'We nearly lost him,' Barrie, Ont., man battles COVID-19 and shares his miracle story


What started as a headache for Rene Segura quickly turned into a battle for his life after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and put on life support.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 15:30:00 -0400

Health unit reports 62 local cases of virus as Ontario sees another one-day spike in cases


The health unit is reporting 62 total confirmed cases in Simcoe Muskoka on Wednesday.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 12:31:00 -0400

Woman learns of mother's death at Ont. nursing home with COVID-19 outbreak from outside window


An Ontario woman said she stood outside a Bobcaygeon, Ont. nursing home window on Monday, hoping to say goodbye to her mother who was exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, only to find out that she had already passed away.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 16:27:00 -0400

Tiny Township woman, 23, dies in collision


A crash in Tiny Township on Tuesday evening claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 17:30:41 -0400

Woman, 23, airlifted after crashing car into utility pole in Innisfil


A 23-year-old woman had to be airlifted to a trauma centre following an early morning collision on Wednesday in Innisfil.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 12:15:17 -0400

Three arrested in Bracebridge drug bust


Three Gravenhurst residents are facing drug-trafficking charges after a police raid in Bracebridge.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 19:05:32 -0400

City of Barrie extends free transit service


The city of Barrie is extending its free transit service until April 30.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 18:09:04 -0400

Georgian College delays the start of summer semester


Georgian College announced it is delaying the start of the summer semester by two weeks.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 18:21:29 -0400

'We need you now,' Ford says $50M fund to help businesses retool to make medical supplies


Ontario is launching a $50 million fund to help businesses retool their operations to produce medical equipment and personal protective gear for front-line workers.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 13:49:52 -0400

Orangeville hospital patient, 5 staff test positive for COVID-19


A hospital in Orangeville is confirming that one patient and five of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 08:32:12 -0400

Two assessment centres open in Muskoka


Two new assessment centres have opened in Muskoka.

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 13:24:00 -0400

Orillia, Ont., couple dies of COVID-19 just three days apart


An Orillia, Ont. couple who were married for 58 years died just days apart, both of COVID-19.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:33:00 -0400

Region's first teenager tests positive for virus as local cases rise to 55


The health unit has confirmed five new cases on Tuesday, including the region's first teenager.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:40:00 -0400

Parents get back to parenting and leave teaching to teachers: Learn at Home plan unveiled


Simcoe County Elementary Teachers' Union President Janet Bigham says there is a learning plan in place that will unfold by the end of the week.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:47:00 -0400

Maple syrup producers in sticky situation amid pandemic


The maple syrup industry is in a sticky situation as producers look for ways to sell their goods amid a global pandemic.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:02:17 -0400

Springwater Township man arrested a second time for child pornography offences




Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:04:15 -0400

Newmarket names 'chief positivity officer' to raise community spirits


The Town of Newmarket is preaching positivity as part of a campaign to raise community spirit in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:26:16 -0400

RVH launches program for families to send patients best wishes


Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has launched a new online service to help family and friends deliver a message to a patient.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:09:41 -0400

$35,000 worth of cigarettes stolen from gas station


Police are looking for three suspects who they say stole thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes from a gas station in Clearview Township.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:05:23 -0400

Barrie City Councillors vote in favour of free garbage tags for residents


Barrie city councillors held their first-ever online meeting on Monday evening to discuss several topics amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:13:00 -0400