The father of a local Olympian wants to stay positive. After reports of recent terrorist threats against tourists in the upcoming Olympics, Dara Howell’s father, Doug Howell, says he prefers not to comment. Howell says he doesn’t want to think about anything other than the Olympics itself. He says he is trying to stay away from the negativity and enjoy the moment. Howell’s daughter is representing Muskoka at the Olympics in freestyle skiing. She was officially named to the Canadian Olympic team yesterday.