Ontario records fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases


Ontario is reporting a single-day drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases with less than 1,000 new infections logged.

Sat, 6 Mar 2021 10:15:00 -0500

Business owners react as the region heads back into the Red Zone


Melissa Ferguson is thankful after hearing the province's decision to return Simcoe Muskoka to Ontario's COVID-19 framework's red zone.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 19:11:00 -0500

Lockdown ending: Simcoe Muskoka will return to Red


After just one week in lockdown, Simcoe Muskoka will return to the red zone on Monday, March 8 at 12:01 a.m.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 12:58:00 -0500

Simcoe Muskoka health unit lists 29 COVID-19 cases, one new UK B.1.1.1.7 variant case


The Simcoe Muskoka health unit lists 29 COVID-19 cases and one new UK B.1.1.1.7 variant case Friday.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 15:35:33 -0500

Snow squall watch issued with possibility of hazardous road conditions


Strong, blustery winds will shift to heavy snow with five to 10 centimetres of the white stuff for areas south of Georgian Bay Friday evening.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 11:44:00 -0500

Colts' home arena now showing off its new name


It's been more than a year since Barrie Council approved the Barrie Molson Centre to be renamed the Sadlon Arena, but now, the home of the OHL's Barrie Colts is starting to actually look the part.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 19:09:37 -0500

Barrie woman thinking retirement after $100,000 lottery win


A Barrie woman has retirement on her mind after winning $100,000.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 14:34:29 -0500

Restaurant owner makes last-ditch effort on social media as business plummets


Business for a Barrie restaurant is plummeting during the most recent lockdown, and it's prompting the owner to reach out on social media for help.

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 19:41:26 -0500

Teen girl among 9 more victims accusing Newmarket doctor of sexual assault


A York Region doctor accused of sexual assault faces additional charges after police say more victims came forward with allegations.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 12:20:00 -0500

Ontario reports surge in new COVID-19 infections with more than 1,200 cases added


Ontario is reporting a spike in new COVID-19 infections with more than 1,200 cases logged Friday.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 10:17:00 -0500

Explosion levels empty dormitory north of Parry Sound; no injuries


Few details are available, but an explosion levelled a dormitory Wednesday in the Municipality of McDougall, north of Parry Sound.

Wed, 3 Mar 2021 15:54:00 -0500

Ontario releases new detailed list of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 2


The Ontario government has released a detailed list of people who will be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 2 of the province’s distribution plan, which officials say focuses on age and at-risk groups.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 07:46:00 -0500

'It's ridiculous,' System issues leave many waiting in line for COVID-19 vaccine


What should have been an exciting day quickly turned to frustration for many in line waiting for their vaccine in Newmarket.

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 19:31:00 -0500

Walter Gretzky, father of hockey legend, dead at 82


Walter Gretzky, the ultimate Canadian hockey dad who taught and nurtured the Great One, has died. He was 82.

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 23:41:00 -0500

Four local municipalities receive funding boost from Ontario to help with COVID-19 costs


Four municipalities across the region will get a boost from the Ontario government with over $8 million in funding to address pandemic-related costs.

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 13:14:00 -0500

Barrie bus driver tests positive for COVID-19


A Barrie bus driver tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating, the City said in a release Thursday.

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 17:17:04 -0500

Simcoe Muskoka health unit confirms 11 new UK variant cases


The Simcoe Muskoka health unit reports 11 new UK B.1.1.7 variant cases Thursday.

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 14:47:00 -0500

'It looks like there's no ice on it at all,' mild winter reduces ice coverage on Great Lakes


The Great Lakes typically reaches maximum ice cover in early March, but when Edward Holley now looks north from Sturgeon Point, it's open water all the way to Collingwood.

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 19:22:25 -0500

'I can go shopping, how is this a lockdown,' Business owners frustrated with third shutdown


Tensions are building across Simcoe Muskoka over the latest lockdown that forced many small businesses to close yet again.

Wed, 3 Mar 2021 14:56:00 -0500

Ontario records fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for third straight day


Ontario is reporting fewer than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the third straight day.

Thu, 4 Mar 2021 10:14:00 -0500