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On the 14th day of October 2014 at 2:38pm, a lone suspect entered the “Meridian” bank located at #18 Collier St. in the city of Barrie and committed a robbery.
The suspect demanded money from the teller. There was no mention of any weapon nor was any weapon observed by witnesses.
The suspect made off with an undisclosed about of currency and no employees or customers were injured as a result of the robbery.
Male white, 5’10-6’3” tall, slender/thin build. Wearing a black knit balaclava, dark clothing and light coloured gloves.
The suspect fled the scene on foot in a westerly direction. The K9 unit was utilized but, had negative results due to high pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the immediate area.
The investigation is continuing and video will be released if it is obtained.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service Investigative Services at (705)725-7025 at or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
The City of Orillia council consists of a Mayor and eight Councillors. The Mayor is elected by all eligible electors, while each Councillor is elected by the eligible electors of his or her respective ward.
The current Mayor Angelo Orsi is not running again.
Two people are vying for the job of mayor.
Click on the button below to hear an extended clip of Steve Clarke and the issues he would like to address should be become mayor.
Challenging Clarke is John Maxwell.
Click on the button below to hear an extended clip of Maxwell where he speaks about issues facing Orillia.
A social media campaign called ” on guard for thee” is gaining traction across the country where veterans and ordinary citizens are standing guard at their local Cenotaph. At least one former armed forces member stood watch at Barrie’s war memorial Thursday. More people are planning to be there this weekend. Carlton University student Wyatt Sutton will return from Ottawa to Barrie this Saturday, to take his turn at memorial square.
Click on the image below for the group’s Facebook page.
A 63-year-old woman has been airlifted to Toronto with life threatening injuries after a collision in Midland. Happened on King Street at Len Self Boulevard, outside the North Simcoe Sports and Rec Centre. It isn’t clear if the woman was in a vehicle, or a pedestrian. King Street in Midland was closed for a while, but has since re-opened.
Shooting incidents in Ottawa today: ongoing investigation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:45pm
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to reports of shooting incidents this morning in the downtown area. Police can now confirm that incidents occurred at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill.
Contrary to earlier reports no incident occurred near the Rideau Centre.
One shooting victim succumbed to injuries. He was a member of the Canadian Forces. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.
Next of kin notification is underway and as such, the victim’s identification will not be released.
One male suspect has also been confirmed deceased. There is no further update on injuries at this time.
This is an ongoing joint police operation and there is no one in custody at this time.
Ottawa residents are asked to stay away from the downtown area while the investigation continues. If you work in one of the downtown buildings, follow the instructions from the building management you are in.
A number of RCMP and Federal government buildings are also closed to the public; as is Ottawa City Hall and all Ottawa Police stations.
The Ottawa Police Service wants to speak to witnesses of today’s shooting incidents. Witnesses are to call Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222, ext 5493.
Those with tips regarding the shooting incidents, or those looking to report suspicious activity, can call 613-236-1222 or call 9-1-1.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.
A Canadian soldier is dead after an attack which has shaken Ottawa. The soldier was gunned down in front of the National War Memorial, before the shooter calmly walked up the street, and into the Parliament buildings. There, he was shot dead by security officers, as MP’s and government workers took cover in meeting rooms. Here is some dramatic video from the Globe and Mail of the actual moments when the gunman was shot.
Police first reported there was also third shooting near a shopping centre in the same area but later said there were just two shooting scenes – the war memorial and center block.
We have more information on the soldier who was killed. Corporal Nathan Cirillo was a reservist, from the Argyle and Sutherland highlanders regiment based in Hamilton.
He was on duty, as part of a ceremonial guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier.
We can also tell you that two other people were wounded and both are going to be okay.
A few minutes after the shooting we reached Samantha Flynn, assistant to Barrie MP Patrick Brown. She was locked down in an officer across from Parliament hill. Her boss was locked inside center block.
With one member of the armed forces being run down by a car earlier this week, and another being shot today the defence department has imposed extra security across the country.
Many Armed Forces Bases are closed to the public.
Barrie is of course, is close to CFB Borden.
City police chief Kimberley Greenwood says her officers will be highly visible but there has been no identified threat. She’s also asking citizens of Barrie to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
Midland residents can find out more about when/where to vote, by visiting the town’s website
Gord McKay – gord4mayor.blogspot.ca
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Stephan Kramp – www.facebook.com/stephankramp4u
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Midland Police are endorsing a new tool to help minimize the impact of theft.
Inspector Ron Wheeldon says it allows officers to identify the owner if that item is stolen.
It retails for about $40 at Home Hardware.
The Township of Springwater has approximately 18,000 residents. It shares a border with the city of Barrie, and is composed of rural and urban areas with several communities including Minesing, Midhurst, Hillsdale and Elmvale. It is also home to an internationally known wetland area, the Minesing wetlands. Springwater has a seven member council which is comprised of the mayor, deputy mayor and five ward councillors. One issue dominates this year’s election. A controversial plan which will see thousands of new houses built on land around Midhurst.
Hear a short interview with Linda Collins:
Former mayor Tony Guergis is challenging Collins, hoping to regain the job he lost in the last election.
Hear a short interview with Tony Guergis.
The third candidate is Bill French.
Hear a short interview with Bill French:
Due diligence has paid off for Barrie Police. They began an investigation last month after four large plate glass windows had been smashed at Barrie City Hall. Police received information on a possible suspect, who they were able to identify, and finally caught up with last night (Oct. 18). A uniformed officer assisted by Criminal Investigations nvestigators then located and arrested the suspect for mischief and damaging property over $5000.00. He was released with a future court date and was placed on conditions to stay away from City Hall.