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Mark Wanzel/photo Craig Morton, Barrie's manager of road operations, seen here in the city's salt shed, says while the city typically goes through 15,000 tons of road salt in a season, efforts are made to minimize its use.

Residents urged to kick salt habit

None of us should have too much salt and neither should Mother Nature.Local conservation authorities and the City of Barrie are ramping up efforts to see less salt getting into the environment, but not at the expense of safety.According to Environment Canada, residents in the Lake Simcoe watershed can expect a winter with lots of snow.But residents

Mark Wanzel/photo Adam Framssen inspects his work after spending over an hour shoveling his sidewalk and driveway as Barrie received its first major snowstorm Friday.

Winter wonderland

Mark Wanzel/photoAdam Framssen inspects his work after spending over an hour shoveling his sidewalk and driveway as Barrie received its first major snowstorm Friday.

Lanterns light the path toward an outdoor bread oven, where events programmer Shaughna Crew prepares sugar cookies for visitors during the Simcoe County Museum’s Christmas, Past and Present. The two-day event ran Thursday and Friday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Lanterns light the way at museum

Lanterns light the path toward an outdoor bread oven, where events programmer Shaughna Crew prepares sugar cookies for visitors during the Simcoe County Museum’s Christmas, Past and Present. The two-day event ran Thursday and Friday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

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Panhandling disturbance

A Barrie man who caused trouble at a downtown bank and two restaurants Thursday morning faces threatening, vagrancy and probation charges.

Impaired charge

BRADFORD – A Beeton woman was charged with impaired driving following a two- vehicle crash here Thursday night.

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Fire in Penetanguishene

PENETANGUISHENE – Flames from unoccupied apartments above a Main Street business sent town firefighters and OPP there Thursday night.

Sophie Hoffsuemmer, 8, was busy making a snowball at the lakeshore after 10 centimetres of snow fell in Barrie early Friday. The snow squall warning remains in effect with another 15 to 25 centimetres more snow in the forecast. PHOTO: CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

Snowball weather arrives

Sophie Hoffsuemmer, 8 , was making a snowball at the lakeshore after 10 centimetres of snow fell in Barrie early Friday.

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Sexual assault arrest

COLLINGWOOD – A local man faces charges after a woman was sexually assaulted at her Saint-Paul Street apartment here Dec. 2.

Violent street robbery

INNISFIL – A man was violently robbed of his wallet and cellphone by two other men in Alcona Thursday night.

Carol Corriveau-Truchon.

Trustees elected

Trustees elected Carol Corriveau-Truchon as chair and Maria Hardie as vice-chair at Wednesday’s Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board meeting.

Connie Sheridan, left, administrator at Collingwood's Sunset Manor sits with resident John Bennett, who along with his wife has lived at the residence for two years after coming from Stayner. All four County of Simcoe long term care homes were awarded with a “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” following a thorough assessment of its homes and seniors' services programs by surveyors from Accreditation Canada. J.T MCVEIGH THE ENTERPRISE-BULLETIN

County's homes win awards

After his wife Marie’s stroke, John Bennett cared for her at home for several years before admitting it was more than he could handle.

Drug charges

TINY TWP. - Two people face charges after drugs were found in a vehicle stopped for speeding on Highway 93 Monday night.