Highway 400 opens more than 7 hours after storm


OPP officers are on the scene of a multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 400 at Mapleview Drive in Barrie March 1.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 15:34:00 -0500

'I decided to open unfortunately because I have to,' business owners frustrated over latest lockdown.


Christian Linkert doesn't consider himself a rule-breaker, but he defied the closure orders at his two Barrie tanning salons on Monday.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 19:29:21 -0500

Fire crews battling massive barn fire in Meaford


Several fire crews were called in to fight a massive fire after flames engulfed a barn in Meaford Monday evening.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 20:21:59 -0500

'History in the making,' several mass vaccination clinics open in Simcoe County


Up to now, the only location able to deliver the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine was at the clinic on Sperling Drive, but that all changed on Monday.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 19:08:00 -0500

Alleged abduction at an Angus School was a 'misinterpretation of events,": OPP


Police have determined that what was believed to be an attempted abduction at an Angus School on Friday afternoon was all just a "misinterpretation of events."

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 20:05:36 -0500

Local dancers voice their concerns over lockdown at City Hall




Mon, 1 Mar 2021 19:21:33 -0500

Whiteout conditions causing havok on the region's roadways


Whiteout conditions have left no part of our region untouched after police reported several crashes on our roads.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 17:21:17 -0500

Police reporting several crashes with snow squall warnings now in effect for parts of the region


Environment Canada has issued a snow squall warning which could see parts of the region getting up to 25 cm of snow by Tuesday morning.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 13:54:00 -0500

Health unit logs 99 new COVID-19 cases, plus 6 new UK B.1.1.7 cases


As the region re-entered lockdown on Monday, the local health unit reported nearly 100 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, including six more confirmed cases of the UK variant B.1.1.7 and two recently declared long-term care home outbreaks.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 18:10:11 -0500

Innisfil man charged with manslaughter after man, allegedly supplied with Fentanyl, dies


An Innisfil man now faces manslaughter charges after police say he allegedly supplied Fentanyl at a party that resulted in a 25-year-old man overdosing.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 17:04:27 -0500

Barrie man dead after early morning crash in Bradford


A 45-year-old Barrie man is dead after an early-morning crash between an SUV and a tractor trailer in Bradford.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 15:05:00 -0500

Businesses and mayors frustrated with grey-zone technicalities


As Simcoe Muskoka moves back into a modified version of Ontario's grey zone, there is frustration from those living and working far away from Barrie – the epicentre of the region's COVID-19 case count, and from small-businesses who say they can operate safely.

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 20:42:49 -0500

Municipal transit systems to get a financial boost from the province


Municipal transit systems are set to get a boost in funding after the Ford Government announced it was spending $150 million in relief to help with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 14:44:15 -0500

Ontario reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, six additional deaths


The 1,023 infections mark a decrease from Sunday’s report when 1,062 cases were added. The province logged 1,185 cases on Saturday and 1,258 cases on Friday.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:15:00 -0500

Vaccine portal to have 'soft launch' in six Ontario regions this week: source


Ontario's website for booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments will begin a "soft launch" in six public health units this week, two weeks before it becomes available across the province, The Canadian Press has learned.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 07:04:00 -0500

Four drivers facing stunt driving charges near Peterborough


Several drivers 'were in a hurry' this weekend and now face stunt-driving charges after police say they were all clocked speeding well over the posted limit on Highway 115 near Peterborough.

Mon, 1 Mar 2021 12:35:39 -0500

Barrie Food Bank leader to be honoured at Council meeting


On Monday, Barrie city council is expected to honour and recognize Food Bank Executive Director, Peter Sundborg

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 20:55:19 -0500

More than 300,000 COVID-19 cases logged in Ontario since beginning of pandemic


Ontario is marking a grim milestone Sunday as health officials report that the province has logged more than 300,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in January.

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 10:16:00 -0500

Businesses exasperated with grey zone move


Less than two weeks after the provincial stay-at-home order was lifted, businesses in Simcoe Muskoka are frustrated that they will once again face another lockdown as the region moves from a red to a grey zone.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 19:58:00 -0500

Ice fishing industry struggles amid pandemic and poor conditions


With just two weeks before the end of the ice fishing season, ice hut operators are hoping for a deep freeze after a difficult season.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 19:28:00 -0500