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OPP launch criminal investigation into death of boy, 15, who drowned on Algonquin Park school camping trip in July

Jeremiah Perry, 15, died July 5 at Trout Lake while on a Toronto School Board summer camping trip. He was a non-swimmer who failed a mandatory school swimming test.Mark Clairmont | ORILLIA — The camping death of a student who drowned in Algonquin Park last month during a school trip has led to a criminal investigation by the OPP. Jeremiah Perry, 15, died July 5 at Trout…

Kilworthy woman escapes early morning house fire after being awakened by screaming smoke detector

GRAVENHURST — The shrill scream of a smoke alarm was enough to arouse a sleeping woman at 4 a.m. Thursday morning, giving her the critical minute she needed to escape an inferno in her home. Fire crews from Gravenhurst Stations…

1980 Algonquin Park cold murder case gets dozens of new leads thanks to social media interest

ORILLIA — Three dozen fresh leads could help an OPP cold murder case dating back 37 years in Algonquin Park thanks to a huge social media interest. Police hope the public can help identify this young male who went missing

85-year-old windsurfter drowns at Cawja Beach on Georgian Bay Tuesday

TINY TOWNSHIP — An 85-year-old windsurfer has died on Georgian Bay Tuesday, after being pulled from the water by swimmers at Cawaja Beach. Provincial police from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment are currently investigating a death that took place…

Recreational drug overdoses up 50 per cent at Barrie’s Royal Vic Hospital in one week: health unit

BARRIE — A spike in drug overdoses at the Barrie hospital has the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit alerting the public. They have alerted health professionals and emergency responders of a huge jump in the number of overdoses seen at…

Break and enter at Tastebuds in Gravenhurst nets thief cash and good

GRAVENHURST — A thief with a sweet tooth broke into and got away with cash and goods at a popular ice cream and dessert stop here Monday. Provincial police are investigating a break and enter overnight Monday, August 14. They…

Break-in suspect sought after being caught on home security video in Milford Bay May 22

Police are looking for this person who may be able to help in a break-in last May 22, 2017, in Milford Day.BRACEBRIDGE — Home security video has police looking for B&E suspect at a Milford Bay residence back in May. Provincial police are asking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in relation to a break and enter at…

Vehicle hits Bracebridge house at 2 a.m., driver charged with impaired

BRACEBRIDGE — A Bracebridge man faces numerous alcohol related charges after a vehicle ran into a house here early Wednesday. Provincial police were called to an address on Woodchester Avenue in Bracebridge at approximately 2 a.m. today, August 16, after…

Two different licence plates sparks cop’s interest, leads to impaired charge

MUSKOKA LAKES TWP. — A driver charged with impaired operation of a vehicle faces other licensing and lack of insurance charges including altered licence plates. Provincial police say an officer with the Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting…

Huntsville man charged in apartment stabbing

HUNTSVILLE A Huntsville man is in court Monday morning for a bail hearing after a stabbing in Huntsville Saturday night. Provincial police say that on Saturday, August 12, 2017, just before 9 p.m. OPP, along with EMS were notified…

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