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Wasaga Beach Newswire

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  1. Pickering man found not guilty in Wasaga fatal stabbing caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Simcoe.com

    Weeping with joy and hugging his lawyer, a man accused in the Wasaga Beach murder of Francesco Molinaro was released from jail after a jury found him not guilty last Wednesday. Police officers unlocked his shackles and 22-year-old Eric Talbot, of Pickering, walked away a free man following his month-long jury trial that delved into the death of Francesco Molinaro, 18, of Caledon, who died in a three-on-one street fight on May 21, 2016.

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  2. Numerous crashes reported as snow falls on Simcoe County roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | Simcoe.com

    ... of Waverley at County Road 27 and Baseline Road. They were also called to a single-vehicle rollover east of Wasaga Beach near County Road 92 and Vigo Road. Meanwhile, the OPP also reported a number of collisions on roads in the region, including a ...

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  3. Collingwood program connects students and shelter animals - with amazing resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | CBC News

    ... Triangle Humane Society, it has already included 1300 students from Collingwood, The Blue Mountains and the Wasaga Beach area. Karen Marsh, a former secondary school teacher who runs the program, said it has improved student achievement and helped ...

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  4. Colleagues show support for Simcoe Grey MPP Wilson as he seeks help for addiction issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 3 | Simcoe.com

    Jim Wilson, the most senior member of the provincial cabinet, resigned on Friday as he was seeking treatment for "addiction issues," according to the Premier's office. Michael Gennings, communications officer for the Town of Wasaga Beach, who served as Wilson's assistant for two years, tweeted support.

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  5. Longtime Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson resigns as Minister of Economic...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | SooToday

    ... basis and became the official opposition leader. Wilson was born and raised in Alliston and currently lives in Wasaga Beach. He was re-elected with 34,094 votes (56 per cent) in the 2018 provincial election this June, which was about 20,000 votes ...

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  6. More than prudent planning needed when purchasing construction insuranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | Journal of Commerce

    ... we've seen municipalities get hacked and held to ransom." For example, he says, earlier this year the town of Wasaga Beach found its computer systems frozen by a hacker who then demanded ransom to restore their access. While the insurance won't ...

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  7. Ontario town learns ransomware lessons the hard wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | ITWorld Canada

    STRATFORD, Ont. - There are two main lessons for CISOs from last April's ransomware attack on the Ontario cottage country town of Wasaga Beach, which was forced to pay $34,950 in bitcoin to get access back to four of its servers: First, have a backup server that's separated from the network.

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  8. Incoming trustee brings youth work experience to boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Simcoe.com

    Simcoe County District School Board's incoming school trustee for Collingwood and Wasaga Beach joins the board with a background in working with youth. Before moving to Wasaga Beach 14 years ago, and starting a marketing company, Tanya Snell spent eight years with the City of Vancouver working as a youth co-ordinator and youth programmer.

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  9. Accused murderer 'bragged' about Wasaga stabbing incident: CrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | Simcoe.com

    A Whitby teen accused of using a knife to stab Francesco Molinaro to death in Wasaga Beach more than two years ago, later bragged about it, the Crown has told a jury during an ongoing murder trial in Barrie. Jonathan Landsberg, then 18, of Whitby, and his friend Eric Talbot, then 19, of Pickering, are both on trial for the second-degree murder of Molinaro, 18, who was stabbed multiple times during a street fight on May 21, 2016.

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  10. Wasaga Beach funeral home director sentenced to 2.5 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | Simcoe.com

    The former director for funeral homes in Wasaga Beach, Midland and Penetanguishene will serve time in federal prison for fraud. On Sept.

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  11. Trailer stolen from Wasaga Beach gas barRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | Simcoe.com

    Between 4 p.m. and midnight on Oct. 23, a five-by-eight-foot U-Haul trailer with an approximate value of $10,000 was stolen from the parking lot of the Pioneer Gas Bar . The trailer has an Ontario plate PV24564.

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  12. YMCA Simcoe/Muskoka offering coupon books with proceeds supporting youthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | Simcoe.com

    The book features more than $1,000 worth of savings from 140 local businesses in the region, including restaurants, services, retail, attractions and more. The books are being sold at the YMCAs in Midland , Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Orillia and Wasaga Beach for $10 each.

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  13. Wasaga Beach Votes: Nina Bilfochi electedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | Simcoe.com

    ... at the 8 p.m. close were allowed to vote. Just after 9:30 p.m. Bifolchi was announced as the new mayor of Wasaga Beach, beating out incumbent, Brian Smith. Sylvia Bray, who stepped up from councillor to challenge for the deputy mayor role, defeated ...

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  14. Hanover man charged in Wasaga Beach stunt drivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | Simcoe.com

    Officers observed a vehicle accelerating southbound exceeding the 80 kilometre per hour speed limit on County Road 7 in Wasaga Beach around 11:10 a.m. A 19-year-old man from Hanover, Ont., was charged with stunt driving, 135 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone, and failure to surrender insurance card.

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  15. Lake Side Auto mural a representation of car culture and Wasaga historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | Simcoe.com

    It's likely there are some classic cars parked outside of Lake Side Auto in Wasaga Beach, but even when there aren't, a recently completed mural celebrates several classics, along with Wasaga Beach history. Armstrong started working on the mural in June, and worked whenever he had time over the summer to complete the wall.

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  16. Trial underway in Wasaga Beach fatal stabbing caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | Simcoe.com

    Two men are now on trial by jury in Barrie for the murder of an 18-year-old who was stabbed to death in Wasaga Beach on Victoria Day two years ago. The deadly street fight took the life of Francesco Molinaro, 18, of Bolton, who was stabbed several times and left to die while his attackers fled the scene.

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  17. Lights out: Could Wasaga Beach become a dark sky preserve?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | Simcoe.com

    Though new street lights were recently installed in Wasaga Beach, North said, he believes the lights could be converted over time. Costs would be minimal, North said, changing the angle of the lighting to face down, with a cover to shield light from seeping upward, as well as using different bulbs of 3,000 kelvin colour temperature or lower.

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  18. Southern Georgian Bay OPP officer promoted to Bracebridge postRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2018 | Simcoe.com

    ... served at the local detachment since the fall of 2014 after transferring from the Huronia West detachment in Wasaga Beach. "We thank Michael for his service to the citizens of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment, and we wish him all the very ...

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  19. Casino confirmed for Wasaga BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | Simcoe.com

    "This is absolutely delightful news for our community," Smith said in a prepared release. "Our team at town hall has worked diligently with Gateway for the last four to five months to ensure Wasaga Beach was the chosen location for a casino."

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  20. Incumbent mayor Brian Smith seeks re-election in Wasaga BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | Simcoe.com

    Born and raised in Wasaga Beach, Smith has had a career spanning 36 years as a business owner, operating a Montana's in Alliston, a development company, and Tim Hortons franchises in Midland, Penetang and Port Severn. "This council, early on, made a decision to purchase the majority of the beachfront properties," Smith said, "because of that, we are able to move forward considerably quicker."

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