Almaguin Highlands has afforded her numerous opportunities to play with some amazingly talented local musicians at shows in Powassan, South River, Sundridge, Magnetawan, Burk’s Falls, Katrine and Kearney. Pam says that playing local shows are her favourite because as she puts it “there is no better feeling than seeing fans singing along with the lyrics to your original songs”. Pam’s third album, “Echoes” is a compilation of Bruce Springsteen cover songs. Although Pam did not write the songs on this album, the challenge was to choose songs that were meaningful to her. Songs were chosen that inspired Pam musically with memorable melodies as well as lyrics that were dynamic and meaningful. The song ‘All I’m Thinkin’ ‘Bout’ describes ‘the good ol’ days’; a fun song that will stir memories of fishing in a creek, picking wild berries and young love.

“ Pam’s musical journey

in the almaguin highlandshas afforded her numerous opportunities to play with some

amazingly talented

local musicians.

“When choosing this song, I could actually picture the creeks I have dropped a line in with my hubby and my kids – the lyrics describe the beauty and the tranquility of Almaguin Highlands”, Millar shares excitedly. Whether writing a personalized song that takes the listener on a journey of the trials and tribulations of life or a voyage of self-discovery, inspiration can certainly be ascertained from this beautiful area we thankfully call home. The beauty of endless fields of green grass, blue skies that meet the sparkling blue lakes and in winter, the shimmer of snow crystals and enormous icicles that hang from rock cuts and trees that glitter in the sun ignite the creativity of this musical artist. This small town girl, with the neverending love and support of her incredible home town and surrounding Almaguin Highlands, is thankful to be living her big town dreams of making music and sharing it with her fans!


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Almaguin

“ HOME why I call

by James Gray

I had the pleasure of growing up in the Almaguin Highlands, though as a kid it didn’t always feel like a pleasure. It could be quite boring at times, but this allowed my imagination to grow and helped me to develop some of the tools that I now use in my song writing. I think I was the last generation of kids who didn’t have access to smartphones and had no option but to go play outside. As kids we would explore the expansive forests and stretch our imaginations to keep ourselves entertained. Growing up in this environment taught me to always use my instincts and imagination. This way of thinking serves many purposes and is important now in the way that I live my life. I spend my time as a musician writing songs and then booking small concerts across Canada and Europe. I head out on the road and (with the help of my smartphone) find my way to my next gig. Things move just a little bit slower in the Almaguin Highlands area and people seem to really take the time to stop and chat to one another and to listen and be with nature.

This mentality has given me the ability to stop and listen and absorb what is going on around me in places that I have traveled to around the world where people just seem to stop on red and go on green. As it stands I have no other plans but to continue to write songs and tour across Canada and Europe and hopefully to expand to other countries and even continents. Coming home to the Almaguin Highlands I always feel so welcome. There is something special about knowing almost every person I run into, and it is even more special that they know my story and want to hear all about my latest travels and tours. I think that other folks may not have the same connection to their home town when everything is constantly changing and familiar faces are so hard to find. Growing up in Almaguin I have always felt as though I belong to a unique tribe of people that really care about one another. No matter where I go I always feel the need to come home and get reacquainted with the area. The Almaguin Highlands will always remain my home.

is something special “ thereabout knowing almost

every person I run into.


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From Country and Bluegrass to EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and everything in between. Whatever your musical tastes are, the Almaguin Highlands has something to offer you. As both a working musician and a lover of live musical performance, I feel extremely fortunate to live in an area that offers so many opportunities for everyone to experience both sides of the stage, all year long. Here are a few of my favorite local events to check out… 9 Acts, No Cover - Every third Friday of the month at the Burks Falls Legion from 7 to 9 pm you can enjoy local musicians of every style doing individual and full band performances. Want to strut your own stuff? Every second Thursday the Sprucedale Hotel hosts an Open Mic evening. Sit and listen, collaborate with other artists or take part and perform yourself.

HAND MADE. HAND PLAYED.

planet.

by Lewis Hodgson

Dee’s Bistro in Burks Falls and Michaels On Main in Sundridge regularly host well reviewed Dinner and Show events featuring both local and touring performers. Space is usually limited so advanced reservations are recommended for these events. Want to host your own Cottage Party? Trip on over to www.treeringrecords.com and let them know what you are looking for. These folks are the most well connected resource for local musicians in the area and will be able to steer you toward the performer best suited for what you are looking for. There are also a number of seasonal concert events in the area featuring single and multi-day musical experiences that draw both International and Nationwide Performers to their stages. Check out the Burks Falls Country Jamboree, Nippising Villages Piebird Picnic, Powassan’s Windsong Festival or the Harvest Festival at Peter Camani’s Screaming Heads.

And this is just a small taste of the music available for you to discover. New events pop up all the time. So keep your eyes and ears open because there is a lot of great music taking place all across the Villages of Almaguin.

705.636.3343 kearney, ontario info@westedgeguitars.com

photo: Jake Barkey courtesy of West Edge Guitars


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HORSING AROUND in Almaguin

H photo: Jodi Paul

by Judy Ransome & Anna Branch


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lone stallion, mane blowing in the breeze and silhouetted against the mountains evokes an image that is both romantic and iconic. Less poetic but far more practical is the horse that patiently waits while a novice climbs into a saddle or pulls a hay laden wagon load of children around a field. The Almaguin area is fortunate in having three riding ranches that feature these patient, practical but still magnificent animals.

