The OPP have a new way to spot suspended drivers on the road. In an effort to crack down on suspended or disqualified drivers, the provincial police are getting more Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) vehicles, that have scanners that automatically look at licence plates and run them through a driver database. Right now, the OPP have four of these vehicles, but announced this morning, they’re aiming to up the fleet to twenty-seven ALPR-equipped squad cars.
Canada Post has announced they’ll be phasing out home delivery in urban centres within the next five years. The crown corporation is losing millions and will start phasing out door to door service next year. They say they’ll be replacing foot delivery with community mail boxes. The price of stamps is also going up; as of March 31st stamps sold in booklets or coils will cost 85 cents each. The ones you buy one at a time will be a buck.
An Orillia man has been charged after a drug bust. Police raided a house on Atherly road yesterday and sized about ten thousand dollars worth of pot and oxycodone. A 55-year-old man was arrested.
Two RCAF Griffon Helicopters are being readied to depart from CFB Borden this afternoon on a special mission to bring joy to patients at Sick Kids hospital. Code named “Operation HoHoHo” – Members of the 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron are giving Santa’s elves a lift to Toronto, where they will deliver gifts, including toys, books and items donated by residents in Simcoe County and the GTA.
The Orillia Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have located two missing youths from the Whitby area.
At about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Orillia OPP received information that two missing youths from the Whitby area were behind the Orillia Bus Terminal on Front Street South in the City of Orillia. Officers attended and located Emily LEONARD and Thomas NANCEKIVELL, both 15 years old. They have since been returned to their parents.
Police are asking for the public’s help to find two Whitby teens, missing since Friday…Thomas Nacekivell and Emily Leonard, both 15, were last seen early Friday morning. It’s believed they are together. There have been unconfirmed sitings in Scugog and the Orillia area.
Neither has a history of running away, and they have no cash or ID with them.
A facebook page “Find Emily Leonard” has been established by family and friends. Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Regional Police or crimestoppers.
Thomas NANCEKIVELL is described as a male, white, 5’2″ tall, medium build and shaggy brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue/green winter coat, blue jeans and brown casual shoes.
Emily Elizabeth LEONARD is described as a female, white, brown hair, 5’2” tall with a slim build and glasses. She was last seen wearing a yellow toque, puffy winter coat and white running shoes.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling two different brands of chocolate products sold in Canada because they contain milk which isn’t declared on the labels.
The recalled products are:
Organic Traditions brand Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts and Dark Chocolate Almonds
Edelweiss brand Fine Dark Chocolate
People with milk allergies are warned not to consume the chocolates as doing so may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.
Free Transit in Barrie today! The City is waving its $3 transit fee as a way of saying thank you to riders for putting up with all the snags since the new routes came into effect mid – August. If you havent used the transit yet, today is a great day to give it a try!
A cottage burnt to the ground without anyone noticing Friday night.
The fire happened on Fish Hatchery Rd., in Muskoka Lakes Twp. a remote location with very little permanent residencies. Bracebridge OPP were notified yesterday afternoon that the building had burnt down. There were no injuries.
Anyone with any information about this cottage fire is asked to contact the Bracebridge OPP Detachment or Crime Stoppers.
Snow squall warnings have ENDED for:
However Snow squalls continue to affect areas to the east of Georgian Bay. An additional 5cm can be expected before the snow squalls taper off to flurries later this morning.
Snow Squall Warnings CONTINUE for:
Town of Parry Sound
Motorists are advised to be prepared for poor driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly.