There's still time to see Santa. Tomorrow is the 22nd annual Burk's Falls Santa Claus parade. It starts at 1:00pm. Santa will be at the Legion Hall after the parade. You can also make a donation to the Burk's Falls Food Bank. Meantime, on Sunday Baysville is throwing their Santa Parade at 1:00pm.
A snow squall watch is in effect for Muskoka and Parry Sound. 15 to 20 centimeters of snow is possible over the next 12 hours. Snow squalls are expected to develop overnight and into tomorrow morning. Motorists are advised to use caution as roads may become snow covered causing hazardous travel conditions.
On Sunday, Manitoba Street will be closed between Mary and Ida Streets in Bracebridge between 7 and 9am. It’s to allow for the removal of a tree in Memorial Park. Traffic will be detoured onto Ida and Mary through to James Street. The sidewalk and parking areas on the west side of Manitoba Street between Rene Caisse Lane and Kimberley Avenue will also be closed during the hours of 7am and 5pm.
Area turtles need your help. Each year, lots of turtles die from being hit by vehicles. Out of those accidents rehabilitation can help 7 of 8 injured turtles. Aviva Community Fund is giving away $150,000 to a local organization. Founder of Scales Nature Park, Jeff Hathaway is hoping to receive funding to help build the Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital.
Funds will go towards converting an old flying hanger into a turtle hospital. If funding is approved, Hathaway hopes to have the hospital open in time for nesting season, which starts in late May. If you support this cause you have until December 11th at noon to vote. Visit www.avivacommunityfund.org
Police are investigating a fatal accident on Highway 11. It happened last night just before midnight when a vehicle entered the right shoulder, became airborne and hit a tree off Highway 11 SB in Oro Medonte, south of Line 12. 23 year old Newmarket resident Conrad Rollings was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation continues.