Parents frustrated with kids being sent home because of child care COVID-19 protocols

Parents and child care operators feel exhausted by COVID-19 screening measures that send some kids home multiple times a month.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 19:00:38 -0500

Homeowners impede Collingwood man's attempt at home invasion, OPP says

A 25-year-old faces charges after allegedly failing to break into a home in Collingwood.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 17:36:00 -0500

Barrie Kettle Campaign falling short of $625,000 campaign goal

The Salvation Army is falling short of its Kettle Campaign holiday goal in Barrie.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 19:39:00 -0500

Police hunt for suspect in violent sexual assault in Orillia

Provincial police continue to investigate a violent attack in Orillia involving a man investigators say may be responsible for a series of break-ins over the past week.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 17:17:00 -0500

'Dramatic increase' in COVID-19 cases, SMDHU logs 117 new infections, plus two deaths

On Friday, the health unit reported the region's highest daily case count since the peak of the third wave in April, with 117 new infections, plus two deaths.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 15:37:00 -0500

Barrie school, church proactively close amid rising COVID-19 infections

A private academy and church in Barrie are closed after more than two dozen confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 14:13:00 -0500

Toronto reports first three cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Toronto reported Friday its first three cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, bringing the total known cases in Ontario to 11.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 12:58:00 -0500

The Alliston Lions Club holds 1st ‘Festival of Lights’

The Alliston Lions Club adds a holiday contest to help everyone get in the holiday spirit.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 18:37:00 -0500

Barrie father of 5 pleads guilty to trafficking young teen

Disclaimer: Readers may find some content disturbing. A Barrie man accused of trafficking a 15-year-old girl in 2018 pleaded guilty in court on Thursday.

Thu, 2 Dec 2021 17:00:00 -0500

Ontario child becomes York Region's first confirmed Omicron variant case

York Region Public Health confirmed its first positive case of the new Omicron variant.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 13:05:00 -0500

Recharge with Barrie’s Sunnidale Tree Walk

The City of Barrie’s urban forestry department is hosting The Sunnidale tree walk for locals to find a fun way to embrace nature.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 15:17:00 -0500

Drug trafficking in Midland leads to two arrests

Two Midland men arrested in connection with drug trafficking.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 13:07:32 -0500

Additional eating disorder services soon- to-be available in Simcoe Muskoka

Eating disorder services will soon be added in Simcoe Muskoka.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 14:31:00 -0500

Unique grocery-style food bank opens its doors in Midland

A unique food bank has opened in Midland to help feed those facing food insecurity.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 13:56:00 -0500

Here's a list of holiday events happening in Barrie

A wide range of holidays events that will be happening across Barrie.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 12:24:00 -0500

OPP warns Orillia residents to lock doors after home invasion and sexual assault

Provincial police warn there is "considerable concern" for public safety after a home invasion and sexual assault early Thursday morning in Orillia.

Thu, 2 Dec 2021 17:32:00 -0500

Simcoe County Museum to offer holiday-themed guided tours and workshops throughout December

Christmas has arrived at the Simcoe County Museum in Midhurst.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 08:48:00 -0500

Ontario reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for first time in six months

Ontario health officials are reporting more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since late spring.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 10:10:00 -0500

Santa Claus, live music and fireworks ignite holiday season in Bracebridge

Bundle up and head downtown Bracebridge Friday night as the town kicks off the holiday season.

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 09:51:03 -0500

$4,000 worth of jackets stolen from Tanger Outlets in Innisfil

Thousands of dollars worth of jackets stolen from within Tanger Outlets in Innisfil.

Thu, 2 Dec 2021 14:31:00 -0500