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Barrie police cruisers.

Assault suspect caught

A man wanted for assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon was arrested in Barrie Thursday morning.

Still smouldering ruins of a home on Gilford Road in Innisfil on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The fire was called in to Innisfil Fire & Rescue at 10:30 p.m. on April 23. The home, which was not occupied at the time of the blaze, was under renovation. MIRIAM KING/BRADFORD TIMES/SUNMEDIA

'I was amazed how fast it spread'

INNISFIL – An unoccupied home undergoing renovations was destroyed by fire, and several nearby homes were damaged, by a blaze in Gilford, Wednesday night.

Voter lineup in polling station, on April 23, 2012. (MIKE DREW/QMI AGENCY File)

Voters will have to show ID in 2015

OTTAWA — The government won't budge on a plan to force voters to produce identification at the polls, but it may be prepared to bend on some other aspects of its controversial rewrite of Canada's election rules, the prime minister's point man on the file said Thursday.

A voter cast their ballots at a polling station, Monday May 2, 2011. (DAVID BLOOM/ QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO)

No charges in robocalls: Commish

The commissioner of Elections Canada concluded his investigation into robocalls made during the last federal election after finding insufficient evidence an offence was committed.

Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner.(EDMONTON SUN/File)

AG slams budget reporting

Alberta’s Auditor General says the provincial government’s split-budget reporting does not follow accounting principles and distracts MLAs from discussing budget decisions.