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Mark Fisher stands, during Thursday afternoon's rain, where one of two planned bridges is planned to improve access to Barrie's dog-off-leash area in Sunnidale Park. MARK WANZEL photo

Spending questioned

Mark Fisher says it's a leap to put two bridges across the little waterway at Barrie's Sunnidale Park.

A Barrie police officer removes tape after clearing the scene following a collision between a car and an electric tricycle, Wednesday at the intersection of Simcoe and Mary streets in downtown Barrie. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Trike crash

A Barrie police officer removes tape after clearing the scene following a collision between a car and an electric tricycle, Wednesday at the intersection of Simcoe and Mary streets in downtown Barrie.

Simcoe County District School Board director Steve Blake, left, and chairman Peter Beacock take part in 2017-18 budget discussions during Wednesday night's meeting. The board's approximately $572 million budget was passed. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Questions raised about absenteeism

Simcoe County District School Board trustees had some questions for staff Wednesday night prior to passing a budget pegged at more than half-a-billion dollars.

Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard announced federal Canada Summer Jobs grant funding for the Town of Innisfil on Wednesday. He was joined by Innisfil Mayor Gord Wauchope, Deputy Mayor Lynn Dollin, councillors Stan Daurio, Carolyn Payne and Doug Lougheed, and some of the students who have been hired. MIRIAM KING/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Jobs program a ‘resounding success’

The training room at Innisfil’s operations centre was filled with young workers on Wednesday morning, receiving training for their new summer jobs with the town’s parks or roads departments.

Senior injured

A Barrie senior was injured when his power-assisted tricycle collided with a Mazda near the corner of Simcoe and Mary streets Wednesday afternoon.