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2 men charged with armed home invasion on Bay Street in Gravenhurst early Saturday

GRAVENHURST — Two Gravenhurst men face a bail hearing Tuesday following a alleged home invasions Saturday in downtowon Gravenhurst. The two face home invasion charges after a pair of break and enter encounters and robbery attempts by masked men at…

Huntsville woman charged with mischief protesting at Swift River construction site in Bala on Thursday

Linda Jackson, of Bala, was one of the protesters out on the streets last week as work began on the long-planned power plant. Another woman, from Huntsville, was arrested by police Sept. 7 and charged with mischief for allegedly blocking construction equipment.BALA — A Huntsville woman protesting the planned Swift River hydro project here has been arrested and charged with mischief. Peggy Peterson, a Huntsville opponent of Bala Falls power plant, has been charged with public mischief for her protests at

ATV theft suspects sought in Wabaushene

TAY TOWNSHIP Four suspects caught on security video have police on the lookout for ATV thieves. Southern Georgian Bay OPP are investigating the theft of two all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from a local business, and police are asking for the…

Cash, chocolate bar stolen in break-in at train station coffee shop in Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST — A hungry thief with an penchant for chocolate and cash broke into the Coffee Station in Gravenhurst overnight Monday, Aug. 21. Provincial police say sometime between Monday, August 21, at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 8…

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…

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