Major south-end traffic artery in Barrie finally reopens


For six long months, motorists have dealt with bumper to bumper traffic along Little and Bayview avenues in Barrie's south end, and numerous construction delays.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:46:00 -0500

Ontario doing away with pot shop lottery system as it looks to add more stores


The Ontario government says it is doing away with the lottery system it has used to award licences for cannabis stores starting next month.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:35:00 -0500

Residents in Barrie apartment complex evacuated due to strange 'odour'


Enbridge is investigating an incident that caused the evacuation of several apartments in Barrie's south end on Friday afternoon.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:31:29 -0500

Simcoe County public schools not participating in next teacher walkout


High school teachers in 10 school boards across Ontario will hold a one-day strike next week -- the third in a series of strikes amid tense contract talks.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:00:00 -0500

Un-bear-able mystery: Massive pink teddy bear sits alone at police station


Generally, when you hear the word 'missing' in media reports, we immediately assume it's a missing person. We hear of police searches and, hopefully, a happy conclusion.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:40:37 -0500

Provincial data shows 435 opioid overdose deaths in first 3 months of 2019


New provincial data shows more than 400 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses during the first three months of this year.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:37:00 -0500

One woman sent to hospital after a crash in Barrie's north end


It was a busy morning for emergency crews after a couple of crashes in Barrieā€™s north end.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:32:00 -0500

Police appeal for witnesses in hit and run in Bradford


Investigators are appealing to the public for information after a man was hit by his own truck and seriously injured in Bradford last week.

Sun, 8 Dec 2019 11:37:00 -0500

Ontario teachers plan to challenge government's wage-cap law


Ontario's four major teachers' unions said Thursday they are launching charter challenges to a law capping public sector wage increases, arguing it violates their collective bargaining rights.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:44:22 -0500

Oro-Medonte dad's video tops YouTube's 2019 viral list


Four-year-old Mason is melting hearts and breaking records with help from his dad, Jeremy.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:46:55 -0500

Simcoe County introduces changes to solve curbside collection issues


After months of inconsistent recycling pickup in areas of Simcoe County, changes are on the way.

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 16:51:00 -0500

Digging out: Parts of Muskoka get more than 50 centimetres of snow


All of the weather warnings have been lifted throughout southern Ontario, but now Muskoka begins digging out.

Mon, 9 Dec 2019 17:16:00 -0500

Massage therapist faces 5 counts of sexual assault


A massage therapist accused of multiple sexual assaults is facing serious charges.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:57:00 -0500

Hundreds turn up to hear plans for a generation station along Georgian Bay


Hundreds of people poured into the community centre in Meaford on Wednesday evening for a standing room only meeting held by TC Energy.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:55:00 -0500

Andrew Scheer stepping down as Conservative leader, staying on until replacement chosen


Andrew Scheer is resigning as the leader of the Conservative party, but will stay on until a replacement is named. Now, the party has to embark on another contest to select the person who will lead the party into the next federal election.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 11:48:00 -0500

Ontario passes bill to join opioid class-action lawsuit launched by BC


Ontario is joining five other provinces in a class-action lawsuit against dozens of opioid manufacturers.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:26:10 -0500

Digging out in parts of Muskoka




Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:01:43 -0500

New high-rise proposed for downtown Barrie


Barrie residents packed into the rotunda at City Hall on Wednesday night to hear plans for a potential new high-rise building located in the downtown area.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:11:52 -0500

Man hunting rabbits along roadway charged


A 72-year-old man was arrested after a homeowner called police to report someone walking with a firearm in Kawartha Lakes.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:21:44 -0500

Doe rescued after falling through ice on a northern Ontario lake


READ: A group of people rescue a doe that fell through the ice on a northern Ontario lake.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:56:00 -0500