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2022-01-03

Thornton welcomes soldier home this weekend

Thornton is welcoming home a father of two this weekend after he spent more than half a year in Afghanistan. Lt.-Col. Adam Barsby is returning home after a seven-and-a-half month tour of duty helping train the Afghan National Army. Barsby’s wife, Helen, said she is really excited for her husband’s return home. "It will be nice to be a family again," she said. The couple has two children, 16-year-old James and six-year-old Victoria-Ann. To help welcome Barsby home, a local florist has donated yellow ribbons to residents and businesses so they can show their support for Barsby. This is Barsby’s second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

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2021-09-17

Visitor restrictions at hospital over

Visitors are once again free to come and go from Alliston’s Stevenson Memorial Hospital as officials announced the risks associated with a viral outbreak are over. Visitor restrictions were put in place at the hospital last Saturday after a number of patients and staff on the Medical Surgical Unit exhibited symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Special measures were put in place to limit further spread of the suspected gastroenteritis outbreak to patients and visitors were not allowed on the Medical Surgical Unit for a period of approximately 24 hours. After controlling the outbreak and with no new admissions to the unit, family members were allowed to visit their loved ones on Sunday. Contact precautions were still in place and visitors and staff wore gloves, masks and gowns. Today, (Fri., April 17) the outbreak status has been lifted and visiting hours have returned to normal. The infection is still prevalent in the community and hospital officials remind the public that if they are ill they should not be visiting people in health-care facilities. People may unknowingly bring the infection into hospital when visiting sick relatives or friends. "Our staff who always do a stellar job, worked quickly and constantly to contain this outbreak," said Gary Ryan, President and CEO of Stevenson Memorial Hospital. "Effective hand washing also helped to keep the illness from spreading," he added. The hospital and Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit also remind the community that proper hand hygiene is one of the best ways to fight the spread of disease. People should always wash their hands with soap and warm water or alcohol based hand rub for at least 15 seconds. They should ensure their hands are clean before preparing or eating food, after using the washroom, and before or after any person-to-person contact. Alcohol hand sanitizer is available throughout the hospital and visitors are reminded to clean their hands before visiting.

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2021-09-09

Hugh Robertson was an icon in Midland junior hockey circles

The Georgian Bay hockey community is today mourning the passing of one of its hockey icons. A Perkinsfield resident, Hugh Robertson passed away Wednesday morning, following a lengthy battle with diabetes. Robertson was a former intermediate hockey player who later went on to play senior hockey. “Hughie was a great guy to be around and he was committed to keeping junior hockey in Midland,” said Gerry Asselin, the general manager of the Midland Atlas Block Flyers Junior C Hockey Club, speaking Wednesday with The Mirror. The team president, Robertson continued to provide input into the running of the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League franchise. “We were having organizational meetings for next season two weeks ago and Hugh was sitting in on those meetings and involved in the process going forward,” said Asselin. Stu Purcell was the general manager of the Midland franchise for approximately three years and spent a lot of time with Robertson. Besides his coaching and managerial duties, Robertson was also a skilled hockey player in his time. “Hugh had an incredible shot as a player and he went on to play later with his brother Doug,” remembered Purcell. “Hugh didn’t take over that team (the Flyers) for wealth. He took over ownership of the team simply because the kids needed a place to play. That’s what people need to remember about Hugh,” added Purcell. A businessman in Midland since 1971, Robertson operated a denture therapist clinic out of his office on Hugel Avenue. His brother Doug followed him into the same business, and continues to operate a denturist clinic in Orillia. Later when the previous owners of the Midland Jr. C franchise ran into financial problems, Robertson agreed to purchase the team and run it himself. After playing his minor hockey in Orillia, Robertson moved to Midland where he played intermediate hockey for several seasons. “A lot of people don’t remember Hugh was a heck of a senior player with the Oshawa Generals and he was part of those memorable rivalries between Midland and Penetanguishene,” said Purcell. Approximately five years ago Purcell was recruited by Robertson to rebuild the franchise after Darren Telford was fired as head coach. A highly opinioned man, Robertson rarely missed an opportunity to speak his mind and was always trying to think of ways to improve junior hockey in Midland. In many ways Purcell said Robertson had two sides to his hockey personality. He remembered one time when Robertson gave one player a verbal blasting for breaking one of his skates in practice. “One minute Hugh is yelling at the kid for breaking his skate, knowing the kid doesn’t have the money to replace the skates. Meanwhile, two days later Hugh provides the kid with a new pair of skates,” said Purcell. Besides hockey, family played a very important role in Hugh Robertson’s life. “He was very proud of both his son and daughter and spoke very highly of them,” said Purcell. “Hugh definitely put his time in with junior hockey in Midland and he will be missed for that,” said Penetang Kings general manager Larry Cowan. Like many who get into junior hockey, Cowan said Robertson did it because he loved the game and not for financial rewards. “That’s why we do it. We do it because we love the game. For that reason he will be missed in Midland, no question,” said Cowan. Hugh Robertson was the son of the late Charlie Robertson, a well-known stockbroker in Orillia for many years. Funeral arrangements were still be finalized for Hugh Robertson on Wednesday.

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2021-03-02

Police get help from anonymous callers

The job of the police is to solve crimes, but even the most skilled officer can use a little help from time to time. In the month of March, 208 callers to Crime Stoppers of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka lent a hand, offering tips that led to the clearing of 17 cases. The investigations resulted in 15 arrests and 24 charges for drug possession, possession of stolen property and other criminal code offences. Since it began in 1987, Crime Stoppers has facilitated 3,300 arrests and the recovery of nearly $9.9 million in stolen property. Anyone with information about a crime that has occurred can call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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