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Police are asking for the public's help in locating Carolyn Pringle. In this dated photo, Pringle now has grey hair and was last seen walking in the Peel and Grove streets area. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

Woman missing

A Barrie woman with a pre-existing medical condition who may be confused and disoriented is missing.

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 Wednesday night.

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.

Michael O'Keefe

RVH welcomes new board members

At Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) annual general meeting, Michael O’Keefe was named the new chairperson of the hospital’s board of directors for a two-year term and four new board members were welcomed.

Gabriel Pagliei and future neighbor James Flavelle seemed eager to get started on their new home during Wednesday's Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking ceremony. The project to build a duplex will help two local families which were struggling to find an affordable and a safe environment to raise their families.Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Habitat's new build

Two little boys dug bright yellow shovels into a hill of dirt on what will soon be their front lawn.

People vs. Pits in Centre Vespra members Joe Shocrylas, left, and David Aves are opposed to a plan by the owners of the Eek pit (1194233 Ontario Ltd.) in Centre Vespra west of Barrie to expand the company's operation to an adjacent property, which is currently a corn field. The citizen's group has concerns about the proposed expansion, including water quality, increased traffic and its ultimate use. A deputation by the group is taking place at Springwater Township council Wednesday night in anticipation of an open house hosted by the company next Wednesday on June 28. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Open house for proposed gravel pit

People vs. Pits in Centre Vespra members Joe Shocrylas, left, and David Aves are opposed to a plan by the owners of the Eek pit (1194233 Ontario Ltd.) in Centre Vespra west of Barrie to expand the company's operation to an adjacent property, which is currently a corn field.

Demonstrators hold a banner demanding justice for the victims of the recent deadly apartment block fire at Grenfell Tower, as they march towards parliament in central London Wednesday June 21, 2017. The mass "Day of Rage" demonstration is timed to coincide with the state opening of parliament Wednesday. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

'Combustible' cladding in 600 British buildings

LONDON — Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a west London apartment building, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office said.

Bill Cosby exits the courthouse after a mistrial on the sixth day of jury deliberations of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 17, 2017 in Norristown, Pa. (EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Juror: 2 holdouts blocked conviction

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a hung jury on Saturday because two holdouts refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian after 52 hours of tense deliberations, a juror told ABC News on Wednesday.

A Hindu priest throws coloured powder on devotees inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, on March 10, 2017. India's population is expected to surpass China by the year 2050. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

World population will hit 9.8B in 2050

India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday.

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