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Business Spotlight: Bigwin Island

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:45 AM

Bigwin Island

Treasuring Family Fun & Tradition

Bigwin is an island paradise with over 26,000 feet of shoreline located on beautiful Lake of Bays in Muskoka. Boasting a top rated 18-hole golf course, the finest in cuisine, and cottage living with resort community amenities, Bigwin Island offers an opportunity for families to experience Muskoka at its finest.

Named in the 19th century after the noted Ojibway warrior and hunter, Chief Joseph Big Wind, Bigwin is known...

Notice of Intent to Dispose of Surplus Real Estate (Gosling)

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:00 AM

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Business Spotlight: Axiom Audio

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00 PM

Axiom Audio 

Ian Colquhoun’s early experimentation with the art of sound motivated him to establish Axiom Audio in 1980 in hometown Dwight, Lake of Bays. A couple of years later, he was contracted by an innovative acoustic engineer, Dr. Floyd Toole, to build and test loudspeakers at the National Research Council lab in Ottawa, where Toole’s theories completely revolutionized the industry. Axiom’s reputation for performance and value gained recognition; and, by 1991, the firm expanded its...

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Business Spotlight: Lake of Bays Brewery

Posted on Friday, October 28, 2016 11:15 AM

Lake of Bays Brewing Company (founded 2010

One of the fastest growing craft breweries in Ontario, Lake of Bays Brewing Company is located right in the heart of Baysville and offers a diverse range of products sure to satisfy craft beer connoisseurs and newcomers alike. The brewery began with 4 employees and now employs over 40 full-time staff, with widespread distribution across Ontario as well as Manitoba and the Maritimes.

The community of Baysville was chosen as a location...

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Business Spotlight: Dwight Garden Centre

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:00 AM

Dwight Garden Centre 

Linda Boothby, owner of the Dwight Garden Centre, established her business in 2001, first bagging firewood for the campers heading up to Algonquin Park, then selling soil and annuals. Demand fuelled growth, and her operation has doubled in space and expanded in capacity, with a current summer staff of 17, a retail giftware section, and large greenhouses (one of them heated).

Linda enjoys the personal relationships with her clients. “My seasonal customers are so happy...

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