Monthly Archives: May 2018

North York woman drowns in Ramara

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A North York woman drowned Sunday (May 20) after her canoe capsized in Ramara Township. According to the OPP, officers from the Orillia detachment responded to a report of an overturned canoe on Lake Couchiching around noon. Preliminary investigation reveals that two females were in a canoe that overturned approximately 100 meters from the shore. Police say that both females

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Beaverton optometrist issues apology to his patients after being found guilty of misconduct

A Beaverton optometrist has published an apology to his patients after being found guilty of misconduct, which included sexually abusing three patients who were also his employees.

Dr. Jon Barnes, who also runs a practice in Stouffville, admitted to a litany of the allegations against him during disciplinary hearings before the College of Optometrists of Ontario on March 22 and April 19.

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A letter from Dr. Jon Barnes, optometrist

To my Patients, The Public and the Profession of Optometry, There has been recent press in respect of allegations made regarding my conduct as an optometrist. These allegations were the subject of a hearing recently before the Discipline Committee of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the results of which are posted on the College’s website. I admitted to the

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Omemee man facing child pornography charges

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A 44-year-old man from Omemee after police conducted a two-month online child pornography investigation. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics and City of Kawartha Lakes Crime Unit executed a search warrant Wednesday (May 9) morning at an Omemee residence. Kevin Hopkins, 44, is charged with possession of child pornography and making available child

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Beaverton Lions Club asks Township to take over maintenance and clean-up of splash pad

After five summers spent cleaning and maintaining the splash pad at the Beaverton Harbour, members of the village’s Lions Club are ready to pack it in. According to a letter that was on the agenda for Monday’s parks and recreation committee meeting, the club has requested that Township staff take over the duties prior to this summer’s opening. “The Beaverton

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