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Simcoe County paramedic Frank Spiegelberg prepares to give blood Thursday to help fellow paramedic Brian Hekman, left, who is seeking a compatible bone-marrow donor for myelodysplastic syndrome. Hekman's sister, Kathi Anderson, who donated blood for the first time for the cause, watches Canadian Blood Services (CBS) phlebotomist Terri Brunelle prepare Spiegelberg for his donation. Dozens of paramedics — and even strangers coming into the Bayview Drive CBS facility for a scheduled donation — took part. A second blood donor clinic has been set up at the Simcoe County administration offices in the mobile unit on Monday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Giving their all

Simcoe County paramedic Frank Spiegelberg prepares to give blood Thursday to help fellow paramedic Brian Hekman, left, who is seeking a compatible bone-marrow donor for myelodysplastic syndrome.

The Collier Centre in downtown Barrie. Mark Wanzel /The Barrie Examiner FILE

City tweaking bonus policies

Barrie councillors are looking at trading more height and density to developers for community benefits – providing planning merits exist.

When it comes to city infrastructure, any form miscommunication or miscalculation lead to a bridge that’s too short or a lonely hydro pole in the middle of the road. In the case of these baffling construction mistakes, do we fire the project manager, the civil engineer, or the contractor?

10 head-scratching construction fails

When it comes to city infrastructure, any form miscommunication or miscalculation lead to a bridge that’s too short or a lonely hydro pole in the middle of the road.

YouTube screengrab from the "Hands Up" video.

Public defenders appear in 'kill cops' rap video

Attorneys at a New York City public defenders' office participated in an online video that advocated the killing of police officers, featuring the lyrics "time to start killing these coppers," a city investigation disclosed on Thursday.

Protesters chant anti-government slogans while holding "Wanted" posters of Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim during a protest by women at the same location in central Cairo where activist Shaimaa Sabbagh was killed during a protest on Saturday, January 29, 2015, one day before the anniversary of the popular uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011. A group of women protested in Cairo on Thursday against the death of Sabbagh and around 25 other activists allegedly killed by security forces at recent rallies marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising. Sabbagh, 32, died on Saturday as riot police were trying to break up a small, peaceful demonstration. Friends said she was shot and images of her bleeding body rippled out across social media, sparking outrage and condemnation. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Islamic State's Egypt wing claims attacks

Islamic State's Egypt wing claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that killed at least 27 on Thursday in some of the worst anti-state violence in months, after commemorations around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly this week.

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