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Ford spotted in the parking lot of a strip mall on Friday afternoon
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Ford in Bracebridge
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Mayor Rob has been spotted in Bracebridge.

The Bracebridge Examiner reports the Mayor was spotted in the parking lot of a strip mall in the town on the Friday afternoon.

Witnesses claim Ford was shaking hands and posing for pictures and even told one person 'rehab is going great'.

One woman who saw Ford in a bank in the plaza tells Newstalk 1010 Ford was in a suit when she saw him in line.

"We shook his hand, his was very pleasant and very polite," says the woman who asked not to be identified. "He looked healthy and he seemed to be in a good mood."

The witness tells Newstalk 1010 Ford was with a driver and a woman in the backseat of a vehicle.

A reporter from the Bracebridge Examiner tells Newstalk 1010 that witnesses told her that Ford appeared "much less sweaty. He looked pretty good."

It was confirmed last week that the Mayor was in a rehab facility, but nothing was said as to where.

Newstalk 1010 addiction expert Mark Elliot and the host of People Helping People tells the Jim Richard Showgram that Ford would be allowed time out of any facility and spending time with family is an important part of recovery.

"When someone's in rehab, they're not in jail."

The Ford family owns a cottage between Huntsville and Bracebridge and there is also a rehab facility in the town, called Addiction Outreach Muskoka Parry Sound.

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Ford in Bracebridge
Photo: Carmen Ribeiro

Mayor Rob has been spotted in Bracebridge.

The Bracebridge Examiner reports the Mayor was spotted in the parking lot of a strip mall in the town on the Friday afternoon.

Witnesses claim Ford was shaking hands and posing for pictures and even told one person 'rehab is going great'.

One woman who saw Ford in a bank in the plaza tells Newstalk 1010 Ford was in a suit when she saw him in line.

"We shook his hand, his was very pleasant and very polite," says the woman who asked not to be identified. "He looked healthy and he seemed to be in a good mood."

The witness tells Newstalk 1010 Ford was with a driver and a woman in the backseat of a vehicle.

A reporter from the Bracebridge Examiner tells Newstalk 1010 that witnesses told her that Ford appeared "much less sweaty. He looked pretty good."

It was confirmed last week that the Mayor was in a rehab facility, but nothing was said as to where.

Newstalk 1010 addiction expert Mark Elliot and the host of People Helping People tells the Jim Richard Showgram that Ford would be allowed time out of any facility and spending time with family is an important part of recovery.

"When someone's in rehab, they're not in jail."

The Ford family owns a cottage between Huntsville and Bracebridge and there is also a rehab facility in the town, called Addiction Outreach Muskoka Parry Sound.

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