YMCA Simcoe/Muskoka closing Barrie, Orillia and Parry Sound fitness centres


The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka has been forced to close three of its fitness centres due to the pandemic in Barrie, Orillia and Parry Sound.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 21:35:00 -0400

Seven people killed over long weekend, OPP say


Ontario Provincial Police say seven people lost their lives on the water and the road over the long weekend

Thu, 6 Aug 2020 12:23:30 -0400

Fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario for fourth day in a row


Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for the fourth consecutive day.

Thu, 6 Aug 2020 10:12:00 -0400

SCDSB rolls out school reopening plan for September


With only five weeks until the first bell rings on the new school year, things are looking clearer for students and teachers within the public board.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:49:00 -0400

Latest COVID victim in region remembered as a 'lovely lady'


The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reporting its first death since May.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 18:42:50 -0400

Canadian cannabis company to open two stores in Cottage Country


Canadian cannabis company, Hello Cannabis, has announced two new retail locations in Ontario and both are located in Muskoka.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 18:44:10 -0400

Family helps a long-term care home resident mark a major milestone




Wed, 5 Aug 2020 18:40:17 -0400

Health Canada expands list of recalled hand sanitizers to more than 45 products


Health Canada has expanded its recall of hand sanitizer products sold in Canadian stores with more than 45 products now listed for containing industrial-grade ethanol.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 11:40:00 -0400

West Nile virus confirmed in Alliston mosquitoes


Mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in Simcoe County for the first time this year.

Tue, 4 Aug 2020 22:24:22 -0400

Ontario records fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases for third straight day


Ontario health officials are reporting fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for a third straight day.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 10:25:00 -0400

Health unit recommends swim advisory for Centennial Beach


The local health unit is recommending a swim advisory for Centennial Beach in Barrie.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 15:31:18 -0400

Driver clocked speeding 114km/h in a 50km/h zone in Innisfil, police say


A Thornton man is facing stunt driving charges after police clocked him driving more than double the Innisfil's posted speed limit.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 14:08:00 -0400

Woman, 50, dead after two-vehicle crash in Kawartha Lakes


A 50-year-old woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 13:14:50 -0400

YRP recovers body in search after 30-year-old swept away in rushing water


Search efforts resumed this morning after a 30-year-old man was swept away by rushing water in Richmond Hill on Tuesday.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 12:42:00 -0400

Driver airlifted to hospital after crashing into a hydro pole in Peterborough


A driver has been airlifted to a Toronto area hospital after crashing into a hydro pole on Tuesday in Peterborough.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 13:01:11 -0400

OHL announces plans to begin 2020-2021 season on December 1


Months after it cancelled the season due to COVID, the Ontario Hockey League has announced it's plans to return to the ice on December 1.

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 12:02:00 -0400

Education Minister defends government's decision not to reduce elementary school class sizes


With just five weeks to go until the first bell rings on the new school year, parents are still weighing the possibilities presented to them last week by the provincial government.

Tue, 4 Aug 2020 19:08:00 -0400

Several rec centres reopen across the region with new rules and regulations


After months of waiting, you can now work off those pandemic pounds at the track or the pool again.

Tue, 4 Aug 2020 19:16:03 -0400

Local health unit confirms first COVID related death since May


The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reporting its first COVID related death in the region since May 16.

Tue, 4 Aug 2020 17:08:00 -0400

Tornado warnings downgraded in Dufferin County, watches remain


A tornado warning is in effect for southern Dufferin County.

Tue, 4 Aug 2020 16:53:00 -0400