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Honduran man freed, his Simcoe County family breathes sigh of relief

Honduran man freed, his Simcoe County family breathes sigh of relief

Edwin Espinal and Raul Alvarez have been declared innocent, after spending 19 months in an inhumane prison as the 'living dead'
Barrie fire chief, who attended 9/11 funerals, recalls city's 'apocalyptic' scene

Barrie fire chief, who attended 9/11 funerals, recalls city's 'apocalyptic' scene

'Everyone knows the fire service is a tight-knit family that doesn’t stop at the border,' says Cory Mainprize
Bradford mayor shows support for proposed phosphorus recycling facility

Bradford mayor shows support for proposed phosphorus recycling facility

'The Holland Marsh pollution reduction project is the single largest action we can take to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution,' says Lake Simcoe Watch
Doors swing open at MacLaren Art Centre as gallery welcomes back visitors

Doors swing open at MacLaren Art Centre as gallery welcomes back visitors

Fall exhibition season includes Michael Farnan’s Canoe Fight: From Reverence to Redress until Oct. 24
Province announces new Ontario Health Team for Barrie area

Province announces new Ontario Health Team for Barrie area

Approval comes following two years of consultation between health-care, community and municipal partners
Turnout at advance polls shows bump in Barrie: Elections Canada

Turnout at advance polls shows bump in Barrie: Elections Canada

Barrie-Innisfil sees 31 per cent jump in advance poll activity compared to 2019, while Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte is up 24 per cent
Barrie police anticipates million-dollar deficit for 2021

Barrie police anticipates million-dollar deficit for 2021

'We did not specifically for 2021 have a budget set aside for COVID, so we are projecting to the end of the year our COVID supplies and operating expenditures to be targeted at $425,000,' says chief
Four Barrie residents among 25 new COVID cases in Simcoe-Muskoka today

Four Barrie residents among 25 new COVID cases in Simcoe-Muskoka today

Two of the local cases are linked to close-contact transmission and the other two remain under investigation
Officers seize $360K in drugs after man returns to retrieve stash from bushes: police

Officers seize $360K in drugs after man returns to retrieve stash from bushes: police

Barrie police say they seized 7.9 pounds of suspected cocaine and 50 grams of fentantyl
Area school boards report staff vaccination rates between 62 and 86 per cent

Area school boards report staff vaccination rates between 62 and 86 per cent

All school boards required to have employees and regular contractors submit attestation forms to indicate COVID-19 vaccination status