35 yr old Enniskillen woman facing charges following collision

Tips from the public led police to a suspect after a vehicle was seen leaving the scene of a collision on Wednesday.

Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers received complaints from motorists travelling on Highway 11 North in Gravenhurst of a vehicle that had collided with another while driving and had taken off on Wednesday, just before 5pm.

A short time later, officers received information from concerned members of the public that the suspect vehicle was in a nearby parking lot on Talisman Drive in Gravenhurst.

Police attended and as a result of their investigation arrested and charged 35 year-old Danielle South of Enniskillen Twp with the following offenses:

Impaired Operation
Over 80
Fail to Stop at the Scene of Accident
Dangerous Operation of a Vehicle
Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance
Driving a Motor Vehicle with Open Liquor

The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on July 19th. Further, the accused received an immediate 90 day driver’s licence suspension and had her vehicle towed and impounded.

Police would like to thank the members of the public who were attentive to their community and took that time to call police with their concerns, ultimately taking an impaired driver off the road.

Municipal Election: First All Candidates meetings tonight in Port Carling for Muskoka Lakes and Ryde for Gravenhurst and other dates

First all candidates meeting for Muskoka Lakes Ward C candidates happens tonight in Port Carling

Published Sept. 17, 10:30am: The first all candidates meeting happens for Muskoka Lakes Ward C candidates and mayoral candidates tonight at the Port Carling Community Centre, starting 7pm. Mayoral candidates Don Furniss and Alice Murphy will be there as will Ron Brent and Phil Harding, competing for the Ward C District Council position. Running for Ward C councillor are Jean-Ann Baranik, Terry Ledger, Larrie MacRae and Jeff Mole. The host for the set of Ward A, B & C meetings is the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

First all candidates meeting for Gravenhurst: The Ryde Community Co-op at 1624 Barkway Road is the host for the first All Candidates meeting for candidates in Gravenhurst. It starts at 7pm tonight.

Other upcoming dates for All Candidates in Muskoka Lakes:

  • Thursday, September 18, 7:00 pm Raymond Community Centre (Ward B)
  • Monday, September 22, 7:00 pm Bala Community Centre (Ward A)

Meet organized by the Muskoka Ratepayers’ Association:

Saturday, September 27, 10am-12pm, Port Carling Community Centre, doors open at 9:30am

Muskoka Lakes Association is also doing its own examination of the candidates. It has asked candidates to provide profile information about themselves and will be interviewing candidates over the next few days and then will present information for its membership.

Thanks to the Muskoka Lakes Association for this compiled list of other All Candidate meetings in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst.

Ward Candidates; Thursday September 18 at 7:00 pm; Muskoka Riverside Inn; Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce
District Candidates; Monday September 22 at 7:00 pm; Muskoka Riverside Inn; Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce
Mayoral Candidates; Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm; Muskoka Riverside Inn; Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce

All Areas; Wednesday September 17 at 7:00pm; Ryde Community Co-op; Ryde Community Co-op
All Areas; Monday September 29 at 7:00 pm; Gravenhurst Opera House; Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce

Many candidates are saying they are discovering people are not on the Voters List. Contact a candidate for them to check or try clicking here to use the Voter Lookup (which some residents have complained does not seem to work well with certain rural addresses). Even if you are not on the list, you can fill out a form and bring it in to the Township office in Port Carling to get on the list and receive a ballot. The vote is by mail in ballot and all ballots have to be in the Township office by October 18th, cautions Ward A candidate Dianne Davidson, to ensure they are included in the vote. So if you’re mailing your ballots, which could arrive as early as September 29, you’ll want to mail them back as soon as you’ve made your election choices or drop your ballot in to the office directly.