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The Gig Economy

5 “Living to work is not the plan,” says Camryn Harris, a Gen Z resident in our area who spoke eloquently and with confidence during a provocative discussion over dinner recently. “I am not willing to accept a career that allows me to live a lifestyle, but rather I am going to chose a lifestyle […]

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Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board - Here to Help

4 Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board SMWDB is a community directed, non-profit corporation, 1 of 26 local planning board areas funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).  To remain in touch with the needs and issues of each community, SMWDB conducts community consultations and an annual employer survey to provide forums to […]

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Oak Bay Golf Course: Canada's First Bee City Golf Course

5 Oak Bay Golf Club and Marina, located in Port Severn Ontario, is like other golf courses. It has impeccable conditioning and compliments its surrounding natural environment as if it was always meant to be there. If you dig a little deeper however you will begin to notice that Oak Bay Golf and Marina is […]

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Help Wanted! Connecting Employers with Workers

2 The Gravenhurst Economic Development Team has Programs to Assist Local Businesses Find and Retain New Employees. Muskoka is known for picturesque views, year-round recreation and of course, waterfront cottaging in the summer.  For many years Gravenhurst was considered a seasonal destination operating from May to September with businesses employing local and seasonal students to […]

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Spotlight - Muskoka Smart Homes

8 Ever since Dave Fast and his wife Lisa were teenagers, the two had taken many trips to Muskoka with their families. While Dave grew up in St. Catherines and Lisa in Sudbury, the two could only imagine what it would be like to live in the Muskoka area. In 2008, once Dave and Lisa […]

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The Culture of Craft: the ‘makers’ of Muskoka

2 “Creativity is contagious … pass it on!” Albert Einstein is credited with making this quip and, while it may be one of his lesser-known theories, Muskoka certainly bears testament to its truth. Artistic souls who inspire each other with their collective appreciation for handmade craft endow the district with an abundant share of creative […]

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Station Stop for more than Love in MacTier

3 You don't have to wait for February to find love in MacTier,  according to Betty Jo Royce who is the  Owner/Operator  of the "The Muskoka Station Store".  It can happen anytime. Love was in the air before she opened her new store located in MacTier; Betty Jo who now prides herself on her product […]

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Spotlight - Tri Lakes Training

2 In May of 2015, Ashley Niblett opened the doors to Tri Lakes Training in beautiful Minett of the Township of Muskoka Lakes. She grew up cottaging in Muskoka every summer and loved every minute, but never imagined living here full time. It was clear that Ashley was not happy working and living in the […]

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The Power of the Muskoka Brand

1 Muskoka has been recognized internationally by National Geographic as one of the best places to visit in the world, and is known affectionately in Canada and Ontario as cottage country. As a destination, it is at or near the top of many ‘favourite places on earth’ lists. Muskoka is undeniably a powerful destination brand, […]

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Spotlight - Jayne's Cottages

1 In less than five years, Jayne McCaw has gone from renting her cottage on Lake Rosseau to operating a successful business that has earned her a nomination for the Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Award. After renting cottages in Muskoka Lakes for many years, Jayne purchased a cottage of her own in 2011. When […]

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