The Hammond family and their horses have lived in the area since the early 80’s and there is rarely an event in Burk’s Falls where their horses are not providing wagon rides. Whether it is a parade, fall fair or other activity, children and adults alike can be seen anxiously awaiting their turn to jump onto a hay bale and experience a leisurely tour of their neighbourhood.

Individuals also book outings for the family or as a birthday, anniversary or other gift. A local Community Living Group bring some of their residents to the ranch several times a year so they can pet the horses and go for a wagon or sleigh ride. One particular woman beams with pleasure when she sees the horses as they remind her of those owned by her parents and grandparents. Although, normally very quiet, she remembers the names of each of the Hammond horses from one visit to the next. This is a family business with Trevor and Marina’s four children growing up taking part in training and caring for the horses, doing the daily chores, helping to get everything ready for a ride and then putting it all away again afterwards. Christmas is usually a day off for most families but not for the Hammonds. After the presents have been opened and everyone is fed, it is time to feed and harness the horses so they can be ready to take out a family who return every year for their traditional Christmas sleigh ride. It is a busy life but when you are doing something you love with animals that share the adventure there isn’t a better way to spend your days.


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tmar Fueth was born in Germany and spent much

of his adult life on an island in the North Sea raising Icelandic horses. Through a friend living in Magnetawan, Otmar found a better place to call home, purchasing 220 acres near Magnetawan, with 1km shoreline on Clear Lake. Otmar thought he was in heaven having a farm on a lake with rocks, forest, and wildlife yet only 3 hours from the city! He began breeding and selling Icelandic horses all across Canada, the USA & Mexico. In fact, the foundation of breeding Icelandic horses in Australia had its beginning in Magnetawan Ontario! Then 4 years ago, in the blink of an eye, an accident changed his life and his “horse situation". His herd of 63 horses was reduced to 7 for his family. Instead of leaving his beloved farm and his horses, he chose another way to stay in his beautiful Almaguin Highlands. He had built a home on the lake so that he could raise his children on a farm, giving them a true appreciation for nature that no education can provide. Otmar wants to share what he loves so much with people from the city, so now he rents the century farm house, known as Clear Lake Cottage, to people who want to have a good time with or without horses and enjoy the beautiful countryside. He still has all the facilities which can be used, tack rooms, box stalls, riding ring, etc for people who want to bring their horses on vacation and enjoy the gorgeous trails in all seasons, especially in the fall when the colours are at their best and there are no bugs! This is the perfect "Bed & Bale"! A great vacation for people to bring their horses for a family reunion, Thanksgiving celebration, White Christmas, New Year's getaway, an Anniversary Trip or so many other occasions. Be sure to bring your binoculars to watch the stars and the moon in the wide open sky over the lake. a better way to spend your days.

“

there are many ways of enjoying the

beautiful Almaguin countryside for many sitting on the back of a magnificent horse is the way to be truly part of the

surroundings.

The Coughlin Ranch is the oldest ranch in the area and have been

in operation since 1960. Located near South River, they offer pony rides for children and trail rides for the more experienced, on their Arabian horses. Each ride is lead by an experienced trail guide. The rides include basic instruction, walking and trotting throughout scenic groomed trails on the property. Customers are encouraged to bring their cameras to record the scenery and their experience. Safety is paramount and helmets, shoes or boots with a heel must be worn by those under 18. (Ontario Legislation). Helmets of various sizes are available at the ranch. There are many ways of enjoying the beautiful Almaguin countryside. Some choose motorized vehicles and others take to the waterways but for many sitting on the back of a magnificent horse is, as our ancestors discovered, the way to be truly part of the surroundings. The soft creak of leather, the jingle of harness, all combine with bird song and rustling leaves to provide an experience that cannot be beaten.


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Clear Lake Farm & Cottage has a stable - ask about bringing your equine companions along for a truly unique cottage vacation.

For “Bed ‘N Bale” info contact Otmar 705-387-4464 or Cottage Link Website, www.clrm.ca (Magnetawan Cottage)

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Almaguin Highlands BUSINESS DIRECTORY Telephone Exchange Numbers Huntsville (Cellular) 788, 380, 571, 783, 787 Astorville

752

Magnetawan

387

Burk’s Falls

382

Novar

636

Callander

752

Powassan

724

Dunchurch

389

South River

386

Emsdale

636

Sprucedale

685

Katrine

382

Sundridge

384

636

Trout Creek

723

Kearney

Accommodations, Camps and Camping A Touch Of Grace B&B Ahmic Harbour Hotel

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Tanners Inn & Dining Algonquin Motel Allendale Tourist Camp

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Ahmic Lake Resort 705-387-9292 www.ahmiclakeresort.com

Almaguin Campground www.almaguincampground.ca Bayview Rest Cottages Belrose Bed & Breakfast Birch Crest Resort Birchwood Camp Black’s Guest House Briminard Bay B & B Camp Akomak (girls) Camp Chikopi (boys) Camp Katrindo Camp Kahquah (bible) Camp Klahanie Caswell Resort Cutter’s Cove Cottages

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DoeView Cottages Duckrock Resort Duin’s Pineridge Resort Echo Ridge B&B Edgewater Park Lodge Fern Glenn Inn

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Arts, Entertainment and Events Almaguin Choral Society Angel’s Knits & Yarn Ash Creek Pottery At Wits End Glass Blu Moon Artisans

