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Alerts for: Barrie – Orillia – Midland
10:53 AM EST Tuesday 03 March 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:
•Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
•Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
•Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
A mix of wintery weather to much of Southern Ontario expected today, except snow for central and eastern regions.
A low pressure system is tracking toward Southern Ontario today and will bring a wintery mix of precipitation to the region.
For Extreme Southwestern Ontario to Hamilton and the Niagara Peninsula, a freezing rain warning is in effect.
Further north, for areas east of Southern Lake Huron to north of Lake Ontario including the Greater Toronto area, precipitation is expected to be mainly snow. However, some ice pellets and localized freezing rain are also likely late this afternoon into this evening. General snowfall amounts in the 5 to 10 cm range will be possible in this area, with lower amounts in areas that receive more ice pellets or freezing rain. The freezing rain warning may be extended into these regions if it shifts a little farther north than currently expected.
For Central and Eastern Ontario, snow will begin this afternoon and end tonight. Snowfall amounts of about 10 centimetres are expected.
There will be a community fundraiser this weekend for 44 year old Tim Grozelle, who is in a coma at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, following a horrific snowmobile crash last weekend near Penetanguishene.
Grozelle was sledding alone, when his machine left a trail near the 17th concession of Tiny about 4:30a.m., striking a tree. He was not discovered for hours, and was eventually sent to Toronto hospital with critical injuries.
There will be a fundraiser this Saturday March 7th at the Maple Valley Club in Tiny. Its from Noon – 6 p.m…. and/or donations can be made at the Scotia Bank branch in Penetang, accnt. #407820346683. The contact at the bank is Cathy Lortie, ph: 705-549-4601.
The mayor of Oro-Medonte says time is running out to save a national historic site near Edgar. A crowdfunding campaign “The Journey to Freedom” has raised more than 20 thousand dollars of a 140 thousand dollar taget. The historic African church was built in the 1840′s, by black settlers who helped defend Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Mayor Harry Hughes says the log structure is not sound anymore.
The Mayor says there has been interest from across the country in preserving the church. The township is also pursuing a federal grant.
For more check the township website:
The campaign also has a facebook page:
Police have charged a man with causing a fire of Feb. 24 in Alliston. Firefighters pulled a man from the basement of a burning house on Dufferin Street. A woman was able to escape on her own. OPP have charged the 58 year old who was rescued with arson, and mischief endangering life. He’s been released from custody with a court date later this month.
South Simcoe Police are searching for a missing Bradford man. 49-year old Michael Ladner was last seen on Thursday (Feb. 26th). He’s described as white, standing 5’10″, weighing 165 lbs and has hazel coloured eyes. Police say he could be wearing a lime green coat and is possibly driving a white Chevy Impala with Ontario plates BSFV 706. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
A young Barrie boy is being praised by local authorities. Police received a call around 8 p.m. last night (Feb. 28th) to attend a residence on Churchland Street. Once there, officers determined a 5-year old boy had dialed 911 because his mother was suffering from multiple seizures. Paramedics were called and the mother was transported to RVH. Apparently the family had just educated their son on the use of 911 earlier in the week. Officers were so impressed with the young man’s actions that they will be putting his name up for a civilian citation award.
Orangeville Police say they have no reason to suspect criminal activity in the disappearance of 58-year-old Paulette Davey, who was last seen when she left her house on Montgomery Boulevard Tuesday morning. They’re investigating the possibility that she was picked up by someone she knew and has left town. Police are asking to hear from anyone who has spoken to Paulette since Tuesday morning. Police hope she will learn she’s been reported missing and will contact them.
There’s been a snowmobile crash near Penetanguishene. OPP say a 44-year-old Tiny township man was found unconscious on a trail north of 17th Concession near Champlain Roadom Friday. It looks like his machine hit a tree– The victim has been airlifted to a Toronto hospital with critical injuries.
Simcoe-North MP Bruce Stanton is looking for opinions on changing the lyrics of the National Anthem.
Parliament will vote in about a month on a Liberal motion to change “true patriot love in all thy sons command…”, to “…true patriot love in all of us command”. Stanton expects the government will vote against the change.. but he won’t necessarily go along with that.
Stanton hopes to hear from Simcoe north residents on whether the lyrics should be changed.
Police in Orangeville are concerned about a missing 58 year old, who vanished Tuesday morning, when she left her house. Paulette Davey is 5’7, 120 lbs., with short blond hair and brown eyes. She is believed to be wearing a long brown winter parka with a fur trimmed hood.
Her wallet, cell phone and vehicle were all left at her house and her family has not heard from her, which is out of character. A ground, canine and air search has been going on near her Montgomery Boulevard residence…but so far nothing has turned up.
Click here for a media release from Orangeville police.