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Fiery crash

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At 1:42 p.m. on March 22, a pickup truck on 10 Sideroad in Bradford West Gwillimbury stopped at the stop sign before entering the intersection at Line 5 – where it collided with an eastbound car.

The truck T-boned the smaller vehicle, a Chevrolet Cobalt; the force of the collision knocked the car into a ditch, where it burst into flames. Both the female driver of the car, a resident of  Tottenham, and the driver of the pick-up, a Bradford male, were able to safely escape their vehicles without serious injury.

South Simcoe Police and BWG Fire & Emergency Services responded to the call; Firefighters were just returning from another collision on County Rd. 88 when they were called to the scene. 

Simcoe County’s public board approves homework policy change

The public board has approved homework policy amendments to be more inclusive to students without technology at home.

Simcoe County District School Board trustees voted last week to amend the plan, allowing students without computers or Internet access at home a chance to receive alternative assignments or access to the technology during the school day.

The board also agreed to ask teachers to minimize the amount of homework assignments due within 24 hours.


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‘March Mudness’ in Penetanguishene raises $35,000 for new CT scanner

PENETANGUISHENE – Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown scrambles over a stack of hay bales Sunday during “March Mudness” in Penetanguishene.

About 150 participants tackled 10 obstacles set up on a five-kilometre course in Rotary Champlain-Wendat Park, raising $35,000 for a new CT scanner at Georgian Bay General Hospital.

Alliston man faces 8 charges

An Alliston man is charged with eight counts of sexual assault involving victims with cognitive and physical disabilities in several York Region group homes.

On Feb. 7, York Regional police received information about the sexual assaults of eight male and female victims between 2009 and 2013.

The 44-year-old man, identified by police as Jose Munoz-De-Rueda, was employed by Christian Horizons has been arrested and remains in custody.

He has a court date March 29 in Newmarket.