705-384-9260 705-386-9393 705-752-3663 705-776-9553 705-382-4008

Burk’s Falls Arts & Crafts Club

705-382-3138

Peter Camani’s Screaming Heads

705-382-6413

Burk’s Falls and District Museum Canvas Back Creations Crafter’s Corner Creative Memories Groovy Glass Beads Haviland Studio & Gallery Jill Boschulte Art Studio/Gallery Karen Robinson Art Gallery King’s Framing and Art Gallery Lin-Cole Clay Art Nature Natives Art Gallery Northern Crafter’s Collective “Of Trees and Wood”

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Petra’s Pottery www.petraspottery.com

705-382-2289

Windows to the North Gallery www.windowstothenorth.com

705-387-3085

Rustic Blessings The Back Woods Quilter Southern Exposure Woodworks Shifting Earth Studio & Gallery Studio by the Lake West Edge Guitars

With Nature’s Help Whisper Cottage Studio Woodland Studio

705-386-2214 705-382-5579 705-386-2705 705-636-9219 705-386-2279 705-636-3343

705-685-9971 705-384-7100 705-386-2371

Automotive, Marine and Small Engines Ahmic Marine (Marina) Almaguin Custom Canvas Another Place Enterprises Archie’s Auto Black Motor Sales Boothill Towing Bray Motors Limited Buy the Dock Crosswell Marine Danny’s XTR & Service Centre Dean’s Auto Care D&L Snyder Enterprises Eagle Lake Marine Emsdale Service Centre Fetterly Garage Garland’s Service Centre Giesler Automotive Giesler Boat Shop Giesler Marine Gilroy’s Tire Sales and Service Griffith Bros. Service Centre Groulx Equipment Hilton’s Service Centre I. E. Smith Bus Lines & Jim Detta Bus Lines J & C Trucking - Flatbed Service J & J Farm Equipment Repair Inc. Katrine Marine Leigh’s Service

Mac Lang Sales and Service www.maclang.ca

Mainly Tires Mason Restorations Mel’s Auto Sales & Service Mikes Service Centre & Shell Muskoka Auto Parts Paul’s Auto Service, NAPA Auto Pro Pete’s Small Engine Repair and Saw Sharpening Phil’s Diesel Repair Phillip’s Country Service Phillip’s Towing Pinehill Auto Wreckers PNP Precision Mechanical Port Carmen Marina Powassan Auto Service

Rickwards Polaris & Small Motors www.rickwards.com

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705-384-5352

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705-636-1596

Stack Fuels Ltd Stewarts Recreation Sundridge Auto Tech Sundridge Car Wash Sundridge Motor Sales Terry’s Garage True North Machine Ltd. Wayne Downing Auto Repair Whitestone Marina Wilbro Auto Body Wright’s Tractor & Equipment

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Construction, Contractors and Trades Al Langman Construction A.M.J Prince Contracting Agroff Electric Ahmic Maintenance Allen Sohm Contracting Almaguin Mechanical Ardot Contracting Arnold Keown Construction Aultman Custom Homes Aultman’s Home Heating Bert Hill Repairs

705-325-4056 705-571-0429 705-492-7790 705-387-4214 705-386-2224 705-384-1892 705-386-8260 705-724-3935 705-724-6669 705-724-2589 705-386-8120

Ben’s Carpentry

705-724-1554

ClayMar Electric www.ClayMarElectric.ca

705-380-1233

Cottage Classic Docks www.cottageclassicdocks.ca

705-636-0042

Big Doe Enterprises Blair Flowers Construction Blue Heron Construction Bob Sohm Construction Boden Electrical Boyes, Ted and Sons Construction Boyes Electric BrenMar Enterprises Ltd. Brian Byers Construction Brian Piper Heating Burnie’s Heating & Air Conditioning Burke’s Plumbing Burksdale Construction C.A. Boyes & Sons Ltd CJ Construction Cedar Croft Maintenance Ciggies Custom Woodworking Clare Piper Enterprises

CMI Electric and Heating Coleson Restoration

Crozier Crete Crozier’s Welding & Manufacturing Cushman’s Stone and Gravel DB WETT Certification D.T.R. Enterprises Darcy’s Drywall & Paint Dave McCabe Carpentry Deker Electric Don Barr Roofing Don’s Handyman Doug Hall Contracting Dr. Foam

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705-382-0000 705-723-1626

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ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Duchesne Electric Dudley’s Installation Ltd. E.J. Williams Surveying Ltd. South River Burk’s Falls Evan Hughes Excavating First Choice Landscaping Fowler Construction

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

Glenn Love Electrical Contracting G. Redmond Construction & Forestry G Toogood Enterprises Girard Home Comfort Grounds Cottage Maintenance Heart of Stone Landscaping and Masonry IDV Custom Homes Jamesway Custom Homes and Renovation Jays Home Improvement JDK Electric J. Jolliffe & Sons Contracting J M Construction J&S Construction John Froese Carpentry Joseph’s Tile & Flooring

Just A Hanging Ken Ferris Plumbing & Heating Klink Enterprises Larry Geisler Carpentry Larry’s Econo Sandblasting Love Glenn Electrical Contracting Lyall Brayden Painting & Decorating MTY Electric Ltd. M Willis Construction MacFarlane Construction Maple Hill Construction Marshall Electric & Plumbing Marshall Well Drilling Mazur Electrical Mechanical McQuillin Maintenance Michael Moore Contracting Ltd. MINIX Excavating Mosmann Carpentry Mulligan Excavating and Construction Muskoka Log Homes Near North Burner Service Near North Cabins Near North Custom Concrete Neil Brown Well Drilling Nick Loney Construction/ Dr. Eavestrough Nick’s Odd Jobs Northern Comfort Modular Homes Parker Electric & Pole Line Paul’s Home Renovations Paul Sowrey Plumbing & Heating Peever Masonry / Muskoka Stoneworks Pink’s Plumbing and Heating

Pioneer Nook Woodworking

Pullman Excavating and Brushcutting Purdon’s Heating & Electrical Rainbow Concrete RM Sauve Construction Ltd.

