Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner


MARK WANZEL/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NETWORK Just because anglers are heading out on the ice on area lakes doesn't mean it's safe.

Don’t be lured into unsafe territory: OPP

With the past few days of rain and mild weather, people are being urged to exercise caution when venturing onto the ice, where they could encounter dangerous conditions.

Residents urged to kick salt habit

None of us should have too much salt and neither should Mother Nature.Local conservation authorities and area municipalities are ramping up efforts to see less salt getting into the environment, but not at the expense of safety. According to Environment Canada, residents in the Lake Simcoe watershed can expect a winter with lots of snow, but reside

Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.

Funding boost for area hospitals

Five area hospitals have received a funding boost of more than $4.1 million to improve service levels and offset deficits.

Huronia West OPP Const. Mark Kinney watches over an area just north of the Barrie-Springwater Township border where a woman's body was located on Monday. Police have determined her death is not suspicious but the provincial police crime unit continues its investigation.

OPP investigation continues into woman's death

SPRINGWATER TWP. - Provincial police are continuing their investigation after a woman’s body was located in a wooded area just north of the Barrie city limits in Springwater Township on Monday.