Indecent act

BRADFORD – A local man sitting in a chair on his front lawn was charged with committing an indecent act here Sunday afternoon.

Premier Kathleen Wynne shares a hug with Bob Kennedy and his grandson Wesley Friesen at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre after Kennedy spoke about his six-day wait for cardiac care after his heart attack two years ago. Wynne announced a new partnership between RVH and Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket. CHERYL BROWNE /BARRIE EXAMINER

Cardiac care partnership unveiled

Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled Thursday a cardiac care partnership between Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket.

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Impaired charges

SEVERN TWP. - A Barrie woman faces impaired charges after falling off a jet ski near Big Chief Island, on Lake Couchiching, Sunday afternoon.

Boy Scout Casey Chambers carries a rainbow flag during the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California in this June 29, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Noah Berger/Files

Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders

DALLAS - The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105- year-old Texas-based organization.


Fugitive-turned-actor arrested after film write-up

SEATTLE - A fugitive bank-robber- turned-actor has been arrested in Washington state after U.S. agents spotted his picture in a newspaper article about a low-budget horror film in which he plays an evil doctor, an official said on Monday.

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Cops: Mom locked daughter out in 32C heat

A Cincinnati area woman was arrested for kicking out her mentally handicapped 11-year-old daughter and refusing to let her back inside despite the summertime heat, police said on Monday.

Wrecked oil tankers and debris from a runaway train in Lac-Megantic, Que. are pictured July 8, 2013. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is continuing its legal fight against a recent court decision that awards more than $430 million to victims and creditors of the Lac-Megantic train derailment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho, SQ

CP asks to appeal Lac-Megantic settlemement fund

The $430-million settlement fund in the Lac-Megantic train disaster is illegal because the Quebec judge who approved it did not have the authority to do so, Canadian Pacific Railway said in its official leave for appeal Monday.

Indian policemen take their positions next to a police station during a gunfight at Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India, on July 27, 2015. (REUTERS/Munish Sharma)

Deadly battle at Indian police station ends

Indian police overcame a group of gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour battle that ended in a small-town police station near the border with Pakistan, and at least nine people were killed.

In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo, an Afghan boy plays with his friends using a toy gun, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 184 people, nearly all children, suffered eye injuries over the recent Eid al-Fitr holiday from toy weapons that fire BB pellets and rubber shot, health officials said. In response, authorities have called on police to destroy all the toy guns officers comes across. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Toy guns banned in Afghanistan

The weapons of Afghanistan's long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over policemen's shoulders and helicopter gunships roaring overhead.