Today is the day that Ottawa will begin accepting applications for the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit... The program will provide 2-thousand dollars a month to Canadians who lost their jobs as businesses were forced to close or reduce operations to slow the spread of the virus
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) encourages businesses and individuals to voluntarily comply with the short-term restrictions introduced by the federal and provincial governments to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The Orillia COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be reducing hours of operation on weekends. The assessment centre will be open from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday moving forward. The assessment centre will continue to be operational from 11 am – 7 pm from Monday to Friday.
The Barrie Colts have started preparing meals that will be delivered to those in need including: Barrie Food Bank, David Busby Street Centre, Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission Centre and the Women & Children's Shelter (Barrie).
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Barrie Transit is extending free service until April 30 and starting April 6, will move to an hourly service. Buses will run from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday to Saturday.
In light of the ever evolving situation with respect to COVID-19, the Town of Penetanguishene has extended Friday’s payment deadline (April 3) for wharf slip rentals. A new payment due date will be communicated to boaters who have left a deposit to secure their slip for this upcoming season
If you have a family member or friend currently in hospital at RVH, you can bring a smile to their face by using the free Best Wishes service to get a message delivered to their bedside. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be printed for the patient and hand delivered.
The City of Barrie recognizes that since residents are practicing physical distancing and staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, garbage amounts may be increased. Starting today, the City is offering three free garbage tags to households who need them.
Local photographers are bringing the #TheFrontStepsProject to North Simcoe, taking 5 minutes to capture families on their front steps from a safe distance, in exchange for donations to the GBGH Foundation. Pictured: Ryan & Andrea Lesperance and family.
Please be advised that beginning March 31, Mid-Pen Transit will be reducing hours of operation for at least the remainder of this week. The new operating schedule will be the same as the normal Saturday schedule. (first run at 8:45 a.m. for Midland South, last at 4:45 p.m., first run at 8:30 a.m. for Penetanguishene, last at 4:30 p.m.)
These are challenging and unprecedented times. Be assured Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is taking extraordinary measures to keep our patients, staff, physicians – and our community – safe.
With the Province of Ontario announcing the closure of all non-essential businesses in Ontario, The Township of Springwater has realigned its services to ensure our staff and residents remain safe and our critical services and infrastructure are maintained.
Municipal and health partners in Simcoe and Muskoka, are working together to launch a donation campaign for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and critical supplies that are essential for the provision of safe medical and community care to patients and residents in our region.
"Many people are calling our Emergency department and we need to keep those lines clear." Important Information for patients waiting for their COVID-19 test results A reminder to patients who have been swabbed at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) for COVID-19: