Man, 30, dies after fall from tower at worksite in Minden Hills


The Ministry of Labour is investigating the death of a worker who fell from a tower in Minden Hills Wednesday morning.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 17:16:19 -0500

Barrie woman shares mental health struggle with return of aggressive breast cancer


Candice Doucette was given the grim news that she had six months to a year to live when her breast cancer returned last February.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 18:52:29 -0500

'Without it, I would have frozen:' Barrie man relieved warming stations are open


The City of Barrie's homeless community has been given a bit of a lifeline, with two warming stations now open.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 18:24:00 -0500

Barrie man asleep in 18-wheeler at stop sign among three charged with impaired in 24-hours


Police say three people were charged with impaired driving on Tuesday in Bradford and Innisfil, including one man found asleep at a stop sign.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:56:27 -0500

Orillia university student union petitions to delay return to in-person learning


Lakehead University's student union is calling on the Orillia college to consider delaying the return to in-person learning planned for Monday.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 17:01:00 -0500

Couch near baseboard heater sparked fire that destroyed Muskoka Lakes house


A couch placed too close to an electric baseboard heater likely caused a fire that destroyed a Muskoka Lakes home and caused over $680,000 damage.

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 23:46:00 -0500

Woman, 87, suffers life-threatening injuries in serious crash in Georgina


Police are appealing to witnesses of a serious collision from early Tuesday afternoon in Georgina that sent two people to the hospital.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:58:32 -0500

COVID-19 vaccine clinics for kids coming to select Simcoe Muskoka schools


The Simcoe Muskoka health unit will offer COVID-19 vaccines at select elementary schools starting the week of Jan. 31 under the direction of the Ministry of Health.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 14:36:45 -0500

Simcoe Muskoka health unit reports 10 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, 2 deaths


The Simcoe Muskoka health unit reports 10 new hospitalizations related to COVID-19 Wednesday, plus two virus-linked deaths.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 13:32:03 -0500

Drivers warned of significant traffic delays on highways as trucker convoy enters Ontario


Drivers are being warned to expect significant traffic delays on major highways from Thursday to Saturday as the 'Freedom Convoy' of truckers enters Ontario.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 13:37:00 -0500

Teen arrested after threatening 'Columbine 2.0' at Newmarket elementary school


A teen suspect is in police custody after threatening on social media they would conduct a mass shooting at a Newmarket elementary school.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:58:25 -0500

Soldiers’ Memorial puts $20,000 grant towards mental health training


Soldiers' Memorial Hospital is putting a $20,000 grant towards mental health training and education for staff.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 07:36:00 -0500

Bitterly cold arctic air sweeps Muskoka


Temperatures could reach -40C in parts of central Ontario on Wednesday morning.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 06:06:00 -0500

'So many angry people': Experts say online conversation around trucker convoy veering into dangerous territory


As a growing group of truckers and supporters make their way to Ottawa in a protest against vaccine mandates, experts say the rhetoric online concerning the convoy is getting increasingly worrisome.

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 20:03:00 -0500

Ontario confirms 92 more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday


Ontario is reporting 92 more deaths related to COVID-19 as well as a slight decrease in the number of patients being treated with the disease in intensive care.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:25:00 -0500

'I feel forgotten': Patients in Ontario wait for surgeries postponed due to COVID-19


Shelley Brownlee, who's been diagnosed with a form of abdomen cancer, has been waiting months to undergo surgery at a hospital in Toronto. Her doctor said he had hoped to proceed with it next month but the Ontario government's pause on all non-urgent surgeries and procedures amid soaring COVID-19 cases means she'll likely have to hang on a bit longer.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:02:46 -0500

Ottawa to name street after Ryan Reynolds


The city of Ottawa is honouring the Canadian actor by naming a new street after him in the east end.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:04:00 -0500

Highway 400 multi-vehicle collision triggered by actions of one driver: OPP


Wicked weather conditions wreaked havoc for drivers on Highway 400, with multiple vehicle collisions on Tuesday.

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 10:38:00 -0500

Infection rates skyrocket in Muskoka as hospitals reach capacity


COVID-19 infection rates skyrocket in Muskoka for the first time in nearly two years as hospitals reach capacity.

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 19:03:00 -0500

Crash near Sutton sends two to hospital, one with critical injures


One person is in critical condition after a crash involving a pickup truck and SUV east of Sutton Tuesday.

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 19:24:00 -0500