SIU clears officers in self-inflicted death investigation of man in Barrie

Just after noon on Feb. 4, Barrie police received a 911 call from staff at a grocery store on Blake Street, where a woman had fled from a man's vehicle after he committed "serious and violent" offences against her.

Sat, 3 Jun 2023 12:08:00 -0400

Water crash in Oro-Medonte sends one person to hospital, other man facing charges

One person has suffered serious injuries in a crash on the water in Oro-Medonte.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 22:15:00 -0400

Alleged gang members charged with shooting innocent man 13 times in Schomberg

Police charged three men, believed to be members of a street gang, with the attempted murder of a 65-year-old man who was shot 13 times while walking his dog in Schomberg in February.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 15:13:00 -0400

‘Mole Mobile’: Mobile skin cancer unit rolls through Barrie

Melanoma Canada’s mobile skin cancer screening unit has rolled into Simcoe County.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 13:19:00 -0400

Antipsychotic drugs use increased in Canadian long-term care homes, pointing to possible quality-of-care issues: study

New study finds increase in antipsychotic drugs use in long-term care homes across Canada, despite no significant increase in behavioural symptoms – something that may expose a potential area of concern for quality of care, researchers say.

Sat, 3 Jun 2023 08:00:00 -0400

4 youth killed fishing on Quebec shore after tide overtakes them

Four children were killed and one man is missing after they were swept away by the tide while fishing in Portneuf-sur-Mer, a riverside community in Quebec's Côte-Nord region.

Sat, 3 Jun 2023 10:34:00 -0400

Animal lovers uniting to 'Walk for Pets' in Collingwood

Animal lovers will unite alongside their furry friends for a cause very close to their hearts later this month.

Sat, 3 Jun 2023 00:03:32 -0400

Bee swarm removed from south-end Barrie neighbourhood

When a cluster of bees took up residence in a tree in a south-end neighbourhood, the City of Barrie called the experts to relocate the swarm.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 17:27:00 -0400

KiteFest set to return to Simcoe County

The skies in Simcoe County will soon be overwhelmed with kites one day soon.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 22:25:43 -0400

Georgian College Auto Show pays tribute to student killed in Barrie crash

Georgian College honours student killed in Barrie crash with the Jason Ono-O'Connor Memorial Endowment Fund.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 18:42:26 -0400

Man, 70, charged with 13 counts of mischief after town and private property is damaged

A Caledon senior faces a slew of charges in connection with an ongoing OPP mischief investigation.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 11:44:00 -0400

Hunter fined $8,000, licence suspension after shooting at deer decoy in Muskoka

A hunter from Mactier is facing an $8,000 fine after pleading guilty to trespassing and shooting from a roadway in Muskoka.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 13:37:00 -0400

Ontario addresses lifeguard shortage by reducing the age requirement

Ontario lowered the minimum age requirement to become a lifeguard to 15 years old to address a staffing shortage across the province.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 19:03:00 -0400

Boy stopped for riding bike on Barrie sidewalk faces drug-related charges

A 16-year-old boy faces a slew of charges after police say he was found with cocaine and fentanyl while riding a bike in downtown Barrie.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 11:56:43 -0400

Orillia opens temporary parking lot near waterfront

A new temporary municipal parking lot is opening Saturday near the waterfront in Orillia while construction continues on the city's revitalization project.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 17:57:21 -0400

Sewing needles found at 2nd Bracebridge beach, prompting closure

A popular beach in Bracebridge is open to the public two days after sewing needles were found in the water, but a second beach has since closed over safety concerns.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 14:35:00 -0400

Barrie police warn residents not to hug strangers after 'bizarre theft'

Police in Barrie are warning the public about a "bizarre theft" where the suspects targeted a senior on her property outside her home.

Thu, 1 Jun 2023 15:03:00 -0400

Innisfil library celebrates Pride season with several family events

The library in Innisfil is celebrating Pride season with a list of events, including introducing the 'Love is Love' free library card to residents who don't currently have a library card.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 13:58:00 -0400

Chippewas Festival celebrates First Nations authors

A celebration of the written word of First Nation communities from across the country is being held on the grounds of Chippewas of Rama First Nation this weekend.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 14:35:45 -0400

Anne Street replacement bridge in Barrie opens after prolonged delays

After two years of construction, traffic can now officially travel over the new Anne Street bridge in Barrie.

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 12:36:00 -0400