Wasaga Beach, Ont., abduction suspects posed as police officers, struggled with victim


Investigators say they are looking for three suspects who posed as police officers before abducting a Wasaga Beach, Ont., woman.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 10:08:00 -0500

Hydro rates reduced for three weeks to off-peak rates


Simcoe Muskoka residents will catch a break on their next electricity bill as provincial rates dip to off-peak pricing for three weeks.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:12:23 -0500

Sledders warned to stay off ice, closed trails as two men have close call


Two snowmobilers had a close call after crashing through the ice in Orillia as police warn sledders to steer clear of lakes and closed OFSC trails.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 18:40:00 -0500

Wastewater testing suggests COVID-19 could be plateauing


Encouraging preliminary data from wastewater appears to indicate the latest wave of COVID-19 could be levelling off in the region.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:23:00 -0500

Lace up the skates to glide through the Simcoe County forest


The County of Simcoe skate trail is officially open for the season.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:32:00 -0500

Simcoe Muskoka COVID-19 casualty rate rises with four new deaths


The COVID-19 death rate has climbed in Simcoe Muskoka, with four more residents losing their lives after becoming infected, the health unit says.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:00:00 -0500

Barrie brothers build warming shelters for street cats


As temperatures drop in central Ontario, a Barrie family is giving a helping hand to cats without a home.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:50:00 -0500

Exchange Barrie parking tickets with restaurant receipts


The City of Barrie hopes to support local businesses struggling amid another round of restrictions by reinstating its parking ticket cancellation program.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:02:00 -0500

Suspect arrested, firearm seized in Shelburne


One person is in police custody following a 911 call about a person with a firearm in Shelburne.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:40:11 -0500

Simcoe Muskoka students return to in-person learning amid rising Omicron cases


Many kids across central Ontario went back to the classroom for the first time since before Christmas.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:50:00 -0500

Second suspect arrested in homicide of Western University student


A man wanted in connection with the death of a Western University student has turned himself in to police.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:57:43 -0500

Weather advisory issued for Parry Sound-Muskoka


After days of heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures across Simcoe Muskoka, a weather advisory has been issued for the Parry Sound-Muskoka area.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 07:27:00 -0500

York Region back-to-school delayed in wake of snowstorm


As communities in York Region grapple with clearing streets and sidewalks of snow, students the public and private boards will have to wait at least another day to reunite with their classmates.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:50:25 -0500

'It still doesn't feel real:' Collingwood homicide victim's daughters struggle with his death


The daughters of a Collingwood man who was found dead in an apartment late last week in what police have deemed a homicide say they are struggling to come to terms with their loss.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:48:21 -0500

Ontario mother given 2-year conditional sentence in death of 3-year-old son swept into Grand River


The mother of Kaden Young, the three-year-old who drowned in Ontario's Grand River near Grand Valley in February 2018, has been sentenced for her role in his death.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:14:00 -0500

Ontario reports 4,183 patients in hospital with COVID-19, at least 580 in the ICU


The number of patients in an Ontario hospital with COVID-19 rose to 4,183 on Tuesday as ICU admissions related to the virus reached 580.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 10:24:00 -0500

Relentless snowstorm blankets Simcoe Muskoka


A relentless snowstorm forced the City of Barrie to declare a significant weather event on Monday, as school boards made the rare decision to close, and driving became treacherous.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 17:02:00 -0500

Betty White social media challenge impacts Simcoe Muskoka animal shelters


A global challenge to raise funds for animals on Betty White's 100th birthday is far-reaching, having significant impacts in Simcoe Muskoka.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:12:00 -0500

Cattle, goats killed in Adjala-Tosorontio barn fire


Some cattle and goats are dead following a fire that gutted a barn in the Rosemont area of Adjala-Tosorontio.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 17:41:53 -0500

Three arrested in Orillia drug trafficking investigation


Three people face charges following a police drug bust in Orillia.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 12:20:00 -0500