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705-492-5044 705-724-3150

Ransome Well Drilling

705-382-9355

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RLS Controls www.rlscontrols.ca

705-384-0011

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705-349-1293

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705-724-9654

705-382-9998 705-724-3113 705-386-0641 705-724-3205

Ray Coughlin Construction Richards Contracting

Rod Blakelock Renovations Royal Flush Plumbing

705-386-0030 705-636-1905

Royston Restorations www.roystonrestorations.ca

705-382-3113 705-387-4500

705-382-0924

Stevenson Excavating and Haulage

705-382-2080

Teka Homes www.tekahomes.com

705-384-2000

Solid Rock Landscaping Steve Crozier’s Welding & Manufacturing Stone Carpenter

Trout Creek Log Homes Trout Creek Planning Mill Vic’s Welding and Fabrication W. John Fraser Lumber W.S. Conrad Construction Walter Benn Contracting Weber Plumbing and Electric Wood Products Inc. Yoder Brothers Construction

705-384-2706

705-724-2698 705-380-0161

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Employment and Education Agilec Employment Services www.agilec.ca

Almaguin Highlands Secondary School

705-382-6100

705-472-5563

East Parry Sound Literacy Council www.eastparrysoundliteracycouncil.org Employment North www.employmentnorth.com

705-386-0764

Near North Enviro-Education Centre www.nneec.ca

705-303-5202

Fairview Early Learning & Children’s Centre Land Of Lakes Sr. Public School M.A. Wittick Jr. Public School Mapleridge School South River Public School St. Gregory’s School Sundridge Centennial Public School

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Food and Beverage Al’s Diner Antonio’s Grill

Bakery by the Bridge www.facebook.com/BakerybytheBridge/ Bean There Café Bernard’s Bistro Blue Roof Restaurant British Boy Fish & Chips China Garden Danny’s Justa Pasta Dee’s Bistro Double Decker Ducks Nest Echoes Restaurant

705-382-0050 705-386-2002

705-382-0144

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Edgewater Park Lodge 705-636-5863 Ethel’s Snack Bar & Laundromat 705-724-5488 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

Ha’s Restaurant www.hasrestaurant.ca Harbour Tavern Hawk & Fox Kearney O’Neils Kearney Trailside Cookhouse Kudo’s Restaurant & Bar Magnetawan Grill & Grocery Michael’s on Main

Midlothian Valley Farm www.gypsywholefoodswarehouse.com Papa Bear’s Family Café Red Brick Café & Gift House Sherri’s Diner Steirerhut Restaurant Suds On Main Spicoli’s Pizza and Pasta Sprucedale Hotel Swisscan Dee Factory

The Northern Roadhouse www.thenorthernroadhouse.ca

The Pizza Pyre The Sweet Spot The Swiss Country House Restaurant The Veggie Stand T.J.’s Restaurant

Tim Horton’s www.timhortons.com/ca/en Yetti’s Pizza Wong’s Delight Chinese

705-384-7540

705-387-3333 705-724-5767 647-231-9055 705-636-1970 705-724-1400 705-387-0001 705-384-5447

705-382-3561

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705-384-7474

705-499-5522 705-636-5445 705-387-9292 705-783-1577 705-723-5000

705-382-5151 705-382-9384

705-386-7733

Government Almaguin Highlands Information Centre

Armour Township Office www.armourtownship.ca

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

705-636-0003

705-382-3332 705-382-5982 705-382-4010

Burk’s Falls & Area Community Economic Development 705-571-1564 www.burksfalls.net/economic-development.htm Burk’s Falls and District Fire Prevention Burk’s Falls and District Health Centre

705-382-2611 705-382-2900

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

705-382-3811

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

Emsdale Fire Station 101 Emsdale Library

Joly Township Office www.townshipofjolly.com Kearney Fire Department

705-382-0115 705-382-0503 705-783-6588 705-389-2466 705-752-1410

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

705-384-5428 705-636-7402

Kearney, Perry, Magnetawan, McMurrich / Monteith Economic Development Committee 705-349-8995 Kearney Public Library

705-636-5849

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

705-386-7741 705-387-3947

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

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

Ryerson Township Office www.ryerson.ca

705-387-4411 705-387-0148

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

705-636-0588 705-724-3618

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

705-382-3232

South River, Machar Community Centre & Arena 705-386-2622 South River, Machar Union Public Library 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

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

705-386-0005

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


ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Whitestone Municipal Office www.whitestone.ca Whitestone Township Fire Chief

705-389-2466 705-389-2466

Industry and Agriculture Almaguin Forest Products Appliteck Inc. Arbortech Tree Service Bear Chair Co Beaver Creek Farms Becker’s Berry Farm Bella Hill Maple Syrup Blue Bird Acres Organic Farm Cambium Group Copeman Tree Farms Debanna Farms Feed and Variety Store Darren Young Firewood & Logging Forestview Farms Grandpa’s Farm Gypsy Whole Food Warehouse Iron Wheel Farms & Apiary Kent Trusses Ltd Krause Farms Food & Feed

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Lofthouse Manufacturing www.lofthouse.ca

705-382-3637

Miller Tree Services www.jonathanmillercontracting.ca Near North Industrial Solutions

