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OPP cruiser. (QMI AGENCY FILE)

Man mugged for wallet

A local man was mugged as he walked through a municipal parking lot early Thursday morning on Colborne Street East.

Three-vehicle crash in Springwater

At least two people were sent to hospital with undetermined injuries after a three-vehicle crash at Crossland Road and Flos Road 4 West at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday. Springwater Township firefighters, Simcoe County paramedics and the OPP responded. The road was closed for an investigation. All three vehicles were extensively damaged. There was n

Finalists for the 2014 Barrie Business Awards were announced Thursday in anticipation of the 12th annual Barrie Business Awards gala, presented by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie and to be held Nov. 27. Sponsors and nominees were on hand at Liberty North to get the good news. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Nods for business awards nominees

Barrie's best and brightest business people will be honoured at the annual Barrie Business Awards Gala, presented by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Barrie on Nov. 27.

Online safety talk

The South Simcoe police department is urging local parents to discuss the dangers of posting and sharing inappropriate photos online.

Officer hit with a rock

A Barrie city police officer was struck in the face with a rock Wednesday night as he investigated youths throwing rocks at vehicles.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Lynn Whelan is pictured on her Howlyn Pines Trail property, which backs onto the Black River.

Volunteers will clear logjam

A logjam on the Black River so large that Ramara Township Mayor Bill Duffy threatened legal action over its removal is going to be broken up and taken away by a crew of volunteers.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia Fire Department Station 2 on Commerce Road was closed overnight Oct. 5 from about 6:30 p.m. until 7 a.m. due to a staffing issue.

Staffing issue closed fire hall

Orillia’s second fire station was closed for one night earlier this month because there weren’t enough firefighters available to staff it, says the fire chief.

One man was sent to hospital with minor burns after a kitchen fire at a High and Park streets apartment building Wednesday afternoon.

Downtown fire injures one

One man was sent to hospital with minor burns after a kitchen fire at a High and Park streets apartment building Wednesday afternoon.