About Muskoka News Watch (MNW)
We are Muskoka's News Aggregator: Here you can see headlines from all local media outlets: we applaud our local journalists and recommend you visit their news sites regularly via the news feeds you see here. Eventually we hope to include all local news providers on this site. Right now you will find the top headlines as they appear on Metroland's leading local publications in Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and Parry Sound. The independent Muskoka To-Daily is here as is the news feed from HBG Radio's Moose FM. You will also find opinions here that may make you smile or make you grit your teeth or both.
Muskoka News Watch (MNW) exists because the public deserves transparency from its governing bodies. We believe good journalism stems from moral outrage, such as when there is any suggestion that a lack of transparency exists, or when members of the public become fearful of asking questions of those in power and are uncomfortable 'going on record' for whatever reason. While we are ready and willing to 'poke the bear' as necessary, we also celebrate times when our councils, boards and other bodies of power exemplify transparency in what they do.
How we work: MNW will follow up on news tips from anonymous sources and may comment on those tips in the commentary/opinion section entitled Open Session with Norah Fountain. Those tips may not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team. Following ethical journalistic practice, no story is reported under Breaking News unless at least three sources have confirmed the story. We will never reveal our anonymous news sources to anyone. Guaranteed. Furthermore, Muskoka News Watch maintains a strict firewall between advertisers and editorial. We are so happy for support by our advertisers but advertisers have no say or influence over any story that appears here.
Legal information: Now for the stuff we believe our legal advisors want us to day. This website has been prepared solely for the purpose or providing information about news that matters and the services offered by MNW. No representation is made as to the completeness or accuracy of the information it contains. In particular, you should be aware that this information may be incomplete, may contain errors or may have become out of date. The contents of reports can become out-of-date. MNW makes no commitment, and disclaims any duty, to update any of those reports. We reserve the right to add, modify or delete any information at this website at any time. The opinions expressed by contributors to MNW may not necessarily reflect the opinions of MNW editorial staff or advisors. Speakers’ Corner allows anyone to express opinions about matters that matter to them, preferably related to Muskoka-Parry Sound. Speakers’ Corner posts must contain the author’s name.
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