705-783-0353

Long Farms of Laurier Longwood Forestry Services Maplebee Farms

Northern Enable Northern Supply Co. Over the River Orchards Powassan Farmer’s Market Quality Hardwood Ltd. R.C. Weidmark Rockhill Farms R&R Logging & Construction Schlosser Farms South River Planning Mill Springhill Farms Sugarstone Farm Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables Sunshine Herbal Farm Swift Canoe & Kayak Tim Bryson Forestry Services Trout Creek Feed & Tack Waveform Plastics

705-723-5664 705-723-1108 705-636-7117

705-384-1389

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Medical, Health and Personal Care Almaguin Palliative Care

Arnica IDA Medical Pharmacy www.facebook.com/arnicamedicalpharmacy Burk’s Falls Family Health Team Clement’s IDA Cottage Pain Clinic Dr. Bjork & Stager Optometrists Dr. Bob Weaver - Dentist Dr. Ford Chiropracting

705-636-5912

705-382-2111 705-382-4020 705-724-3523 705-571-6618 705-386-2925 705-386-2318 705-384-0877

Dr. Terry Starr Dentistry De Novo Treatment Centre Eastholme Home for the Aged Eide’s Residential Lodge Gorham Denture Clinic

Harena Maris Health Products www.canada.harenamaris.com

Health Test Heidi Scott, RMT Horst Siebert Glenn Pharmacy

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705-384-5456 705-384-1466 705-724-2005 705-724-2748 705-384-1765

855-586-2862

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Guardian Pharmacy Sundridge 705-384-5335 South River 705-386-0636

Josie’s Private Home Care 705-685-1329 K’Tiggaaning Midwives 705-724-2229 Krep’s Chiropractic Sundridge 705-384-7123 Powassan 705-724-5800 Lady Isabelle Nursing Home 705-723-5232 Maple Hill Health & Fitness 705-491-5105 Martel & Mitchell Physiotherapy 705-724-9851 Massage Muskoka 705-380-0115

Muskoka Hills Retirement Villa www.muskokahillsretirement.com

705-645-6364

Women’s Own Resource Centre www.womensownresource.org Yoga with Heather www.facebook.com/superstarsyoga

705-386-9672

Payge Wellness Centre Powassan Dental Powassan Family Health Team South River Medical Centre Stay Put Companion Care Vita Novus Recovery Centre

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705-382-0959

Non Profit / Community Organizations Almaguin Choral Society Almaguin District Snowmobile Club

Almaguin Highlands Arts Council www.almaguinhighlandsartscouncil.com

705-384-7546 705-636-9558

705-384-0590

Almaguin Highlands Community Living (Hillcrest) 705-384-5384 (Glendale) 705-724-9444 Almaguin Quilting Guild 705-386-0753 Anglican Church Women’s Group 705-384-7602 Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Agricultural Society 705-382-2202 Burk’s Falls Army Cadets 3313 705-382-1881 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 Denovo Treatment Centre 705-384-1466


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Dunchurch Royal Canadian Legion Branch 394 Eagle Lake Gun Club East Parry Sound Community Support Program East Parry Sound Literary Coun. Emsdale Agricultural Society Emsdale Lions Club Emsdale Pioneer Museum

705-389-3130 705-636-7935 705-724-6028 705-386-0764 705-636-5659 705-788-3309 705-224-9567

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

705-646-7673

Knights of Columbus www.ontariokofc.ca

705-382-2740

Friends of the Library Sundridge Golden Sunshine Club Harmony Guild Kearney Lions Club Kearney Royal Canadian Legion Branch 276 Kearney Senior Citizens Club

Magnetawan Agricultural Society Magnetawan Friendship Club Magnetawan Historical Society Magnetawan Lions Club Magnetawan Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club Near North Snowdrifters Powassan & District Food Bank Powassan Agricultural Society Powassan and Area Figure Skating Club Powassan Girl Guides Powassan and District Food Bank 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 River Curling Club South River Horticultural Society 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 Pathfinders Sundridge Rec Committee

The Labour Market Group www.thelabourmarketgroup.ca

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

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705-474-0812

705-723-5564 705-723-1656 705-723-5793 705-382-2526

Places of Worship Almaguin Evangelical Missionary Church Anglican Perish of the Good Sheppard Bethel Pentacostal Church Birchdale Community Church Burk’s Falls Baptist Church Burk’s Falls United Church Chapman Valley Gospel Hall

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Chetwynd Community Church Church of Christ Church of Christ Church of the Holy Spirit Faith Chapel Gospel Mission Church Grace Pentacostal Church Higher Heights Christian Fellowship Kingdom Hall Knox Presbyterian Church New Hope Fellowship Legacy Life Centre Powassan United Church Powassan Wesleyan Church South River Chalmers United Church St. Andrews Presbyterian 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

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Real Estate Century 21 Blue Sky Realty Century 21 Blue Sky Region Realty (Powassan) Century 21 Cottage Country Realty

Century 21 Cottage Country Realty – Judy Ransome www.century21.ca/judith.ransome.ca Chestnut Park Real Estate – Dawn Mashinter Chestnut Park Real Estate – Sandy Tyers Coldwell Banker Thompson Real Estate www.coldwellbankerrealestate.ca Eric Hyatt Real Estate Hummingbird Realty Inc. Jackie McAvoy Real Estate Services Re/Max Legend Real Estate Inc. Re/Max North Country Realty

Re/Max North Country Realty – Louisa Moffit www.louisamoffit.com

705-384-4500 705-474-4500 705-382-3333

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705-382-5888

Re/max Parry Sound/Muskoka Magnetawan Branch 705-387-9700 Royal LePage – Lakes of Muskoka Realty 705-382-5555

Royal Lepage – Deidre Lazar www.deidrelazar.com Royal LePage – Emilio Foffano www.emiliosellsmuskoka.com

705-380-2668 705-788-6553

Retail Sales and Service A Touch of Grace Custom Furniture

Acme Pet Foods & Supplies www.acmepetfoods.ca

Algonquin Garage Doors Anderson Do It Centre Anderson Windows

705-783-8621

705-384-5555 705-386-7815 705-384-5321 705-384-5341


ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Antique Radio & TV Shop B&G Variety Bay City Ice Co. Berg Woodworking Supplies Berriedale Schoolhouse Antiques

705-723-5333 705-636-5511 705-724-2220 705-724-2207 705-382-1181

Bizzy B’zz Bookbin www.bizzybzzbookbin.ca

705-636-9025

Canoe Algonquin www.canoealgonquin.com

705-636-5956

Circling Hawks Centre www.circlinghawkscentre.com

705-382-2771

Collins ValuMart www.valumart.ca

705-382-3134

Blu Moon Artisans 705-382-4008 Brushey’s 705-724-5493 Burk’s Falls Radio and TV 705-382-2726

Canvas Back Creations

Chiswick Woods

CornBall Store

705-636-9407

705-724-1594

705-387-0653

Corner Wines www.facebook.com/cornerwinesinsouthriver

705-386-9463

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

705-384-5378

Cottage Kitsch Cox’s General Store Culligan Springs Ltd. Deer Lake Trout Farm and Archery Dennis TV & Appliances de Peuters Decorating Centre Down Memory Lane Eagle Lake Narrows Store Eclectic Cottage Fern Glen Garden Centre Fincham’s Harness and Feed Foodland Novar Foodland South River

Friends With Salad Garden Market by Sandhill Nursery Giesler Automotive Giesler Boat Shop Giesler Marine Gomoll’s Tim-br Mart Groovy Glass Beads Harbour House Emporium Hi-Way General Store Highlander Brew Co. Hill Valley Equipment Home Building Centre Burk’s Falls Magnetawan Home Hardware – Burk’s Falls Hubbert’s Maple Products In Carnations Floral & Interior Design Inspire Décor & Gifts Just Electronics Kara Mitchell - My Co-op Gaia Gourmet Katrine General Store Kearney General Store Kidd’s Home Hardware Kimtreelane Soap Co. Kirk’s Convenience & Gas

705-636-9530 705-384-1126 705-636-7777 705-382-2219 705-386-2684 705-384-5828 705-384-7947 705-386-0056 705-384-1478 705-636-0927 705-382-2544 705-789-1777 705-386-0826

705-384-1097 705-382-2442 705-724-1515 705-724-2100 705 724 21000 705-724-2023 705-386-9463 705-746-0144 705-387-4400 705-792-0808 705-384-9700 705-382-3027 705-387-3988 705-382-3225 705-384-7847 705-303-2569 705-801-5346 705-789-3616 705-386-7064 705-382-2397 705-636-7999 705-384-5365 705-783-0548 705-685-7851

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705-382-2887 705-384-7948

Magnetawan Bait and Tackle

705-387-3513

The Variegated Devas Nursery www.variegateddevas.ca

705-787-5812

McManus General Store 705-685-7959 Michelle’s Wee Treasures 705-788-4173 Miniature Memories 705-386-0175 Morning Dove Monuments 705-636-0373 Muskoka Trailer Sales 705-783-6947 NONSynth.com 705-571-1909 Northern Lawn Care Service 705-825-1234 Northern Meat Packers 705-723-5573 Northern Supply Co. 705-723-1234 Northspring Tack Shop 705-382-4006 Nostalgia Antiques & Collectables 705-733-2923 Oley’s Auction House 705-724-6539 Opspeculate 705-384-0339 Original Heat Woodstoves 705-382-0007 Oshell’s Valu-mart 705-724-2917 Papa Bear’s Liquidations 705-571-2309 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 R&H Distributing- Outdoor Supplies 705-685-7728 Rustic Behaviour 705-387-9966 Rustic Blessings 705-386-2214 Sat Ent Systems 705-724-3895 Scarlett’s Maple Syrup 705-386-7788 Sears Catalogue Pickup 705-382-2320 Burk’s Falls 705-382-0122 Powassan 705-724-2004 Sundridge 705-384-5303 South River 705-386-2302 Slick Depictions 705-571-3213 Soccer Elite & Sports Gifts 705-386-8390 South River Books & Crafts 705-386-0388 South River Kwik Way 705-386-0606 South River Lumber 705-386-2380 Sprucedale Quality Meats 705-685-7747 Summer’s Attic 705-387-1452 Sundridge Meats & Deli 705-384-7431 Stick & Stone Tack Shop 705-492-0174 Stoney Lake Variety 705-384-5253 Stovers Hidden Retreat 705-386-0307 Stoney Lake Variety 705-384-5253 Swift Canoe & Kayak Store 705-386-0440 Taylor Sales and Service 705-787-8982 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 Village Bins Thorpe Upholstery

705-384-7025 705-724-6150


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Timmie’s Antiques and Collectibles Trader Ted’s Trail Side Adventure Co Trout Creek General Store Tucks Bait & Tackle West Algonquin Natural Store

