Barrie hotel ends housing program, leaving many families in limbo

A Barrie hotel announced it would stop a housing program due to challenges and damage, leaving several families who called the hotel home for the past few years grappling with uncertainty about where to go.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 17:01:00 -0500

Porch pirate swipes packages from Barrie home

Police in Barrie are looking to identify a man who they say helped himself to items delivered to a Parkside Drive home just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 12:10:10 -0500

Prices of real Christmas trees increase amid rising inflation and supply shortages

It's another busy season for the real Christmas tree market, with Wholesaler Somerville Nurseries, Ontario's largest Christmas tree grower, having sold roughly 130,000 trees this year.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 18:19:00 -0500

This popular and convenient recycling program in Barrie ends this week

A battery recycling box program that offered residents a convenient way to dispose of old household batteries will come to an end in Barrie.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 12:38:15 -0500

Local OPP officer shares personal loss to raise awareness about mental health hotline

The government announced $156 million over three years for the new three-digit hotline, allowing people in crisis to dial 988 anywhere in Canada to be connected with trained responders.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 14:48:00 -0500

Woman convicted of first-degree murder and arson in fatal 2019 house fire

An Aurora woman has been found guilty of first-degree murder and arson after a house went up in flames four years ago, claiming the life of a 38-year-old man.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 13:43:00 -0500

This Simcoe County ski resort will be the 1st to open for the season

Eager skiers and snowboarders will be able to hit the slopes at Horseshoe Resort this week.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 12:50:00 -0500

Man airlifted to hospital after serious crash in Shelburne

One person has been airlifted to hospital after a 'serious' crash in Shelburne Tuesday evening.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 22:37:00 -0500

Security video reveals moments OPP officer assaults woman in Orillia holding cell

Security video released from inside a holding cell in Orillia in 2019 shows the interaction between an officer and a woman accused of intoxication that resulted in an assault conviction for the eight-year OPP veteran.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 12:52:00 -0500

CP holiday train rolls into Springwater Township

The Canadian Pacific Kansas City Holiday Train will roll into the region to support the local food bank this month.

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 12:48:00 -0500

'No concessions' St-Onge says in $100M a year news deal with Google

The Canadian government has reached a deal with Google over the Online News Act that will see the tech giant pay $100 million annually to publishers, and continue to allow access to Canadian news content on its platform. This comes after Google had threatened to block news on its platform when the contentious new rules come into effect next month.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 11:22:00 -0500

Local ski resort is ready to open for the season

The snow guns are fired up, and the slopes are ready for winter enthusiasts to swish and swoop down at Mount St. Louis Moonstone.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 16:23:00 -0500

Here's when to expect Essa Road under Highway 400 to be closed for bridge demolition

A section of Essa Road under Highway 400 from Fairview Road to Ardagh Road will be temporarily closed to complete the Essa Road bridge demolition.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:12:54 -0500

Advice on dealing with 'quiet hiring' in the workplace

In a column for, personal finance writer Christopher Liew tackles 'quiet hiring' -- a term referring to companies that quietly hire from their own talent pool rather than look elsewhere -- and outlines some tips for employees on how to take advantage of the practice.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:18:00 -0500

Muskoka and Parry Sound areas to feel another blast of winter

Environment Canada says to expect another 5 to 10 cm of snow.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 06:33:00 -0500

Winter weather forecast: A warm start thanks to El Nino, but then what?

Chilly nights and snow-covered slopes may not be easy to come by in much of Canada during the first part of the winter season, according to the winter outlook from one of Canada's prominent forecasters.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 06:38:00 -0500

Police make surprising finds, lay 50 charges, during tow truck inspection blitz

Provincial police in Caledon held a one-day tow truck blitz that resulted in 50 charges and some surprising finds, police say.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 14:01:00 -0500

Pig gets loose on Kitchener, Ont. highway

A pig somehow got loose Tuesday afternoon on Highway 8 in Kitchener, Ont.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 17:03:00 -0500

U.S. Air Force Osprey crashes off Japan during training, killing at least one of the eight on board

A U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed during a training mission Wednesday off of the country's southern coast, killing at least one of the eight crew members, the Japanese coast guard said.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 05:22:00 -0500

Mother of 2 and 4 exchange students identified as victims killed in crash in Huntsville, Ont.

The woman killed in a head-on collision in Huntsville over the weekend that also claimed the lives of four teenagers has been identified.

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 16:18:00 -0500