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Prodomax Automation co-CEO Carolyn McGoey Garvey at the plant on Welham Road after the announcement of a Southwestern Ontario Development Fund grant that allows the Barrie company to expand and hire more employees, Friday. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Prodomax expands business

What began as a small start-up in Ross Hickling’s garage in 1971 has grown to into one of Barrie’s largest employers.

An OPP cruiser. Postmedia Network file photo

Fatal crash: UPDATE

CLEARVIEW TWP. - A motorcycle driver was killed when his bike collided with a pickup truck on Beachwood Drive near Fairgrounds Road Thursday afternoon.

Wee Willie, relaxed at his home near the Wiarton Library, Aug. 3. Photo by Zoe Kessler/Wiarton Echo

"Wee Willie" ready to take on top job: caretaker

Gord Glover says he doesn't have a shadow of a doubt that Wee Willie – the three-year-old “understudy” of the recently departed Wiarton Willie – is ready to take on the starring role as Canada's most-famous weather prognosticating groundhog.

Turbine project put to rest

Bats and aircrafts can fly without the threat of a collision with a wind turbine now that wpd Canada will not be building eight wind turbines near Collingwood Regional Airport.

A 26-year-old Barrie woman riding an e-bike was injured after an incident at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday at Anne Street South and Brock Street. Her injuries were not considered life threatening. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

E-bike driver sent to hospital

(STAFF) — A 26-year-old Barrie woman riding an e-bike was injured after an incident at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday at Anne Street South and Brock Street.

The Paperie, a stationary shop located downtown which offers a wide variety of services and workshops, opened earlier this year and held a grand opening Wednesday evening. Classes that are offered also include calligraphy, watercolour florals, paper quilling and flowers, printmaking and flora arranging. On hand for the fun at the 89 Dunlop St. E. location were owner Katie Williams, centre (holding daughter Cadence) and, from left, son Griffin, Jo MacIntosh, Michelle Hannon and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman. For more details, email info@thepaperiebarrie.com. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Celebration for downtown business

The Paperie, a stationary shop located downtown which offers a wide variety of services and workshops, opened earlier this year and held a grand opening Wednesday evening.

Don Schroeder is seen in a file photo. (CNW Group/Tim Hortons Inc./HO)

Ex Tim Hortons CEO denies leaking info

The former CEO of Tim Hortons denies he provided confidential information to one of Canada’s national newspapers after the coffee-and-donut chain’s parent company commenced legal action against a rogue group of franchisees it alleges were Don Schroeder’s informants.

In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, video image released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, a suspect waves a machete at news reporters outside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood, Calif. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Arrest after gun waved in Kardashian store

A woman who pointed a gun at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood while screaming about Cuba and then returned hours later to wave a machete at reporters has been arrested, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Friday.

Lt.-Gen. Pierre St. Amand appears as a witness at a commons national defence committee in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The committee is hearing witnesses on Canada's abilities to defend itself and our allies in the event of an attack by North Korea on the North American continent. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

NORAD in Banff: We're 'less secure' now

A senior Canadian defence official told a business crowd in Banff that North America is "a bit less secure" than it once was as new threats are posed by violent extremist groups, the behaviour of certain countries and the advent of long-range missiles.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (not shown) at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

Trump: Russia probe a 'hoax'

President Donald Trump on Friday called allegations of Russian election meddling a “hoax,” and insisted the media was the “greatest influence” on the 2016 campaign.

The GM CAMI assembly factory parking lot sits empty as employees walk the picket line in Ingersoll, Ont., on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Ont. GM plant to lay off at least 255 workers

Layoff notices have been handed out to hundreds of workers at the General Motors transmission-making factory in St. Catharines, Ont., as effects spread from a strike that started Sunday at GM’s CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont.

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