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Five new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Simcoe County

Five new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Simcoe County

Three of the cases are residents in Midland, one in Barrie, and one in Tiny; There are no new confirmed cases in Orillia
Local daycares not rushing to reopen amid 'nervous' environment

Local daycares not rushing to reopen amid 'nervous' environment

Many were 'caught off guard' by announcement to reopen official says; Local facilities will welcome far fewer children and less staff than before
Ontario confirms 154 new COVID cases today

Ontario confirms 154 new COVID cases today

There are 1,833 active cases of the coronavirus in the province
County offering virtual panel for struggling local business owners

County offering virtual panel for struggling local business owners

This event, which will provide valuable 'need to know' information and invaluable takeaways to help businesses overcome this pandemic, will take place on July 9
Orillia, local leaders explore methods to motivate mask-wearing

Orillia, local leaders explore methods to motivate mask-wearing

‘Even without the harder enforcement tools, I would hope there would be a great level of compliance,’ says Orillia mayor
Limited in-person hearings resume Monday at Barrie courthouse

Limited in-person hearings resume Monday at Barrie courthouse

Concerns mount after nearly four-month closure which saw an unknown number of cases delayed, adding to backlog
Area newlyweds separated by COVID finally reunited

Area newlyweds separated by COVID finally reunited

The local couple has been separated and on opposite sides of the world for more than three months of their four-month marriage
Midland Drive-In drag show expects to be a crowd-pleaser <b>(3 photos)</b>

Midland Drive-In drag show expects to be a crowd-pleaser (3 photos)

"The show is going to be an experience," show co-organizer says of all-ages event next weekend
Big beach crowds prompt three tickets at Orillia's parks - so far

Big beach crowds prompt three tickets at Orillia's parks - so far

'This is the third weekend in a row where it’s been an issue,' said mayor, noting new parking restrictions and other measures will be in place for next weekend
Number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario rises slightly

Number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario rises slightly

There are 136 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 today along with two additional deaths, according to provincial authorities