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Area residents fuming over 'ridiculous' Enbridge Gas bills

Area residents fuming over 'ridiculous' Enbridge Gas bills

'It’s very hard on people. Like most people, we’ve been trying to turn the thermostat down,' says local senior whose gas prices rose five-fold in recent months
Downtown BIA donates Noella Tree Lot proceeds to Hospice Simcoe

Downtown BIA donates Noella Tree Lot proceeds to Hospice Simcoe

'Downtown Barrie is proud to support such an important cause,' says local organization
Treasure hunters rejoice! Lease extended at popular antique mall

Treasure hunters rejoice! Lease extended at popular antique mall

'Talk about a stress reliever,' says Shirley Sanford, owner of Sanford and Sons Emporium, which will stay put until at least May, 31, 2025
Overnight warming centre gets fired up as cold snap approaches

Overnight warming centre gets fired up as cold snap approaches

'People can die in these temperatures, so it’s important that we are open,' says John Howard Society of Simcoe-Muskoka executive director
Health unit provides tips with extreme cold warning in effect

Health unit provides tips with extreme cold warning in effect

Temperature expected to dip as low as -40 C Thursday night, Saturday morning
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Craving pizza dates back to the womb

CHEF'S TABLE: Craving pizza dates back to the womb

'Even before I was born, I had a connection to pizza. My mom had told me of the intense craving for that ooey-gooey mozzarella and salty pepperoni I made her endure,' writes food columnist
Women charged following animal-neglect incident in Barrie

Women charged following animal-neglect incident in Barrie

Two women from Sarnia area surrendered to police Wednesday; They are charged with causing unnecessary suffering and two counts of causing damage or injury
Extreme cold warning, snow squall watch in effect: Environment Canada

Extreme cold warning, snow squall watch in effect: Environment Canada

In the wake of a strong cold front, wind chills are expected to reach minus 35 to minus 40 tonight into Friday morning. In addition, A brief but intense snow squall will push southeastward across southern Ontario this afternoon through early this evening, Environment Canada says
County comes calling for more cash from Barrie at budget talks

County comes calling for more cash from Barrie at budget talks

County requesting another $2.49 million, or 8.5% more, for Barrie’s share of its operating and capital costs; 'This year’s budget was built with the idea of restraint through it,' says official
Missing Penetang woman could be in Barrie area: OPP

Missing Penetang woman could be in Barrie area: OPP

Police say 45-year-old woman was last seen early Wednesday morning and may have been heading to Barrie area, likely by bus, to seek housing