'Significant' storm in Ontario could dump more than 25 centimetres of snow by Wednesday


A "significant winter storm" that could dump close to 30 cm of snow on some parts of the region is expected to move in on Monday

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:28:00 -0500

Barrie ends drive-thru COVID-19 testing


The days of being swabbed from the warmth of your car at Barrie's COVID-19 testing centre on Sperling Drive are over

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 18:59:47 -0500

Metro recalls several products in Ontario over possible Salmonella contamination


A number of Metro brand products are being recalled in Ontario due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 11:23:00 -0500

Ontario reports more than 1,700 new cases of COVID-19, another 24 deaths


Ontario is reporting more than 1,700 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday morning.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 10:12:00 -0500

F1 driver Grosjean escapes after horror crash at Bahrain GP


It was like a scene from an action movie, except totally unscripted and genuinely life-threatening, involving a stunning escape that Harry Houdini would have struggled to match.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 09:47:00 -0500

11 confirmed cases linked to Vaughan indoor sports facility; 8 businesses charged for breaking COVID-19 rules


York Region says 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been linked to an indoor sports facility in Vaughan, and eight businesses were charged and fined Saturday for violating public health protocols.

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 17:20:00 -0500

Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85


Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, has died. He was 85.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:39:00 -0500

Malls packed, small shops struggle to find pandemic holiday footing


Aside from masked-up shoppers and lines to get into various stores, it was a busy holiday Saturday like any other at Barrie's Georgian Mall.

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 19:30:00 -0500

Noella tree and wreath sale return to Meridian Place


If plastic, pre-lit Christmas trees aren’t your thing, you can deck your halls for the holidays and do some good at the same time

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 20:03:26 -0500

Five-foot tall safe, seven guns stolen from Orillia home


Ontario Provincial Police are looking for some determined thieves who allegedly stole a 5' gun safe with seven weapons inside from an Orillia home

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 19:09:52 -0500

Manitoulin Island OPP Const. Marc Hovingh remembered as caring, 'heroic'


There was an overwhelming showing of support Saturday on Manitoulin Island, as Ontario Provincial Police Const. Marc Hovingh was laid to rest.

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 18:40:00 -0500

Funeral for Ontario Provincial Police Const. Marc Hovingh


Ontario Provincial Police Const. Marc Hovingh, who was killed in the line of duty last week on Manitoulin Island, will be laid to rest Saturday.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:17:00 -0500

Ontario records more than 1,800 new cases of COVID-19 for second straight day, 29 more deaths


Ontario is reporting more than 1,800 new COVID-19 infections for the second day in a row as testing in the province remains high.

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 10:14:00 -0500

'Stay close to home': Health unit urging residents to only go out for essential activities


"The message is simple, stay close to home," says Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Associate Medical Officer Dr. Colin Lee urging residents to only go out for essential activities to protect everyone.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:26:00 -0500

Health unit reports 39 new infections as Simcoe Muskoka passes 2,000 COVID-19 cases


The number of COVID-19 cases for Simcoe Muskoka is now at more than 2,000 after the health unit confirmed 39 new positive tests from the virus, with Barrie accounting for almost half of the infections.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 15:08:59 -0500

Hospitals working to get rapid COVID-19 testing up to speed


The rapid COVID-19 testing technology the Premier calls a "game-changer" isn't ready for its moment in the spotlight in Orillia.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:43:00 -0500

Officer struck by car during RIDE check in Caledon, police say


An OPP officer escaped without injuries after being struck by a car during a RIDE spot check in Caledon.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:35:50 -0500

King Street Rejuvenation Project construction wraps up in Midland


After a year of digging and disruptions, on Friday, Midland town officials joined leaders to celebrate the completion of Phase two of the King Street Rejuvenation Project.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:46:39 -0500

Two people sent to hospital after head-on crash in Bradford


Two people were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash in Bradford Friday morning.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:39:23 -0500

Sawed-off shotgun, fentanyl seized after police execute search warrant in Beaverton.


Fentanyl and a sawed-off shotgun were just some of the items seized after police executed a search warrant in the town of Beaverton, which now has two people facing multiple charges.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:12:22 -0500