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'Barrie has become ground zero for what is likely a COVID-19 variant of concern,' says Gardner

'Barrie has become ground zero for what is likely a COVID-19 variant of concern,' says Gardner

Health unit is at Roberta Place retirement home today immunizing residents and staff
Bradford man arrested for trafficking firearm silencers

Bradford man arrested for trafficking firearm silencers

Canada Border Services Agency intercepted packages disguised as automotive parts from China
Two more deaths reported at Roberta Place, bringing death toll to 27

Two more deaths reported at Roberta Place, bringing death toll to 27

There are 96 currently residents residing in the Essa Road facility and there are nine residents being cared for in hospital
Town hall brings together community leaders to discuss COVID crisis

Town hall brings together community leaders to discuss COVID crisis

'Clearly, (COVID-19) has had a major impact on the well-being of the people of Simcoe-Muskoka,' official says at virtual town hall forum on COVID-19
Health unit reports 112 new COVID cases in the county today, including 65 in Barrie

Health unit reports 112 new COVID cases in the county today, including 65 in Barrie

Health officials also release more information on the deaths that have been linked to Roberta Place outbreak in Barrie
<b>DISCONNECT:</b> Parents, students divided on struggles, benefits of remote learning

DISCONNECT: Parents, students divided on struggles, benefits of remote learning

Difficulty navigating electronic issues and lack of in-person interaction concerning for some parents; 'While they see their friends over video, the connection is not the same'
Councillors offering some relief from water, sewer bills

Councillors offering some relief from water, sewer bills

'The reality is we’ve had a shift — a decrease in the non-residential water and wastewater use, and an increase in the residential,' says mayor
Family 'heartbroken' after snowmobiling death of father of six

Family 'heartbroken' after snowmobiling death of father of six

More than $20,000 has been raised for the family of Bill Fournier, who died after his snowmobile plunged into Georgian Bay
<updated>WATCH: </updated> Feds deploying mobile health units to help Ontario in fight against COVID-19

WATCH: Feds deploying mobile health units to help Ontario in fight against COVID-19

MHUs will provide an additional 200 hospital beds in the GTA
Ontario reports 2,662 new COVID cases today

Ontario reports 2,662 new COVID cases today

Active cases, hospitalizations and weekly incidence rate are all trending downward based on provincial reporting