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<b>LIVE:</b> Ontario releases framework for re-opening province, but no timeline given

LIVE: Ontario releases framework for re-opening province, but no timeline given

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces three-stage approach to re-opening businesses, services and public spaces, but warns it will be done "slowly, methodically and gradually"
Local municipalities cancel spring Treasure Days event

Local municipalities cancel spring Treasure Days event

Midland, Penetanguishene and Tay have cancelled May event; The fall Treasure Days event is still scheduled to take place Oct. 17-18
YMCA opening child-care centre for region's essential front-line workers

YMCA opening child-care centre for region's essential front-line workers

Organization has worked with county, public health, Barrie fire department and Georgian College
Ontario reports 57 deaths and 525 recoveries in COVID-19 update this morning

Ontario reports 57 deaths and 525 recoveries in COVID-19 update this morning

There were 424 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported this morning
Waypoint recruiting volunteers for special sewing project

Waypoint recruiting volunteers for special sewing project

Volunteers will soon begin making reusable and washable isolation gowns
County shifts focus on tourism strategy to buy-local message

County shifts focus on tourism strategy to buy-local message

New slogan, ‘Experience Simcoe County from Home,’ will be rolled out through revamped website, social media and billboards
A drive-through contract signing? Welcome to the COVID-19 world!

A drive-through contract signing? Welcome to the COVID-19 world!

'We’ve done wills the same way for 600 years and here’s an opportunity to accomplish safety and security and let people get the important documents done,' says attorney general
Recoveries outnumber new cases in Ontario's COVID-19 update today

Recoveries outnumber new cases in Ontario's COVID-19 update today

There were, however, 24 more deaths attributed to the virus reported this morning
Penetanguishene provides weekly COVID-19 update

Penetanguishene provides weekly COVID-19 update

Spring Treasure Days scheduled for May 23-24 have been cancelled
Survey says... Many local businesses are in deep trouble

Survey says... Many local businesses are in deep trouble

‘These are very sobering numbers,’ says Innisfil mayor; 811 local business were surveyed across the county