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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Six People Arrested In Barrie Drug Bust

Barrie Police have made an arrest as part of a drug investigation. Earlier this month they started looking into the sale and distribution of heroin within the city, and began gathering information on several individuals of interest. Last night (Nov. 22) officers from both the Barrie Police Service and South Simcoe Police Service Street Crime Units executed a search warrant at a house on Bayfield Street. As a result 6 people were arrested and charged with a total of 8 criminal charges. Police say that three of them were already wanted on outstanding warrants in other jurisdictions. Officers also allegedly found a small quantity of heroin, morphine and approximately $2000 cash at the residence. All of the arrested parties will appear in court at a future date.


Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Foot Licker photos released

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Photos provide by York Regional Police.

Barrie Police  are looking for a man who licked a woman’s foot in Barrie.

They believe he may be involved in similar incidents in South Simcoe and York region.

The Barrie incident happened on  Nov. 20. A man walked into a tanning salon on Bayfield street, and started talking to a female employee about her footwear.

He then dropped down on all fours, grabbed the employee’s leg and removed her footwear and then began licking her foot..and then took off.

Investigators believe this suspect may be responsible for other similar incidents in the City of Barrie.  Anyone who has any information on the possible identity of this suspect is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigation Division at 705-725-7025 extension 2129 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

2014 Barrie Business Awards

Initiated by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie in 2003, the Barrie Business Awards program recognizes the contribution of local businesses to the continued growth and success of our community.  Each year the program begins with a call for nominations in the spring, nominees are interviewed throughout the summer, the panel of judges meets at the end of the summer, and finalists are announced in the fall.  The awards are presented in November, during a gala that has come to be known as Barrie’s premier business networking black tie event.  The list of previous award recipients and finalists is impressive; Barrie residents should be proud to have such diverse and compassionate businesses within their community.

The 12th Annual Event is planned for Thursday November 27th at Liberty North and they are glamming it up this year – pull out the tuxes and evening gowns, this is one event you won’t want to miss! Tickets for the gala event are $125 per person (including HST). Cocktails will begin at 5:30pm, the awards presentation will take place after dinner.

 

For a list of the finalists and details of the event CLICK HERE

 

 


Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Barrie Drivers Getting The Message?

Barrie Police conducted R.I.D.E. checks across the city last night and were pleasantly surprised by the outcome. A total of 312 vehicles were stopped, in which 12 roadside breath tests were conducted. That resulted in just one 3-day suspension where a male driver blew in the warn range. Police did charge one individual after they had tried to turn around before the check because the driver had no license. The Traffic Unit says they see this as a positive heading into the holiday season, and are reminding motorists that if you do plan to drink, to ensure that operating a vehicle is not included in your plans.


Friday, November 21st, 2014

Local Group Heads to Queen’s Park – Fighting to Save PGH

A group of residents from Penetang took a bus to Toronto this afternoon, fighting to keep Penetanguishene General Hospital alive.

Thousands or people rallied at Queens Park – complaining of reduced funding to health care across the province.

Don Coffing is among the group and says they spoke with staff of the Minister of Health for about 45 minutes.


Georgian Bay General Hospital is closing the Penetanguishene site to try and balance the books.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Power outage in Muskoka

We have a rather widespread power outage in Muskoka…
About 52-hundred Hydro One customers are in the dark and cold in Georgian Bay Township…that includes the area north of Port Severn on both sides of the 400 extension over to the Bay, and up into MacTier…. Crews hope to have the power restored shortly after 9 this morning…..


Monday, November 17th, 2014

Stormy Tuesday ahead?

 

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A heads up from environment Canada. Tuesday is shaping up to be nasty.
Peter Kimbell is a warning preparedness meteorologist — and says very cold winds are going to bring heavy snow squalls to areas east of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

The Georgian Bay area  is under a snow squall watch as of Monday afternoon.

 


Monday, November 17th, 2014

Arrest made in Gravenhurst Robbery

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A 16 year old has been arrested in Sunday’s robbery in Gravenhurst. OPP say a woman was robbed of her cash, just after she made a withdrawal from a bankmachine at the TD on Muskoka Road South.  Police have now made an arrest, and say tips from the public helped lead them to a suspect.


Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Icy Roads Lead To Delays On Highway 400

It was an extremely slow commute on Highway 400 through Barrie this morning (Nov. 15th). All lanes southbound and northbound between the Dunlop and Duckworth Street exits were closed from around midnight until 7 a.m. Several multi-vehicle accidents were to blame as roads were extremely slick this morning. OPP continue to advise motorists to drive according to conditions. If inclement weather is in the forecast, make sure to give yourself extra time to get where you need to be.


Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Hatchet Thief Hits Bradford Business

A hatchet weilding thief is being sought after by South Simcoe Police. Apparently the suspect had entered a Holland Street busines in Bradford just after 9 p.m. looking to purchase a lighter, however none were for sale. The attendant offered a book of matches which the suspect took without paying for. The man returned several minutes later, this time with his face covered and carrying a hatchet. He allegedly walked around the counter and demanded all of the money be put into a duffle bag, to which the clerk complied, and took off with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a white male, 17-22 years-old, 5 foot 10, and was wearing a blue hoodie, black pants, a black and orange baseball hat, and running shoes with green laces. Anyone with information about the incident are being asked to contact police or crimestoppers.