Doppler — Digging deeper to bring you stories that matter
We saw a need in our community, a need, in fact, that exists in communities across the country: to bring back local news.
We strive to be the primary news source for people wanting to know what is happening in their community. We provide local news that is relevant and timely, with an emphasis on stories that dig deeper. We give readers stories that matter.
We are interested in what you are doing; what your kids are doing. We are the go-to site for everything that is happening in Huntsville and our extended Muskoka community. From beautiful photography, to news, community and sports coverage, to strong and provocative opinion pieces from people with local connections, we are working for you. We are also providing an easy way for you to interact with Doppler and we encourage you to participate. We value your opinions and we are honoured by your tremendous support.
Today, people expect more from their news source. Our Mission is to provide it.
What our readers are saying
“I appreciate that you bring a balanced approach to both broader issues and local news. It’s good to have you in the community.” — D.G.
“I moved to the area in March  and read your news every time it comes into my inbox. I find the commentary thoughtful and I learn more about my new home with every read.” — C.F.
“Always topical, timely and well done.” — A.H.
“I very much value what you provide so well to our community and thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to your craft. Huntsville Doppler is well worth being supported by the readers.” — P.J.
“Doppler helps me connect to our community. I feel a sense of belonging and awareness. Thank you.” — P.S.
Hugh Mackenzie, Chairman and Publisher
Hugh Mackenzie is a co-founder of Doppler and currently serves as Publisher. He has extensive experience in communications and strategic planning, most notably in broadcasting and print media and as founding CEO of Enterprise Canada, a national communications and public affairs firm. He has served as a Muskoka School Trustee, Chairman of the District Municipality of Muskoka and as Mayor of Huntsville. He has also served as Chief of Staff to an Ontario Premier and been a member of a number of local, Provincial and National Boards. In his current capacity, he oversees the business functions of Doppler to which he also contributes a weekly commentary column, Listen Up!
Tamara de la Vega, Editor
Tamara de la Vega is an award-winning Journalist and Editor. She joined Huntsville Doppler when it was founded in 2015 as editorial contributor, later becoming Editor for the publication. Before joining Huntsville Doppler, she served as Editor for the Huntsville Forester and the Muskoka Weekender. She has had articles published in various publications and news wires such as United Press International. She is fluent in Spanish. In the community, Tamara volunteered for the Muskoka Literacy Council for several years, and was a member of the Rotary Club of Huntsville.
Elizabeth Rice, Chair of Doppler’s Advisory Board
Elizabeth Rice is a co-founder of Doppler and was publisher from 2015 to December 2019. She is currently chair of Doppler’s Advisory Board. She has an extensive media background. During her time as publisher of the Huntsville Forester, the newspaper won many editorial and advertising awards, and had a solid reputation as one of the best community weekly newspapers in Ontario. She was also co-publisher of two Muskoka-wide publications. She has served as a member of the Ontario Press Council and has been actively involved in many community projects and committees
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