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Friday, July 25th, 2014

Thefts in Barrie’s South end.

If you live in the south end of Barrie– around Joseph Crescent– you may want to check your car. Late Thursday night, an off duty officer spotted a young man rummaging through cars. After a foot chase, and some help from on-duty officers, a 16 year old was arrested. He had on him some small items that had been stolen from cars. If you’re missing something call Barrie police to get it back.


Friday, July 25th, 2014

Young ATV rider dies after crash near Lafontaine

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A teenage girl has died in an ATV crash near Lafontaine.
OPP say she was riding her machine along a road allowance near the 19th concession Thursday afternoon when something went wrong. She was rushed to hospital in Midland, but succumbed to her injuries.  Her name has not been released. yet.


Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Funding announced for Barrie monument.

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Veterans affairs minister Fantino in Barrie Thursday morning.

Veterans affairs minister Julian Fantino was in Barrie Thursday morning to announce a grant of more than four thousand dollars to help pay for a monument honouring Canada’s Victoria Cross recipients.  The monument is part of Barrie’s military heritage park.

The park is being built in several phases, between the Southshore centre and Minet’s Point road.


Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Fatal dirt bike crash in Oro-Medonte

One man is dead after a dirt bike crash last night in Oro-Medonte… Happened along Line 3 north of Bass Lake Side Road… Police say a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene… His name has not been released – as police continue to investigate…


Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Tiny firecrews could use a night off

It’s been a busy couple of days for firefighters in Tiny Township… Last night they were called out to a large commercial fire on the outskirts of Penetanguishene just off the 13th concession, east of County Road 6… There were a couple of large storage buildings on the property – that may have contained boats and boat parts… The OPP set up some roadblocks to allow fire crews easy access – and a number of neighbouring departments were also called out to assist…No word yet on the cause of the fire, or a damage estimate…

This fire broke out about 14 hours after an early morning fire down at Edmore Beach, in the municipality’s south end.. A large home on Evergreen Avenue was destroyed. A family of six were able to escape unharmed. Damage has been pegged at 400-thousand dollars…


Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Today’s beach postings Simcoe-Muskoka

With temperatures on the cool side today – this might not have as much of an impact as it would if we were smack dab in the middle of a heat wave… But another popular local beach has been posted with an advisory warning of high bacteria counts… Orillia’s Couchiching Beach Park joins seven other beaches in Simcoe-Muskoka, including Barrie’s Centennial Beach, where health officials have detected higher than normal levels…

This is the full list from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit:

Orillia COUCHICHING BEACH Advisory 2014/07/23
Barrie BARRIE CENTENNIAL PARK Advisory 2014/07/22
Huntsville PORT SYDNEY BEACH Advisory 2014/07/22
Georgian Bay PORT SEVERN BEACH Advisory 2014/07/18
Innisfil INNISFIL BEACH PARK SOUTH Advisory 2014/07/17
Innisfil LEONARD’S BEACH Advisory 2014/07/17
Adjala-Tosorontio EARL ROWE DAY WEST BEACH Advisory 2014/07/16
Adjala-Tosorontio EARL ROWE DAY BEACH Advisory 2014/07/16


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Early morning fire in south Tiny beach area

Tiny Township firefighters are on the scene of an early morning structure fire near Edmore Beach, in the muncipality’s south end… The call came in shortly before 5 o’clock this morning… Three stations have responded to the blaze on Evergreen Avenue, between Foliage Drive and Pansy Drive… no other details as yet – stay with us for updates…


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Another Beach posted

As we approach the height of summer – more beaches have been posted…The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit has added Barrie’s Centennial Beach to the list of area beaches – from Innisfil to Washago – where they have found high levels of bacteria…. If you choose to take a dip at a posted beach, you are urged to keep your head above water to avoid the risk of minor skin irritations and eye, ear or nose infections.

The following beaches are posted:

Huntsville PORT SYDNEY BEACH Advisory 2014/07/22
Barrie BARRIE CENTENNIAL PARK Advisory 2014/07/22
Georgian Bay PORT SEVERN BEACH Advisory 2014/07/18
Innisfil INNISFIL BEACH PARK SOUTH Advisory 2014/07/17
Innisfil LEONARD’S BEACH Advisory 2014/07/17
Adjala-Tosorontio EARL ROWE DAY WEST BEACH Advisory 2014/07/16
Adjala-Tosorontio EARL ROWE DAY BEACH Advisory 2014/07/16
Severn WASHAGO CENTENNIAL PARK BEACH Advisory 2014/06/25


Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Predatory Cat in Midland?

There may be a large cat roaming the Midland area. Town police say a citizen reported what’s described as “a large predatory cat” near William street Monday night. The cat is tan in colour with a long thin tail. Midland police aren’t commenting on what kind of cat it might be. But they’re advising people to keep kids and pets close and let police know if you see the cat again.


Monday, July 21st, 2014

UPDATE – Beaching it? Advisory lifted

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has lifted the advisory at Magnus Park Beach in Tay Township. It had been posted last week for high levels of bacteria.