Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner

Cheryl Browne


By the number of cups strewn about, it looks like Georgian College student Karla Contreras, who left a hot chocolate and Danish for a young man she saw sleeping on Bayfield Street North on Friday, wasn't the only person who tried to help the homeless man. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Sleeping on Bayfield Street

As Karla Contreras bent down to place a hot chocolate and pastry beside the homeless man living on Bayfield Street, he threw off his blankets and walked away.

Simcoe County Paramedic Director and Chief Andrew Robert speaks to Hamilton paramedic Andrew Newlands (right) who attended the Pre-Hospital Pediatric Symposium on Thursday at the Simcoe County Museum. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Paramedics study pediatrics

Jon Lee drives around in an ambulance plastered in SpongeBob SquarePants stickers, blowing bubbles at this patients.

Mark Nielsen and his late wife Lori, who died from lung cancer attributed to suspected radon poisoning last January. Mark is spokesperson for the National Radon Action Month to raise awareness about the invisible vapour. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Grim vapour of death

EAST GWILLIMBURY – Radon gas quietly steals lives.

Simcoe County paramedics transfer a young man to an ambulance after an apparent stabbing victim was found at Youth Haven on Wellington Street East shortly after 4:30 p.m., Thursday. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Downtown youth stabbed

A downtown stabbing at dusk has sent at least one young person to hospital.

Jim Trimble, co-owner of Mantiques admires his handlebar mustache which he's growing for Movemebr. Jim is also helping to organize 'Stache Bash 2017, an event that will offer a ton of fun while helping to support the Movember Foundation. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Movember madness

These days, Jim Trimble is sporting a pretty wicked ‘stache.

A women known as Esther makes her way along Edgehill Drive towards the Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie, a walk she has made more than once in her life. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Women tells tale of abuse

Esther arrived from Latin America with a head full of dreams and a heart full of love for the Canadian man she’d met abroad.

Major Doug Lewis of the Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission Centre makes a stop at a storage locker to retrieve 23 Christmas kettle stands in preparation for this year's campaign. Mark Wanzel/Barrie

Salvation Army Kettle Drive

Like Pavlov’s dog, when Barrie residents hear the jingle of a bell, they reach for their wallets.

Army, navy, sea and navy league cadets will be standing vigil from 7:30 p.m. Friday night until 8 p.m. Saturday morning in memory of those who fought for Canada during wars and military conflicts. Mark Wanzel photo

Vigil at Barrie cenotaph

Throughout the night, cadets will face the four corners of the wind in memory of those who served their country.

Dr. Jim McPhee now age 92, is a Second World War veteran who was shot down over Germany during a bombing run on an oil plant. His incredible story comes full circle after being reunited with a piece of his parachute. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Memories of war

Dr. Jim McPhee’s heart shows all the scars of humanity.

Beausoleil Island First Nations speaker Jeff Monague spoke about land treaties and the importance of partnerships as the 100 people who participated in the weekend's Water Walk move forward in their protest against Dufferin Aggregates' gravel pit near the Alliston Aquifer in Tiny Township. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Water Walkers group grows

TINY TWP. – Choosing from tables laden with potluck offerings, more than 100 people with sore feet sat down to enjoy the community feast.

Myles McLeod at the Green Sprouts Cafe and Vapor Lounge in downtown Barrie believes shops where customers can legally inhale cannabis should be allowed to remain open after news that a new Barrie LCBO-styled pot shop will open here next year. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/ BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Barrie pulls in new pot shop

Green Sprouts Cafe and Vapor Lounge owners allow people to rent bongs in their shop to vape marijuana.

Mao Yim has applied for liquor licences for two of his Galaxy Nails & Tanning locations. Photo: Mark Wanzel

Manicures and martinis

Customers will soon be ordering French nails and champagne at local nail salons.

HPV vaccine (Postmedia Network file photo)

Boys need HPV vaccines

Vaccines preventing genital cancer are commonplace in grade schools.

Elena Kingsbury of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies teaches Monsignor Clair Catholic School students about antisemitism during the Second World War. PHOTO: MARK WANZEL

Holocaust RV tours Barrie

Grainy black and white photos of women and children huddled at a train station flashed across the three large screens inside the Tour for Humanity RV, Friday.