Simcoe Muskoka logs 24 new COVID-19 cases as province prepares to reveal long-term reopening plan


The Simcoe Muskoka health unit posted 24 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, plus four outbreaks as the province prepares to reveal its long-term reopening plan.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:07:22 -0400

G1 driver accused of blowing through RIDE stop, hitting police cruiser


Police arrested a Toronto man who allegedly ran from police after blowing through a R.I.D.E. checkpoint and hitting a cruiser in Caledon.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:14:09 -0400

Orillia motorist faces 15 charges after striking police cruisers


A 21-year-old Orillia man faces a number of charges after police say he intentionally struck OPP cruisers with his vehicle.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:19:49 -0400

City of Barrie looks at what it got right, and what needs to change after July tornado


In the aftermath of a devastating EF-2 tornado that stormed through a south-end neighbourhood in Barrie, members of the Emergency Control Group are working to create a plan to improve how it responds to a natural disaster.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:00:00 -0400

Nearly 90 stolen vehicles recovered by police in York Region


Nearly 90 stolen cars were recovered and nine people from Ontario and Quebec have been charged in connection with a massive vehicle theft investigation in the Greater Toronto Area.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:26:15 -0400

'Sickening and upsetting,' Shoreline residents overwhelmed by bird die-off in Southern Georgian Bay


Shoreline property owners along Southern Georgian Bay have been cleaning up dead birds for days.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:26:00 -0400

SickKids Hospital puts 147 workers on unpaid leave for not providing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination


Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children placed 147 of its employees on unpaid leave Thursday after they did not submit proof of a second COVID-19 vaccine dose by the organization’s deadline.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:42:00 -0400

Pack an umbrella: 15 to 25 mm of rainfall possible for much for Simcoe County


A rainy fall day is in the forecast for much of Simcoe County.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 07:32:00 -0400

Ontario reports 413 new COVID-19 cases, four more deaths


Ontario health officials are reporting 413 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, as well as four more deaths due to the disease.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:58:00 -0400

Nearly 100 charges laid in Toronto identify theft and fraud investigation, more than 35K gift cards seized


Four people are facing nearly 100 criminal charges after Toronto police took down an “organized hierarchy” they allege was committing millions of dollars in identity theft and financial frauds.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:49:00 -0400

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise among those immunized in Simcoe Muskoka


Vaccination rates across Simcoe Muskoka have risen above 80 per cent, but the number of immunized patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 has also increased.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:46:00 -0400

Ontario to make it easier for immigrants to work in their professions


Ontario is set to introduce legislation that would make it easier for immigrants to get licensed to work in professions that match their areas of expertise.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 07:15:00 -0400

Barrie police investigate crash between car and bicycle


Barrie police are investigating a crash between a car and a bike in Barrie Wednesday evening.

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

Bradford man charged weeks after leaving accident scene, police say


A Bradford man is accused of taking off from the scene of an accident earlier this month.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 16:47:55 -0400

Muskoka hosts its first-ever Oktoberfest


The District of Muskoka is hosting its first-ever Oktoberfest, a music and beer festival to boost tourism at a typically slow time of year.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:36:50 -0400

OPP seize drugs, loaded rifle, ammunition from rural property in Dufferin County


Provincial police say officers seized drugs, weapons, and ammunition while searching a rural property in Dufferin County.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:25:00 -0400

Simcoe Muskoka reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, plus five outbreaks


The Simcoe Muskoka health unit recorded a jump in COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with more than triple the number of infections.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 15:25:00 -0400

Barrie man injured and charged after collision with transport truck


Police charged a Barrie man with careless driving after he crashed into the back of a transport truck in Innisfil Tuesday evening.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:03:00 -0400

RVH unveils its new Downie-Wenjack fund legacy space


Barrie's Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is Canada's first public health care centre to install a legacy space.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:15:00 -0400

Union wants inmate transfers stopped as another COVID-19 outbreak hits CNCC


A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Central North Correctional Centre (CNCC) in Penetanguishene, where 16 inmates have tested positive for the virus.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:42:00 -0400