For Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s 120th birthday on Thursday, hospital president and CEO Janice Skot (far left) attended a special ceremony to unveil the original 1897 cornerstone of the Royal Victoria Hospital on High Street. She was joined by Queen Victoria (centre left, played by Joyce Stewart), as well as Wendy and Ben Gardner, who found the stone on their High Street property in 1998. SUBMITTED

Original cornerstone donated

A special ceremony was held Thursday in Barrie following the donation of the cornerstone found at Royal Victoria Hospital's original High Street site.

OPP Cruiser

Weapons charges

SEVERN TWP. - A man faces five weapons charges after a report of shots being fired here Wednesday afternoon.

In 1897, the 13-bed Royal Victoria Hospital, named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, was built on High Street in downtown Barrie. SUBMITTED

RVH turns 120 today

While the rest of the country gets ready for Canada’s 150th birthday, Barrie can get a head start by celebrating another historical milestone.

Break-ins arrest

BRADFORD – A local man was arrested and charged in connection with three break- ins here Thursday morning.

The South Simcoe Police Marine Unit's Wardrop II located the body of a missing Toronto fisherman, on October 28. SUBMITTED.

Marine rescue

INNISFIL – Police towed an 18-foot vessel to shore after a boater called 911 to say he was out of fuel and his cellphone was down to 6% battery power.

Wrong way driver arrested

A vehicle on a flat tire going the wrong way on a one-way street led to charges against a Barrie man early Thursday.

     

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