IED believed to be on vehicle in Barrie, Ont. parking lot explodes, sparking evacuations and road closures

Police have locked down and evacuated a section of Barrie, Ont., Wednesday morning in the city's west end amid unconfirmed reports of an explosion.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 07:07:00 -0400

Transport truck driver from Simcoe County charged in construction zone crash that killed former figure skating Olympian

Ontario police have laid charges against the transport truck driver accused of crashing into several cars stopped in a construction zone in Melancthon Township last month, killing a young mother and injuring several others, including her baby.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 13:27:00 -0400

Mystery surrounds Bracebridge man's disappearance as OPP search hits day 4

The circumstances surrounding a Bracebridge man's disappearance over the weekend remain a mystery as police continue to search for any sign of him.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 14:03:00 -0400

Fire crews stop garage fire from spreading through Barrie home

Quick thinking by fire officials prevented a bad situation from turning worse Wednesday evening.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 22:44:06 -0400

Train derailment under investigation in MacTier

An investigation is underway in MacTier after a Canadian Pacific Kansas City train derailed Wednesday morning.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 17:59:00 -0400

Suspects breaking into vehicles steal police-issued firearm from police car

Police in East Gwillimbury are looking for two suspects accused of breaking into an unmarked police vehicle and stealing several items, including a police-issued firearm.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 14:35:00 -0400

City of Orillia approves funding to keep Fire Station 2 operational

Orillia councillors voted to allow overtime to address staffing shortages impacting one of the city's fire stations.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 16:59:00 -0400

82-year-old man arrested in historical sexual assault investigation

Ontario police have arrested an 82-year-old man from Oshawa in connection with a historical sexual assault investigation involving multiple allegations over three decades.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 12:01:32 -0400

Kitchen renovations at Orillia food bank ramp up meal program

After three years of meticulous planning and hard work, the Sharing Place in Orillia kitchen renovations are complete, generating thousands of healthy meals.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 15:03:00 -0400

18-year-old accused of being impaired, causing collision in Bracebridge faces charges

A young motorist faces impaired driving charges after a collision in a parking lot Tuesday night in Bracebridge.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 12:42:16 -0400

New senior-centric development on the table at Barrie City Hall

Hundreds of new long-term care beds could be coming to Barrie in the coming years.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 22:30:22 -0400

Another GTA hospital opts to provide former non-union employees retro pay after nurses speak out

A GTA hospital says it will now pay former non-union staff members retro payments for time worked during the pandemic after informing some former employees that they would not be eligible for compensation.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 11:24:00 -0400

Several First Nations from Ring of Fire region demand meeting with Premier Doug Ford

Leaders of several First Nations from the Ring of Fire region in northern Ontario demanded a meeting with Doug Ford at the legislature on Tuesday, saying they needed to discuss concerns over possible mining in their territories -- but the premier refused their request.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 12:19:31 -0400

Roadwork and infrastructure projects bring detours and closures to Barrie streets

Navigating the City of Barrie over the past few months has been an ordeal as residents grapple with a multitude of ongoing roadwork and infrastructure projects that have transformed the streets into a labyrinth of detours and closures.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 19:05:52 -0400

Ontario records $5.9B deficit for the last fiscal year

Ontario ended the last fiscal year with a smaller deficit than projected in the 2022 budget, largely on the strength of higher tax revenues due to economic growth and inflation.

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 11:04:44 -0400

Coldplay frontman performs impromptu birthday song for 10-year-old in Vancouver

Among the thousands of satisfied Coldplay fans who attended the band's two Vancouver shows last weekend, a 10-year-old named Leo may have had the most memorable night of all.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 20:33:00 -0400

'This is finally finished': Driver who killed Ont. teen and hid vehicle for 14 years sentenced

The driver who hit and killed a Fergus, Ont. 18-year-old, and the woman who helped him cover it up, were sentenced in a Guelph court Tuesday, nearly 15 years after the fatal crash.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 11:27:00 -0400

A London, Ont., ER doctor was under the microscope for murder. The hospital didn't tell him

After more than 30 years of caring for critically ill patients in emergency and intensive care, Dr. Scott Anderson is preparing to face off against the hospital where he works in London, Ont., in a case described as "unusual" by lawyers and potentially costly for Ontario taxpayers.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 17:39:00 -0400

Massive police search underway for missing man in Bracebridge

Provincial police are conducting a massive search in Bracebridge for a man who went for a walk Saturday night and never returned.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 12:11:00 -0400

Troubling trend in elder abuse reported in Simcoe County

As seniors navigate life post-pandemic, advocates say they are noticing a troubling trend regarding the rate of senior abuse.

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 18:11:50 -0400