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Suspicious package found at Waypoint in Penetanguishene

Police disposed of package Wednesday; investigation continuing
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care | Andrew Philips/MidlandToday file photo

A suspicious package was located by a staff member in a service building on the grounds of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Penetanguishene, resulting in an 911 call at approximately 1:10 p.m. Aug. 17 to the OPP Communications Centre.

Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched along with members of the Penetanguishene Fire Department and County of Simcoe Paramedic Services to the Church Street address and the involved building was evacuated.

Officers of the OPP Explosives Disposal Unit attended and disposed of the suspicious package and cleared the area, which was deemed to be safe at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Officers are continuing their investigation and wish to thank community members and staff and patients of the hospital for their co-operation and patience during this investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or email If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and anonymous tips can also be provided online at