Wooden Roo www.woodenroo.com

705-382-2400 705-774-6450 705-783-2005 705-723-1050 705-384-9845 705-636-5460

705-382-3812

Woody Green Woodworking

705-384-5476

Zak’s 705-384-0884 www.zakssundridge.ca Zehr’s Bakery 705-724-1554

Services – Financial Assante Capital Wealth Management

855-840-6999

RBC Royal Bank Burk’s Falls Sundridge

705-382-2699 705-384-5311

Mortgage Architects – Alex Passas 416-889-1241 www.mortgageideas.ca Investors Group 705-783-5344 www.investorsgroup.com Kawartha Credit Union Burk’s Falls 705-382-2364 Emsdale 705-636-7834 Magnetawan 705-387-3763 South River 705-386-0088 www.kwarthacu.ca James Zantingh Mortgage Professional 705-783-8067 www.mortgagejump.ca

Rocco Mortelliti Financial Services

Scotia Bank - Powassan

800-565-7269

705-724-2942

Services – General and Professional A & J Storage A Miron Topsoil LTD Adema Wood & Snowplowing Advanced Pole Line Affordable Portable Storage Ahmic Living Alex Preston Sand & Gravel All Bookkeeping Services All Heart Pet Rescue All Occasions DJ Service Almaguin Advertising Almaguin Animal Shelter Almaguin Building Movers Almaguin Custom Canvas Almaguin Highlands Ontario Inc. Almaguin Tree Service Almaguin Veterinary Services Almaguin Web Services AM Paul Funeral Home Antique & Estate Appraisals Armour Bathtub Refinishing Armour Protective Coatings Art Bakker Mobile Barge & Septic A Wise Tutor Beaver Creek Farms

705-636-0313 705-783-3493 705-386-1917 705-636-9393 705-382-0045 705-783-5454 705-384-7037 705-382-9777 705-724-2630 705-386-2237 705-783-1561 705-386-0020 705-636-5008 705-387-0202 705-571-6881 705-386-2177 705-384-0325 705-571-6881 705-724-2024 866-677-7665 705-382-3313 705-382-3313 705-387-0615 705-380-4299 705-636-7155

Bob Basso Upholstery Bob’s Broken Bikes Bonazza Extinguishers Bren-Mar Enterprises Ltd

705-384-7786 705-382-9848 705-349-3473 705-384-7680

Brown’s Quarry www.brownsquarry.ca

705-499-6277

Designs for Living www.designsforlivingmuskoka.com

705-380-6875

Etching Muskoka www.etchingmuskoka.ca

705-349-3824

Green Moose Media www.greenmoosemedia.com

705-349-3888

Burk’s Falls Laundromat 705-382-3999 Burk’s Falls Ready Mix Cement 705-382-6295 Canada Post Astorville 705-752-4462 Burk’s Falls 705-382-3901 Callander 705-752-1380 Dunchurch 705-389-2133 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 Christian Horizons 705-386-2625 Claridge Lawn and Grounds Keeping 705-493-2848 Country Style Picture Framing 705-386-2938 Cowboy Ferrier Service 705-636-7155 Cozy Pup Creations 705-783-9891 Craig’s Welding & Fabrication 705-384-7133 Custom Home Design 705-384-0403 David Bolus Horticultural Services 705-636-1453 Davis Industries 705-387-1816 Dalene MacDonald CGA 705-382-5250 Dave Hall Excavating 705-787-5246 Dean Chartrand & Sons Salvage Co. 705-471-3683 Despres-Pacey Insurance Brokers Ltd. 705-384-7001

Diana Manella Graphic Design 705-840-3590 Dog House Boarding Kennel 705-387-0437 Doggie Paws Spa 705-382-3082 Donna Smith Accounting 705-382-2418 Doug Loney Septic 705-386-2951 Eco-Seal 705-636-5465 Eden Kennels 705-723-1604

Falcon Valley Interior Painting Gary Groome Backhoeing Get Stuffed Upholstery Gord’s Excavation

705-382-3707 705-636-7764 705-746-0144 705-636-7671

Greg Boothby Earth Moving 705-382-9430 Gun Guys 705-384-5692 Family Tree Photography & Vintage Event Rentals 705-349-1123 Frank Cressey Signs 705-724-2117 Highland Children’s Centre 705-636-0202 Homestead Sawmill 705-636-9321 Ian R. McNeil (bookkeeping) 705-386-7032 Ibrand 705-243-0121


ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

In Love with Weddings Floral Design Integrity Services and Repair Ivan Farrow Sand & Gravel J C L Design JMI Design Studio Just Say Yes - Weddings & Events Kate Hood Photography Kelly’s Kleaning and Cottage Maintenance Kerosene Connection King’s Framing and Art Gallery Lake Bernard Bicycle Repair Larry’s Econo Sandblasting Leggett Propane L J Trucking Lisa Geosler Design Lowes Custom Coatings Marshall Lumber Mill Marshall Pump Martin Cremin Bookkeeping Marv’s Handyman Service

Almaguin News (Metroland Media) www.almaguinnews.com Michael A. Hardy Professional Corporation www.michaelhardylaw.com Mid-North Appraisals Miltown Services Near North Burner Service Northern Auction Sales

705-724-6192 705-384-7469 705-386-0272 705-636-7319 705-724-6408 705-471-3191 705-493-7350 705-571-0901 705-636-9530 705-752-4211 705-978-3208 705-387-3824 705-382-0122 705-636-1800 705-724-2442 705-571-2652 705-636-5971 705-685-7449 705-380-3594 705-386-8594

