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TRACY MCLAUGHLIN/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NETWORK Andrew Fallows is shown in this file photo.

Nine years for drunk driver

A drunk driver who moved the dying body of his friend to make it look like she was behind the wheel was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison -- Canada's stiffest penalty for drunk driving causing the death of a single person.

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

Homeless in Barrie

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.

Friends Jayme-Lynn Mauchner, Carly Reiter and Shannon Nicol arrive at Boots and Hearts at Burl's Creek in this file photo. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Initial line-up announced

We still may have to trudge through several feet of snow before the summer returns, but country music fans can start dreaming of August.

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

Pediatric paramedic care

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

The city's entire annual winter control budget – plowing, sanding and salting streets and sidewalks – is approximately $6 million. J.T. MCVEIGH/BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY

Keep your shovel handy

As winter approaches, that pile of snow left at the bottom of your driveway by city plows is all yours to clear.

A portrait of Hugh Clapperton, who spent much of his time during the War of 1812 tromping through the bush of Simcoe County, especially between Barrie and Wasaga Beach.

Frigid on the frontier

Hugh Clapperton spent his first night in what would become Barrie camped either on or not far from a street that would one day bear his name.

A sewage truck rolled into a ditch, sending its driver to hospital, just west of Beeton Friday morning. Submitted photo

Sewage truck rolls

NEW TECUMSETH – A sewage truck rolled into a ditch, sending its driver to hospital, just west of Beeton Friday morning.

Jon and Farrah Flavelle measure the wood that will be used on the floor of their new Habitat for Humanity Huronia home. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/ BARRIE EXAMINER/ POSTMEDIA

Hammers for Habitat home

Jon and Farrah Flavelle measure the wood that will be used on the sub floor of their new Habitat for Humanity Huronia home on Centre Street.

In this Jan. 16, 1996 file photo, Mafia ''boss of bosses'' Salvatore ''Toto'' Riina, center, enters handcuffed into Bologna's bunker-courtroom, escorted by Carabinieri, Italian paramiliary police, in Bologna, Italy. (AP Photo/Gianni Schicchi, File)

Mafia boss Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dies at 87

Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down Cosa Nostra, died early Friday.

Tamara Lovett leaves the Calgary Court Centre Wednesday, November 30, 2016 during her trial for criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life for her son Ryan.

AB mom sentenced to 3 years in death of son

She dabbed away tears as Justice Kristine Eidsvik spoke of the loss of her child, but Tamara Lovett showed no outward emotion Friday as she was sentenced to three years in prison for his death.

Ontario politicians will vote today on back-to-work legislation that could end the provincial colleges strike and get students back in the classrooms Monday Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Update: Back-to-work law?

Ontario colleges say once back-to-work legislation to end a faculty strike is passed, classes could resume two days later.