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Mark Wanzel/photo Craig Morton, Barrie's manager of road operations, seen here in the city's salt shed, says while the city typically goes through 15,000 tons of road salt in a season, efforts are made to minimize its use.

Residents urged to kick salt habit

None of us should have too much salt and neither should Mother Nature.Local conservation authorities and the City of Barrie are ramping up efforts to see less salt getting into the environment, but not at the expense of safety.According to Environment Canada, residents in the Lake Simcoe watershed can expect a winter with lots of snow.But residents

Mark Wanzel/photo Adam Framssen inspects his work after spending over an hour shoveling his sidewalk and driveway as Barrie received its first major snowstorm Friday.

Winter wonderland

Mark Wanzel/photoAdam Framssen inspects his work after spending over an hour shoveling his sidewalk and driveway as Barrie received its first major snowstorm Friday.

Lanterns light the path toward an outdoor bread oven, where events programmer Shaughna Crew prepares sugar cookies for visitors during the Simcoe County Museum’s Christmas, Past and Present. The two-day event ran Thursday and Friday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Lanterns light the way at museum

Lanterns light the path toward an outdoor bread oven, where events programmer Shaughna Crew prepares sugar cookies for visitors during the Simcoe County Museum’s Christmas, Past and Present. The two-day event ran Thursday and Friday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Michigan residents walk towards the Michigan State Supreme Court for a rally to speak out against the courts decision to shut down Michigan's recount on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 in Lansing. Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots. The recount lasted three days in more than 20 of the state's 83 counties. (Samantha Madar /Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)

Wisconsin recount goes ahead, Michigan turned down

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge allowed Wisconsin’s presidential recount to move forward Friday as a another federal judge in Pennsylvania planned to take the weekend to decide on a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots and examine election computer systems for signs of hacking.

(Chris Ryan/Getty Images)

Victim of 1982 attack: Wrong man in prison

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman assaulted as a girl during a 1982 sexual attack that killed her mother says she was coerced into identifying the wrong man as the assailant and is asking Missouri’s governor to free that person who has spent 34 years in prison for the crimes.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye adjusts a microphone during an emergency Cabinet meeting at the presidential office in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. South Korean lawmakers earlier on Friday impeached Park, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. (Baek Sung-ryul/Yonhap via AP)

South Korean president impeached

South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.

The front of The Ghost Ship warehouse damaged from a deadly fire is seen Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records

The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

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