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Avery Taylor has been denied bail. The Orillia woman who has been in custody for close to a year for an alleged slew of crimes, mostly against children, heard the decision from a judge yesterday. Taylor, and two others, Shayne Lund and Kathryn Thompson are being jointly accused, and combined face over 100 charges. The alleged crimes occured mostly last summer and include sexual assault, making and distributing of child pornography, and bestiality.
OPP are investigating after a man died at a farm north of Elmvale. Emergency crews were called when an off road vehicle rolled over just before noon Friday. Police have identified the victim as an elderly Springwater Township man. At the request of the family KICX 106 will not publish his name.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau believes voters in the Barrie area are ready for a change. After meeting with business leaders in Barrie Friday, he told reporters his party can wins seats in the region, which has traditionally voted conservative.
Trudeau wrapped up his visit with meeting with students at Georgian College.
If you’re heading out to the plowing match this week, be sure to say to hi to Pete and Jasper. They’re rather large –but very gentle –horses, among the teams competing in the horse drawn plow compettions. Their owner, Dan Gorill of Okawood says plowing with horses is a little different than using a machine.
The international plowing match is the big show, but for Pete and Jasper it’s just another day at the office
The plowing match wraps up Saturday near Ivy.
A Barrie man has been charged with robbing a south end restaurant.
A man ordered a sandwich Thursday morning, then pulled out a knife, jumped on the counter and ordered the employee to hand over the money in the till.
The bandit took off on foot but a police dog was able to pick up his scent and tracked him to a residential area. Officers checked a house in the neighbourhood and found their suspect. A 31 year old faces several charges.
The OPP are looking for a missing Angus man… 32-year-old Francis Cote left his home on foot early last night, and hasn’t been seen since… No foul play is suspected, but his family are concerned about his safety..
Francis COTE is described as a 32-year old Caucasian male, approximately 6 feet tall, medium/heavy build approximately 200lbs, with blond hair, wearing green military clothing and carrying a military green travel bag. A photo will be posted once police send us one for distribution.
Anyone with information or has made observations of anyone matching the description are urged to contacted police at, 1-888-310-1122 or 705-434-1939.
If you’re a Ramara resident, and your property was damaged by a tornado earlier this month, the township wants to hear from you. Ramara is going to apply to the province for disaster funding — but needs a tally of the damages before Monday afternoon.
Permanent residents affected by the September 5th Tornado are being asked to provide an estimate the damages by 2:00 pm on Monday, September 22, 2014.More information is available here.
Doctors have found a cancerous tumour in the abdomen of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
His doctor says he is optimistic about the treatment, and the mayor will be undergoing chemo-therapy. Dr. Zane Cohen also says media reports that the mayor had a biopsy of his lung, are erroneous. It appears the mayor will spend several more days in hospital as he undergoes his treatment. Then he will be discharged for a few weeks, and then return to hospital for another round of chemo. No decision has been made on whether he’ll have to have surgery.
An Innisfil fire fighter is risking his career– over the issue of double hatters. A double hatter is a fire fighter who works full time for one department and, volunteers for another in his or her spare time. Innisfil Volunteer Fire Captain Tom Hunse, is being pressured by the Toronto fire fighters union. That’s because he’s been a Toronto fire fighter for decades and their union prohibits double hatters. Hunse is taking his case to the Ontario Labour relations Board.
His position is supported by the Town of Innisfil, the Association of Municipalities Ontario, and the Rural Ontario Municipal Association.
Police are looking for a man who stole booze from LCBO stores in the area.
He’s taken liquor from stores in Orillia and Barrie. The suspect’s picture can be found on the news section of our website.
If you have any info, contact police.