705-382-9996 705-384-5770

705-724-6348 705-724-9559 705-387-3479 705-384-5944

Northern Disposal and Sanitation www.northerndisposal.ca

705-382-0991

Northern Nerds Computer Services www.northernnerds.ca

705-990-6373

Oldham Law Firm www.oldhamlaw.ca

705-382-3730

Northern Edge Signs

Northwood Tree Service North-Tel Communications Oakridge Boarding Kennel

Olympic Printing Opatovsky Funeral Services (Moore Chapel)Sundridge Pawsitively Paws Pahapill & Associates Penney & Company Peacock’s Signs and Designs Piggy Banks Storage Units Pinetree Private Investigations Piper’s Technical Services Preston Sand and Gravel Pullman Excavating Raney Funeral Chapel Rob Gilson Backhoeing Robert J. Van der Wijst Law Office Burk’s Falls Powassan Rock Bottom Enterprises & Docks Rockwynn Web Design Royal Flush Plumbing Sandra Burke Bookkeeping Sandy’s Helping Hand Scott Dingman Septic Service Seguin Welding & Fabrication

705-636-5188

705-386-7555 800-555-1212 705-724-5656

705-685-7796 705-382-3222 705-384-5802 705-724-1112 705-382-3227 705-494-7142 705-382-9251 705-384-0782 705-386-7706 705-724-6265 705-386-8077 705-382-9998 705-386-2624 705-386-0074 705-382-2746 705-724-3520 705-788-6120 705-384-2644 705-387-4500 705-386-7984 705-382-5037 705-787-5548 705-384-9470

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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 705-384-7321 Sowery Plumbing & Heating 705-636-7416 Sprucedale Wood and Gas 705-685-9910

Stan Darling Insurance Burk’s Falls Sundridge www.standarlinginsurance.com Storage North Sundridge Storage Sundridge Marina

705-382-2902 705-384-5361 705-492-8353 705-384-2036 705-384-7469

Signcraft www.signcraftcanada.com

705-384-7550

Sundridge Veterinary Services www.sundridgevet.com Tina’s Income Tax & Bookkeeping Services

705-384-7366

YTB Travel Network of Canada – Kath Roberts www.ytbt.com/kathroberts

705-636-1907

Spoiled Rotten Dog Grooming & Daycare St. Denis Guitars Sundridge Laundromat Sundridge Storage Units

The Tree Guy Trig Brendstrup Piano Technician U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer Verzijlenberg Veterinary W.A Johnston Insurance West Edge Guitars Wimberway Kennels wMac Photography Wood Art Signs Whispering Pines Funeral Home White and Associates Whitmell Haulage Whitmell Sand and Gravel

705-386-7387 705-788-4592 705-384-7648 705-384-2036

705-384-2441

705-382-9841 705-384-7824 705-387-3226 705-384-0400 705-386-2645 705-636-3343 705-724-2676 705-384-7237 705-382-6242 705-724-9734 705-636-9000 705-685-7931 705-382-3133

Services – Personal Absolutely You Hair Salon Arbonne Independent Consultant Ashton Aesthetics Barb Hairstyling Bernice’s Unisex Hairstyling Cindy’s Tea and Me Esthetics Classy Cuts Creative Hair Designs & Tanning Debbie’s Hair Design & Exhale Day Spa Impressions by Elli Lang’s Hairstyling

L’egance Day Spa Magic Scissors Ma Maison Barber & Hairstyling Patricia’s Esthetics & Day Spa Pegusus Healing and Wellness Powassan Hair Styling Sharon’s Hairstyling

705-386-7295 705-493-7478 705-471-4219 705-636-5461 705-723-1058 705-382-3486 705-384-1499 705-724-3201 705-382-3110 705-382-1265 705-384-7785

705-349-3338

705-386-0411 705-386-1619 705-571-5543 705-783-6630 705-724-3301 705-387-4530


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TO ADD YOUR BUINSESS TO OUR LIST! Spruce-up Hair Care Styles To Go Village Locks Hairstyling Hairstyling & Barbering White Birch Hair Salon Wildflower Hair Design Yolande’s Hairstyling

705-685-1277 705-636-1259 705-387-7777 705-387-3777 705-349-8919 705-384-9289 705-349-2887

Sports, Recreation and Fitness Algonquin Fitness & Wellness

705-386-7127

Algonquin West ATV Club www.algonquinwestatv.com

705-636-0308

Hammond Family Ranch www.hammondfamilyranch.com

705-382-3398

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

705-384-9364 705-387-3961 705-382-3635 705-636-7155 705-386-0344 705-386-0261

Highland Recreation Fish Tales Guide and Charters Highview Golf Course Magnetawan Friendship Club Northspring Stables PL Fitness Powassan Curling Club Powassan Pool Powassan Sportsplex

705-384-9468 705-386-8338 705-724-5230 705-387-4855 705-382-4006 705-498-9778 705-724-2247 705-724-6994 705-724-2537

The Ridge Golf Course Trout Creek Community Centre Ultimate Goal Fitness Young at Heart Seniors Club

705-384-5844 705-723-5372 705-571-0863 705-382-2526

Riverbowl 705-382-3813 www.riverbowl.ca Stewart Coughlin Riding Ranch 705-386-7465 www.coughlinranch.com

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705.384.5770

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With two locations and three lawyers, we provide services spanning most areas of law. We are conveniently located throughout the district of Parry Sound. Each of our lawyers focuses on a particular area of the law and can provide you with the expert advice that you need in a timely manner. Our focus is on creating long standing relationships with our clients by providing practical, cost-effective and results oriented advice.

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Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce Community Guide & Directory 2016-2017