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Fire destroys Riley Lake home in east Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — A rural home near Riley Lake was destroyed by fire Wednesday night. Firefighter responded to the raging blaze in the former Ryde Township area of Gravenhurst that saw 20 volunteer firefighters and six trucks. They say in a…

Landlord fined $2,000 for lack of smoke detectors following fire

HUNTSVILLEA Huntsville landlord has pleaded guilty to two counts of fire code violations under the Ontario Fire Protection and Prevention Act in Bracebridge Provincial Offences Court. The individual was fined $1,000 plus victim surcharge court costs for each…

Police arrest suspect after man demands money for return of cellphone

ORILLIA — A young Barrie man charged with assault also faces extortion and theft charges after a police undercover sting following an assault at a bar here in which someone demanded cash for the return of a phone. Orillia OPP…

34 people charged with distracted driving

BRACEBRIDGE — A local police initiative to prevent distracted drivers has led to 34 drivers being charged. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has commenced its Distracted Driving Campaign and so far Bracebridge OPP has charged 34 drivers locally with distracted…

Police inspector concerned about lack of respect for peace officers

DEAR EDITOR: As we wind down an extremely cold winter that provided area outdoor enthusiasts with exceptional conditions on our trails and frozen waterways, we have recently encountered a number of disturbing events. Since Feb. 27 officers under my command…

Police snowmobiles damaged in hit-and-run on Georgian Bay trail

GEORGIAN BAY — Police are looking for a snowmobiler who ran OPP officers off a trail — striking one of their sleds — in a hit-and-run Saturday night on Beausoleil Island. Southern Georgian Bay say they are investigating the fail…

Fire destroys cottage after crews have to hike an hour into site

By the time firefighters were able to walk an hour in there was nothing left of the cottage but ashes.LAKE OF BAYSA fire that destroyed a cottage here Saturday night took firefighters an hour to reach it because the private road wasn’t plowed. By the time firefighters were able to walk an hour in there was nothing…

Huntsville police busy with 5 auto-related crime investigations

HUNTSVILLEPolice here have been busy with five of auto-related crime investigations just over the past week. On March 1, 2015, about 5 p.m. the OPP received a call about a possible intoxicated male was observed leaving a local…

Missing Huntsville teen reunited with family day after being last seen

HUNTSVILLEA Huntsville teen who went missing at noon Thursday has been reunited with her family. Christine Osmond, 14, has been reunited with her family after going missing for a day. Police say that on Thursday, March 5, 2015,…

Sprinkler douses fire, reminds everyone of ‘spring forward’ – time to change batteries on smoke alarms

smoke-alarms-wearoutHUNTSVILLEAn apartment building fire Thursday afternoon doused by a sprinkler is a perfect reminder of the time change Saturday night and when you should change the batteries on your own smoke CO alarms. Fire crews from Huntsville Station…

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