Muskoka COVID-19 infection rates hit record levels

The District of Muskoka is experiencing a significant spike in COVID-19 cases, with variant strains attributed to driving infection rates.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:44:00 -0400

Simcoe County reports 'unprecedented' housing market

While much of the economy has been struggling over the last year, the real estate market is hotter than ever.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:59:00 -0400

Ontario woman who was eight months pregnant left paralyzed after horrific car crash

An Ontario woman who was eight months pregnant has been left paralyzed from the waist down and will likely never walk again after a horrific car crash earlier this week.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:19:19 -0400

Beeton, Ont. man on day 12 of hunger strike to protest new town hall

For 12 days, Joe Feiner has camped out on the front steps of New Tecumseth's town hall to protest the council's $20 million plan to convert a former school in Alliston into an administration centre.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:43:03 -0400

Wasaga Beach man gains freedom with one wish after 6 months indoors

Wasaga Beach resident Paul Corrigan had one simple wish - to go outside.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:55:00 -0400

Simcoe Muskoka logs fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases for first time in a week

The Simcoe Muskoka health unit reports a dip in new COVID-19 cases, with 87 infections confirmed after one week of counts over 100.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:28:00 -0400

More people with COVID-19 are quickly deteriorating, dying before seeking medical care: Ontario's chief coroner

Provincial health officials are now investigating an alarming new trend of people with COVID-19 who are rapidly deteriorating and dying before seeking medical care, Ontario's chief coroner and coordinator of the province’s outbreak response team said Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:55:11 -0400

Collingwood considers restricting development amid potential water shortage

Explosive growth in Collingwood over the past two decades is causing concerns about the town's water treatment capacity.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:04:00 -0400

'The system is beyond capacity,' Health expert weighs in on status of ICUs

CTV's Craig Momney speaks with infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch about the status of intensive care units across the province.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:26:36 -0400

'We got it wrong': Doug Ford apologizes for some of Ontario's enhanced public health measures

Premier Doug Ford apologized and said the province moved 'too fast' in announcing sweeping new measures aimed at curbing the third wave of COVID-19 in Ontario and said his government is working on a provincially-run sick leave benefit to curb the spread of infection.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:59:00 -0400

Canada imposes ban on passenger flights from India, Pakistan for 30 days

The federal government is imposing a 30-day ban on all commercial and private flights from India and Pakistan effective Thursday at 11:30 p.m. EST, as COVID-19 infections continue to surge in those countries.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:12:00 -0400

Timmins police charge two Toronto-area residents with breaking emergency COVID restrictions

Two people from the Toronto area, ages 17 and 18, are facing fines for breaching emergency orders imposed by the province to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:38:07 -0400

RVH staff ‘burning out’ as more than 70 per cent of ICU fills with GTA patients

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is supporting overwhelmed GTA hospitals as the province tries to "load balance" patients across the system, resulting in dozens of patient transfers to the Barrie hospital.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:20:00 -0400

Human remains discovered in wooded area in Muskoka

Provincial police say an individual reported finding human remains in the woods near Millar Hill Road in Lake of Bays.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 11:25:00 -0400

Over 9,200 cannabis plants seized from Tiny Township farm: OPP

Southern Georgian Bay OPP says over 9,200 cannabis plants were seized from a massive grow-op in Tiny Township.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:43:00 -0400

Mother accidentally declared dead by the CRA, son says

The CRA erroneously declared a Winnipeg woman dead. Now her son is fighting to get her pension and long-term care funding back.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:28:00 -0400

OPP to enforce safety around Essa Twp railway tracks with two-week initative

Provincial police are backing members from the Canadian Pacific Police Service in a two-week initiative to educate the public about rail safety in Essa Township.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:38:58 -0400

Collingwood woman shocked by $65,000 lottery win

A Collingwood woman has $65,676.40 to put towards her upcoming retirement after winning a Lotto Max prize in the Nov. 6, 2020, draw.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:31:32 -0400

Ontario may have started to bend the COVID-19 curve, top doctor hints

Ontario’s top doctor is hinting the province may have started bending the curve as the province logged fewer than 4,000 new infections on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:16:00 -0400

Bradford calls on province to lower eligibility age to 18 as infection rates soar

The Town of Bradford is sounding the alarm as infection rates soar.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:58:00 -0400