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YRT/Viva Service Changes to Take Effect September 3rd

YRT/Viva service changes will take effect on Sunday, September 3, 2017. These changes will result in service enhancements and improve connections to major transit hubs and access to popular destinations. Riders are encouraged to visit yrt.ca to review changes that may affect

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Police Arrest Two After Shooting near Caledon Leaves Man in Hospital

Caledon OPP have arrested two men after a shooting that has left a man in his 20’s in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Just after midnight, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Police responded to the shooting in the area of

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Markham Man to Bike 750 km to Raise Funds and Awareness for Mental Health

From August 25- 27, Neil Mitchell and his team of cycling enthusiasts will pedal from Markham to Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal in the 2017 Ride for Mental Health, all in support of mental health at Markham Stouffville Hospital. At 52,

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Increase in overdoses in Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has alerted health professionals and emergency responders of a recent spike in the number of overdoses seen at Royal Victoria Hospital. Between August 9 and 13, 2017, there were 22 people with overdoses seen

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Vandalism To Schools In Bradford

South Simcoe Police Service officers are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying vandals who spray painted graffiti on two schools in Bradford. Paint was found on St. Angela Merici School and Holy Trinity High School. The tags read “Orphan”, along

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Aurora’s Ribfest to Attract Hundreds of Visitors Next Weekend

Aurora’s Ribfest is all about the ribs, bibs and sauce. Enjoy the most anticipated event of the season, filled with fantastic live entertainment, an inflatable midway, a children’s activity zone and a licensed beer garden operated by the Rotary Club of

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Marineland Issues Statement on Death of Beluga Whale

The following is a statement issued by Marineland Canada and doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinions of Jewel 88.5 and its management: Marineland Canada has received preliminary necropsy results on, Gia, a beluga whale who has called Marineland home since birth.

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Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Recognized During Simcoe Pride Week

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is glowing with pride today after being awarded the “Positive Community Organization” award at the Simcoe Pride gala this past weekend. “OSMH is very honoured to receive this award” said Dr. Nancy Merrow, OSMH Chief

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Renovations to Be Officially Unveiled at Museum on the Boyne in New Tecumseth

The Town of New Tecumseth will celebrate the official unveiling of recent renovations at the Museum on the Boyne on Thurs., Aug. 17 with a dedication ceremony and tour starting at 10 a.m. Renovations will help increase the longevity of

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McDonald’s Offering 67¢ hamburgers Across Canada This Wednesday

To mark 50 years in Canada, McDonald’s Canada will celebrate its anniversary with 67-cent hamburgers. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 16th, McDonald’s will offer this special deal at all Canadian restaurants. “It’s amazing to think that a

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YRP Charge 28 Impaired Drivers and 100 Distracted Drivers Last Week

York Regional Police removed 28 impaired drivers from our roadways and charged 100 distracted drivers in a seven-day period. Twenty-four men and four women were charged with impaired-related driving offences between Monday, August 7, 2017, and Monday, August 14, 2017.

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The New Farmer’s Almanac Is Predicting A Cold And Wet Winter

The official Winter Weather Outlook from the Farmers’ Almanac is here. With less than 100 days to the start of the season, we’re all wondering where’s going to snow. The new The Farmer’s Almanac goes on sale this week and

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Aurora Man Arrested at Alliston Potato Festival After Assaulting Security with a Weapon

A 23-year-old Aurora man is facing multiple charges after attacking a security officer at the Alliston Potato Festival with a taser gun in the early hours of Saturday morning. Shortly after 12 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017, Nottawasaga OPP

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Quota International Barrie Donates Hearing Aids to Five-Year-Old Patient at RVH

Members of Quota International Barrie recently visited RVH to provide five-year-old Myiah with a new hearing device, covering the full $2,100 cost. Quota International is a not-for-profit organization empowering women, children, the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired around

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Shooting in Barrie Saturday Leaves Police Searching for Witnesses

Investigators with the Barrie Police Service are seeking witnesses after a male was shot on Mulcaster Street, in the City of Barrie. On Saturday, August 13, 2017, at 1:30 a.m., police were called to Mulcaster Street and Lakeshore Drive for

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